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Academic Program

Two-Year Diploma Program

in Hotel and Tourism Management


I-TIM’s Two-Year Diploma Program covers a comprehensive range of courses geared towards giving our graduates a thorough understanding of Hotel and Tourism Management, not only in Asia but world-wide.

First year

Students in the first year of the study plan follow the syllabus of the Certificate in Hotel and Tourism Industry Management. This introduces the concept of Hotel and Tourism Management, examines the practical, business functions of a hotel from a supervisor/junior management perspective, tourism management, European culinary and restaurant service and management.

By the end of the first year students will understand the practical elements of the running of a modern hotel. Students will also have an understanding of the social and economic environment in which hotels operate and the role of organizations within that environment. Moreover, they will gain an understanding of both restaurant services and European culinary techniques.

Second year

The second year builds on the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired at the first year. The emphasis here is on the operation of a hotel from a departmental manager’s perspective and consequently the syllabus has a substantial business administration contents. Students also have to understand the theory and practical of restaurant services and management together with European culinary and tourism management. As with the final year of the degree, assessment is on the basis of coursework as well as examination.

By the end of the second year, students will demonstrate both practical and theoretical principles of tourism management, restaurant services, and European culinary techniques.

Swiss-American Curriculum

Our program was developed from the American Science of Hospitality Management and the Swiss System of Service Practice. Each year includes a five month internship program with extended salaried overseas options in the second year of the Diploma Program.

Course outline

First Year
First Semester

Required Subjects Credits
BAR  150 Beverage Operations 3
ENG 130  English Conversation 1             3
ENG 131 English Business Communication 1 3
ENG 132 English Grammar 3
FMT  160 Food Management 1 3
HKM 171 Housekeeping Management 3
HKO 170  Housekeeping Operations 3
IHM  110  Introduction to Hotel Management 3
ITR   140  Introduction to Tourism 3
KOP  161  Kitchen Operations 1 3
PET  130 Professional Ethics 3
RBM 150  Restaurant Management 3
RS    151 Restaurant Service 1 3
TOM 140 Transportation Operations Management 3
Total Credits 42
Second Semester  
HTT 191 Hotel/Tourism Training (Internship) 4
Total Credits (2 Semeters) 46

Second Year
First Semester

Required Subjects Credits
FMT 262 Food Management 2 (Pre-requisite FMT 160) 3
ACC  222 Hospitality Accounting 3
COM 280 Computer Systems for Hotels 3
ENG  230 English Conversation 2 (Pre-requisite ENG 130) 3
ENG 231 English Business Communication 2 (Pre-requisite ENG 131) 3
FOM 280 Front Office Management 3
HSM 210 Hospitality Sales and Marketing 3
IAT   240 International Airline Ticketing 3
MAN 220 Management Techniques 3
PSY  230 Psychology 3
TAO  240 Travel Agency Organization and Operations 3
KOP  262 Kitchen Operations 2 (Pre-requisite KOP 161) 3
RS    252 Restaurant Service 2 (Pre-requisite RS 151) 3
Total Cerdits 39
Second Semester
HTT 291 Hotel/Tourism Training (Internship)(Pre-requisite HTT191) 4
Total Credits (2 Semesters) 43
Total Credits(2 Years) 89

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