BA (Hons) In Hospitality Management (A Dual Award With HTMi Switzerland)

Approval Code R2/811/6/0174; 08/2024
Accreditation Code A9811
Classification BA (Hons)
Subject Area Hospitality Management
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 3 Years (14 weeks per semester, 7 weeks per short semester)
Course Location Kuching
Intakes January, May and September (Kuching Campus only)

International Degree Pathways

UCSI University’s BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management is a 3-year programme to equip students with operational, supervisory and managerial knowledge and skills, required for modern management in the global hospitality industry. It covers a wide range of areas from Front Office, housekeeping, food and beverage, kitchen to events. Students also have the prospect of indulging in research and development relevant to the industry’s emerging issues such as tourism policies and eco hospitality. Graduates of this programme will obtain two separate degree certificates that will be awarded by UCSI University and HTMi Switzerland – one of the world’s leading hospitality schools.


The assessment includes a combination of examinations, projects and assignments, and finally a requirement to complete a dissertation in Independent Project in the final year. Students will acquire up-to-date vocational skills that are relevant and competitive. This reflects the complex and challenging nature of the accounting, finance and business realms.

Academic Requirements
Foundation Year
Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.0
Pass STPM with Minimum 2 principals (C)
Minimum 2 principals (E)
Pass UEC with Minimum 5 credits (B6)
National matriculation
Minimum CGPA of 2.0
International Baccalaureate (IB)
A minimum score of 26 credits from 6 subjects
Canadian Pre-U
Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects
Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Government
Minimum overall average of 60%
Diploma (business-related)
Minimum CGPA of 2.0
Other equivalent qualifications
To be reviewed by the faculty on a case-to-case basis


Academic Requirements
Pass SPM with minimum 5 credits
Minimum 2 passes (Jayyid)
Minimum 5 credits (C)
Pass UEC with minimum 3 credits (B6)
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 50%
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 60%

Note / Legend:

Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM Credit – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
A-Level principal – 'A' to 'E'

English Language Requirements
For Local Students (Diploma and Degree)
  • English language competency requirements are as follows: Minimum grade of B+ in SPM English Language; or a minimum grade of C in SPM English Language 1119/O-Level English/IGCSE; or a minimum grade of A2 in UEC English language; or minimum Band 3 of MUET.
  • In the event that the English language requirements are not met, applicants will be required to take the Basic English and English Foundation for in-sessional academic enhancement concurrently with the programme.
For International Students (Degree)
  • English language competency requirements are as follows: Minimum Band 3 of MUET (Malaysian University English Test); or a minimum band score of 5.0 in IELTS (5.5 band score for BA (Hons) Commerce programme); or a minimum score of 42 in TOEFL IBT; or a minimum score of 47 in PTE (Pearson Test of English); or a minimum score of 154 in Cambridge English Qualifications and Test.
  • International applicants who do not meet the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement will need to improve their proficiency by enrolling into the English for Tertiary Education programme (R/KJP/00920-00920) which helps them prepare for attaining a required band score. Placement into the various levels of the English for Tertiary Education programme depends on the English Language qualification students have at the point of admission and / or the outcome of the English Placement Test.
  • The applicants who have met the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement may be advised by Faculty to improve their proficiency by undertaking the additional English proficiency courses.

The hospitality industry is the world’s largest industry and continues to grow in size resulting in a great demand for trained professionals.

Upon graduation, students can expect to be employed by international employers successfully making their way up the corporate ladder in the local and global tourism and hospitality industry, specializing in international hotel and resort management, leisure and wellness management, training consultancy, as well as sales and marketing.

Career opportunities are wide and varied for graduates from this discipline. Students may expect to be employed by:

  • Hotels & Motels
  • Spas & Resorts
  • Food Service Establishments
  • Casinos & Theme Parks
  • Cruiselines
  • Airlines
  • Property Management Companies
  • Hospitality Consultancies
  • Education Bodies
Year 1
  • University Life (MPU 2)
  • Business Communication
  • Introduction to Management and Organisation Theory
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Extra Curricular Learning Experience I (MPU 4)
  • Basic Food Preparations
  • Hubungan Etnik or Pengajian Malaysia (MPU 1)
  • Foreign Language (Japanese, German, Mandarin or Korean)
  • Food & Beverage Service
  • Sanitation, Safety and Hygiene
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia or Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 3 (MPU 1)
  • Malaysian Experiential Tourism (MPU 3)
  • Introduction to Wine & Bar
Year 2
  • Cross Cultural Studies
  • Business Statistics
  • Hospitality Revenue Management
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Commercial Cookery
  • Front Office Operation Management
  • Extra Curricular Learning Experience II (MPU 4)
  • Event Operations Management 
  • Conventions and Exhibitions Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Human Resource Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Law
  • Business Research Method
  • Housekeeping Management
  • Customer Service
  • Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
Year 3
  • Tourism and Business of Hotels
  • Independent Project A
  • Food and Beverage Labour Cost Control
  • Hospitality Facilities Management & Design
  • Tourism Planning, Development and Management
  • Extra Curricular Learning Experience III (MPU 4)
  • Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Management
  • Independent Project B
  • Leadership and Business Performance 
  • Financial Management for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Co-operative Placement


General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
– For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
– For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.

International Degree Pathway (IDP) via BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management (A Dual Award with HTMi Switzerland)

IDP ProgrammePathwayUniversityCountryFee
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in International Hospitality Business2 + 1Glion Institute of Higher EducationSwitzerlandCHF 62,900
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Global Hospitality Management2 + 1Les Roches Global Hospitality EducationSwitzerlandCHF 50,400

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