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Accreditation & Affiliations


International Recognition

Diploma – Hotel Director

Awarded by American Hotel Academy. Certification accredited by National Qualifications Authority recognized in Romania and throughout the European Union.

Bachelor of Arts (HONS)

International Hotel Business Management, awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University

– Bachelor’s degree, accredited in the United Kingdom and recognized worldwide.
– 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.

Master of Science International Tourism & Hospitality Business 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 the United Kingdom and recognized in Romania. If a student wishes to obtain the Romanian equivalent of their Manchester Metropolitan University degree, they may do so by filing an application with the National Center of Recognition and Equivalence of Degrees within the Romanian Ministry of Education.


Accreditation & Affiliations

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 Tourism & Hospitality Business Management are offered at our campus in Brasov, Romania, as part of an academic partnership between American Hotel Academy and Manchester Metropolitan University.

National Qualifications Authority

American Hotel Academy is licensed by the National Qualifications Authority, to deliver educational programs and to award the following certifications:

  • Hotel Director Diploma
  • Certificate of Entrepreneurship Competences

Validation Process

The validation process with Manchester Metropolitan University

  • Program’s name: Bachelor of Arts ( HONS ) – International Hotel Business Management
  • Status: re validated on March 2018
  • Next periodic review: Spring 2026
  • Program’s name: Master of Science International Business Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Status: re validated on March 2019
  • Next periodic review: Spring 2026


As a Collaborative Partner, in order to deliver these programs in its campus, American Hotel Academy began in 2010 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 pre-set for higher education institutions in United Kingdom.