BA (Hons) in Tourism Management | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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BA (Hons) in Tourism Management

Duration:
3 Years (6 Semesters)

Award:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
19 Nov 2019
25 Feb 2020
28 Apr 2020

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • The knowledge and skills required for you to play a leading role in travel and tourism related service industries.
  • A critical awareness of travel and tourism’s roles in business, the environment and sustainability.
  • Advanced study of travel and tourism and facilitates progression, both academic and vocational, by means of developing your intellectual capabilities, knowledge, key personal and transferable skills and a capacity for independent and lifelong learning.
  • Skills that will enable you to work across diverse sectors of the tourism industry.
  • Modules to develop cultural skills, negotiation and communication skills, combined with the ability to develop and market a product; namely tourism.

Admission Requirements:

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
STPM • 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) and a Credit in English at SPM Level or its equivalent.
A-LEVEL• 2 Passes in A-Level in any 2 subjects, and a Credit in English at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or its equivalent.
UEC• 5 Grade B’s in UEC including English.
MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION• Passed Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.0) with a Credit in English at SPM/ O-Level/ IGCSE or equivalent.
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
DIPLOMA • Successful completion of the APU Diploma or
• Successful completion of studies in another recognised institute with academic credits equivalent to Level 1 of an Honours Degree (Subject to the approval of the APU Academic Board)

Any qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

International Students (only applicable to International Students)

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
FOUNDATION AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

BA (Hons) in Tourism Management
BA (Hons) in International Relations
• IELTS : 5.0 
• TOEFL PBT : 410-413 
• TOEFL IBT : 34 
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3
BACHELOR (HONS) DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Bachelor (Hons) Degree Programmes
• IELTS : 5.5
• TOEFL PBT : 550
• TOEFL IBT : 46-59
• Pearson (PTE) : 42 
• MUET : Band 4

Please note that under Ministry of Higher Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment.

Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.

Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (IGCSE, A-Levels, IB, American High School Diploma etc) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


What You Will Study:

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Students will learn fundamental skills required by every tourism management professional, and the basic understanding of the context within which business operate – Management, Law, Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, People Management and Accounting, with specific focus on issues involved in managing services. We will also expose them towards business & communication skills, computing & IT skills and quantitative skills, independent learning.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Accounting Skills
  • Business and Communications Skills
  • Computing and IT in the Workplace
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Services Management
  • Marketing
  • People Management
  • Quantitative Skills
  • Introduction to Travel and Tourism Environment
  • Legal Aspects in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain better understanding in business management, such as international culture & communications, operations management, employee development etc. In addition, they will explore topics and techniques in various sectoral applications within Tourism Management. We will further nurture their independent learning to prepare them for the workplace and for further researches.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking In Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Business Research Methods
  • E-Tourism
  • Geography of Travel and Tourism
  • International Culture and Communication
  • Recreational Tourism
  • Retail Travel Operations
  • Sports Tourism
  • Ticketing and Computer Reservation System
  • Urban, Rural and Coastal Tourism

INTERNSHIP (16 WEEKS)

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.

DEGREE LEVEL 3

Students will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to extend their familiarity in tackling more practical and modern issues of tourism management, in the areas of strategic and marketing aspects together with environmental issues, with aims to groom them as a tourism industry leader. A final year project requires them to explore a topic individually – they will demonstrate their academic and practical aspects of their ability in the chosen area of study.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Crisis Management and Communication
  • International Tourism Marketing
  • Investigations in Tourism Management
  • Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Service Management
  • Tourism in Action
  • Managing People and Performance
  • Tourism Logistics
  • Tourism Management Project
  • Tourism Policy, Planning and Development
  • Tourism Sustainability
MQA Compulsory Subjects*
  • Ethnic Relations (M’sian Students)
  • Islamic & Asian Civilisation (M’sian Students)                                 
  • Malaysian Studies (Int’l Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Co-Curriculum

(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency)


Career Options:

  • Tourism Consultant
  • Tourism Business Development Manager
  • Event Manager
  • Tourism Project Coordinator
  • Tourism Retail Manager
  • Tour Operator
  • Corporate Travel Manager
  • Group Sales Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Hospitality Manager
  • Resort Manager
  • Travel Agent
  • Front-Line Customer Services
  • Passenger Handling

Course Fees:

Malaysian StudentsInternational Students

Year 1: RM 26,000
Year 2: RM 27,500
Year 3: RM 28,300
Total: RM 81,800

Year 1: RM 27,600 (USD 6,900)
Year 2: RM 28,900 (USD 7,230)
Year 3: RM 29,900 (USD 7,480)
Total: RM 86,400 (USD 21,610)

* Fees stated above do not include Deposits and other Miscellaneous Fees. Please refer to Fee Guide for details.

(R2/812/6/0022) (12/21) (A6228)

All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.