Gain­ing an edge in hos­pi­tal­ity

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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.

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