Author Nicola Feuilherade   |  May 22, 2012

Do you like the idea of a career in hospitality management? Perhaps you want to run the front desk of a buzzing hotel, be a PR manager, or establish your own hospitality brand? Maybe you have dreams of exciting travel, exotic foods, and experiencing cultures from all over the world?

If these are thoughts that get your heart racing, you’ll want to get yourself a spot on a good hotel management course. The International Hotel School (IHS) is one of the leading hospitality schools in South Africa and an excellent place to pursue your dreams – and your diploma!


What will you study?

You’ll study industry-specific subjects like food and beverage management, food production, culinary terminology, front office, housekeeping and facilities management, sales and marketing, hotel and restaurant accounting, guest care, leadership management, and planning and control for food and beverage operations.

You’ll also study business management subjects like computers, health and safety, conversational french, new business development, career preparation, and hospitality trends.

Practical subjects will include things like food production, banqueting, food and beverage services, purchasing and stores, housekeeping, front office, switchboard, security, accounts, and work experience.

The practical component gives you highly valuable experience before you head out into the working world.

The Hospitality Management qualification

At the end of your hospitality management course, you’ll receive the following:

  • Department of Higher Education and Training registered International Hotel School (IHS) Diploma in Hospitality Management
  • American Hotel & Lodging Association Hospitality Management Diploma
  • Cape Wine Academy Preliminary and Certificate Wine Courses.

What are my career opportunities?

Your career opportunities are limited only by your imagination! What do you want to be? A hospitality marketer? A butler? A hotelier? IHS gradutes have gone on to many fascinating and colourful careers around the globe…

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The diploma programmeteaches the basic craft skills of hospitality as well as the management skills you need to succeed in this dynamic and growing industry. There is equal emphasis on both academic and practical aspects. On completion of the course, you should be able to walk into a junior management position in South Africa or abroad.

This qualification is internationally recognised and is strongly favoured by the local and international hospitality industry. You need only read the stories of our former students to learn more about their careers as they sail the seven seas on luxury yachts, work at SA’s most exclusive getaways, and travel extensively on hospitality adventures.

Jobs in hospitality

Our hotel management courses stand you in good stead for any number of hospitality jobs. Here are a few ideas of what opportunities await:

  • Hotel Management
  • Housekeeping
  • Front Office
  • Butler Service
  • Public Relations
  • Human Relations
  • Engineering
  • Security
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Accounts

South Africa’s premier hospitality management school

In terms of hotel management schools, The International Hotel School is the choice of numerous employers. The Diploma in Hospitality Management is highly respected and will give you a fantastic start to a successful career!

Want to know more? Send us your details and we’ll get in touch with you about our hospitality management course offerings.


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