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Undergraduate Programmes DHM
  • Certificate in Hospitality Management

The Hospitality Management Certificate Programme trains individuals for entry-level positions in the food service, Hotel and lodging industries. The curriculum enables students to pursue various positions, such as Front Desk Clerk, Food Service Worker, Convention Services Coordinator, Banquet Server, Housekeeper, Hotel Sales Coordinator, Beverage Supervisor, Hotel Reservations Specialist, and Food Production Worker. During the hotel practicum, students receive on-site training in the restaurants and hotels in Kenya.

Admission Requirements

KCSE Mean Grade D+ (plus)

  • Diploma in Hospitality Management

Diploma in Hospitality Management is a substantive management programme, typically delivered over a two year period in the case of full-time students. The Course combines practical career-based elements with a number of essential underpinning management disciplines that will be invaluable as the individual’s career progresses. The course is therefore an ideal preparation for immediate employment in the sector.

Students learn about food service and production alongside a variety of academic disciplines, including foreign languages. Throughout the program, virtues, such as discipline, punctuality, ethics and hygiene are encouraged as they are highly valued throughout the world and count as much as academic and practical skills in ensuring a successful career.

The Diploma Programme is designed to be broadly equivalent to that of the first year of a bachelor’s degree; students may use the qualification to apply for credit entry to a number of bachelor degree programme.

Admission Requirements

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus) OR Certificate in Hospitality Management OR Certificate in relevant field

  • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

Hospitality is a thriving industry across the country. Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management helps prepare you to compete for entry-level management positions in the hospitality industry that can lead to eventual leadership positions in the field. Its varied course of study prepares students with both the management theories and operational competencies necessary to enter any segment of the industry upon graduation. Upon graduation from this program, you will be qualified to seek employment as a hotel and lodging manager, food service manager or resort manager.

Hospitality Management course work includes training in specific skills areas such as purchasing, accounting, marketing, and management. But the programme also focuses on soft-skills areas such as professionalism, customer service, dependability, work ethic, and team dynamics.

The programme endeavor to maintain strong ties with local, regional, and national employers in all sectors of hospitality. This would lead to a wide array of employment opportunities for employment at graduation.

Admission Requirements

The entry requirements set out below must be regarded as minimum requirements which in no way directly entitles an applicant to a place in the University. The following requirements must be fulfilled: -

  1. A Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with an average grade C+ (C Plus) or its equivalent passed from at least eight subjects as one sitting drawn from subject clusters as stipulated by the Kenya National Examinations Council.
  2. C (plain) in the following subject:
    • English/Kiswahili/Mathematics/Foreign Language
    • Biology/Physics/Chemistry
    • Geography/CRE/IRE/Hindu/History & Government/Home Science/ Agriculture


          Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) with a principal pass OR Diploma in Hospitality Management OR Diploma in relevant field.


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