Introduction to Hospitality Management Studies

Tourism and Hospitality
Free Course
Learn more about hospitality management.
Start Course Now
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Publisher





View course modules


Learn about the basic skills and competencies involved in working within the hospitality industry and an understanding of how the industry operates in its different forms by studying the course Introduction to Hospitality Management Studies. The course first introduces you to the main characteristics of the hospitality industry such as products and services, communication with customers and with staff, relationship building such as developing repeat customers, cultural diversity and labour. You will also gain an understanding of the relationship between the hospitality industry and the tourism sector, as well as an overview of the different career prospects and opportunities available in the hospitality industry. Next, you will learn about the accommodation sector and the different types of accommodation, from city centre hotels to villas and chalets, as well as the different types of specialized hotels. You will then learn about hotel rating systems, the criteria involved, and the organizations that develop and apply the systems to hotels. Finally, you will learn about the accommodation product which refers to rooms and related products and services that hotel guests will utilize. You will learn about the various types of hotel rooms, their grading systems as well as the different types of bed associated with each room type. You will also learn about the different types of hotel guest and how to interpret and evaluate the different types of requests that are made by guests. This course will be of great interest to professionals working in the hospitality industry who would like to learn more about the main characteristics of the hospitality industry. The course will also be of great interest to people who wish to gain employment or a career in the hospitality sector, and to owners of hospitality focused businesses.

Start Course Now

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to: - Explain the characteristics of the hospitality industry; - Explain the relationship between the hospitality and tourism industries; - Discuss career prospects and career paths, within the hospitality industry; - Explain the classification of accommodation; - Explain the hotel classification/rating system; - Discuss the different types of accommodation; - Define the differences in room grading and types of rooms; - Explain the differences in the types of bed; - Describe how guest types are classified.


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.


    Course Reviews

    New course

    This Course has been revised!

    For a more enjoyable learning experience, we recommend that you study the mobile-friendly republished version of this course.

    Take me to revised course.

    You have received a new notification

    Click here to view them all