Swiss Diploma in Hotel Management

Course Description

As a field of study, Hotel Management concerns the in-depth learning of techniques necessary in managing the operations of a hotel business. As a hotelier, one must understand the fundamental functions and interdepartmental relationships of the business. Synergies between the Sales & Marketing, Food and Beverage, Kitchen, Accounts, Housekeeping, Maintenance and Human Resource departments, among others are key to ensuring that the hotel is operating at its maximum capabilities, thus ensuring healthy financial returns. At BIHC, the Hotel Operations Module allows students to apply practical skills to the theoretical knowledge they gain at a unique establishment - the 5 Star Boma Hotel premises.

Our 2-year Swiss Diploma in Hotel Management may open the doors for careers in: Cruise lines, banks, airlines, restaurants and other industries with a focus on hospitality and customer service.


Course Duration

2 years


Course Intake

January, May, September


Entry Requirements

  • KCSE Mean grade C- (MINUS) with C- (MINUS) or above in English or Kiswahili and a D (PLAIN) in Mathematics
  • IB/ A – Level 4 Credits
  • IGCSE 4 'O' Passes with D and above and/or equivalent of a mean grade of C- (MINUS) with E in Math and a D English or Kiswahili
  • SATs 1060 and above out of 1600

Course Fees Kshs per annum

Student Tuition Application Fee Student Pass Accident Insurance Student ID Graduation & BHMS Admin Fee Uniform
Kenyan 442,800 2,500 - 5,000 1,000 25,000 30,200
East African 442,800 5,000 2,500 5,000 1,000 25,000 30,200
International 528,900 5,000 12,500 5,000 1,000 25,000 30,200

For more details see our full fees structure documents on downloads



Study Areas

Year 1
  • Introduction to Hospitality Food and Beverage Operations
  • Food and Beverage Service Theory and Practical
  • Hospitality Planning and Development
  • Food and Beverage Service Practical @ The Boma Hotel
  • Food Production Theory
  • Food Production Practical
  • Beverage Knowledge
  • Food and Beverage Cost Control
  • French
  • Hospitality Business Communication
  • Business Application and Analytics
  • Basic First Aid and Fire Safety Training
  • Applied Hotel Operations Practical @ The Boma Hotel
  • Year 2
  • Events Management Operations
  • Rooms Division Management: Front Office, Concierge, Housekeeping, Spa and Health Club
  • Revenue Management
  • Social Media & Sales Marketing
  • Hospitality Law
  • Resort Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Managerial Account
  • Mandarin
  • Human Resource Management
  • Study Skills, Research & Capstone
  • Applied Hotel Operations Practical @ The Boma Hotel

  • Enrollment

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