Hos­pi­tal­ity to the fore

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - HIGHER EDUCATION -

ONE of the fastest grow­ing sec­tors in the world is Hos­pi­tal­ity and Tourism, fu­elled by the ex­plo­sion in af­ford­able and easy travel. Be­cause of this, there is a grow­ing de­mand for hos­pi­tal­ity providers – peo­ple who can be counted on to de­liver first- class ser­vices to cus­tomers, to en­sure they feel at home no mat­ter where they are.

One of Malaysia’s lead­ing education providers, SEGi Univer­sity and Col­leges, of­fers sev­eral hos­pi­tal­ity and tourism de­gree pro­grammes to groom fu­ture pro­fes­sion­als in the sec­tor.

The pro­grammes avail­able at SEGi are de­signed to equip stu­dents with the skills and knowl­edge that are in high de­mand by to­day’s em­ploy­ers.

Stu­dents will study rel­e­vant mod­ules and also de­velop skills in com­mu­ni­ca­tion, team work, prob­lem- solv­ing, us­age of in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy and ap­pli­ca­tion of num­bers – all th­ese are es­sen­tial to launch their ca­reers in the lux­u­ri­ous world of Hos­pi­tal­ity and Tourism. SEGi part­ners with some of the top na­tional and multi­na­tional ho­tels to en­sure its Hos­pi­tal­ity and Tourism stu­dents get the best in­dus­try- rel­e­vant train­ing.

Stu­dents will un­der­take in­dus­try practicum as a com­po­nent of their stud­ies and have the op­tion of train­ing at any of SEGi’s part­ner ho­tels. This spec­trum of top in­dus­try part­ners will give SEGi’s Hos­pi­tal­ity and Tourism grad­u­ates the ad­van­tage of gain­ing a wide ex­po­sure.

Stu­dents also par­tic­i­pate in field trips to visit Hos­pi­tal­ity and Tourism oper­a­tors and ex­hi­bi­tion fairs, and spe­cific hol­i­day des­ti­na­tions so that stu­dents have a prac­ti­cal un­der­stand­ing of their pro­gramme syl­labus and the in­dus­try.

The de­gree pro­grammes are:

– Bach­e­lor in Hos­pi­tal­ity Man­age­ment ( Hons):

This three- year pro­gramme ex­plores the fas­ci­nat­ing worlds of lodg­ing, food ser­vice, meet­ing plan­ning, travel and tourism as well as re­lated busi­ness ar­eas that make up the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try.

The teach­ing and learn­ing aspects of the pro­gramme have been de­vel­oped to re­flect the lat­est in­dus­try trends while also ad­dress­ing what the in­dus­try is do­ing to adapt to the chang­ing needs and wants of in­ter­na­tional trav­ellers. SEGi also of­fers the op­tion of a dual de­gree pro­gramme with Univer­sity of Sun­der­land, United King­dom.

Th­ese stu­dents will have to com­plete ex­tra mod­ules to grad­u­ate with two de­gree parch­ments – SEGi Univer­sity and Univer­sity of Sun­der­land.

– BSc ( Hons) In­ter­na­tional Tourism and Hos­pi­tal­ity Man­age­ment ( 3+ 0):

Man­ag­ing tourism and hos­pi­tal­ity busi­nesses re­quires strong busi­ness acu­men. With this pro­gramme, grad­u­ates will be ready to be part of the on­go­ing growth of the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try in ar­eas such as ho­tels, restau­rants, con­fer­ence cen­tres, cruise lin­ers, travel agen­cies, tourist at­trac­tions, recre­ation and sports and cul­tural cen­tres.

Stu­dents will study mod­ules to pre­pare them to be lead­ers in the tourism and leisure in­dus­try, in­clud­ing event man­age­ment and tourism man­age­ment.

The mod­ules re­flect the ac­tual pro­gramme of­fered at Univer­sity of Sun­der­land, United King­dom, so any­one can now pur­sue this qual­i­fi­ca­tion lo­cally.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Hos­pi­tal­ity and Tourism pro­grammes, call SEGi Col­lege Kuala Lumpur ( 03- 2070 2078 or 1800 888 028), SEGi Univer­sity ( 03- 6145 1777 or 1800 887 344), SEGi Col­lege Subang Jaya ( 038600 1888 or 1800 888 622), SEGi Col­lege Pe­nang ( 04- 263 3888), SEGi Col­lege Sarawak ( 082- 252 566), e- mail askme@ segi. edu. my or log on to www. segi. edu. my.

The hos­pi­tal­ity and Tourism pro­grammes avail­able at sEGi are de­signed to equip stu­dents with the skills and knowl­edge that are in­creas­ingly in de­mand by to­day’s em­ploy­ers.

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