Manish Gupta: “Alison and I have the same objective: to impart knowledge to the masses.”
Manish Gupta is a hospitality professional with experience and expertise in finance, hotel management, operations and business development. Hotel Management School seeks to bring hospitality management expertise to practicing hotel management staff and professionals. The courses are prepared by instructors with hands on experience in hotel management and training. Manish spoke to Alison about his professional training, creating courses with Alison and what students can expect from studying with Hotel Management School.
I am a qualified public accountant working for over 10 years in hospitality finance. I have taught at both the Geneva Business School and the Swiss Business School in Myanmar. I started working in a Shangri-La hotel in 2009. Working hard and learning from peers about the industry made me an expert in finance, and my curious nature helped me to learn trade secrets very fast. While working, I had enormous opportunities to learn from various situations in a short time as the hotel business was at its peak. I went through lot of crisis situations. Shangri-La Hotels have great training programmes which teach not only hotel operations but also finance. I’m also the founder of the Hotel Management School, which specialises in online courses on hotel management.
I came across Alison while exploring online teaching opportunities. Alison and I have the same objective: to impart knowledge to the masses. Alison has very high standards when it comes to course quality, descriptions and structure. Publishers need to research and prepare course material and assessment questions thoroughly. Alison has lot of students who visit their platform on a regular basis and hosting courses on Alison has helped me to validate my courses by providing certifications.
My courses on hotel management are structured around fundamental knowledge necessary to understand advanced concepts. Prospective learners are hotel employees and prospective hotel employees who want to learn more about hotel management. I’ve published one course on Alison at this point in time, which aims to teach students how to analyse restaurant profitability and make decisions to improve it. Learners from hospitality background will find my courses interesting. I am in the process of uploading more courses.
My advice to Alison learners would be to complete courses in their entirety and to take assessments in all honesty. Learners will get the most benefit is they try to apply their learning in practice.
In my belief, education is very important for people to be able to skill themselves. Alison’s free model means the learner can learn free of cost, at their own comfort or while working at the same time. Alison has helped to bring world class courses to masses of people and helped them upskill in their life.