Dusit Thani College is Thailand’s only educational institution that offers internationally accredited, university-level training in the hospitality industry. Since 2012, Dusit Thani College has offered an international bachelor’s degree exclusively certified by the world’s premier institution for hospitality management, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL). The Bachelor of Business Administration (Hotel and Resort Management) is designed to give young hoteliers the skills and knowledge they need to become leaders in the hospitality industry and to pursue their careers at international levels. The program is designed to engage young professionals in the hospitality environment, using real-life, business-based challenges.
A full member of THE-ICE Standards of Excellence of Tourism, Hospitality, and Culinary Arts education programs.
In addition to preparing students for management and leadership positions in the vibrant and growing national and international hospitality industry, this program builds the skills required for starting up and developing a service-related business. With academic rigor at its core, the international Bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Resort Management sets the benchmark in hospitality management education. Across eight distinct semesters, students will alternate between classroom studies and real industry experience for a diverse and comprehensive academic experience in which they will gain the necessary body of knowledge, build professional skills and develop a true hospitality mindset. Certified by the world-famous Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, the program meets international standards. The Ecole has further developed and guided our instructors and frequently monitors the quality of the curriculum and the courses. Students have the chance to follow part of their studies at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland.
Year I: Hospitality Operations
Build general professional knowledge and skills, including culinary, food and beverage and accommodation operations. Become fluent in the art of Thai hospitality.
Dynamic learning includes a combination of theory classes, demonstrations by our experienced instructors and active application of operational tasks in the different facilities of our college and in various departments of the Dusit Princess hotel, which is adjacent to the college.
Courses include culinary arts, food, and beverage service, wine science, front office operations, housekeeping and design/maintenance of hotel properties.
Communication skills are developed during this first year through language courses (Thai, English and another language) as well as through courses in which the students are exposed to and trained in best communication practices, including an intensive course in computer technology.
In addition, students will be introduced to Dusit’s core values and begin to develop their sense of social manners, service orientation, life planning, public spirit, and professional ethics.
Year II: Hospitality Management Tools
In the sophomore year of the program, the focus is on the basic management theories, concepts, and tools. Business Administration courses cover Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Human Resources Management, and Organization & Management, enabling the students to think and apply these disciplines in a multi-disciplinary way.
In addition to these core courses, students will undertake further intensive language classes, build an understanding of the principles of law and acquire the necessary skills in using statistical techniques in a professional context.
The second-year includes five months of supervised field training in a luxury hotel or resort, focusing on the operational departments of the hospitality industry: housekeeping, front office, restaurant, bar, and kitchen. Students have the chance to apply the skills they have acquired during the first year in a real-life context, as well as learn how to work in teams, how to address problems and how to act and perform in a disciplined way. The students will be coached by professionals in the hotel as well as by an instructor of Dusit Thani College. Students will reflect on the learning experiences during this field training via a report and a presentation.
Year III: Hospitality Operations Management
During the third year, students will accelerate their professional and management learning by combining and integrating what they have studied and practiced thus far.
In a cluster of courses, they study hospitality operations management. Subjects such as menu planning, food and beverage control, restaurant and accommodation management as well as hotel information technology are taught in an applied way, which means that students will learn how to use the content of these courses in the day-to-day life of an operational manager in the hospitality business. This cluster of courses will be supported by a program in supervisory and management skills development.
Additionally, students will focus on the application of basic business administration disciplines in the hospitality industry. Students will acquire knowledge and skills such as hotel accounting, hotel marketing, and sales, revenue management and hotel business law. This cluster will be supported by courses in project management and research methodology, mainly as preparation for the final year of the program.
Students choose a free elective to supplement their studies and interests.
Year IV: Hospitality Entrepreneurship and Strategy
The senior year focuses on the most cutting-edge business concepts and strategies in the field. The students will develop their leadership competencies as well as their entrepreneurial skills, which will enable them to start, develop and successfully lead their own business. Courses such as risk and financial management, contemporary world affairs, business ethics, and social responsibility will ensure students approach global business in a responsible and sustainable way.
A second five-month supervised field training will take place in Thailand or abroad in a high-quality hospitality company. Focused on supervision and administration, the training will enable the students to use their supervisory and management skills as well as their business competencies in a real workplace.
Students will learn to operate in a business context: listening, communicating, understanding quickly and acting, while accepting and adhering to the rules and values of the company. A report containing the learning experiences as well as a presentation about these experiences is required for successful completion. The final year is concluded with a senior project, in which the students work alone or in a group to address a real-life business challenge, using all the skills and knowledge they have acquired throughout the program.
Students will be coached and supervised by subject matter experts at Dusit Thani College and make their presentation in front of an expert committee.
Number of credits: 137
General Education Courses: 32 Credits
- Science and Mathematics: 6 Credits
- Language Studies: 12 Credits
- Humanities: 7 Credits
- Social Sciences: 7 Credits
Professional Courses: 87 Credits
- Core Courses: 33 Credits
- Major Required Courses: 54 Credits
Free Electives: 6 Credits
Supervised Field Training: 12 Credits
Why Dusit Thani College
Prepare for management and leadership positions in the vibrant and growing national and international hospitality industry. As a graduate of this program, your prospects include a career path role in the hospitality industry including front office manager, guest relations manager, executive housekeeper, sales manager, restaurant manager, food and beverage director, and general director. You’ll also be prepared for starting up and developing your own business in the hospitality or service sectors. With academic rigor at its core, our International Bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Resort Management sets the benchmark in hospitality management education.
Operating under the academic certification of the world-famous Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, the program is of an international standard. The Ecole works with our instructors and frequently monitors the quality of the curriculum and the courses. The program allows you the possibility to follow part of your studies at the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland.
Graduating with a hotelier qualification of international standards is the key to a range of positions in different departments within the hospitality industry, including restaurants, hotels, and resorts, MICE, airlines and cruise lines.
- General Manager in hotel and resorts or member of executive committees
- Sales and Marketing: Coordinator, Executive, Manager or Director of Sales and Marketing
- Human Resources or Corporate Office of Hospitality Service Provider
- Management Trainee
- Rooms Division: Front Office Manager, Revenue Manager
- Food and Beverage: Restaurant Manager, or Director of Food and Beverage
- Hospitality Entrepreneurs
About the School
Dusit Thani College is a private educational institute specializing in hospitality training. It forms part of the Dusit Group, one of the best-regarded five-star hotels' groups in Thailand.