Diploma in Hospitality Management - Nairobi Institute of Business Studies - NIBS | Educartis

18 months
On Campus


Course Overview

This comprehensive one year Diploma in Hospitality Management has been designed to provide students with the leadership skills and tools to manage institutions such as restaurants, hotels, lodges, bars, and other institutions within the industry. Taken on-campus at the Nairobi Institute of Business Studies, and under the ICM examining board, this course focuses on key topics including customer service, cost controls, food and beverage, and human resources, to ensure students can contribute effectively to the workforce upon graduation. 

The hospitality industry is a global industry that offers exciting opportunities to graduates who wish to travel and take up careers both locally and abroad. It's one of the world's fastest and most dynamic fields of employment, with positive trends forecasted for the coming years. If you're looking for employment that is emotionally satisfying, as well as financially rewarding, then this course will give you the attitude, confidence, and skills to build a successful and long career in this challenging, exciting, and competitive sector. 
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate reasonable management and entrepreneurial skills for self- reliance.
  • Receive balanced training that combines theory and practical experience within the hospitality industry.
  • Enhance their skills and knowledge in the food and beverage sector, as well as accommodation services. 
  • Make clear and logical decisions by organizing, analyzing, and interpreting information and formulating rational solutions. 
  • Contribute positively to team performance. 
Certification obtained

ICM Diploma in Hospitality Management 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This degree will provide students with a stepping stone towards exciting careers such as: 

  • Hospitality General Manager
  • Director of Front Office Operations 
  • Senior Revenue Manager
  • Operations Manager 

When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this course, students require: 
  • A minimum KCSE Grade of D (Plain) or the equivalent. 

How do I apply?

Along with the online application form, students must submit: 

  • Copy of National ID/Passport/Birth Certificate
  • 3 Passport Size photographs 
  • KCSE result slip/certificate or Equivalent 

Note: There is a registration fee of KSH 1000 

Payment options

Students can pay their fees through a bank transfer or deposit. Other fees include: 

  • Internal Exam Cost (KSH 500 per paper) 
  • Retake (KSH 500 per paper)
  • Student ID Fee (KSH 400) 
  • Maintenance Fee (KSH 2000) 
  • Graduation Fee (KSH 1500) 
  • Student Council Fee (KSH 300) 
  • Insurance Fee (KSH 750)

Accomodation Fee
Accommodation fees for Ruiru Campus are as follows:

  • Kshs 24,000 per term (3 months)  or Kshs 8000/= per month (Full-Board) 
  • Requirements: Blanket, Sheets & Personal Effects

Detailed course information

This course is taken on-campus at the Nairobi Institute of Business Studies over the duration of 18 months. The examining board is ICM and the curriculum is as follows: 

  • Fundamentals of Hotel & Catering Industry
  • Housekeeping and Accommodation Studies
  • Restaurant Services
  • Front Office Operations and Administrations
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Hotel & Catering Law
  • Accounting Purchasing & Stock Control
  • Food Nutrition
  • Hospitality Management
  • The Human Resources in Hospitality
  • Marketing for Hospitality & Tourism
  • Customer Service
  • Languages; French/German/Spanish
  • Food Production
  • Menu Planning & Costing

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