Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management


1. Title and Origin:
• Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management (ADHM)
Awarded by: American Center for Education


2. Program Summary:

The HM courses focus on both the theoretical and practical aspects of the hospitality management specialty, to provide students with relevant knowledge that can help them achieve their dreams of rewarding future careers in the exciting hospitality industry. Graduates in hospitality management go on to secure positions such as hotel general manager, housekeeping/maintenance director, hotel sales and marketing director, banquet/catering manager, restaurant/bar manager, casino operations & event management. Students may go on to apply for enrollment in a bachelor’s degree program in International Hotel & Resort management or a related course/program.

Candidature Period: 

This diploma has a 12 month candidature from the course end date stated on student contract.


3. Entry Requirements:
Academic Requirements:

• Score C6 or above in any three GCE O-level subjects, or

• Completed Year 2 of High School, or

• Equivalent or above

Age Requirement: 

• Minimum age: 17

English Requirements:

• Scored C6 or above in GCE O-level English, or

• TOEFL IBT 54, or IELTS 5.0, or

• Its equivalent


4. Total Course Duration/Instruction Hours:
• Full Time: Theory study, 12 Months/540 hours, 5 sessions per week x 3 hours; On-the-job training (OJT), 6 months
• Part Time: Theory study, 18 Months/540 hours, 4 sessions per week x 2 hours


5. Mode of Delivery and Intake:
• Delivery: Lectures and Tutorials (Face to face)
• Intake: Mar, May, Jul, Sep and Nov of each year
*Note: The course intake months might be adjusted.


6. Course Fees:

• Please click here to find out the relevant fee details.

• ACE has Regional Course Fees List for Vietnam and Philippines. Please contact our Course Consultant for the latest Course Fees List.

• Please follow your signed student contract to make the relevant payment.

• Students and parents shall transfer the course fees directly to ACE bank account or make the payment to ACE finance department.

• Students and parents shall pay attention to the risk of paying course fees through recruitment agents or other third parties.


7. Course Synopses and Module Description:

Designed to provide learners with a thorough grounding in the key concepts and knowledge of the hospitality business covering the understanding of hospitality industry, food and beverage operations, finance and management, IT and customer service.

Students without diploma must complete two semesters’ modules. The diploma holders in Hospitality Management or relevant majors are required to complete one semester’s modules before being awarded the Advanced Diploma. Non-relevant diploma holders are advised to apply for module exemptions for up to 6 months’ duration.

Non-major Modules:

1. SENGC 1103: Business English Writing

2. SENGL 101: Freshman English for International Students

3. SCOMM 1111: Interpersonal Communications

4. SCSTA 116: Business and Professional Communication

5. SECON 202: Principles of Macroeconomics

6. SECON 201: Principles of Microeconomics

7. SACCT 231: Principles of Accounting 1

8. SMGMT 250: Global Business Society

9. SPHIL 320M: Business Ethics

10. SMIS 100M: Fundamentals of Information Technology in Organizations

11. SCSIS 215: Information Systems for Business Management

12. SBIS 311: International Business

13. SMNGT 480M: International Marketing

14. SECON 100: Modern Economics

15. SPSYC 101: General Psychology

16. SSOCI 100: Introduction to Sociology

17. Operations Management

18. Technology and Cyberspace: Ethics and Issues

19. Information Privacy, Security and Continuity

20. Essentials of E-Commerce

21. Personal and Professional Development

22. Strategic Change Management

Major Modules:

1. SHSMA 1103: Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism

2. SHSMA 2173: Convention and Meeting Management

3. SHSMA 2144: Food/Beverage Management Cost Control

4. SHSMA 2172: Hospitality Sales and Marketing Management

5. SHSMA 1162: Hotel Lodging / Management

6. SHSMA 1143: Principles of Food Production and Sanitation

7. SHSMA 2174: Front Office Operations

8. SHSMA 2201: Tourism Management

9. SHSMA 2202: Human Resource Management in Hospitality

10. SHSMA 2203: Beverage Management

Internship Module:

11. SHSMA 2096: Internship in Hospitality; Food and Beverage


8. Graduation Requirement
• Pass 12 Modules (6 non-major and 6 SHSMA major modules), and
• Pass Internship Module (or being replaced by a Final Project with an approval)


9. Assessment Methods:
• 45% Assignment (Homework, Quizzes, Group work & etc)
• 25% Mid-Term Examination
• 30% Final Examination


10. Lecturers:
Please refer to this page for the relevant lecturers being assigned to the relevant modules.


11. Academic Progression:

Please refer to this page for ACE Program Academic Progression Path.


If you need any extra information about this course, please click here to write to ACE course consultants.

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