Be instrumental in providing excellent hospitality service

Ever had a hotel stay that was an unforgettable experience? If exceeding guests’ expectations by combining excellent service whilst maximising profit sounds interesting, consider a Diploma in International Hotel Management, which provides students with a solid foundation in hospitality studies before progressing onto a degree course.


Why obtain a Diploma in International Hotel Management?

Hospitality businesses require trained staff and managers to oversee the many aspects of the business. A Diploma in International Hotel Management will help you to secure an excellent position in the hospitality industry. You will develop the skill set required for a successful career in the hospitality industry with this diploma, making you a good candidate for employment.


What will I learn from a Diploma in International Hotel Management?

You will learn new skills, gain practical experience and develop professional confidence. Here are some things that you will learn during the program:

  • Lead hospitality services in real environments
  • Plan, manage and deliver operational plans
  • Prepare and manage budgets
  • Manage financial transactions
  • Manage conflict and other difficult situations
  • Deliver positive customer service experiences
  • Roster, lead and manage staff
  • Manage people from diverse cultures and social backgrounds
  • Advanced sales techniques
  • Develop strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Build a positive team culture
  • Work collaboratively as a team


Why study Diploma in International Hotel Management at UOW Malaysia KDU?

With a syllabus that strikes the perfect balance between theoretical and practical aspects of management in the hospitality industry, students receive a transformative experience where they attend seminars and classes by lecturers who hail from all over the world.

Students will study hospitality-specific modules such as Front Office Management, Food Production, Housekeeping Management along with general business subject areas. These modules give a detailed insight and understanding of the international hospitality industry, both through their practical skills training sessions and management studies.

In this program, students also have the option of obtaining a parchment from IMI International Management Institute, Switzerland.


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UOW Malaysia KDU provides its hospitality, tourism and culinary arts’ students with an international experience, allowing them to achieve a global outlook be it during or after their studies. They develop an acute appreciation of the added value of graduating with relevant international study and work experience, and how this benefits their personal development and future careers in hospitality and tourism management as well as in culinary arts.

During their studies, students can participate in these international study opportunities:


IMI (Switzerland) International Residential Study Trip

  • An optional 10-day study trip to IMI, Switzerland, for degree students.
  • The study trip includes field visits, classes and assignments.
  • Students will receive dual certification from IMI and UOW Malaysia KDU upon graduation.


Italian Cuisine – Semester Abroad at ALMA La Scuola Internazionale, Italy

  • The first and only Malaysian higher education institution to offer an Italian Cuisine specialisation.
  • The semester abroad covers 4 months of classes in ALMA, the world’s leading Italian culinary education centre, and 4 months of stage (internship) in renowned and Michelin-starred restaurants, such as Piccolo Lago in Piemonte and La Pineta in Tuscany.
  • Includes field trips to experience the heritage, culture and cuisine of Italy. ALMA is situated 20 minutes away from Parma, a UNESCO-recognised City of Gastronomy famous for Prosciutto di Parma (Parma ham), Parmigiano Reggiano (parmesan cheese) and balsamic vinegar.



Partnership with HOSCO

  • UOW Malaysia KDU sends its hospitality, tourism and culinary arts’ students on internships in global placements through HOSCO, which is based in Geneva, Switzerland, where top hospitality organisations, schools and students from all over the world convene and interact.
  • Students gain access to leading hospitality organisations and their available positions on a global market basis, enabling them to better select their internships and first permanent positions and to access valuable social tools and applications.


Partnership with HILTON WORLDWIDE

  • The partnership with HILTON WORLDWIDE, the Hilton Class program, aims to develop talents for the country’s rapidly growing hospitality industry. The program offers UOW Malaysia KDU students rigorous on-the-job training and a theoretical curriculum designed to equip them for successful careers in hospitality.


J1 Exchange Visitor Visa Program

  • Through this program, students get the opportunity to go through on-the-job experience in the United States for up to 12 months.


Collaboration With Accorhotels

  • Providing internship & career opportunities to students & graduates of SHTCA.
  • Including graduate employment program – New Generation Leaders program (Management Trainee program) for graduates.



Internships offer the potential for valuable learning opportunities outside the standard classroom setting. It is to put to practice what students were taught in the school and to develop their skills within all the different departments in the Hospitality Industry. Internships serves as a bridge between traditional academic settings and the professional world to which the students aspires to get into. It is the beginning of a lifelong journey for students and from thereon begin their careers in the Hospitality Industry. Internships strengthens the students resume for future career advancements.



Our programs are highly regarded, and our students and lecturers have gone on to participate and win in industry-recognised competitions. These include:

  • Battle of the Chefs Penang, Malaysia
  • Career@Hiltonlive Hospitality Talent Cup, Malaysia
  • International MIHAS Apprentice Chefs’ Competition, Malaysia
  • Food and Hotel Malaysia Culinary Challenge (FHM), Malaysia
  • Food and Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge (FHA), Singapore
  • Hans Bueschkens Challenge, Chile
  • Hong Kong International Culinary Classic (HOFEX), Hong Kong
  • International Emirates Salon Culinaire, Dubai
  • The Big Cooking Contest, Austria
  • I-Chef – Worlds Largest Chefs Gathering
  • FHI, Food Hotel Indonesia
  • Barista Malaysian Challenge
  • FHM, Food Hotel Malaysia
  • Golden Jubilee of HRH The Sultan of Brunei
  • World Chefs Without Borders (feeding the poor)
  • Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg
  • World Chef Culinary Classic Competition Under American Culinary Federation
2 years
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie


  • Oral Communication
  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Hospitality & Tourism Geography
  • Front Office Management
  • Cultural Studies
  • Writing and Referencing
  • Food Hygiene and Safety
  • Menu Design & Development
  • Introductory to Food Production
  • Food Nutrition
  • Food and Beverage Costing



  • Restaurant Operations
  • Introductory to French
  • Entrepreneurship Studies
  • Beverage Studies
  • Industrial Placement
  • Hospitality Information Technology
  • Housekeeping Management
  • Marketing & E-Commerce for Hospitality & Tourism
  • Principles of Hospitality Accounting
  • Supervision for the Hospitality Industry
  • Management of Food & Beverage Project
  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Personal Development Skills
  • Society and Development in Malaysia
  • Teamwork and Community
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programmes)

Intake dates


30 January 6 March 26 May 3 July 8 September 16 October
Estimated fees
Local students


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*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

SPM / O Levels:
Pass with min. 3 Credits


Min. 3 Credits

English Requirement

Local Student:
Pass (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O-Level English) ; MUET Band 2


International Student:
Band 4.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 30 (IBT) or 397 (PBT) in TOEFL ; or score 36 and above for Pearson English Test


If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.