The Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management (GDHM) is designed for graduates of a bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in a discipline other than hospitality management who wish to gain the knowledge necessary to pursue a career in the hospitality sector.
Management positions in NZ’s largest industry - hotels, resorts, restaurants, marketing and sales, events and convention centre managers, food and beverage management, rooms division management, customer service.
The programme comprises seven courses, including compulsory internship placement: (Please note that not all elective modules are offered every semester)
5.101 Principles of Hospitality Management
5.204 Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Management
5.303 Integrated Approach to Hospitality Management
And four Stage III elective courses selected from Tourism Management or Hospitality Management programmes.
This option includes the four courses listed above, 5.398 Hospitality Internship, and one Stage III elective course selected from Hospitality Management or Tourism Management programmes.
The internship comprises 20 hours per week over 12 weeks (240 hours minimum) in a hospitality establishment to allow students to gain practical knowledge and experience in planning and production, dealing with customers, risk assessment, and planning the implementation of operations for daily events.
Internship placements are coordinated via the Student Careers Centre (SCC) and are available at the following hospitality establishments:
The Langham Hotels
SkyCity Grand Hotel
Good Group Hospitality
Students are required to keep a detailed log of their experiences and provide a systematic analytical framework for recording and analysing their observations
Bachelor degree at least equivalent to New Zealand pass standard; and
IELTS 6.0 with no individual band lower than 5.5 / TOEFL iBT 60 (with a writing score of 18) / Pearson 50 / TEP 52 or equivalent with no band less than 12
Candidates without a Bachelor degree but with an appropriate mix of a lesser qualification and work experience may be approved for special admission by the Academic Board