Course Description
Tourism is the world’s largest industry with revenues of over $500 billion. In Maldives the tourism industry is the largest single contributor to the country’s economy and there is a constant demand for qualified professionals in the field.

The ABE Level 6 Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management builds up on knowledge gained in the previous levels. Gearing you up for graduate level studies, and/or managerial positions, this course looks at the implications of strategic decisions taken by management.

This course may have been referred to as ABE Graduate Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management in some of the promotional materials.

Awarding Body
Certificate for this course will be awarded by the Association of Business Executives (ABE).

MNQF Level
Level 6 Advacned Diploma (view Approval)

Academic Requirements
Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum entry requirements:

Course Structure
Compulsory Subjects:

  • Strategic Hospitality Management
  • International Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
  • Sustainable Tourism Planning and Development

Plus Two Optional Subject from below:

  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Project Management

Duration: 12 months (2 semesters)

Intakes: January and June

Course Assessments
All subjects will be assessed by time constrained paper based exams that are set and marked by ABE, UK. The exams will be conducted and invigilated by the Department of Public Examinations in the Maldives.

Course Fee and Payment Plan
Payments can be made in installments. Please see Course Fees and Payment Plan for information.

The Association of Business Executives (ABE) Level 6 Diploma is accepted at many universities (see ABE Website for details) and can be used as a pre-requisite for entry into the final year of University or continue on to the ABE Level 7 Diploma in Business Management, which is a postgraduate level programme. With relevant work experience, the ABE level 6 Diploma can even gain students entry into a MBA program at various UK universities.

How to Apply?
Candidates may apply online or download and complete application, which can be submitted to College Reception on the First Floor of H. Vaifilaa-age, Janavaree Magu. Applicants are requested to read the Terms and Conditions for Studying at MAPS College before applying.