Hospitality Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Management

Classroom Program


9 months


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Learn about customer service and consumer behavior in today's world. Explore the tools and techniques for more effective communication, organizing people and events, advertising and more.

Designed For

Individuals looking to advance their knowledge in tourism and hospitality management.

What You'll Learn

Program Objectives

  • Study the latest management practices and strategies in human resources, marketing, finance, and technology from an international perspective.
  • Explore customer service and customer relations management.
  • Learn about corporate communications, advertising and promotions management.
  • Be able to plan and coordinate events with a strong understanding of marketing, fundraising, and technology; focus on specialized areas like weddings, corporate events and special events.

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Positions are available in a variety of tourism agencies, airlines, cruise lines, hotel chains, government and nonprofit organizations all over the world. They might include:

  • Travel consultant
  • Travel organizer
  • Hotel manager
  • Travel center executive

Real People. Real Results.

“The program was not only about studying books, but how to manage our skills in real life. The difference at UCR is that they go beyond the lessons and show us how to put into practice what we learn. UCR motivates us to give our best.”

Lucia Cantero Martinez

Postgraduate Diploma Programs
Madrid, Spain

Earning the Certificate

Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent combination of academic & management experience) required.
  • No GMAT or management experience required.

Dates & Fees

Program Offerings

Duration: 9 months

Tuition Cost: $19,500* (2015/2016)

2016 Available Session Dates:

Fall: September 19, 2016 - June 16, 2017

2017 Available Session Dates:

Winter: January 2 - September 8, 2017
Fall: September 25, 2017 - June 15, 2018

*Amount is in U.S. dollars and reflects tuition cost only.

Master's Pathway

Continue in a Master's Pathway to complete a Master's degree with an additional six to eight months of study:

MSc in International Tourism Management at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland.

Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management at Southern Cross University in Australia.

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Instructor Spotlight

“Supporting individuals in keeping pace with the changing requirements of the modern work environment is at our core. Collaboration, partnership, and community drive us to provide accessible, affordable education, and training for working adults. Whether you are an individual looking to advance your career, or an organizational leader interested in investing in your workforce, we are here for you.”

Kasey Wilson

Director of Professional Programs
UCR Extension

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