BA (Hons) Tourism Management

World-class education for world-class hospitality



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Conferred by Staffordshire University (UK), the BA (Hons) Tourism Management is an excellent British degree that is well-recognised in Malaysia and abroad. It opens doors to diverse job opportunities in the service, events, leisure and tourism industries. The well-structured programme combines academic rigour with practical learning exposure as well as business expertise with industry specific skills. It provides students with the opportunity to hone job-focused competencies such as critical thinking, problem-solving, report writing, presentation communication and strategic planning skills, inter-personal and leadership skills, cultural skills and quantitative abilities.

Employment opportunities in the tourism sector include travel agency and travel business management, tourism marketing and business development, tourism project management and research, tourism consultancy, resort management, ecotourism management and heritage management.

Level 4

  • Business Skills
  • Introduction to Business Accounting
  • Introduction to Events
  • Introduction to Tourism
  • Managing People and Performance
  • Marketing Principles
  • Tourism: Theories and Perspectives
  • Small Business and Enterprise
  • Elective 1

Level 5

  • Business Tourism
  • Critical Reasoning
  • E-Tourism
  • Managing the Tourism Service Encounter
  • Tourism and Events in Practice
  • Tourism, Leisure and Culture
  • Tourist Destinations
  • Elective 2

Level 6

  • Contemporary Issues in Tourism
  • International Leisure and Tourism Marketing
  • Marketing Communications for Tourism
  • Tourism in Action
  • Tourism, Events and the Environment
  • Tourism Management Project 1
  • Tourism Management Project 2
  • Elective 3
  • Industrial Training*

Assessment System
Coursework and / or examination

Duration of Study
Intakes are available in March, July and September for a duration of 6 semesters over 3 years totalling 120 to 121 Malaysian Qualifications Framework credits and fulfilling Staffordshire University’s  curriculum structure of 360 credits.

The programme can be completed entirely at DISTED (3+0 option) or with one
or two years of study in the United Kingdom at Staffordshire University.

General Studies
Students are required to complete the compulsory General Studies prescribed by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

All courses listed above are under the Staffordshire University curriculum structure and carries 15 credits except for those marked with * which are courses prescribed by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

DISTED Diploma in Hospitality Business Management, DISTED Diploma in Business Studies or other equivalent MQA accredited diplomas:

Eligible for advanced standing into Level 5 of the degree programme. CGPA 2.0
STPM: NGMP 2.0 with Grade C in 2 subjects
A-Level: 2 passes
SACE International / HSC / AUSMAT: ATAR 50
UEC Grade B in 5 subjects

English Proficiency Requirements
SPM 1119 English: Credit
IELTS: Band 6
Pearson Test of English: 51
DISTED English Proficiency Test: 50%

Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.

At DISTED, students experience an exciting, practical all-rounded tertiary education conducted in a conducive campus environment. Learning approach includes group classroom teaching, discussions, research projects and oral-aural activities.

  • Qualified, experienced, dedicated and caring lecturers supported by experienced technical staff.
  • 4 months industrial training at leading hotels and other hospitality operations.
  • Practical learning through study, instruction, experience or observing others.
  • Guest lectures by experts from the hospitality industry.
  • Part-time job opportunities in hospitality establishments.
  • High quality textbooks are made available to students.
  • Close monitoring of your academic progress.
  • eLearning support for students.
  • Ideal learning environment at our purpose-built Wawasan City Campus with excellent modern facilities.
  • Scholarships are available to Malaysian students*.

*Terms and conditions apply

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