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Mahesh Ramani

Mahesh Ramani is a senior content editor for the Hotcourses India- an IDP company.


20 Jul 2015 2.4K Book icon 3 mins Share

Scope of Studying Hotel Management in Malaysia

Check out the article to know why you should consider Malaysia to study hotel management program.

20 Jul 2015 2.4K Book icon 3 mins Share
Mahesh Ramani

Mahesh Ramani is a senior content editor for the Hotcourses India- an IDP company.


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Scope of Studying Hotel Management in Malaysia
Did you know the following facts? : 
  • In the year 2012 an estimated 25.03 million tourists visited Malaysia.
  • The total foreign exchange brought in by these tourists amounted to RM60.6 billion.
  • Malaysia continues to grow as one of the most loved tourist destinations in Southeast Asia.


Data Source – Malaysia Tourism

With such a strong influx of tourism and its continuing development in Malaysia and the neighbouring countries of Thailand, Singapore and Cambodia; there is a strong demand for well-trained and qualified hotel management / hospitality / tourism graduates. Year-after-year if two industries have shown regular growth they are the tourism and the animation industries. Hence if you are planning to go abroad for higher studies, aspiring to do a course in hospitality and tourism then you might want to consider Malaysia as your destination.

Diploma in Hotel Management:

The two-year full-time ‘Diploma in Hotel Management’ is the most popular course in this subject, which is offered by various institutions in Malaysia. The course is designed to give students comprehensive operational and technical skills for a career in the hospitality industry. The curriculum focuses on the key competencies related to hospitality operations, communication, human relations and cultural diversity. Each institution tries to offer something unique to the learner by way of course-delivery, actual internships and training in real restaurants and hotels and intensive training in customer service to help students prepare for the rigours of the hospitality and tourism industry. Some institutions offer an additional six months of training which involves a project / additional semester.
Popular institutions in Malaysia offering the Diploma in Hotel Management are:
  • Sunway College Johor Bahru
  • Taylor’s University Malaysia
  • INTI International University
  • Sunway University
  • UCSI University
  • Nilai University

Bachelor’s Degrees:

KDU University College offers the IMI Bachelor of Arts (3+0) in International Hotel and Tourism Management. This three-year full-time bachelor’s course is the only 3+0 Swiss degree offered in Malaysia. With a focus on strategic business development of hospitality and tourism organisations; the course gives students the chance to learn a foreign language as well.
Sabha International Dynamic Management College (SIDMA) offers the three year bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. The course includes modules from Tourism, Hotel Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour and Hospitality Law. Students who wish to begin their own business in the services industry will find what they have acquired at the university will be of importance to the world of business.

Postgraduate Degrees:

Universiti Malaysia Sabah - UMS offers the Master of Business (M. Buss.) degree in Hotel Management. This is a two-year full-time research-oriented degree that focuses on the operational and business aspects of managing a hotel and is the right choice for anyone who aspires to manage a top-ranking hotel, resort or restaurant.
Universiti Teknologi MARA - UiTM offers the Master of Science in Hospitality Management degree. This course includes a specialization in Hospitality Consumer Behaviour. The research-centric course focuses on a broader framework of knowledge in hospitality, tourism, food service, gastronomy and the all-important hospitality consumer behaviour. 
The above-mentioned courses and institutions are just some of the popular places in Malaysia where you can study a course in hotel management. Rather than starting with a diploma in Malaysia; it will help if you have completed a relevant diploma or undergraduate course in India and opt for a postgraduate course in hospitality / tourism / hotel management in Malaysia. International students opting for hospitality management courses should have a minimum TOEFL score of 550 or an IELTS score of 6.0.  

Malaysia – Truly Asia!

Malaysia is made up of 11 states and two federal territories. The country’s capital is Kuala Lumpur – popularly known as KL. Malaysia offers a geographically diverse landscape with lush tropical rainforests, sandy beaches, exotic islands and humid mangroves. With an ethnically diverse population that sees Indians, Chinese, Malay and Caucasians come together Malaysia truly offers a slice of Asia to visitors from all around the world. Be it shopping for the latest mobile phone in the techno-shops in a mall in KL or relaxing for traditional Malay meals in a quaint little restaurant – Malaysia is a tourist’s delight! The close proximity to Singapore and relatively less costly hotels prompt travellers to make Malaysia their base.  
As mentioned earlier these are exciting times for students from the Indian sub-continent. With bank loans for studying abroad being more easily accessible; students are able to go abroad for higher studies with greater ease. The hospitality industry is not just restricted to hotels and resorts; cruise-liners, airlines, resorts and meditation retreat centers all of these businesses require trained and skilled workers. Malaysia offers courses across study-levels and at affordable costs. So visit the Malaysia webpage and find a course and institution that matches your requirements and budget.
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