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Faculty Profile

Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management (FHTM) is one the most forward-thinking school of thoughts in Asia-Pacific and Malaysia for International Hospitality and Tourism Education and Excellence at UCSI University dedicated towards the peak of quality for expertise and skilled human capacity development for one of the fastest growing industry in the world through work based learning integrating adventure and fun within the specialized areas of hospitality, tourism, leisure, travel, culinary arts, recreation and events.

Our variety of programmes offer teamwork, leadership and service etiquettes through experiential learning, collaborative learning, discovery learning approaches to develop talent with right attitude for analytical and decision-making skills to get ready for co-operative structured internship programmes with the top global industry players and concur future senior management and executive positions.

Teaching Vs Praxis Philosophy

  • Teaching revolves around an industry-acclaimed work-based learning (WBL) curriculum that addresses all aspects of running a hospitality and tourism enterprise business.
  • Learning will take place with hands-on praxis experience for the management of enterprise operations, revenue generation, events design and planning, consulting, sales, marketing & promotion, service design and service offering etc.
  • Graduates will master the fundamentals and advancements of operations and administration of hotels, restaurants, travel agencies & tour operators, events and management consulting companies, even tourist destinations and much more.
Value Preposition
  • Our programmes are designed for individuals who have a desire to interact with people around the globe.
  • Our programmes enable students learn how to learn.
  • Our programmes provide balanced knowledge on theories of management and hands-on learning experiences.
  • Our programmes equip students to manage operations, evaluate logistics, look over the conditions of the market, and make calculated decisions.
  • Our programmes focus on multi-cultural connections to promote success in the field.

EPP10: Chairman (UCSI University in Malaysia)

  1. MyCenTHE: Malaysia Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Education
  2. UCSI University in Malaysia
MyCenTHE is a national initiative under the National Transformation Programme (NTP) launched with the aim of providing Malaysia's expanding tourism and hospitality industry with quality human capital since November 2010.

The central focus of the Malaysian Government's National Transformation Programme (NTP) is to advance our countries development to high-income status by the year 2020 by focusing development towards 12 identified National Key Economic Areas (NKEA) of interest to create an economic microclimate geared towards the hyper production of skilled technical talent and inventive professionals who can flourish in an increasingly competitive global market.

Education: Entry Point Project (EPP10): Building a Hospitality and Tourism Cluster
  1. To increase in annual output of hospitality personnel from 2009: 20,000 to 2020: 50,000.
  2. To share of graduates with diplomas or degrees from 13 to 50%.
UCSI University was appointed (28 November 2010) by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education to lead a government initiative aimed at developing human capital for the nation's hospitality and tourism industry. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak endorsed the appointment during a media brief on 30 November 2010 at Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur with UCSI Group Chairman Dato' Peter Ng.

Click here to visit MyCenthe official website.

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