Diploma in Hospitality Management
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Diploma in Hospitality Management



Course Objectives / Learning Outcomes

Forming the first year to the BA in Hotel and Hospitality Management or Global Business Management, the Diploma in Hospitality Management consists of one intensive study period of 6 months at the Woolich Education campus in Lucerne, Mauritius, and one practical paid industry training period of 4-6 months in the Swiss hospitality industry.

Woolich Education is a member of the Bénédict Mauritius group of schools, founded in 1928, whose mission is to provide adult education for people with a desire to succeed. Bénédict School is one of Mauritius’s largest private education organizations and is teaching each year more than 15,000 full and part time students.

Since the accreditation of the Diploma and Higher Diploma programs in Hospitality Management in 2003 by the University of Brighton, UK, over 1000 students have successfully completed the Diploma program.

Students learn from a dedicated faculty, who in addition to their academic credentials, bring know-how and experience in the hospitality and business fields. This ensures that what is learnt in class is contemporary and can be applied in a daily business environment in real world situations.


Aim of the Program

The Woolich Education Diploma in Hospitality Management program is specifically designed for young adults wishing to enter the international hotel and hospitality field and who are aspiring to a management career in this industry.

The program offers students an academic education together with vocational core competency training. This carries considerable value and prestige with employers worldwide. It can also benefit people looking to obtain the necessary specialized knowledge when thinking about opening their own business.

Students learn about food service operations alongside a variety of academic disciplines, including foreign languages. Throughout the program, Swiss virtues, such as discipline, punctuality, ethics and hygiene are encouraged as they are highly valued throughout the world and count as much as academic and practical skills in ensuring a successful career.


Paid Industry Training in Mauritius

Industry training is an integral part of the study program at Woolich Education and provides an opportunity to gain paid work-experience during the early stages of a career. This will prove invaluable when applying for the first supervisory or management position. Generally, the first industry training position will be in a junior position, where students can practice the skills that they learned in the first academic year at Woolich Education. Students will complete their training in the service, housekeeping, or kitchen area, according to their interests and talent. Successful students may be able to assume more responsibility and guest contact in their second year.

The program offers students an academic education together with vocational core competency training. This carries considerable value and prestige with employers worldwide. It can also benefit people looking to obtain the necessary specialized knowledge when thinking about opening their own business.

Students learn about food service operations alongside a variety of academic disciplines, including foreign languages. Throughout the program, Swiss virtues, such as discipline, punctuality, ethics and hygiene are encouraged as they are highly valued throughout the world and count as much as academic and practical skills in ensuring a successful career.


Entry Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • 10 + 2 years of secondary higher education
  • English language skills at a level equal to IELTS 5.0

Intakes

January, February, April, May, July, August, October and November. Please contact the Woolich Education admission office for the next intake opportunity.

Course Times

Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 13:00 OR from 13:00 to 19:00. Saturday courses may be offered in some terms from 11:00 to 17:00.



Course Content


Semester 1 (6 months)

  • Sales & Marketing
  • Accounting I
  • Business Communication I
  • Introduction to Management Theory and Practice
  • German Communication I, II and III
  • Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism
  • Food Service Operations
  • Food Service Operations II
  • Breakfast Food Service Operations
  • Food Service Theory
  • Introduction to Spirits and Other Alcoholic Beverages
  • Learning and Study Methodology
  • Industry Training Preparation

Elective Modules

  • Business Ethics
  • Introduction to Yield Management Concepts
  • Micro and Macroeconomics
  • Nutrition
  • Food and Wine Pairing
  • Certificate in Wines
  • Personal Development
  • Opera Reservation System
  • Geography of Tourism

Semester 2 (6 months)

  • Industry Training