Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 7)

Programme highlights

Hospitality is a growing industry that needs qualified supervisors and managers with the skills to make strategic decisions, implement operational systems and processes as well as plan for the future and manage people. 

The Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management will give you the skills necessary to guide businesses in this fast-paced and people-focused industry. You will learn the supervisory and management skills needed for a range of hospitality businesses. Your studies will give you the tools to manage and operate food and beverage outlets, provide front office services, manage and maintain various types of accommodation or establish new hospitality enterprises. Your skills will be relevant in both New Zealand and overseas, or in your own business.

Additionally, you will graduate having worked on a real-world hospitality project for a local business, ensuring you possess both skills and hands-on experience when you enter the job market.

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Fast-track your programme of study to graduate sooner

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme is designed for those who already have the on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money, but also help you to complete your qualification faster. To learn more make an appointment to speak with one of our RPL facilitators by phoning 0800 62 62 52 (or email enquiries@manukau.ac.nz).

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, May, July, October
Study Location(s) MIT Manukau
Level 7
Domestic fees $6,200 (approx.) per year
Youth Guarantee Not available
Programme Code MN4540
Duration

One year (full-time) or part-time

Study Method One year (full-time) or part-time
Credits 120
International Fees $20,300 (approx.) per year
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not available
Qualification MIT Graduate Diploma

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Information is correct as at August 2017. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2018 fee structure. [Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2018 are based on the 2017 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2018.] All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

Successfully completed a bachelor's degree in any field excluding the specific graduate diploma field.

OR

Successfully completed a Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor's degree).

OR

Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three years' full-time work experience [relevant to business studies].

AND

Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 (with no score below 5.5 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent.

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Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Faculty Dean.

Career opportunities

With planning, operations and strategic skills you will bring value to supervisory or management roles in either accommodation or food and beverage enterprises. All kinds of accommodation organisations, food and beverage outlets, or small owner-operated businesses will benefit from the skills you will possess as a Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management graduate.

Programme structure

The Graduate Diploma consists of the following courses:
Level 6

343.613 Food and Beverage Operations

Students will gain knowledge and skills appropriate to the operations management of food and beverage outlets domestically and internationally.

343.614 Front Office Operations Management

Students will acquire knowledge, understanding and competence relating to the provision of, and standards relating to, international front office services to ensure efficient and effective operation of accommodation enterprises.

and one of

341.637 Event Logistics

Grow your event-management skills with a range of strategic tools and processes for managing the logistical requirements of events, including legal and health and safety requirements.

342.621 Organisational  Behaviour

Learn how individuals, groups and structures influence the behaviour of people within organisations; develop an analytical awareness of your own personal and interpersonal behaviour; and gain a fundamental understanding of psychology as it relates to organisations and groups.

343.607 Project Management

Gain a practical understanding of project management, how to develop a project plan, optimise project efficiency, and monitor the progress of a project as it is rolled out.

Level 7

343.707 Accommodation Facilities Management

Students will acquire knowledge, skills and techniques (applicable to a range of types and sizes of hospitality operation in both domestic and international contexts) which will enable the demonstration of competencies related to the management and maintenance of premises and accommodation services.

343.708 Food and Beverage Management

To provide students with an appreciation of the management decisions fundamental to the successful operation of an existing and/or the establishment of a new, food and beverage enterprise.

341.753 Industry Project Part A (15 Credits)

You will carry out a project for a host organisation on a topic in a field allied to your graduate diploma by identifying a project, host organisation and presenting a proposal.

341.754 Industry Project Part B (30 Credits)

Develop capabilities related to your chosen area of specialisation, in a “hands-on” immersion in industry practice. Enable you to apply your learning, test the relevance of academic theories to the workplace and reflect critically on this relationship between your academic study and industry practice. You will carry out a significant work assignment for the host organisation on a topic in a field allied to your major and present a project report in conjunction with an academic supervisor.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Offered by

Faculty of Business and Information Technology, MIT Manukau, Corner of Manukau Station Road and Davies Avenue, Manukau (directly above Manukau Station)

Need help applying?

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Information is correct as at August 2017. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2018 fee structure. [Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2018 are based on the 2017 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2018.] All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

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Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. Applicants must meet the following entry requirements: (a) Academic entry requirement 7.2.1. Successfully completed a bachelor s degree in any field excluding the specific graduate diploma field. OR 7.2.2. Successfully completed a Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor s degree). OR 7.2.3. Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three years full time work experience [relevant to business studies]. AND 7.2.4. Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 (with no score below 6.0 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent. 7.3. Selection Applicants who meet the requirements for admission are accepted into the programme in the order their applications are received. An interview process will be available on application to counsel the appropriate choice of programme, to determine whether any specific support is required and to ensure students are well informed about the programme s demands and requirements. Whanau/family will be invited to accompany applicants to these interviews.
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Total Qualification:
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$5,852 $5,852
Government tuition subsidy [?] Annual:
The average annual amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
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$5,724 $5,724
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Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $54,468
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. $45,229 - $61,575
In employment [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 87%
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