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Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management

Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management

SDH Institute’s Post Graduate Diploma Programmes are for individuals who want to acquire the specialised knowledge and qualifications required to enter the hospitality and gaming industry, or for existing professionals who aspire to career progression. Students will learn from a network of established industry practitioners; this will enable them to have an extra edge in securing fruitful employment and build their careers upon graduation. Students will gain a solid understanding of the business and management aspects of the hospitality and gaming industry.

Awarding Body

  • SDH Institute

Program Accreditation Body

Diploma Awarded

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management

Entry Requirements

Minimum Age 21
Language Requirement Attainment of IELTS 5.5 or  equivalent
Academic Requirement Obtained a Bachelor Degree in any field or equivalent
Work Experience Not Applicable

Mode of Delivery

  • Blended learning, including face-to-face classroom lecture; tutorials; Individual/Group presentation; discussion and/or research.

Assessment Methods

  • Blended assessment components, including formative activities, projects and written examinations.

Graduation Requirements

  • Obtain a minimum pass with ‘C’ grade in all the required modules that include 4 core modules and 2 elective modules.

Progression Pathway

  • SDH Institute has an articulation agreement with Vatel Hotel & Tourism Business School. Students who completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management are able to enroll into the Masters Programme.

Course Duration

  • Full-time: 6 months
  • Part-time: 9 months

Next available intake(s)

  • The intake for this program is every two (2) months (January, March, May, July, September, November)

Core Module: MKT400 Marketing - 50 Hours (FT), 36 Hours (PT)

The main goal of this module is to provide the students the opportunity to be familiar with all the components of the marketing mix. These learners will be exposed discussions that could develop skills to craft marketing strategies and prepare them to complete marketing plans for companies in different sectors, environments and situations, in accordance with their global policies and strategies.

Core Module: HPM400 Hospitality Management - 50 Hours (FT), 36 Hours (PT)

The module aims to give students the opportunity to gain an understanding of operational management skills and apply theoretical concepts in the hospitality environment.  It includes the delivery and assessment of operational management practices such as quality management, risk assessment, legislative controls, financial control, training and motivation.  Students will plan, execute and reflect on an event undertaken within the hospitality industry.

Core Module: HRM400 Human Resource Management - 50 Hours (FT), 36 Hours (PT)

The module aims to equip students with the abilities and skills to adapt and manage an increasingly diverse human resource, and in a competitive business environment. The areas include diversity management; job analysis and job design; human resource planning; and recruiting, screening and selection of candidates; interviewing candidates; orientation, training and development; compensation, incentives and benefits; evaluating and appraising employee performance; and organizational culture and cross-cultural issues.

Core Module:  MIT400 Management of International Tourism - 50 Hours (FT), 36 Hours (PT)

The coverage of this module includes key business concepts in international tourism management including tourism demand and forecasting, research and innovation, corporate strategy, environmental issues, marketing, finance and operations and human capital management.

Elective Module: MGA400 Managerial Accounting -50 Hours (FT), 36 Hours (PT)

The main goal of the module is to enable potential managers to learn about users and providers of management accounting information. Learners also learn internal accounting terms and procedures; the use of accounting data in planning, control and performance evaluation; and the assumptions and limitations of conventional accounting measurements.

Elective Module:  SAM400 Site Attraction Management - 50 Hours (FT), 36 Hours (PT)

This module provides an overview of man-made and natural site attractions, conservation, access routes, heritage sites, urban sites, etc. The module’s syllabus will cover a wide range of topics including human resources, marketing, finance, business systems, developing customer service, health and safety, security and event management in the site attraction and recreation industries.

Elective Module: ETP400 Entrepreneurship - 50 Hours (FT), 36 Hours (PT)

Entrepreneurship is a module designed for learners to think creatively, critically, and innovatively. In this module, the learner is exposed to knowledge acquisition on starting-up businesses, operating them, growing enterprises, and how to make them profitable. The concepts here are general overviews of what one could expect from a master’s curricula and therefore serve as essential fundamentals for that particular goal.

Elective Module: FIM400 Financial Management - 50 Hours (FT), 36 Hours (PT)

Financial Management is a module that provides the opportunity to understand the firm and the business in light of corporate finance. It is goes beyond just the knowledge of financial information as it exposes the learner to the processes in evaluating a company’s financial performance. It concerns itself with the knowledge about financial forecasting, planning, operational budgeting, money valuation, and risk analysis. The learner also will have the chance to investigate global finance specifically in the areas of foreign exchange, merger and acquisition as well as management control systems.

Elective Module: MIS400 Management Information System - 50 Hours (FT), 36 Hours (PT)

MIS is a module that specializes in the understanding of basic management information system (MIS) concepts. It spans the realms of relevance of databases at the workplace, website design, Internet tools and technologies for hospitality related operations, web technologies, along with systems in various case examples. It provides the change for the learner to use simple desktop productivity tools for day to day operations.

Elective Module: OQM400 Operations and Quality Management - 50 Hours (FT), 36 Hours (PT)

In the overall, this module exposes the learner to operations management production and manufacturing concepts as well as total quality management (TQM) philosophy and frameworks. It covers the evaluation of new developments and techniques to solve production and operations issues. The learner will have the chance to explore the key components and facets of the quality improvement cycle in the services in operations and production settings.

Elective Module: STM400 Strategic Management - 50 Hours (FT), 36 Hours (PT)

Strategic Management is the study of a set of managerial decisions and actions that determines the long-run performance of a corporation. It includes environmental scanning (both external and internal), strategy formulation (strategic or long-range planning), strategy implementation, and evaluation and control.The study of strategic management, therefore, emphasizes the monitoring and evaluating of external opportunities and threats in light of a corporation’s strengths and weaknesses. Originally called business policy, strategic management incorporates such topics as strategic planning, environmental scanning, and industry analysis.

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