Diploma in Hotel Management (Work-based Learning)

INTI College Sabah: JPT/BPP(A6658)12/2015

This programme embraces both the Swiss Philosophy of Hospitality Education and the internationally recognised best practices in its approach to Work Based Learning(WBL). Hence, through this programme students are equipped with the knowledge and skills on the operations of the hotel and hospitality industry, as well as the fundamentals of business, management, marketing, economics and accounting.

Because it adopts a WBL, in the curriculum, students are exposed to leadership and soft skills that will mould them into competent graduates who are ready to take their career to the next level.

Apart from the emphasis placed at the workplace, practical experiences are gained through:

  • Problem and project-based learning that develops problem-solving, analytical, critical thinking, leadership and teamwork
  • Field trips to widen a student's perspective of the hospitality industry
  • Participation in seminars and workshops conducted by industry representatives and leaders
  • Real practical training and experience at leading hotels



About Hotel and Tourism Management Institute (HTMi)
A leading Hotel Management Institute in the world, the Hotel and Tourism Management Institute (HTMi) prepares students for a management career in the global hospitality industry. The institute has five centres for excellence. The institute has five centres for excellence: The School of International Hotel and Tourism Management, the International Centre for Events Management Training, the Centre for Career Management and the Centre for Culinary Management. The mission for all students is "Come as student, become a manager"

  • Opportunity to complete a degree at HTMi Switzerland in 12 months upon graduation
  • The only MQA accredited Work-based learning hotel management programme in Sabah
  • Up to 10 months real industry practice (paid internship) with international hotels allowing students to gain real work experience throughout the duration of the study
  • The programme prepares students for Degree study in the areas of hospitality and business locally and abroad
  • Students graduating from this programme will be the first to receive the Malaysian Association of Hotels Training and Education Centre (MAHTEC)’s industry certification. For more information about MAHTEC, click here.

Career Opportunities
Graduates can seek employments with international employers in the travel and tourism industry and progress to diverse management roles in the hospitality industry such as becoming a hotel manager, resident manager, banquet manager, front office manager, room division manager, and many more.
Programme Duration
2 years 8 months
(including 10 months internships)
Accredited by
Malaysian Qualifications Agency
In collaboration with
Industry Recognition by
Programme Structure

Year 1
  • English Language 1
  • Introduction to Hospitality Industry
  • Culinary Operation
  • English Language 2
  • Culinary Management
  • Housekeeping Management
  • Fundamental of Marketing
  • Food & Beverage Operation
  • Food & Beverage Control
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Industrial Training 1 (6 months)
Year 2
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Hotel Law
  • Information Technology and Application
  • Front Office Management
  • Hospitality Economics
  • Japanese Language
  • Marketing in the Hospitality Industry
  • Event Management
  • Supervision & Human Relations
Year 3
  • Hospitality Accounting
  • Hotel Operations Management
  • Industrial Training 2 (4 months)
MPU Subjects
  • Malaysian Studies 2 (Local students)/ Malay Communication 1B (International students)
  • Critical Thinking for Better Communication / Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Community Service & Co-curriculum

*Exempted if a credit in BM has been obtained at SPM level. If credit is obtained student will take Critical Thinking for Better Communication

Campuses & Intakes
INTI College Sabah
  • 13 January 2014
  • 7 April 2014
  • 18 August 2014
Academic Calendar
Entry Level Entry Requirements
SPM 3 Cs (including a pass in Bahasa Malaysia)
UEC 3 Bs
Others Please refer to INTI College Sabah
Fees Summary
INTI College Sabah
Local Students
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Total Estimated Fees (RM)
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International Students
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Students Fee Structure here.
Approximate Total Fee (USD)

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