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

January, May and September (Kuching Campus only)
Course Duration
3 Years (14 weeks per semester, 7 weeks per short semester)
Course Location
Course Mode
Approval Code
R2/811/6/0174; 08/2024
Accreditation Code


This three-year degree programme aims 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 and 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. 

* This programme received a 100% graduate employability score in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2020. (Source:

About the Programme


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.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

​Foundation Year

Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.0


Pass STPM with Minimum 2 principals (C)


Minimum 2 principals (D)


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 'D'

English Language Requirements

For Local Students
Band 3
SPM English Language
Grade B+
SPM English Language 1119/O-Level/IGCSE
Grade C
UEC English Language
Grade A2

  • 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
Band 5.0
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests
Pearson Test of English
Band 3

  • 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.

Courses Offered

Year 1
  • Business Communication
  • Introduction to Management and Organisation Theory
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Basic Food Preparations
  • Food & Beverage Service
  • Sanitation, Safety and Hygiene
  • Malaysian Experiential Tourism
  • Introduction to Wine & Bar

    Elective (Choose One)

  • Introduction to Foreign Languages in Hospitality Industry (Japanese, German, Mandarin, Korean, or French)
Year 2
  • Cross Cultural Studies
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Commercial Cookery
  • Front Office Operation Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Human Resource Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Law
  • Business Research Method
  • Housekeeping Management
  • Customer Service
  • Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship

    Elective 1 (Choose One)

  • Business Statistics
  • Hospitality Revenue Management

    Elective 2 (Choose One)

  • Event Operations Management
  • Conventions and Exhibitions Management
Year 3
  • Tourism and Business of Hotels
  • Independent Project A
  • Food, Beverage & Labour Cost Control
  • Hospitality Facilities Management & Design
  • Tourism Planning, Development and Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Management
  • Independent Project B
  • Leadership and Business Performance 
  • Financial Management for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Co-operative Placement I
  • Co-operative Placement II
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
For Malaysian students:
  1. Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisations
  2. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
For foreign students:
  1. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
All students:
  1. U2 - University Life
  2. U4 - Extra-curricular Learning Experience I
  3. U4 - Extra-curricular Learning Experience II
  4. U4 - Extra-curricular Learning Experience III

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

Career Opportunities

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

Tuition Fees

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 61,486

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 71,036

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International Degree Pathway (IDP)
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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