This program is offered by American Hotel Academy in academic partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University. This is a professionally oriented, 3 year study program concentrating on the specifics of operating a hotel business. The program combines the science of management with the art of hospitality by blending theory taught in the classroom with practical training within the school or host companies. Therefore, students are getting not just the necessary knowledge, but the professional and leadership skills that will enable them to take over significant roles as part of the next generation of hospitality professionals.
What you will learn
Part 1: Fundamentals of Hospitality
The first part of the Diploma program is focused on studying the fundamentals of the hospitality industry, acquiring practical experience and understanding the global hospitality industry at introductory level. At the end of the first part of the program, students will be able to perform the basic tasks of the operational hotel departments, analyse and solve specific customer interaction situations. A significant amount of time is allocated for practice sessions in the school’s laboratories (to be moved to a later date), complemented by the work experience students gain during the mandatory (international) internship.
Part 2: Operations Management
The second part of the Diploma program is focused on operational management, as well as on general management issues. At the end of the second part, the students will be able to assess a managerial situation, to analyse it and provide viable solutions. Also, they will be able to identify their career goals and create a professional development plan.
Final Year Courses
The final academic year is focused on the development of strategic business management skills in a global context. The focus is on studying the principles and techniques of critical analysis and evaluation, skills that are developed both in the classroom, as well as through independent study and experience. During this year students are encouraged to develop research and study skills through self-evaluation. In addition, they will further improve their professional skills required in the workplace, and will be encouraged to increase their ability to cultivate intellectual and interpersonal skills, confidence and independence, for use in real situations.
Who is the course for?
Recent high-school graduates
The main audience for this program: being at the beginning of their professional journey, the bachelor program is the ideal path through which students can gradually gain work experience and managerial skills for their future career in the hospitality industry.
Another target audience consists of hospitality industry professionals, who have leadership aspirations but still lack the management knowledge and skills and the appropriate degree they need to fill in managerial positions. Building on their previous professional experience, this program will contribute to future career opportunities.
Students enrolled in hotel management post-secondary schools or at public or private universities around the world, in a 2-year diploma program or in a degree program in Tourism, Hospitality Management or related – may transfer, if they meet the eligibility criteria, to American Hotel Academy.
These are usually professionals working in other fields of the economy, who are considering a career change in hotel / hospitality management, who have not completed a degree program yet and their time allows them to pursue a full time 3 year degree program.