UET Italia PGDip (Hospitality & Tourism)

Programme Structure

Theoretical

The recommended notional hours of study per module is 150 hours. These consist of scheduled lectures and seminars on campus in Milan and online (15%), and guided, independent and autonomous learning (85%). Our cloud-based Learning Management System and and e-library are very important resources in the learning process. The required modules include:

> Operating Systems
> Marketing Management
> Organisation Behaviour
> Financial Management
> Strategic Management
> Data Analytics
> Entrepreneurship
> Italian Language


Assessment Method: Case Studies
Duration: 4 months

Internship

We will place you on an internship in the Italian hospitality and tourism industry. Employers are primarily hotels and resorts, tour operators, travel agencies, tourist boards and destination management organisations, and consulting firms. The internship experience provide the applied platform for the theory  assessments. Theory assessment is completed at this stage. It has to be linked to your internship experience whether company, property or destination. 

Assessment Method: Portfolio
Duration: 6 months

Modules Content

operating systems

planning and organising resources in order to improve the quality of service and interaction with the customers
financial management

financial statements analysis and forecasting, timing and value of cash flow, project valuation criteria, capital expenditure analysis, capital structure
organisation behaviour

understanding the workforce, diversity management, organisational goals and structure, nature of leadership, workforce motivation and involvement, managing through groups and teams
marketing management

market segmentation, positioning strategy, product development, pricing and revenue management, social media analytics, distribution channels, marketing plan
strategic management

analysis of the external and the internal environment of the firm, strategic choice, strategic implementation
data analytics

analysis and visualisation of operational, marketing and financial data for benchmarking, performance evaluation and decision-making
entrepreneurship

the entrepreneurial process, the business model and strategy, marketing, building the founding team, the business planning process, financials, raising capital, legal and tax issues
Italian language

The Italian language module is predominantly delivered in Milan campus. It includes 200 contacts hours to enable the students reach B1 level in Italian to be able to take up their internship in an Italian company.
Italian language

The Italian language module is predominantly delivered in Milan campus. It includes 200 contacts hours to enable the students reach B1 level in Italian to be able to take up their internship in an Italian company.

Programme Features

Applying for our programme allows you to have a study visa in Italy for one year (the period required for programme completion). We cannot influence visa procedures, but we offer you the paperwork required from the authorities to consider a student visa.
The school arranges the whole internship experience for you. This is easy task for a school founded by a tour operator and has its roots in the industry. Our industry partners include Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG), Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Accor Hotels, Belmond Hotels and Resorts, UNA Hotels, to name a few. .  
You can conduct your research, submit your assessments and get online tutoring from anywhere. The LMS contains study material, links to e-books and videos, lecture notes, audios and videos. The assessments and all your records are on the system and can be accessed anytime.
We give you access to the state-of-the-art digital library that can be accessed from anywhere with internet connection. It has a great assortment of hospitality and tourism academic and trade journals.

Entry Requirements

Age: minimum 21
Qualification: First Degree in Hospitality & Tourism, Business and Management, or equivalent
English Proficiency: minimum B2 level or equivalent
Professional Experience: Not Required
Full application signed and submitted
Two satisfactory references

UET has a rolling admissions policy, applications are processed as soon as they are submitted. Students can receive confirmation of their admission throughout the year. Please allow enough time for yourself to request and obtain a visa.

Next Intake: February 2019

Programme Fees

Tuition Fees
EU: £3,200
NON-EU: £6,400

Enrolment Fees
(Non-refundable, non-deductible from tuition fees)
EU: £250
NON-EU: £500

Programme Duration
10 months
Our admissions team will be happy to help answer any of your queries. Fill in the form below or email us on admissions@uet.international