BBS Specialist Diploma in Hospitality Management

Provided by Boston Business School

Course introduction



This course, offered in Singapore, is targeted at those who are keen to join the hospitality and tourism industry but lack the related knowledge or formal education in the industry subject areas. The Specialist Diploma in Hospitality Management aims to provide participants with foundation knowledge in principles of hotel work, the food service industry and the tourism industry.  The course also helps students to gain confidence through personal development and by focussing on English communication skills.

Syllabus Overview

FBS  Food and Beverage Services
LDG  Lodging
HO    Housekeeping Operations
TT     Travel and Tourism
EH    English for Hospitality
PGD  Personal Grooming and Development
WEP  Work Experience Programme*

*Additional Subject Information
Students who are not granted a Training Work Permit by the Ministry of Manpower (Singapore) can complete the course by writing a Student Report based on knowledge gained during their theory component of the course. The report must have a word count of 3000 +/- 5%.

Mode of Delivery

The programme is delivered through classroom lectures, group and individual assignments, case studies, in-class exercises and industry visits where appropriate.


Full – time

  • 6 months (Theory)
  • Monday to Friday, 3 hours per session

Part– time
  • 9 months (Theory)
  • 3 days a week, 3 hours per session
  • 6 months (Work experience programme)
  • 44 hours per week
WEP for international students is not guaranteed as a training work permit is required to undertake the on the job training. The application for training work permit is subject to approval by the Ministry of Manpower (for International Students only).

Awarding Body

The Specialist Diploma in Hospitality Management is awarded by Boston Business School.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission to Specialist Diploma in Hospitality Management, you must
  • be at least 16 years old at the time of application
  • meet the minimum academic qualification and English standard listed in table below:
 Country Academic Qualification   English Standard
 Singapore GCE 'N' Level Grade 7
 Brunei GCE 'O' Level   Grade 7
 China Year 11 or Year 12 (Gao Er or Gao San) 70%
 India Secondary School Certificate 55%
Indonesia Middle School (SMP) Grade 7
Malaysia Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) Grade 6
Myanmar Basic Education High School Certificate 55%
Nepal School Leaving Certificate 55%
Philippines High School Diploma 75%
Sri Lanka GCE 'O' Level Pass
 Vietnam Year 12   5.5

If your academic qualification or English standard is not listed in the table above, your application will be assessed by the Academic Manager based on its equivalence to GCE 'N' Level and English proficiency level of IELTS 5.0.

Mature candidates of at least 21 years of age with minimum of 3 years work experience may also apply. 

Progression Opportunities

Diploma in Hospitality Management
After you have successfully completed the Specialist Diploma level, you can progress onto the Diploma in Hospitality Management.
Career Prospects
Singapore is becoming a choice destination for tourism. As our graduate, you can be confident that you have a valuable and recognized qualification to start your career.

Fees & Funding

Please enquire below for course fees and financial grants: