Master of Business Administration In Tourism Management

Cultivate leadership skills as you delve into the tourism and hospitality industry.

 

Elevate your standard and qualification in Tourism Management by equipping yourself with the world-class education offered by UOW Malaysia KDU’s Master of Business Administration in Tourism Management programme. This programme is tailored to develop leaders, educators and researchers who will take on the opportunities and challenges in tourism and hospitality industry in Malaysia and Asia Pacific regions into the next centuries.

This programme is suitable for bachelor degree holder and working professionals in the tourism and hospitality industry who seek to expand their portfolio to become leaders in the industry through a blend of strategic perspectives and pragmatic implementation.  The objective of the programme is to develop students’ industry practice, functional management and research competencies.

In addition, the programme also aims to produce graduates that:

  • Effective, independent and confident in business and also become self-directed learners with a focus on deep learning;
  • Understand the learning and relate their learning to a wider context;
  • Improve their general skills for business and career management;
  • Articulate their personal goals and evaluate progress towards their achievement; and
  • Encourage a positive learning attitude throughout life.

Programme information

GLOBAL OUTLOOK THROUGH INTERNATIONAL NETWORK

UOW Malaysia KDU provides its hospitality, tourism and culinary arts’ students with an international experience, allowing them to achieve a global outlook be it during or after their studies. They develop an acute appreciation of the added value of graduating with relevant international study and work experience, and how this benefits their personal development and future careers in hospitality and tourism management as well as in culinary arts.

During their studies, students can participate in these international study opportunities:

IMI (Switzerland) International Residential Study Trip

  • An optional 10-day study trip to IMI, Switzerland, for degree students.
  • The study trip includes field visits, classes and assignments.
  • Students will receive dual certification from IMI and UOW Malaysia KDU upon graduation.

 

Italian Cuisine – Semester Abroad at ALMA La Scuola Internazionale, Italy

  • The first and only Malaysian higher education institution to offer an Italian Cuisine specialisation.
  • The semester abroad covers 4 months of classes in ALMA, the world’s leading Italian culinary education centre, and 4 months of stage (internship) in renowned and Michelin-starred restaurants, such as Piccolo Lago in Piemonte and La Pineta in Tuscany.
  • Includes field trips to experience the heritage, culture and cuisine of Italy. ALMA is situated 20 minutes away from Parma, a UNESCO-recognised City of Gastronomy famous for Prosciutto di Parma (Parma ham), Parmigiano Reggiano (parmesan cheese) and balsamic vinegar.

 

STUDENTS ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY OF UNDERGOING THEIR INTERNSHIP ABROAD.

Partnership with HOSCO

  • UOW MALAYSIA sends its hospitality, tourism and culinary arts’ students on internships in global placements through HOSCO, which is based in Geneva, Switzerland, where top hospitality organisations, schools and students from all over the world convene and interact.
  • Students gain access to leading hospitality organisations and their available positions on a global market basis, enabling them to better select their internships and first permanent positions and to access valuable social tools and applications.

 

Partnership with HILTON WORLDWIDE

  • The partnership with HILTON WORLDWIDE, the Hilton Class programme, aims to develop talents for the country’s rapidly growing hospitality industry. The programme offers UOW Malaysia KDU students rigorous on-the-job training and a theoretical curriculum designed to equip them for successful careers in hospitality.

 

J1 Exchange Visitor Visa Programme

  • Through this programme, students get the opportunity to go through on-the-job experience in the United States for up to 12 months.

 

Collaboration With Accorhotels

  • Providing internship & career opportunities to students & graduates of SHTCA.
  • Including graduate employment program – New Generation Leaders program (Management Trainee program) forgraduates.

 

INTERNSHIPS

Internships offer the potential for valuable learning opportunities outside the standard classroom setting. It is to put to practice what students were taught in the school and to develop their skills within all the different departments in the Hospitality Industry. Internships serves as a bridge between traditional academic settings and the professional world to which the students aspires to get into.It is the beginning of a lifelong journey for students and from thereon begin their careers in the Hospitality Industry. Internships strengthens the students resume for future career advancements.

 

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Our programmes are highly regarded, and our students and lecturers have gone on to participate and win in industry-recognised competitions. These include:

  • Battle of the Chefs Penang, Malaysia
  • Career@Hiltonlive Hospitality Talent Cup, Malaysia
  • International MIHAS Apprentice Chefs’ Competition, Malaysia
  • Food and Hotel Malaysia Culinary Challenge (FHM), Malaysia
  • Food and Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge (FHA), Singapore
  • Hans Bueschkens Challenge, Chile
  • Hong Kong International Culinary Classic (HOFEX), Hong Kong
  • International Emirates Salon Culinaire, Dubai
  • The Big Cooking Contest, Austria
  • I-Chef – Worlds Largest Chefs Gathering
  • FHI, Food Hotel Indonesia
  • Barista Malaysian Challenge
  • FHM, Food Hotel Malaysia
  • Golden Jubilee of HRH The Sultan of Brunei
  • World Chefs Without Borders (feeding the poor)
  • Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg
  • World Chef Culinary Classic Competition Under American Culinary Federation
Duration
Min. 1 year 4 months
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie
Core

CORE

  • Accounting & Finance for Managers
  • Business Economics for Managers
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Research Methodology
  • Strategic Management
Specialization
  • Asian Business Culture
  • Hospitality & Tourism Operations Development
  • International Hospitality Entrepreneurship
  • Managing Operations in Hospitality Business
Research
  • MBA Research Project & Dissertation

Intake dates

2019

14 January 9 May 4 September
Estimated fees
Local students

RM31,900

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International students

RM37,400

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Notes

*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

Bachelor Degree :

  • Completed with a min. CGPA of 2.50 or its equivalent qualifications
  • Bachelor Degree with min. CGPA of 2.00 can be accepted with a min. of 5 years relevant working experience
English Requirement

Local Student:

Band 5 in MUET

International Student:

Band 6.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 60 (IBT) or 499 (PBT) in TOEFL; or score 50 and above for Pearson English Test

 

*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.

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