Hotel Management Program Offered at Kenya Utalii College

Kenya Utalii College

Nairobi County

Diploma 3 years Fulltime Fee: Kshs 278,100 Intake: Ongoing

Diploma (Accredited by: Kenya Utalii College)

About Hotel Management Diploma program.

The Hotel management Course at Kenya Utalii College is a three year diploma course designed to equip students with knowledge and skills of hospitality facilities management. The programme exposes students to operational approaches of supervising and managing hospitality establishments.

Students go through all areas of hotel operations theoretically and practically and in the last year the management of these areas. 

To enhance the management skills of the candidates, the students are attached to Utalii Hotel, there are also two industrial attachments in second and third year. The students then put into practice what they have learnt by holding an event every year.

Research skills are also imparted through a group consultancy project where students research issues that affect the hotel industry.

Career Opportunities

Kenya Utalii College graduates may work in hotels as supervisors or departmental managers and rise to general management positions. All other catering and hospitality institutions which provide food and beverage and or accommodation can absorb the graduates to manage their facilities. Examples are hospitals, Schools with catering facilities, apartments etc.

Entry requirements for Hotel Management

KCSE mean grade C, with

  • English C+ and
  • Mathematics/Business Studies C- and
  • any other equivalent qualifications


Kenya Utalii College graduates of 1 ½ or 2 year certificate (Hotel Related) courses may apply provided they passed with Distinction or Credit.

Hotel Management Course Subjects

First Year

  • Industrial Familiarization Programme
  • Kitchen Theory1
  • Practical Cookery 1
  • F&B Service Theory 
  • Wine and Bar Knowledge
  • Hygiene ,Nutrition and HACCP
  • Communication Skills
  • F & B Service Practical
  • Basic Language 1(French,German,Japanese,Chinese,Spanish
  • Housekeeping Theory
  • Front Office Operations
  • Menu Planning and Costing
  • Practically cookery 2
  • Introduction to Tourism
  • Information communication Technology

Second Year

  • Basic  Language  2
  • Food and beverage control
  • Dry Cleaning and Laundry Operations
  • Hotel Information System
  • Housekeeping Practical’s
  • Introduction to Hospitality
  • Introduction to financial and Cost Accounting
  • Operations In -Training - Utalii Hotel
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Intermediate Language 1
  • Sociology of Tourism
  • Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
  • Front Office Management
  • Hospitality Accounting II
  • Principles of management
  • Entrepreneurship

Third Year

  • Facilities Management
  • Intermediate Language 11
  • Food & Beverage Supervision
  • Research and Statistics
  • Leisure and Recreation
  • Supervisory in training- Utalii Hotel
  • First Aid
  • Operations In -Training - Utalii Hotel
  • Environmental Management
  • Intermediate Language 1
  • Financial Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Law
  • Front Office Management
  • Industrial Attachment

About Kenya Utalii College

Kenya Utalii College (KUC) is a leading African hospitality and tourism training institution. Established 47 years ago the College has trained over 60,000 graduates from around the world who continue to serve in the local and international hospitality and tourism industry. The College opened its doors in 1975 and was ... read more