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Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management - Queenstown

Qualification: Graduate Diploma
Level: 7
Dates:

29 July to 27 September 2019

16 December 2019 to 6 March 2020

16 March 2020 to 15 May 2020

25 May 2020 to 24 July 2020

12 October 2020 to 11 December 2020

 

Duration:

One year full-time

Location: Queenstown
Credits: 120

 

Are you looking for professional development or an opportunity to learn more about Hotel Management?
SIT’s Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma programmes are designed for students with an undergraduate degree (or relevant experience) who are wanting to transition into the hotel industry, or current hospitality professionals looking to progress into higher management positions by gaining formal qualifications in the hospitality industry.
This course will develop your skills and knowledge in strategic hotel management, tourism and hospitality management, entrepreneurship and event management. You will learn to understand, apply and communicate principles and concepts relevant to hotel management in order to function as a professional practitioner at a senior level in the industry or progress to further study.

 

Are you looking for professional development or an opportunity to learn more about Hotel Management?

SIT’s Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma programmes are designed for students with an undergraduate degree (or relevant experience) who are wanting to transition into the hotel industry, or current hospitality professionals looking to progress into higher management positions by gaining formal qualifications in the hospitality industry.

This course will develop your skills and knowledge in strategic hotel management, tourism and hospitality management, entrepreneurship and event management. You will learn to understand, apply and communicate principles and concepts relevant to hotel management in order to function as a professional practitioner at a senior level in the industry or progress to further study.

Students must complete three of the following:

HTM201 Tourism and Hospitality Studies ll
This paper builds on BHM101, and includes consideration of issues such as ecotourism, sustainability and authenticity in tourism.  In this paper the focus widens from elements of whole tourism systems to the interactions of these systems with their environments.

HTM202 Human Resource Management in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry
This paper introduces the understanding of principles and practices of human resource management to help maximise the potential of your employees.  This includes topics such as legislation requirements in business, human resource planning, training and development.

HTM203 Tourism and Hospitality Research and Analysis
This paper will give students an understanding of the research process and basic statistics, important in making business decisions. The paper will help students understand the importance of collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of research results in tourism management decisions.  It aims to provide a basic introduction to research planning and design, including data collection and data analysis techniques applicable to tourism and business research.

HTM204 Tourism and Hospitality Services Management
This paper will link marketing, human resource management and food and beverage together.  Students will learn why the customer is considered the centre of the organisation.  At the end of this paper students will have developed skills in organisational strategies and service management techniques.

HTM206 Hospitality and Tourism Financial Management
This paper enables students to use financial and operating information for management in planning, control, evaluation and decision making.  It develops the skills for understanding, interpreting and using management accounting and other financial information, mainly in the hotel environment.

HTM207 Employment Relations and Law for Tourism and Hospitality
This paper concentrates on the legal environment and employee relations.  As tourism organisations operate in a complex legal environment, managers must be aware of the business implications of the legal requirements of operations in their industry, and understand their legal obligations to guests and staff. Employee relations affect the environment within which business decisions are made, and as such the employment relations system in New Zealand has many implications for the operation of the various sectors of the tourism industry.

HTM208 Entrepreneurship in Tourism and Hospitality
This paper examines entrepreneurship, new venture creation and innovation in tourism and hospitality industries. Its main aim is to equip students with knowledge, skills, and conceptual frameworks that assist in recognising and assessing inputs to the entrepreneurial process, in planning and creating a new venture, and in managing it successfully through establishment and growth.  

HTM209 Hospitality Operations Management
This paper provides students with an understanding of the management function in relation to the production of goods and services in the hospitality industry.  Students will gain knowledge of the practical realities of operations management and how it contributes to the overall management of the organisation.

Elective 1
An elective paper at Level 5 or above may be chosen (to be approved by programme manager).

Compulsory: students must complete all of the following:

HTM303 Tourism and Hospitality Industry Project
This paper fulfils an integrative role within the programme. The student is required to complete a research project. The project will involve the identification of a suitable topic, the planning design, and implementation of study methods and the preparation of a report.

HTM310 Event Management
This paper expands student knowledge and ability towards managerial concepts, techniques and trends of hospitality food and beverage operations developed through previous and concurrent studies. It will increase student aptitude towards integrated strategies surrounding event management, incorporating budgetary and quality controls, planning and marketing, whilst focussing on international, national and local markets. The paper enables students to use appropriate analytical and problem solving techniques, when applying both theoretical knowledge and practical skills to operational management within an actual physical environment.

