Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Introduction to the Programme

BTHM is a four-year program in which 43 modules are included. There are two semesters in one academic year and for each semester there are six modules. There is an internship program for at six months at the second semester of the third year.

The assessment system includes exam, projects, assignments and practical works etc. In the final year, students have to do two dissertation projects.

Teaching methods include not only lectures but also practical works and group activities. Moreover, E-Learning system is provided and the professionals from the industry as well as the visiting professor from foreign countries give lectures and seminars for the respective modules.

 

Aims of the Programme

  • To produce quality products with all round development who are skillful in both literary work and practical work
  • To support the learning system based on the needs of the Tourism industry and professional requirements
  • To provide the learning system with quality and well-prepared syllabus and curriculum as well as effective teaching aids
  • To create the way to continue learning to Master level degree

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

YEAR 1

  • Introduction to Tourism (4-credits)
  • English for Tourism (Pre-intermediate) (3-credits)
  • Business Mathematics (4-credits)
  • Business Environment and Concepts (4-credits)
  • ICT in Tourism and Hospitality (3-credits)
  • Myanmar Language I (4-credits)
  • Introduction to Hospitality (4-credits)
  • Myanmar Language II (4-credits)
  • Introduction to Statistics (4-credits)
  • Culture and Traditions in Myanmar (4-credits)
  • Economics of Tourism (4-credits)
  • English for Hospitality (Pre-intermediate) (3-credits)

 

YEAR 2

  • Business Accounting (4-credits)
  • Management Principles (4-credits)
  • Heritage in Myanmar (4-credits)
  • English for Tourism (Intermediate) (3-credits)
  • Geography in Tourism (4-credits)
  • Introduction to Marketing (4-credits)
  • Business and Tourism Law (4-credits)
  • Food and Beverage Service and Production (4-credits)
  • Travel and Tourism Operations (4-credits)
  • Housekeeping and Front Office Operations (4-credits)
  • Business Communications (4-credits)
  • English for Hospitality (Intermediate) (3-credits)

 

 YEAR 3

  • Human Resource Management (4-credits)
  • Responsible and Sustainable Tourism (4-credits)
  • Service Management in Hospitality (4-credits)
  • Research Methods (4-credits)
  • English (Academic Writing) (3-credits)
  • Tourist/Consumer Behaviour (4-credits)
  • Internship (Work-Integrated Education) (23-credits)

 

YEAR 4

  • Customer Relationship Management (4-credits)
  • Project Planning and Management (4-credits)
  • Financial Management (4-credits)
  • Research Project I (4-credits)
  • Strategy and Business Development (4-credits)
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (4-credits)
  • Strategic Management Accounting (4-credits)

YEAR 4- CHOICE OF 4 ELECTIVE MODULES FROM EITHER TOURISM OR HOSPITALITYYEAR 4 ELECTIVE MODULES

Tourism Major

  • Destination Management and Marketing (4-credits)
  • MICE Management (4-credits)
  • Tourism Planning and New Product Development (4-credits)
  • Aviation and Airlines Operations (4-credits)

 

Hospitality Major

  • Food and Beverage Management (4-credits)
  • Resort and Spa Hotel Management (4-credits)
  • Facilities Management (4-credits)
  • Rooms Division Management (4-credits)

 

During the third year all students are required to take part in a 6-month practical internship (Work-integrated education) at a hospitality or tourism organization. Students will be issued with learning outcomes to achieve during this time, and a personal tutor will support the student through their internship to ensure that their time is well spent, and they are receiving sufficient relevant learning. A work mentor will be allocated to each student in their place of internship who will support their learning and provide regular and final feedback on their performance.