Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel & Design Management

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Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel and Design Management
Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel and Design Management in Switzerland
Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel and Design Management in IHTTI School of Hotel Management

Postgraduate Diploma

The Postgraduate Diploma at IHTTI offers fantastic opportunities for graduates seeking a new opportunity in their career path, or for those who are currently working in the hospitality industry and require further training to enhance their career opportunities. The programme focuses on four main areas, Hotel Management, Food and Beverage Management, Hotel Operations and Hotel Design, with an excellent combination of academic and practical education. You will also have the opportunity to enhance your language through studies in French, German, Spanish or Mandarin.

Semester 1 (5 months)


Hotel operations and design

Paid internship in Switzerland or worldwide (4-6 months)

Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel & Design Management


Year 1

Hotel Operations and Design

Semester 1

Semester 1 (5 months)

  • Food & Beverage Management
    • This module aims to provide a knowledge and understanding of the management of food and beverage operations, incorporating the history of the food service industry, the composition of the sector, marketing, menu design, facilities design, layout and equipment. The module also introduces the element of human resources management within food and beverage operations.
  • Visual Technology
    • Visual Technology is increasingly being used in hospitality establishments to enhance interaction and communication with clients. The module covers a broad spectrum of visual principles and techniques. The course starts with an introduction to web design; students will be challenged, as hospitality professionals to build their own professional website using WordPress. Students will learn the basics of HTML, CSS, PHP, and will use WordPress to build their website. Design concepts for personal websites and hotel websites will be studied. During the second half of the semester students will aquire in-depth overview of SketchUp, Photoshop, and Vray. Essential design software that will allow you to graphically express creativity and design concepts.
  • Rooms Division Housekeeping Management
    • This module is designed to enable students to develop their understanding of the principles of housekeeping management and their application in today’s hospitality industry. It also incorporates knowledge and application of budget control, staff productivity and performance, as applied to housekeeping, within the hospitality environment.
  • Human Resources Management
    • The course is designed to introduce students to the functions of managing people in the Hospitality industry from a Human Resource perspective. The course is centered towards the interaction of management and employees, with the key focus on team work. This module provides basis for critical appraisal of organizational and managerial processes, which influence the behavior, and performance of people in the hospitality industry. It will also give students a better understanding of the HR function as an employee or as a manager.
  • Food & Beverage Service Theory & Menu Planning
    • This module aims to provide students with the theoretical underpinning for the concurrent practical application in the modules: Food & Beverage Service Practice & Supervision. This module embraces the principles and techniques required for professional execution of food and beverage production in tandem with food and beverage service.
  • Food & Beverage Service Practice & Supervision
    • This module is designed to introduce MIB1 students to the fundamentals of food & beverage service, initially through practical application with an emphasis on supervisory techniques.
      Students learn and practice the application of the previously acquired theory in F&B service theory & menu planning. The styles of service practically taught providing the simulation of what will be expected during employment in the food and beverage industry.
  • Managerial Accounting (AH&LA)
    • The module focuses on the use of financial analysis and control techniques utilizing relevant data, based on a variety of case studies. It also addresses investment in the hospitality industry, financial projections and portfolio management.
  • FO/RD Management & Concierge Services
    • This module aims to give students a 360 degrees’ overview of the concierge, rooms division and front office department of a hotel. It starts by developing world-class concierge service skills, along with the required leadership and communication skills needed to succeed in concierge and hospitality operations. The rooms division department in a hotel overlook the front office, security, and housekeeping management of the property. The module is designed to introduce students to the world of rooms division, looking into management contracts, star ratings, and the guest flow in a hotel. We will then work on hotel Ratios, and Revenue management concepts. Room sales techniques and innovation in these departments end the course.
  • Hotel Information Systems
    • This module aims to provide students with the concepts and skills associated with hotel software. The module addresses different kinds of technologies that are installed and used to operate a hotel. Students will create and install processes and systems associated with hotel software. The course will focus on two types of technologies mainly efficiency and performance based technologies.
  • Marketing Management for the Service Industry
    • This module will explore the phenomenal growth of consumption on a global context and the role of marketing, and specifically promotion in relation to this. In so doing, the module will identify links between the strategic marketing process and marketing roles within global competitive business environments. This module aims to give students knowledge of the planning process that is specifically related to service industry marketing. The module aims to develop students’ market students and analytic skills related to practical marketing planning issue, through the use of real world case studies and guest lecturers. The module aims to deliver a balance of service marketing planning theory, practical problem-solving case assignments and current topical issues in service marketing.
  • AutoCAD
    • AutoCAD is a computer-aided design (CAD) software for 2D, 3D and drafting. It is used across a wide range of industries: by architects, engineers, graphic designers, project managers, and other professionals. This module aims to be in parallel with DES402 (Visual Technology) course, where design softwares as SketchUp and Photoshop allowed students to express their creativity and design concepts. The AutoCAD module covers an in-depth understanding of the space, scale and measurements; also in combination with the DES401 (Interior Design) course, where the underlying concepts behind interior design (within hotels, restaurants and retail spaces) are being taught. The first part of the semester focuses on the use of the main commands in order to be able to draw at a fair designer level. The second half of the semester will focus on the space analysis through elevations, sections & perspectives and setting Layout spaces.
  • Interior Design
    • The module covers a broad spectrum of interior decorating principles in order for the student to personalise and transform interiors and to acquire the knowledge and skills of dressing a room in different finishes. Students will be challenged with transforming a specific room, taking clients’ needs into consideration. Emphasis will be placed on applying the use of different colours, styles, textiles, lighting, window and floor coverings, textures and accessories, in order to create aeshetic appeal.
  • Career Development
    • The career development Module which aims to prepare our students for the International Recruitment Forum or for their internships.
      The Module aim is to provide you with an understanding of employability, an opportunity to develop relevant career management skills, introduce you to the key issues of career decision making, and personal development and to equip you with the skills to make effective decision.
      Your success and career satisfaction is the primary goal of our school and we believe that you can turn your motivated strengths and interests into meaningful careers. We believe that it is not just about the destination but it is also about the journey. And it is more than just a job, it is about creating a life.
      One of the tools that we have created to assist you with this process is the Career Development classes which will run from week 1 to week 10. During those classes, relevant and valuable information on how to fight for a job that interests you.

Graduates who complete the PGD programme and an internship will be eligible to progress to the Master of International Business in Hotel & Design Management.