THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN TOURISM MANAGEMENT is a (4) four-year degree programme that provides students a concrete view in the field of tourism.
This programme leads to expertise in management of tour-operating agencies, as well as other jobs in the travel, events and hotel sector. It aims to address the need for professionals who can help in promoting the tourism and hospitality industries in the Philippines. The curriculum is designed to develop skills in critical thinking, creative problem solving, research, intellectual curiosity, and operational competencies. The combination of theories learned inside the classroom, industry immersion and on-the-job training will prepare the students to be globally competitive in tourism management operations.
The BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN TOURISM MANAGEMENT will give you the knowledge and understanding how tourism businesses operate, how tourists behave and what impact tourism has on countries, cultures and the environment.
Tourism Management is a study programme which prepares students to work in the dynamic tourism industry in sectors like hospitality, travel and tourism.
The course will give you the knowledge and understanding how tourism businesses operate, how tourists behave and what impact tourism has on countries, cultures and the environment. It also helps to develop a wide range of skills that can be applied to a variety of managerial and entrepreneurial roles in the expanding tourism industry.
The programme particularly emphasizes the cultural and political aspects of tourism, its special models in different societies and its impact on the regional and global economy. It also prepares students to plan a wide range of tourism activities and manage tourist products considering existing circumstances and conditions.
This course leads to expertise in the management of tour-operating agencies, as well as other jobs in the tourism and hospitality sector. The curriculum also includes operational competencies, event management classes, investment, and market study.
Recommended Senior High School Strand
Students who want to pursue a degree in Tourism Management are encouraged to take the Home Economics strand under the Technical-Vocational and Livelihood (TVL) track. The strand covers interesting topics like beauty and wellness, cooking, fashion designing, tourism, hospitality, and handicrafts. These topics are helpful to incoming college students as it teaches the basics of their degree program.
- Philippine Culture and Tourism Geography
- Risk Management
- Quality Service Management in Tourism and Hospitality
- Legal Aspects of Tourism and Hospitality
- Macro Perspective of Tourism and Hospitality
- Professional Development and Applied Ethics
- Multicultural Diversity in the workplace for the tourism professional
- Tourism and Hospitality Marketing
- Micro Perspective of Tourism and Hospitality
- Entrepreneurship in Tourism and Hospitality
Graduates of BS in Tourism Management are expected to be able to:
- Knowledgeable of the tourism industry
- Awareness of the products and services produced by the local tourism industry
- Apply laws and regulations related to the tourism industry
- Utilize technology applications for tourism
- Perform human capital development functions of a tourism-oriented organization
- Properly communicate with clients and guest
During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in travel agencies, travel ticketing offices, event organizing companies, and the Department of Tourism.
Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator.
Graduates of BS in Tourism Management may pursue a career path in travel agencies, travel ticketing offices, event organizing companies, and the Department of Tourism. They may apply as a tour escort, tour agency clerk, hotel and resort personnel, tour agent, government tourism staff, event coordinator, flight attendant, travel writer, and a tourism researcher.