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Offered By: KDU University College

This 12 month intensive course is designed for students with qualifications and/or experience in hospitality management who wish to develop their skills for intermediate and middle anagement position.

This course is also suitable for people without formal qualifications but with several years of management experience in the hospitality or tourism industry, who can demonstrate the aptitude and knowledge for successful completion of the course.

Those who possess qualifications and work experience from unrelated fields, and are contemplating on moving to the exciting
world of hospitality and/or tourism may also find this course suitable for them.

Awarding Body
IMI University Centre, Switzerland IMI has the legal status entitlement of the Swiss Canton of Luzern as a private college. The Luzern government, in its most recent quality report described the school as “managed professionally” with “students obtaining good positions after they leave”.

IMI is one of the first Swiss colleges to meet the exacting globally recognized standards of ISO 9001:2000 certification, showing the institute’s commitment to continual quality improvement.

IMI is EDUAQUA certified for all the programmes. This is the Swiss quality label for further education institutions.

Programme Objective and Content
The programme’s objective is to equip students with the skills necessary for eventual higher level management in the hospitality
industry. The core focus is on strategic planning and development, and managing service organisations in a regional and international setting.

Programme Structure
The programme consists of 10 compulsory modules including a capstone Management Research Report consisting of a 15,000 word research project. To facilitate the completion of the final project, a personal research supervisor is assigned to each student.
The programme is run on a modular basis with each module lasting 4 months. The full-time (day) programme can be completed in 12 months. Students in the part-time programme (evening or weekend classes) can complete the course over a 24 month period, or as quickly as 16 months.

List of Modules & Credit Hour

10 Modules Credit Hours
Studying at Master’s Level (Research Methodology) 3
Economic and Financial Project
Appraisal in the Hospitality Industry
Event Management 4
Service Operations Management 4
Strategic International Marketing Management 6
Enterprise Development in the Hospitality Industry 6
Asia Pacific Business Cultures 4
Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management 4
Management Research Report (MRR) 6
Personal Development Planning IV (PDP) 3

Coursework and Assessment
This programme adopts a fl exible approach to assessment with a mix of group and individual presentations, examinations and reports.

Type of Study & Duration

  • Full-time/part-time, by coursework and a management research project
  • Full-time study - 1 year
  • Part-time study - 16 to 24 months
  • Total credit hours - 46

Entry Requirements
A bachelor’s degree in any field, or Exceptionally matured candidates with non-standard qualification, but with extensive work experience in middle-management or at management level may be considered, provided that the candidate can demonstrate the aptitude and knowledge needed to successfully complete the programme. Applications are subject to the approval of IMI University Centre, Switzerland.

Teaching Staff
The teaching staff comprises visiting international professors, most of them from IMI University Centre, Lucerne, Switzerland.

Quality Assurance
IMI’s University Centre status refl ects that its courses are externally validated by The Manchester Metropolitan University – one of the largest and most prestigious universities in the UK. The validation confirms that the structure, depth and quality of the courses are equivalent to those taught in Manchester.

IMI’s qualification are internationally recognised and accredited by some of the Switzerland’s leading quality assurance agencies.