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BS in International Hospitality Management in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management is a four-year program that provides the necessary knowledge and skills to students with regard to travel and tour operations. It also helps students learn to manage different sectors of travel, tourism, accommodation and food service industry. This program ensures that graduates of such courses are not only talented and intellectually able but are also  competitive globally.


Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who want to pursue a degree in International Hospitality 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.


Subjects and Curriculum

  • Principles of Tourism
  • Tourism Planning and Development
  • Total Quality Management
  • Culinary Arts and Sciences
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
  • Events Management
  • Banquet, Function and Catering Services Procedures
  • Rooms Division Management and Control System
  • Food and Beverage Control System
  • Food and Beverage Service Procedures

  • Front Office Procedures
  • Housekeeping Procedures

Admission Requirements

Qualifications

  • The student must be a high school graduate. 

However, if they were not able to graduate high school, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.

  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.

Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Most recent medical and dental health record
  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate
  • Certificate of Good moral character
  • Copy of honorable dismissal

  • Copy of high school diploma
  • (1) Latest 2”x2” ID Picture


Program Outcome

Graduates of BS in International Hospitality Management are expected to be able to:

  • Comply with enterprise standards when producing food products
  • Apply skills in management in food and beverage service and operations
  • Provide a full guest cycle services for guests
  • Implement a risk management program to maintain safety and security in the workplace
  • Provide food and beverage services based on industry standards
  • Knowledgeable of the tourism industry
  • Utilize technology applications for tourism

On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in hotels, resorts, events management companies, and travel and tour companies or agencies. 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. The number of hours required may differ in each university.


Board Exam

The BS in International Hospitality Management does not have a board examination. However, graduates may opt to take the Civil Service Examination (CSE) conducted by the Philippine Civil Service Commission (PCSC) to qualify in working in government offices. Some graduates opt to take a Master’s degree followed by a Doctorate degree to gain expertise in the industry. 


Career Opportunities

Graduates of BS in International Hospitality Management may pursue a career path in hotels, resorts, events management companies, and travel and tour companies or agencies. They may apply as a front desk clerk, bartender, assistant cook, travel agency staff,  cruise ship staff, human resource assistant, accommodation assistant, or a hotel sales coordinator.

Reviews of BS in International Hospitality Management graduates:


list bulletWhy did I choose International Hospitality Management: I chose this course because I love attending to the needs of other people and I like the ambiance in the hospitality industry.

list bulletAbout my college education: Over-all, studying this course is enjoyable for me because I really like the course; I found my core subjects and major subjects interesting because I learn so many things, particularly in "hazards in food analysis" and "personality development in the hospitality industry ". It was really interesting because I have learned a lot that made me more knowledgeable.

However, there are some subjects whom I found boring like P.E. Because I'm not into sports or other activities which require so much energy. I found it boring since I don't have the capability of being an athlete and it was hard for me to play a sport or anything requiring energy. I remember one of my PE class, I failed in one of my activities. However, with the help of my fellow students, I passed!

To succeed in this course with flying colors, one must obtain the right amount of self-discipline, patience, and of course, hospitality. You should keep your feet on the ground, remember guests will always be right. You are going to guide them so you must follow them and respect them in order to succeed this course. Attend the whole class. Even if you feel like you will just die if you sit there any longer. Even if you feel your brain start to ooze out the side of your ear. Get involved on campus. All work and no *productive* socializing is boring.

list bulletMy current job: Hotel General Manager. Managing staffs in a Hotel.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Yes. I used all the learning I gathered especially the proper way on how to handle peoples or guests. The proper ways of how to treat them good and how to comply with all their needs with a great satisfaction. I am applying the knowledge I have regarding criticisms, on how to handle it and how to understand the guest's behavior. It was hard to handle them, some are very offending when saying opinions and everything but thanks for my professors they taught me well how to get along with it.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: It took just a month to find a job after graduation.

list bulletDo I recommend studying International Hospitality Management: Yes. Employment opportunities are very wide. Hotels, resorts, and restaurants are opening up everywhere.

As for interesting career, for as long as you love what you do, it will always remain interesting and fulfilling to you.

Salary level ranges from 20,000-30,000 starting not to mention the privileges and tips from the guests.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: I advice them to really think about it, if they easily get affected with criticisms might as well not take this course because you will receive a lot of criticisms from guests in this industry.

However, if you really love assisting other people, then this is the right course for you and you don't have to worry so much, just always love what you are doing. You can never finish a job or task with satisfaction if you do not like what you're doing. You must decide wisely if you really want this course because this is not as easy as you think.
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