Advanced Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management

The Advanced Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management is developed by London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) as a second-year course towards a progression route for students aiming for a higher qualification in the field of hospitality and tourism management.

Throughout the course, students are fully supported and their developments are checked frequently by progress assessments. Student performance and satisfaction is monitored to ensure that the course meets students’ academic and personal development needs; and industry contacts ensure that the programme is relevant and suitable for the demands of a career in hospitality and tourism management.

Programme Aims

The Advanced Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management awarded by LSBF aim to focus on the latest development in the hospitality and tourism industry. It will help the students to identify and understand the techniques and theory implied in the hospitality and tourism environment. Students are given emphasis on developing professional hotel competencies such as effective communication skills, good customer service skills, leadership, team work and other relevant professionalism topics related to the industry..

The Advanced Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management aims to help students to:

  • To develop graduates with the necessary skills, knowledge to be immediately effective within the hospitality and tourism industry.
  • To enable students to make managerial level decision making and problem solving in achieving good customer service.
  • To develop in students a critical appreciation of the roles of managers within the hospitality and tourism industry.
  • To develop problem-solving skills, improve their ability to communicate and operate effectively as individuals within the hospitality and tourism organisation and as part of a team.
Learning Outcomes

At the end of this programme, students are expected to develop a range of specific and generic skills, covering the following fields:

  • Management within the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Marketing related to Travel and Hospitality
  • Food and Beverage
  • HRM
  • Issues relating to the Industry
Target Audience

Students who have the intention to further their study in Hospitality/Tourism at an Advanced Diploma level in Singapore, and developing a bilingual languages skill, competency and knowledge, to fulfil their future career development within the sector.

Mode of delivery

Lectures, case studies and exercises, class discussion, role play

Entry Requirements

Local students shall possess one of the following:

  • LSBF Diploma in International Hospitality Management (Mandarin)
  • Local Polytechnic Diploma in a relevant field
     

International students shall possess one of the following:

  • LSBF Diploma in International Hospitality Management (Mandarin)
  • Equivalent Local Polytechnic Diploma in a relevant field in respective home countries
     

Minimum Language Entry Requirement:

  • Students must achieve a Pass in Mandarin Language in Year 11 Higher School qualification or equivalent.
     

Minimum Age Entry Requirement:

  • 19 years and above
     

Exemptions

  • Students with non-standard entry requirements (e.g. other PEI qualification, lack of equivalent Year 12 in home country, LSBF Diploma in other discipline, etc.) will be assessed on a case by case basis subject to approval of the Academic Board. 
Course Intake

Full Time: Every 2 Months/Modular

Part Time: Every 1.5 Months/Modular

Programme Structure and Modules
  • Facilities and Maintenance Management
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events
  • Hospitality Accounting
  • Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Resort Management*
  • Niche and Speciality Tourism*

*Students will have the option to take Resort Management and Niche and Speciality Tourism. (3 months) or take up a 6 months Industrial Attachment. Where students joining the programme have not previously taken up an Industrial Attachment they would be required to take this option.

Assessment Method

Students must take and successfully complete all eight modules (or six and the Industrial Attachment) to be awarded the LSBF Advanced Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Students who fail to do so will be given a statement of results.

Students must achieve an overall passing grade of 40%. If students fail to achieve an overall passing grade, they will be permitted to retake based on the directions given by the examination board.

The assessment of each module consists of:

  • Individual assignment or class test: 50%
  • Examination: 50%
Course Duration and Contact Hours

Full time classes: 8 months (14 months with IA)

Industrial Attachment: 6 months

Part time classes: 12 months

Industrial attachment: 6 months

Students attend 3-hr lessons 2 nights a week for a period of 12 months. 

Industrial Attachment Programme:

Industrial Attachment is part of students’ educational development. This enables theoretical learning in the classroom to be applied to practical learning situations and encourages application of theory and knowledge in appropriate context. Where students are unable to undertake an Industrial Attachment they will be offered the option of a written Project. Industrial Attachment applies to all full-time STP holders.

To be eligible for Industrial Attachment a student must have passed a minimum of 4 modules.

Students who commence an Industrial Attachment placement cannot subsequently opt to complete the Diploma with a Project. Students who commence an Industrial Attachment and subsequently fail to complete this will be awarded a Certificate in International Hospitality Management.

Students who opt to source their own Industrial Attachment and who subsequently fail to secure this will be awarded a Certificate.

For Part-time students or Full-time non-STP holders, to complete the Diploma they must show that they either have a minimum of 6 months relevant working experience or complete the written Project. In certain circumstances non-STP may opt for the Industrial Attachment.

Learning Outcome Industrial Attachment / Project

On completion of Industrial Attachnment / Project students will be able to:

  • Understand the importance and role of a hospitality industry during the actual work experience
  • Understand how to overomce issues and problems faced by the industry on a day to day basis
  • Knows about the standard practices and general laws of the industry and how they impact the business
  • Demonstrate and establish interest in the activities and task given by applying the knowwledge and skills learnt in school
  • Understand how every individuals can take personal responsbility to reach the objective of the organisation
Attendance Criteria
  • STP holders: 90%
  • Non-STP holders: 75%
Education Pathway - University of Southern Queensland

University of Southern Queensland, (USQ), recognizes and acknowledges programmes taught at London School of Business & Finance (LSBF) in Singapore.

Education Pathway - Northwood University

Northwood University recognizes and acknowledges programmes taught at London School of Business & Finance (LSBF) in Singapore.

View here for more information about the Northwood University advanced standing.

Teacher-Student Ratio

1 Teacher: 80 Students

Course fees

Local Student: $7000

International Student: $8500

Graduation Requirements

Upon completion of this programme, students will be awarded ‘Advanced Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management’ and may progress to a Degree Programme.

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