Accreditation & Affiliations | American Hotel Academy

Accreditation & Affiliations

1. Diploma – Hotel Director, awarded by American Hotel Academy
– Certification accredited by National Qualifications Authority recognized in Romania and throughout the European Union.

2. Postgraduate Diploma – Tourism Manager, awarded by American Hotel Academy
– Certification accredited by National Qualifications Authority recognized in Romania and throughout the European Union.

3. Bachelor of Arts ( HONS ) – International Hotel Business Management, awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University
– Bachelor’s degree, accredited in the United Kingdom and worldwide recognized.
– Accepted for Master studies in EU without additional credits and in the United States – according to the admission policy regarding European degrees of each American university.

4. Master of Science International Business & Hospitality Tourism Management, awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University
– Master’s degree accredited in the United Kingdom and recognized worldwide.

Manchester Metropolitan University is an institution accredited in United Kingdom and recognized in Romania. If a student wish to obtain the Romanian equivalent of their Manchester Metropolitan University degree, Romanian students may contact the National Center of Recognition and Equivalence of Degrees within the Ministry of Education.

Manchester Metropolitan University 

Dating back to 1824, Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK. We have over 36,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, including a diverse community of 3,000 international students from 120 countries.

BA (Hons) International Hotel Business Management and MSc International Hospitality and Tourism Business Management are offered at our campus in Brasov, Romania, as part of an academic partnership between the American Hotel Academy and Manchester Metropolitan University..

The Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality (CTH)

CTH is one of the leading professional association and awarding bodies in Great Britain, dedicated to tourism and hospitality sectors. It is also an institution accredited by Ofqual and QCA.

CTH certifications are recognized by higher education institutions, therefore CTH Diploma or Advanced Diploma holders can be accepted straight in the second or the final year of a Bachelor’s degree in the hospitality management/ Tourism by a great number of international universities. Likewise, Postgraduate Diploma holders can gain entry in the last semester of a master’s program within the same universities.

CTH has also developed strong ties with the hospitality industry manifested through working relationships and open support from organizations like Virgin Atlantic, GTMC, Star Alliance, Mariott Hotels Caribbean, Radisson Edwardian, Sheraton Hotels, Mantis Collection, Institute of Hospitality, Adair Leadership, The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and many others.

Since March 2011, American Hotel Academy is an accredited center of CTH, which allows our students access to curricula, educational resources and certifications from this institute. They also benefit from CTH links with major companies from this industry.

The Manhattan Institute of Management (MIM)

MIM was founded as a nonprofit organization in 1984 by a group of prominent, international entrepreneurs and executives. MIM focuses on educational innovation, integrating cutting-edge businesses practices in traditional curricula of study programs in business administration.

MIM is a private institution of higher education that is committed to offer students a high quality education in global business. They offer students a real opportunity to understand what it means to have a successful business in New York and around the world. In the past 26 years, more than 5000 students from different countries have stepped on the campus of MIM from Wall Street.

MIM and its educational programs are accredited by the New York State Education Department.
The Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management is offered in academic partnership between MIM and American Hotel Academy and is entirely taught in the New York study center.

National Qualifications Authority

American Hotel Academy is accredited by the National Qualifications Authority, to deliver educational programs and to award the following certifications:
– Diploma – Hotel Director
– Postgraduate Diploma – Tourism Manager

The validation process with Manchester Metropolitan University

Program’s name: Bachelor’s of Arts (Hons) International Hotel Business Management
Status: validated on 02.07.2012.
Next periodic review: July 2018

Program’s name: Master of Science International Business Hospitality & Tourism Management
Status: validated on 22.04.2013.
Next periodic review: April 2019.

As a Collaborative Partner, in order to deliver these programs in its campus, American Hotel Academy began in December 2009 an extensive validation program. This is a continuous process that takes place as long as American Hotel Academy is an active partner and is intended to ensure a high standard of academic quality in the school. These standards are periodically evaluated based on overall levels preset for higher education institutions in United Kingdom.