HTM304 Contemporary Issues in Hotel Management
Students will demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding of various theories and practices in strategic management, applicable to organisations in tourism and hospitality industries. They will identify, consolidate and evaluate strategic issues studied in earlier parts of this degree programme.

HTM305 Strategic Hotel Management
Students will demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding of various theories and practices in strategic management, applicable to hotel organisations reflecting the key contemporary issues of strategic and operation hotel management.  They will identify, consolidate and evaluate strategic issues studied in earlier parts of this degree programme and within the current hotel environment.

Elective 2
An elective paper at Level 7 must be chosen (to be approved by programme manager).

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 direct material costs of $1125 (GST inclusive)

International Fees can be found here.

You will be able to understand, apply and communicate principles and concepts relevant to hotel and tourism management, and use your knowledge to evaluate operational matters and to implement processes for strategic management.

Upon successful completion of this programme you will be well suited for employment in a senior level position (eg. supervisory or management) within the accommodation, hospitality and tourism-related sectors, including hotels, resorts, restaurants, events and convention centres. You could also consider setting up your own small business, or progressing to further study.

Entry is open to degree graduates who have graduated from a bachelor’s degree programme or those who can demonstrate equivalent, relevant, practical professional or educational experience in a related discipline.

Language Requirements

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 percent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:

  • IELTS test – Academic score of 6, with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) – Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) – Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge English Examinations – FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill
  • NZCEL – Level 4 with the Academic endorsement
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PtoE (Academic) score of 50
  • City and Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 66

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  1. Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or
  2. Hold a bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or
  3. Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or
  4. Have achieved one of the English Language competence tests specified above

Every candidate for the qualification of Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management is required to follow the satisfaction of the Board of Studies, a programme of study for a minimum period of one year. Each year of study comprises two 17 week semesters.
The overall programme of study for every candidate requires 120 credits for successful completion of the qualification.
To be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management, students will have been credited with all required papers and electives as specified in the schedule of papers.
A student completing the Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management will normally be expected to complete the one-year programme (full-time equivalent) within four years.
(Please note: students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit Zero Fees entitlement).

Every candidate for the qualification of Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management is required to follow the satisfaction of the Board of Studies, a programme of study for a minimum period of one year.

The overall programme of study for every candidate requires 120 credits for successful completion of the qualification.

To be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management, students will have been credited with all required papers and electives as specified in the schedule of papers.

A student completing the Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management will normally be expected to complete the one-year programme (full-time equivalent) within four years.

(Please note: students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit Zero Fees entitlement).

2018 Textbook List

Paper Code - Text (Edition); Authors; Publisher.

Elective papers:

  • HTM201 - Tourism Management (4th) 2010; Lawton & Weaver.
  • HTM202 - Human Resource Management in NZ (5th) 2010; Rudman         
  • HTM203 - Research Methods for Business Students (7th); Saunders, Lewis and Thornhill. (Required)
  • HTM204 - Services marketing (5th); Lovelock, Patterson, & Walker. (Required)
  • HTM206 - Hospitality Management Accounting (9th); Jagels. (Required)
  • HTM207 - Employment Relations in New Zealand (2nd) 2009; Rasmussen               
  • HTM207 - A guide to the law for tourism & hospitality students (3rd) 2008; Zahra
  • HTM208 - Entrepreneurship Theory, Process, Practice (3rd); Frederick & Kuratko. (Required)
  • HTM209 - Operations Management (7th); Slack, N., Brandon-Jones, A., & Johnston, R. (2013). (Required)

Compulsory papers:

  • HTM303 - Research Methods for Business Students (7th); Saunders, Lewis and Thornhill. (Recommended)
  • HTM304 – to be confirmed
  • HTM305 - Strategic Management: Thinking, analysis, action (4th or 3rd); Hubbard, Rice & Beamish. (Required)
  • HTM310 - Events management: For tourism, cultural, and sporting events (4th); Van der Wagen & White. (Required)

DRESS CODE:  Students studying the Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management are required to adhere to a formal dress code for class.  Dress pants and shirt for males and dress/skirt or dress pants for females.  No jeans, hoodies or sneakers.

Please note that textbooks need to be ordered at least 3-4 weeks prior to the commencement of your study

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