Diploma - Hospitality Business

1 year
12,000 EUR
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
Multiple Locations / Italy
European School of Economics

Program description

The Foundation Diploma in Hospitality Business is designed to give young students an awareness of the tourist and hospitality industries, as well as all of the main functions within this expanding business area. The study programmes give an effective academic progression road to the development of a young student's personal and professional desire in tourism and hospitality, thanks to ESE's academic brilliance and distinctive philosophy.

The Foundation programme lasts one year full-time. Students who successfully complete the course and acquire the Foundation Diploma are well prepared for hospitality and tourism-related occupations in a vocational setting.

The Foundation Diploma, which is accredited by CTH, also allows students to continue their studies on a level 4 for an undergraduate (Bachelor) degree at the European School of Economics or other universities.

Program structure

This qualification was created expressly to fulfil industry standards and is intended for your (high school graduate) students interested in the hospitality industry.
Students must successfully complete the following 5 obligatory modules, totaling 138 credits at level 3, in order to receive the Foundation Diploma in Hospitality Business:

  • Industry of Tourism and Hospitality (30 credits) 

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the tourism and hospitality industries. Students will comprehend the various types and characteristics of hotel and restaurant service providers. Students will also comprehend the roles and duties of various distribution channels operating within the business, as well as gain an understanding of how the sector has evolved and is expected to evolve in the future.

  • The Goal and Function of International Business (30 credits) 

This programme aims to give students an overview of international business in general. The learner will comprehend the goals and objectives of business, as well as the economic foundation of international business and commerce, as well as business functions within international organisations.

  • Entrepreneurship (38 credits)

This module seeks to educate learners to the challenges that entrepreneurs encounter, how to raise capital for a new company endeavour, and how to identify and manage business risk.

  • Marketing Fundamentals and Customer Relationships in Tourism and Hospitality (30 credits) 

This subject will teach students about marketing, sales, and customer interactions in the tourist and hospitality industries. Students will grasp how the external factors in which a hotel or tourism business operates affect it. They will grasp the fundamentals of marketing and sales tactics. Students will grasp the significance of customer service. Students will learn how to provide good customer service and identify opportunities for improvement.

  • Important Study Skills (10 credits) 

This unit intends to formalise and recognise the extra aid and direction we already provide students throughout the Foundation Diploma programme on how to design, arrange, and perform a research project, how to compose assignments, how to prepare academic information presentations, and so on.

Furthermore, students can participate in additional seminars, guest lectures, and industry visits organised by ESE during the academic year, as well as take Italian language classes to prepare for job chances in Italy.
Students' work will be evaluated using a variety of ways, including assignments, essay examinations, and work assessments.


Florence and Rome Campuses

  • Registration: 2,500 GPB
  • Tuition: 12,000 EUR

Requirements for applicants

ESE encourages young students with a wide variety of backgrounds and qualifications, who meet the following entry requirements, to apply for one of the Foundation Diploma programmes:

  • having completed full time secondary education up to age 16
  • having achieved a recognised qualification at level 2 in some subjects (for ex. UK GCSE level or overseas equivalent)
  • students without English as a first language must present an IELTS certificate min. 5.0
  • completed Online Application Form including personal and academic documents, a convincing personal statement (motivation), CV and recommendation letter.

About the university

The idea of a European School of Economics is groundbreaking in the world of academia. While a solid grounding in economics, management, marketing, and finance is essential for success at a college of international business like ESE, that's not all you'll learn there. Modern higher education institutions should help each student grow as a person by teaching them a set of essential principles that will help them become the leaders of tomorrow.

The European School of Economics boasts a faculty with expertise ranging from corporate finance and sociology to the administration of luxury brands.

In order to help children succeed in school and in their careers, teachers and mentors work with them from the very beginning to pinpoint their individual strengths and passions. The ESE faculty offer our bachelor's, master's, MBA, and certificate programmes to students with a uniquely personalized set of learning experiences, drawing on their extensive real-world experience in their respective fields.

Our locations

ESE students will have the rare opportunity to study at any of the five ESE campuses (London, Milan, Florence, Rome, and Madrid) and to transfer between campuses on a semester-by-semester or year-by-year basis, allowing them to take the same courses in a variety of international settings and learn about different cultures.

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