Bachelor of Business Administration in Tourism Management (ITMA)
We are currently accepting applications for semester 1/2013. Scholarships are available.
OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM GOALS AND OBJECTIVESEven though the Thai tourism industry has been impacted in recent years by numerous problems, including political unrest and natural disaster, tourism continues to be a robust and major part of Thailand’s economy. Indeed, instead of viewing these negative conditions as obstacles they can be seen as an opportunity for those wishing to work in the sector to participate in the rebuilding and restoration of the tourism industry in Thailand. Moreover, the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 will create more potential for the tourism industry in the region to flourish and become more attractive for international visitors.In light of the current situation and following the university’s philosophy “Putting knowledge into practice”, the ITMA curriculum is designed to first acquaint students with theories related to tourism and hospitality management and then give practical training with both in-class activities and out-of-class hands-on experiences. This symmetrical combination of knowledge and practical experience will surely prepare our graduates to succeed in their goals.
WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT OUR PROGRAM?Locally and internationally experienced lecturersThe program, which is interdisciplinary, provides students with various fields of subjects including business, finance, sciences and technology, languages, ethics and morality and tourism management. Each course is taught by locally experienced professors and industry professionals as well as lecturers from several countries. Real-life case studiesAdditionally, within the Thailand context as one the most successful tourism industry-oriented countries in Southeast Asia, students will have exposure to several case studies in relation to tourism from different levels, ranging from individual business owners to government-related organizations.Exchange programsAn exchange program is offered for students who are keen to gain new perspectives internationally at one of our overseas partner universities and institutes such as ICN Business School in France, Swiss College of Hospitality Management (SHML) in Switzerland, Linnaeus University in Sweden, Angeles University Foundation (AUF) in The Philippines and many more.Modern teaching methodsTeaching methods are various and focused on student-centered comprising of discussion, brain-storming, individual and group work. Practicum is preferred for students in the program in order to acquaint them with real job placement in the future by being trained in our training hotel, DPU Place and also in-class projects and activities. The last semester all students are required to attend the co-operative program which students gather a real working experience under the close guidance of supervisors. This will increase the confidence and skills for students to meet the requirements in the tourism and hospitality industry.
Socially, students will meet friends and teachers from several countries. This enhances the cultural and academic strengths and this also bonds students and teachers as one unit, International College family.
WHAT SORT OF PEOPLE STUDY IN THE PROGRAM?
This program is open for any interested person who would like to build up or increase skills in tourism management and work in areas such as in tour companies, travel agencies, the hotel and lodging industry, airline business or even to be a professor in the field of tourism management. No matter what your background is, if you are willing to learn and explore different cultures and perspectives and area service-minded and patient person, you are welcome to be part of our family.
WHERE DO OUR GRADUATES FIND WORK?
We are proud to boast that most of our graduates from the program have been able to get a job as soon as their final grades have been announced!Examples of some of their new employers include Agoda.com, the Intercontinental Hotel, Siam Niramitr, King Power and numerous tour companies throughout the kingdom. Some graduates open their own businesses, while others go on to further their studies unrecognized graduate schools, including Dhurakij Pundit University International School and Mahidol University. We believe that these achievements would inspire YOU to be as successful as them.
SEMESTER Semester 1: August - December
Semester 2: January - May
Summer: June - AugustUndergraduate Applications Accepted: DPUIC accepts Admission Application throughout the year; however, incoming students can only begin their studies during Semester 1 or Semester 2.