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BS in Tourism Management in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management is a four-year degree program for people who want to have a career in the field of Tourism and Event Management. 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.

Subjects and Curriculum

  • 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

Admission Requirements


  • 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 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

On-The-Job Training/Internship

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. The number of hours required may differ in each university.

Board Exam

The BS in Tourism 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 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.

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Reviews of BS in Tourism Management graduates:

M. V.
◈ Studied BS Tourism Management
◈ At Far Eastern University
◈ Graduated 2015

list bulletWhy did I choose Tourism Management: I chose Tourism because I have the passion to study the fields of Tourism, and I'd love to see the beauty of the world.

list bulletAbout my college education: Usually, during 3rd & 4th year are the most risky, thesis and feasibility are the hardest, however, you will learn a lot at the same time, you will enjoy while studying. All you have to do is to be positive and be motivated.

The most useful things that this course helped me is learning how to manage and value my time; it also developed my sense of Leadership where I can say that I am a very responsible person.

Some of the exams are difficult, it depends on the professor. But I believe that if you prioritize studying, you will always gain passing scores.

list bulletMy current job: Currently, I am a Sales and Marketing officer in one of the hotel in Ilocos Province, but I'm based here in Manila. Usually, I handle reservation bookings in hotel accommodation, I also arrange tours and events. In addition to this, I also do marketing stuffs by marketing the hotel, it requires me to talk to a lot of people, companies, big groups and others, which is a very great learning experience.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Actually, all aspects that I've learned from FEU, I am using all the traits and the studies.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: I was a working student before. During my last year second semester, I was already a graduating student when I have my 1st job, I was a Front desk receptionist in a multi-national company-Agricultural.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Tourism Management: If you have the passion in loving the environment, the world, loves to explore and anything about Tourism Industry, I guess you have to get this course.

In terms of Employment opportunities, tourism is very flexible, you can go and gain experiences to any companies you wanted to. It us not that difficult to look for a job after graduation.

Salary level: As a starter, of course you will start at minimum (Manila level) but as long as you are gaining experience, you will earn higher that that.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: For me, what can I advise to pass this course is first of all, Discipline. When you have the discipline, all hard works will follow. Second, have a pleasing personality - being a tourism, it is important for you to know how to look professional at all time. Third, have a positive attitude. Lastly, by having a heart - put your heart to every single work while you are studying, believe me, at the end, it's all worth it!

I advice you guys just to enjoy while studying. All you have to do is to focus and have a heart while taking this course, I'm sure when you have the urge to study, one day you'll meet the success you wanted to be in your life. Tourism is very flexible, you will learn a lot of things, not only the field itself, but also learning the beauty of life! One more thing, set a goal and set your mindset for what you want to be soon.
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