Postgraduate Certificate in Hospitality Management

MQF Level 7

Postgraduate Certificate

Hospitality Management

October 2023
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Price  (Non-EU)
Part-Time: 12 Months
Full-Time: 7 Months
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Course Description

This course prepares you for higher leadership and management roles within the hospitality sector, which is so vital to Malta’s tourism industry.

Following the impact of the global pandemic, the sector is going to need fresh and innovative minds to help rebuild the industry in a rapidly evolving environment, creating a platform for the next generation of hospitality professionals.

The programme integrates a thorough grounding in advanced business management theory and hospitality practice with an understanding of the meaning, structure and operations of the hospitality sector.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must possess one of the following:

  • a Level 6 degree and 3 years’ work experience;


  • a Level 5 diploma or higher hiploma and 5 years’ work experience in a supervisory or managerial role.

Preference is given to applicants having a Level 6 degree in a discipline related to hospitality and a minimum of 3 years’ work experience in management within the industry.

Target Audience

This course is targeted at hospitality professionals with supervisory and/or middle management experience such as:

  • event manager/coordinator
  • restaurant manager
  • reception manager
  • shift manager/supervisor
  • marketing and sales manager
  • guest services manager/supervisor
  • housekeeping manager/supervisor
  • special events manager
  • room service manager

The target group may also be extended to positions such as that of wedding manager, transport manager, maintenance manager, operations manager, marketing manager, conference manager and even that of general manager.

Career Paths

This programme aims to prepare you for senior posts such as that of general manager, head of department or the events director of any hospitality organisation, such as cruise liners, hotels, spas, restaurants and casinos, amongst others.


Complete all modules to get your qualification

How you’ll be assessed

The method of assessment is assignment-based.

The course comprises:

  • 6 lectures per module;
  • 3-hour lectures;
  • 12 hours of guided learning, presentations, comprising synchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos;
  • Self-study hours comprising research, reading and assignment work.

Course Intake Dates

October 2023

Learning Outcomes

The learner will be able to:

1. Critically analyse and evaluate the fundamental principles of essential hospitality and tourism business functions.

2. Critically analyse and evaluate how a manager might monitor and evaluate current management practice, strategy and leadership in own hospitality organisation in relation to leadership and management theories.

3. Critically analyse a range of operations management initiatives and techniques that can be considered in the development of an operations management strategy in a hospitality setting.

4. Critically analyse the issues, tasks, and procedures involved in the running of events, marketing, and sales processes related to hospitality sector.

5. Critically analyse the tools and techniques used to assess the value and impact of the change in own hospitality organisation.

6. Develop comprehensive knowledge and understanding in relation to the approaches, tools, and techniques that are required by the revenue management team of a hospitality related organisation.

7. Carry out research within the specialised field and develop the ability to criticize the research of other authors.

8. Communicate the knowledge acquired from research to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

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