Dual Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree Programme

Dual Swiss Federal and International Higher Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree in International Hospitality Management – 4 years

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Year 1
Federal Diploma 1 &
International Certificate

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in International Hotel and Tourism Operations

Academic Semester – 20 Weeks (2 X Blocks – 10 weeks)

Paid Internship in Switzerland (4-6 Months)

Year 2
Federal Diploma 2 &
International Diploma
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in International Hotel and Tourism Management

Academic Semester – 20 Weeks (2 X Blocks – 10 weeks)

Paid Internship in Switzerland or Worldwide (4-6 Months)

Year 3
Dipl Hotelier-Gastronom HF &
International Higher Diploma

in International Hotel and Tourism Management

Academic Semester – 20 Weeks (2 X Blocks – 10 weeks)

Paid Internship in Switzerland or Worldwide (4-6 Months)

Year 4
Bachelors, BSc Ulster University &
Bachelors, BA HTMi

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in International Hospitality Management

Academic Semester – 20 Weeks (2 X Blocks – 10 weeks)

Paid Internship in Switzerland (4-6 Months)

Admissions

Intakes: January, April, August, October. Final Degree Year: January, August.

Qualifications: Students may enter year 1 with one of the following qualifications, and be at least 17 years old on application, with IELTS 5 or FCE Cambridge First Certificate; or CEFT (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) B2.

  • Federal certificate of competence EFZ for professions other than the hotel and catering industry or
  • High school diploma or
  • Federally recognised specialist baccalaureate or
  • Another at least equivalent qualification

For students with one of the relevant qualifications listed above, the course comprises at least 5400 hours of study. NOTE: Students enrolled in the Federal Diploma course are required to reach A2 level (elementary level in reading, listening, writing, and speaking) of German language proficiency by the time they graduate.

Students’ suitability for the course will be supported by a Motivation Letter / Statement of Purpose to describe why the student is selecting this course and how it fits into the future career plan (also part of the visa documents). This will also form part of an interview by HTMi Admissions/Marketing Group.

Curriculum

At the conclusion of the programme, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and practical skills and competencies required for successful operational roles within Food and Beverage areas of an international hotel and tourism organisation.
  2. Understand the nature of tourism, the fundamentals of the commercial hospitality enterprise and the key financial issues.
  3. Use English and basic German language skills in an operational setting.
  4. Demonstrate information technology and study skills at the appropriate level.

Modules:

  • Food & Beverage Service (Theory & Practical)
  • Culinary (Theory & Practical)
  • Introduction to Hospitality Management
  • Academic Writing & Research
  • German Language 1
  • Information Technology
  • Beverage & Wine Studies
  • Professional Practice 1
  • KOPAS Health & Safety

At the conclusion of the programme, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and practical skills and competencies required for successful supervisory roles within operational areas of an international hotel and tourism organisation.
  2. Understand the nature of hotel and resort management, the complexities of the commercial hospitality enterprise and financial management processes.
  3. Use English and basic German language skills in an operational setting.
  4. Confidently demonstrate information technology, study skills and research methods at the appropriate level.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge and business management skills for successful supervisory roles within an international hotel and tourism organisation.

Modules:

  • Research Methods 1
  • Rooms Division Operations
  • Tourism Studies
  • Introduction to Event Management
  • Hotel and Resort Management
  • Professional Practice 2
  • German Language 2
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Alcohol Law, Gambling, Gaming, Health and Insurance

At the conclusion of the programme, students will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge and use a range of practical skills and personal attributes required for successful first line management roles within a variety of international hotel and tourism organisation.
  2. Differentiate the operational, financial and marketing processes of a commercial hospitality enterprise within the context of the global nature of the business.
  3. Cultivate a professional management attitude and nurture team-working and leadership skills.
  4. Confidently demonstrate business English and research and study skills at the appropriate level.
  5. Critically analyse cultural issues and business management skills for successful first line management roles within an international hotel and tourism organisation.

Modules:

  • Restaurant and Bar Management (Practical Supervision)
  • Research Methods 2
  • Destination Marketing
  • Human Resources Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Hospitality Finance
  • Rooms Division Management
  • Conventions and Events Management (Hospitality Enterprise Project)
  • Qualification Process and Project
  • Employment Law

At the conclusion of the programme, students will be able to:

  1. Combine an understanding of a range of practical, theoretical and personal skills required for professional management roles within a variety of international hotel and tourism organisations.
  2. Synthesise strategic, human resource and marketing processes of a commercial hospitality enterprise within the context of the global nature of the business.
  3. Cultivate a professional management attitude by nurturing corporate culture and social responsibility to add value to an organisation.
  4. Confidently debate, research and synthesise theories.
  5. Critically analyse different multilateral institutions and transnational organisations involved in international tourism management.

Modules:

  • Event Management
  • Tourism Planning, Development & Management
  • Strategic Management in Hospitality
  • Contemporary Marketing Management
  • Leadership and Business Performance
  • Research Paper

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Graduation:

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded with the Bachelor, BSc (Honours) Degree in International Hospitality Management by Ulster University.

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