Graduate Diploma in Business (International Hospitality Management) Level 7
ICL Graduate Business School

The aims of the course are:

  1. To take an interdisciplinary approach to study in the fields of international business studies with three optional strands, while retaining the core business disciplines of economics, with an emphasis on digital marketing, communication technologies, strategy and ethics.
  2. To enable students to gain a deeper understanding of the hospitality industry and its multiple sectors, and develop a depth of knowledge on the management issues that occur within the industry. The Industry Practicum and Research Project will provide students with a hands-on immersion in the hospitality industry and allow them to apply their learning, test the relevance of academic theories and reflect critically on the relationship between their academic study and industry practice.


It is suited for those seeking to:

  1. Bridge the gap between a first, non-business-related degree and a career in business, within an international hospitality context, or
  2. Build upon a first general business-related degree towards a narrower field of study in international business hospitality; and
  3. Build a firm foundation for further study at postgraduate level in the new discipline.


The course consists of the following eight papers:

6280    International Business
6220    Introduction to International Economics
6281     Business Ethics
7240     International Marketing and Digital Media
7280     Intercultural Relations
7281     Mindful Management
7301     International Hospitality Management in Context
7501     Industry Practicum and Research Project

The first digit of the paper number indicates its level: 6 or 7

Students will take the eight papers over three trimesters of 16 weeks with a one-week break between each trimester and a two-week break at Christmas. It will be taught in the evenings, from 5 to 9pm on three evenings per week, or at weekends. Guest lectures are a regular feature of the programme.


Entry requirements:

  • All admissions are approved by ICL Graduate Business School
  • Candidates for admission should submit a complete application portfolio at least one month prior to the start of the programme.
  • Original transcripts showing a degree from a recognized institution, including full transcripts and grade point average details. A scanned PDF will be sufficient to progress the application, but original documents will be required on arrival at ICL Graduate Business School.
  • A letter of recommendation
  • Personal statement of purpose
  • IELTS with a minimum score of 6.0 overall in the Academic module, or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 550 for the paper-based test and 220 for the computer-based test, or The New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement, or 80% in the ICL Proficiency Test, or any equivalent recognized by NZQA.


2017 Start dates:
23 Apr 2018
20 Aug 2018


Course Fees:
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