Gaining an edge in hospitality
iNTI is collaborating with the No.1 hospitality management school in Asia Pacific and Australia (Survey by Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) PLC, UK, 2013) – Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) to provide students a qualification that will help meet a growing demand for qualified personnel in the local and regional hospitality and tourism industry.
The new three-year Bachelor of Business in International Hotel and Resort Management degree provides broad business-focused education and training in all key aspects of hotel and resort management.
The syllabus includes practical skills development where students have the opportunity to learn in a simulated hotel environment.
They are prepared for supervisory and management trainee positions on graduation in the hotel industry, particularly in resorts, as well as associated accommodation, hospitality and tourism sectors.
With a strong focus on driving innovative learning and international exposure, the Blue Mountains degree leverages on the use of technology, including video conferencing in creating global classrooms where students at INTI can exchange ideas, interact and build a network with their counterparts at Blue Mountains in Australia.
With an embedded study trip to any of Blue Mountain’s institution in Asia, students are able to engage with fellow hospitality students in the region to enhance their understanding of the Asian hospitality industry.
On hand to launch the programme at INTI International College Subang were Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School chief executive officer Guy Bentley, Laureate Hospitality and Culinary chief executive officer Michael Huckaby and INTI chief executive officer Amit Sevak.
Both INTI and BMIHMS are part of Laureate International Universities, the world’s largest and fastest growing network of private higher education institutions.
“Malaysia is an important market for Laureate and the hospitality and tourism sector holds tremendous potential for the country.
“With Laureate’s backing, INTI is in an excellent position to contribute to the Malaysian government’s effort to attract 36 million tourists to Malaysia and generate RM168bil in revenue for the country by year 2020.
“We are eagerly expanding our efforts with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture to ensure the success of the Malaysia Tourism Transformation Plan,” says Amit.
INTI’s partnerships with industry players include those with the Malaysian Association of Hotels Training and Education Centre (MAHTEC) for industry certification for hospitality graduates; Dorsett Hospitality International for training facilities and other learning resources at INTI Subang; Hard Rock Hotel for internship programmes and other learning opportunities at INTI Penang; and Shangri-La Tanjung Aru and Spa and Hyatt Regency Kinabalu for support for a work-based diploma in hotel management in Kota Kinabalu, where INTI is the Malaysia Center for Tourism and Hospitality Education (MyCenTHE) cluster leader in Sabah.
“INTI’s collaboration with BMIHMS sets yet another benchmark in Malaysian hospitality education and human resource development. The new Blue Mountains degree leverages on INTI’s global network of academic and industry partners and advisers, including international five-star hotels and hospitality establishments.
“The new degree is expected to draw international as well as local students, and enhance Malaysia’s status as one of the world’s most popular destinations for education and tourism,” says Amit.
About INTI International University and Colleges
One of the most respected and trusted names in the Malaysian private higher education industry, INTI is part of the Laureate International Universities network that spans 30 countries and online, with over 75 accredited universities and 130 campuses, serving nearly 800,000 students globally.
Being part of the Laureate network means that on top of what it already offers, INTI provides access to global resources, best practices, teaching methods, international faculty and management tools that are truly world class.
For details, call 03-5623 2800/04-631 0138 or log on to www.newinti.edu.my
From left: INTI chief operating officer Rohit Sharma, Guy Bentley, Amit Sevak and Michael Huckaby at the launch of the Bachelor of Business in International Hotel & Resort Management degree.