The Associate degree is a one and a half year programme consisting of the first five Trimesters of the BBA degree. This programme provides the applicant with a foundation of essential skills required for a supervisory position in the hospitality industry. The student will receive a thorough introduction to food production, restaurant operations, front office and rooms division operations as well as basic and introductory business and management subjects.
Graduates can utilize this programme as a fast track into a career in the hospitality industry or may opt to continue their studies to the full degree programme at EAHM. The internship may be deferred until he / she leaves EAHM and by using the EAHM's partners, they can initially get an internship that springboards them into a real job at the end.
The minimum requirement for application are:
- Successful completion of higher secondary school [12 years of school]; with a minimum average grade of 75%
- A paper-based TOEFL score of 550; Academic IELTS overall band of 6.0; or CAE score of 52 (The TOEFL / IELTS / CAE test is a UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research requirement and needs to be submitted before the student is enrolled)
- Successful entrance interview