3 months
Full time
Graduate diploma / certificate

About this program

International Tourism & Hotel Management

Gain the most comprehensive, real-world training to seek top management positions in the hospitality and tourism industry. Whether you are new to the field or an experienced professional needing refreshed skills, our courses give you the knowledge and preparation needed to earn those coveted positions in high-end hotels, top restaurants, full-service resorts, luxury cruise lines, tourism offices, and other hospitality organizations.


  • Examine the current issues impacting global hospitality management
  • Use proven marketing and branding techniques to capture and retain the hospitality- and tourism-focused client
  • Build and adapt event management and project management skills necessary in the changing hospitality and tourism industries
  • Understand how to develop an integrated service culture that supports employee retention
  • Learn about the role of sustainability and greening within current hospitality and tourism practices
  • Develop accounting and budgeting systems that serve as tools in the hospitality and tourism industries
  • Gaina competitive edge in the global job market through an internship in a U.S. company
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Admission requirements

This program is designed both for people entering the field and for those who already work in the hospitality and tourism industry but wish to enhance their careers. Examples include:

  • Business professionals seeking to enter the hospitality industry
  • Hospitality workers who wish to gain management skills for upward mobility
  • Developers in the timeshare, vacation ownership, and condominium/hotel industries
  • Key personnel working for chambers of commerce, convention and visitors bureaus, tourism boards, and hotel/motel associations
  • Other professionals involved in the development of infrastructure for the hospitality industry

Evidence of a university degree and/or substantial academic or professional experience

Demonstration of English language proficiency (one of the options below). Please submit scores from tests taken within the past two years.

  • English proficiency tests accepted
    • 71 iBT TOEFL
    • 530 PBT TOEFL or 17 on each section
    • 685 TOEIC
    • 6.0 IELTS
    • B2 CEFR or ISE
    • 3.5 iTEP
    • 95 Duolingo
    • 50 Pearson Academic
    • Advanced Cambridge
    • EIKEN Japanese Test in Practical English “Grade pre-1”
    • GEPT “High-Intermediate”
  • Completion of English language school
    • UCI 10-Week Intensive ESL: Level 5
    • Kaplan International: Higher Intermediate
    • FLS International: Level 16
    • ELS Language Centers: Level 112
  • University degree was completed in the U.S., Australia, U.K., or another country where instruction was taught in English

Students must be at least 18 years of age or older

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Program content


  • Leadership Workshop: Understanding Yourself & Your Teams for Better Results
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Resources & Leadership for the Hospitality Professional
  • Accounting and Budgeting
  • Customer Service Management
  • Event Management
  • Strategic Marketing and Branding for the Hospitality Industry


As an optional last course and for an additional fee of $2,900, you have the opportunity to apply academic theory and gain practical experience in a variety of businesses and industries for 10 weeks. A research project provides additional training. Also included in the internship are the Resume Writing and Interviewing Skills workshops.



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University of California Irvine, Division of Continuing Education

WORLD-CLASS UNIVERSITY, INCOMPARABLE LOCATION Founded in 1965, UCI is renowned for its strength as a major research university. We are located in a dynamic U.S. business environment and in one of the most beautiful and vibrant regions in Southern California—Orange County, famously...

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Why study at University of California Irvine, Division of Continuing Education

International Programs (IP), a department of the University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education, offers life-enriching academic, professional, and cultural experiences to international audiences in environments specifically tailored to their needs.

These experiences include:

  • superior English language and professional content instruction,
  • comprehensive preparation for successful undergraduate and graduate studies,
  • a wide variety of support services to foster international students’ adjustment to and competence in participating in American life.


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Masayuki, Japan

I learned state-of-the-art concepts, obtained outstanding practical skills and truly enjoyed learning from a broad scope of cultural and ideological diversity. With the experience in UC Irvine, I can handle my tasks with confidence, and have an appropriate attitude toward work. I am furthering the career path for my future by developing my skill...

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Andreas, Austria

I had the best time of my life at the UCI Extension, in the middle of wonderful SoCal. After 22 years of professional career in the hotel business I felt that I needed a change, and through my ACP for International Tourism and Hotel Management I opened up for new ideas and ways again. One of the best things was meeting people and making friends ...

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University of California Irvine, Division of Continuing Education

Pereira Drive, West of East Peltason Dr.
92697-5700 Irvine
United States of America

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