Top 5 Universities to Study Tourism/Hospitality Management in Malaysia 2020

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Hospitality and tourism is the art of delivering good customer experience to consumers where hospitality management is focused on the aspects of hospitality operation such as hotels, cruise ships, restaurant, and etc, and tourism management focus on tourism development, management of the travel industry, tourism marketing, and tourism services. Although both tourism and hospitality share different aspects in some ways, but the concepts and study is similar.

In hospitality courses, you should be able to learn how to develop good customer service in  food services, hotel rooms management, and etc. You will also able to work with travel related companies to assist customers and plan trips. Moreover, studying hospitality also allow you to involve in event companies, planning and carrying out the event.

Is Tourism/Hospitality right course for you?

Communication Skills

You will be dealing with a great deal of people in the tourism industry, therefore, you need to have fluent and concise language skills to communicate well with others. Knowing the appropriate words to convey your message is crucial and beneficial in interacting with various types of people such as coworkers, customers, and etc.


Handling the immense amount of workload isn’t enough, you need to interact face-to-face with customers and ensure to keep up their demand and satisfaction. Thus, patience is essential to have in dealing with people, especially in negative situations.

Ability to Withstand Stress

In order to ensure everything runs smoothly, you will have to work restlessly in stressful areas. Problems will consistently emerge throughout the day and you need to solve it quickly. Keeping in check with everything to ensure the entire operation run properly.

Subjects of Tourism/Hospitality Management

  • Room Division Management
  • Principles of Restaurant Operation
  • Restaurant Service & Productions
  • Accommodation Management
  • Beverage Management
  • Food Safety & Sanitation
  • Managing Hospitality Business & Service Experience
  • Hospitality Management & Leadership

General Qualifications

In order to enter into Tourism/Hospitality Management courses, you will generally need:
Programmes Requirements
Diploma (2-Years)
  • SPM/O-Level: Minimum of 3Cs, and Pass Bahasa Malaysia and History
Bachelor’s Degree (3-Years)
  • STPM: Minimum of 2Cs; or
  • A-Level: Minimum of 2Es; or
  • Austalian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 50; or
  • Foundation in Arts: Minimum CGPA of 2.00; or
  • Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 2.00
Note: The information displayed above may vary between universities, colleges, and institutions.

Career Options for Tourism/Hospitality Management

  • Business Development Manager
  • Convention / Events Planner
  • Cost Control Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Director of Operations
  • Exhibition Manager
  • Executive Housekeeper
  • Director of Food & Beverage

1. Taylor’s University

Campus: Subang Jaya, Selangor

Diploma in Hotel Management
General Intake: March & August
Indicative fee of 2-years (Full-time) (2019): RM47,508

Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (Hons)
General Intake: March & August
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM99,900

2. Asia Pacific University (APU)

Campus: Taman Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

BA (Hons) in Tourism Management
General Intake: September & November
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM81,800

3. HELP University

Campus: Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur

Bachelor of Tourism Management (Hons)
General Intake: January, May & August
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM73,400

4. Sunway University

Campus: Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya

BSc (Hons) in International Hospitality Management
General Intake: January, March & August
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM55,560

5. Segi University

Campus: Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya

Diploma in Hotel Management
General Intake: January, May & September
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM35,650

Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Hons)
General Intake: January, May & September
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM48,150

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Nicky Yap
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