Hospitality to the fore
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.