It is remarkable that a country, which was in a state of turmoil in the late sixties, could face all the challenges thrust on it to become one of the most developed and promising economies in the region by the early 1990s. This strength of resilience and perseverance and the passion to succeed against all odds is what has made Singapore the success it celebrates today. Singapore is a popular tourist and economic centre. All leading airlines fly via Singapore’s Changi Airport; one of the best airports in the world. Most major banks and international business conglomerates have an office in Singapore. Singapore also has some of the finest hotels in Asia; such as:
- The Fullerton Bay Hotel
- Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
- InterContinental Singapore
- Raffles Hotel Singapore
- Grand Hyatt Singapore
In fact, with over 30 premium luxury hotels in Singapore the international traveler is spoiled for choice. This is in addition to the numerous mid-range and low-budget and effective hotels that cater to the traveler on a tight budget. To cater to the massive requirement of leading hospitality groups in Singapore and the rest of Asia; a number of institutions in Singapore
are offering a variety of courses focusing on hospitality and hotel management, culinary arts and customer service.
Some of the popular institutions in Singapore, which offer a course in hotel / hospitality management
are as follows:
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
NTU offers the Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management course. The course is designed in partnership with the Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management, the Singapore Tourism Board and major industry players. Students also have an option to specialize in any of the following modules banking and finance, business law, economics, human resource consulting, information technology, marketing - in their second year of study.
James Cook University Singapore
JCU Singapore offers the Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management course. This is targeted at those students who already have a relevant undergraduate degree in tourism or hotel management. The course is offered in two formats the full-time one-year mode and the executive programme mode that runs for 16 months. The course is on par with an MBA in Hospitality Management and offers intensive training for those aspiring to pursue a career in the travel and tourism industry, events management, tourism policy and tourism property management.
offers an extremely popular Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management. This is a full-time one-year course. The course is designed to introduce students to core tourism, leisure and hospitality concepts, plus foundation management skills required to successfully manage and develop tourism and hospitality business, or related leisure and recreation enterprises.
PSB Academy also offers the Bachelor of Business with Major in Marketing and Tourism degree in partnership with the University of Newcastle, Australia. The course can be completed in three years or in an accelerated two-year module wherein students meeting specific requirements are exempted from studying some modules based on their prior learning credits. Blending in the best of marketing principles, tourism and hotel management; the course is targeted at students who wish to create a career for themselves in hotel/resort management.
ERC Institute offers the one-year full-time Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business Management (Tourism and Hospitality Management). The course focuses on the managerial and administrative aspects of a business in the context of the hospitality industry.
ERC Institute also offers a two-year full-time postgraduate degree - Master of Arts in Tourism and Hospitality Management in partnership with the University of Greenwich, UK. The two-year full-time course is the perfect path for students aiming to find a job in a top luxury hotel, resort or associated jobs in the tourism industry.
Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)
MDIS offers the Bachelor of Business in International Hospitality Management
and the Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management courses. The first course is for a duration of 27 months and the second a one-year course. Both courses are offered in partnership with Southern Cross University. The courses are designed to offer students a holistic picture of the challenges in running a hotel and how to tackle them successfully.
The courses and institutions mentioned above are just some of the many hospitality management courses on offer in Singapore. Please visit the Singapore webpage to find an institution and course that matches your requirements and your budget.
Singapore is an excellent option as the courses are taught in English and less expensive when compared to similar courses in the USA, UK or Australia. The city-state is cosmopolitan in view and the local laws ensure that all citizens are treated with respect. The administrative efficiency of the government ensures that students get facilities like the subsidized travel pass - StudentPass and other benefits. With a strong Indian population in Singapore one never feels far away from home and one is bound to run into an Indian, Sri Lankan or Bangladeshi immigrant while walking down the street or shopping in the mall. So if you are planning to do a hotel management course abroad - do explore the multitude of options that Singapore has to offer to you.