Bachelor of Hospitality Management (HONS) Print

Approval Code (MOHE & MQA):

N/811/6/0060 JPT/BPP (MQA/FA 1690)


The Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Hons) programme is for those who have chosen to be in the service industry. The curriculum of this programme is designed on the principles of the Core Curriculum of Management Knowledge and Skills with emphasis in the Hotel and Tourism industries. The experience and practical learning will enable students to master the basics as well as the advanced skills necessary for them to be efficient workers in the industry.

This programme also includes the following modules: Hospitality Operations Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, Hospitality Law and ICT skills. Those who pursue this degree will eventually become professionals in the industry.

As the Malaysian government embarks on the Knowledge Economy Initiatives and gives emphasis on the service industry focusing on Hotel and Tourism services, many new jobs are expected to be created. The university level knowledge acquired by the students would foster positive attitudes as these individuals will develop strong work ethics.


Entry Requirements

- A pass in STPM with 2 principals; or
- 'A' Levels, Matriculation, Foundation or Pre-university; or
- Diploma from a Public or Private Higher Education Institution with the minimum standard required by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA / LAN) or has been granted (MQA / LAN) accreditation or an equivalent qualification which is recognised by the Malaysian Government; or
- Certificate from a Polytechnic under the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.

English Proficiency Requirement

Malaysian Students
Students who enroll into UNITAR Bachelor's Degree programmes must fulfill the following English proficiency requirements:

Students with a credit in the English Language at the SPM/SPMV level are required to take additional English courses, depending on the level of proficiency. Students who do not have a credit in the English Language at the SPM/SPMV level are required to undergo the Intensive English Programme. Students who have a distinction in the English Language at the SPM/SPMV level are not required to take any additional English courses.


Additional charges will be imposed based on the English placement level, in addition to the respective programme fees.


UNITAR Placement
3B (Previous Code: C3)
Band 3
English Proficiency Level 3
4B & 5C (Previous Code: C4 & C5)
Band 2
English Proficiency Level 2
6C (Previous Code: C6)
Band 1
English Proficiency Level 1
7D, 8E & 9G (Previous Code P7, P8 & P9)
Intensive English Programme

International Students
International students who enrol into UNITAR programmes must fulfil the following English proficiency requirements:

Undergraduate Programmes - TOEFL score of 450 or IELTS band of 4 The validity period for TOEFL and IELTS is two (2) years from the date of the award.

Without the qualification mentioned above, International students are required to register for and pass a special Intensive English Programme (IEP). This programme will incur additional charges over and above the respective programme fees.


Programme Structure

The degree programme requires a minimum of 112 credits hours of coursework. The course will expose students to the theoretical, practical and management aspects of the hospitality industry. Apart from this, there will also be project papers. Students will also undergo a Training Practicum that will enable them to develop further so as to become professionals in their respective areas.

Year 1

Semester 1
Business Communication 1
Basic Skills for Knowledge Workers
Principles of Management
Service Management
Hotel & Restaurant Industry Studies

Semester 2
Business Communication 2
Fundamentals of Information Technology
Hospitality Organizational Behaviour

Semester 3
Hospitality Revenue Management
Legal Aspects of Hospitality Industry
Recreation & Leisure Studies
Economics for Hospitality Industry
Malaysia Studies

Year 2

Semester 4
Service Marketing
Hospitality Environmental Management
Hospitality Human Resource Management
National Language (Bahasa Malaysia)
Restaurant Management

Semester 5
Event Management
Hospitality Strategic Management
Co-Curriculum 1

Semester 6
Statistical Techniques for Hospitality Industry
Food Production Management (H) OR
Tourism Principles and Practices (T)
Housekeeping Operational Analysis (H) OR
Customer Relations Management for Tourism(T)
Islamic Studies OR Moral Education

Year 3

Semester 7
Food & Beverages Management (H) OR
Tourism Destination Development (T)
Front Office Operational Analysis (H) OR
Travel & Tour Guiding (T)
Hospitality Purchasing and Supply Management (H) OR
Sustainable Tourism (T)
Research Methodology in Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Semester 8
Seminar in Industry Perspective
Project Paper
Co-Curriculum 2

Semester 9


Area of Specialisation

Our Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Hons) has 2 major areas of specialisation: Hotel and Tourism.

Food Production Management
Housekeeping Operational Analysis
Food & Beverages Management
Front Office Operational Analysis
Hospitality Purchasing & Supply Management

Tourism Principles & Practices
Customer Relations Management for Tourism
Tourism Destination Development
Travel & Tour Guiding
Sustainable Tourism


Career Prospects

Upon graduation, students will be able to enter the following workforce: Executive and Managerial positions in the Hotel Industry, Tourism Industry and other service oriented industries such as restaurants and public relation companies. Students who wish to begin their own business in the services industry will find what they have aquired at the university will be of importance to the world of business.



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