Diploma Requirements | American Hotel Academy

To graduate with the Diploma – Hotel Manager, students are required to complete the following requirements:
1. Obtain the maximum number of credits by receiving passing grades for all courses.
2. Complete one industry placement of at least 700 hours / 4 months.
3. Pass the final exam with the external commission of examiners.

Diploma Module Description

Part 1: Fundamentals of Hospitality
The first part of the Diploma program is focused on studying the fundamentals of the hospitality industry, acquiring practical experience and understanding the global hospitality industry at introductory level. At the end of the first part of the program, students will be able to prove the basic tasks of the operational hotel departments, analyze and solve specific customer interaction situations. A significant amount of time is allocated for practice sessions in the school’s laboratories, complemented by the work experience students gain during the mandatory (international) internship.

Course code Course title Credits Hours per year Lecturer

1st Semester

1101 Customer Care 5 22 Ramona Costin
1103 Food Sanitation and Safety 10 32 Liviu Preda
1106 Business English/ Academic Writing 5 22 Elisabeth Gerstenberger
1107 Front Office Operation Management 10 32 Alexandru Dorus
1108 Food & Beverage Service 10 32 Ioana Turcas
1201 Hospitality Today 10 32 Ioana Turcas / Ramona Costin
 1110A / B / C French / Spanish / German
5 22 Carla Suteu/ Magdalena Magirescu / Ioana Petrescu

2nd Semester

1202 Gastronomy and Culinary Arts 10 42 Cezar Munteanu, Shaun Ferreira, Liviu Preda
1206 Business English 5 22 Magdalena Cimpeanu
1207 Room Division Management 15 38 Alexandru Dorus
1208 Food and Beverage Management 10 32 Ioana Turcas / Ramona Costin
1209 Applied mathematics 10 32 Ovidiu Mircea Țierean
1304 Hospitality Sales & Marketing 10 32 Lavinia Dovleac
1210A / B / C French / Spanish / German 5 22 Carla Suteu/ Magdalena Magirescu / Ioana Petrescu
I 200 Internship 60 placement credits Minimum 200 Ana Leah

Part 2: Operations Management
The second part of the Diploma program is focused on operational management, as well as on general management issues. At the end of the second part, the students will be able to assess a managerial situation, to analyze it and provide viable solutions. Also, they will be able to identify their career goals and create a professional development plan.

Course code Course title Credits Hours per year Lecturer

3rd Semester

1303 Research Methods 10 32 Lavinia Dovleac
1402 Leadership & Management in the Hospitality Industry 10 32 Clare Vasta
1302 Hospitality Human Resources Management 10 32 Horia Moasa
1405 Business Law 10 32 Ovidiu Tierean
O 1308 Fundamentals of Destination Management & Marketing (option 1) 10 22 Ioana Dobrescu
O 1309 Events Marketing (option 2) 10 22 Anca Severincu
1307 ESL High Intermediate 5 22 Krisztina Pinter
1110A / B / C French / Spanish / German 5 22 Carla Suteu / Magdalena Magirescu / Ioana Petrescu

4th Semester

1403 Hospitality Facilities Management & Design 10 32 Sonia Anderson / John Fenby
1410 Hospitality Financial Management 15 48 Susan Craig / Ovidiu Tierean
1406 Strategic Management 10 38 Alexandru Bucoi
O 1408 Online Sales & Marketing (option 1) 10 22 Marius Mihulin
O 1409 Project Management for Events (option 2) 10 22 Andrei Necula
1407 ESL Advanced 5 22 Krisztina Pinter
1411 Training and Development 10 22 Ramona Costin
1210A / B / C French / Spanish / German 5 22 Carmen Suteu / Magdalena Magirescu / Ioana Petrescu
I 400 Internship II (mandatory) 60 placement credits Minimum 200 Ana Leah