Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Program code

BP312

Duration

3 years

Intakes

Febuary 

June

October

Application deadlines

31 January

19 June

9 October

Location

RMIT Saigon South

RMIT Hanoi city

 

Overview

If you enjoy meeting new people, exploring new places and delivering professional customer service, this program will put you on the right career path.

This specialist degree in tourism and hospitality equips you with the skills and knowledge to pursue managerial roles in local and international organisations.

The program provides an understanding of the history and development of the industry, both globally and in Vietnam. It reflects international standards and a global outlook, while remaining connected to the Vietnamese context through localised content and practical experience.

You will develop analytical skills to help you define, identify and evaluate issues facing the tourism and hospitality industry today and into the future. 

The program has been accorded accreditation by the Pacific Asia Travel Association and the Institute of Hospitality in the United Kingdom.

 

Program structure

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Management
  • Business Information System
  • Marketing Principles

Semester 2

  • Accounting in Organisations and Society
  • Tourism Planning and Resource Management
  • Eco-Tourism and Sustainable Hospitality Management

Semester 3

  • Business Communication and Professional Practice
  • Economics for Tourism and Hospitality*
  • Intro to Logistics and Supply Chain Management

*These courses are delivered online

Program elective’ refers to elective courses offered in this particular program. ‘General elective’ refers to elective courses offered across the university. 

 

Semester 4

  • Service Quality Management*
  • Facilities Management and Development
  • Management Accounting and Business

Semester 5

  • International Food and Beverage Management
  • Program elective 1
  • General elective 1

Semester 6

  • Room Divisions Management
  • Program elective 2
  • General elective 2

*These courses are delivered online

Program elective’ refers to elective courses offered in this particular program. ‘General elective’ refers to elective courses offered across the university. 

 

Semester 7

  • Contemporary Management: Issues and Challenges
  • Program elective 3
  • Strategic Management for Tourism and Hospitality

Semester 8

  • Event Management 
  • Program elective 4

Semester 9

  • Flagship Internship

*These courses are delivered online

Program elective’ refers to elective courses offered in this particular program. ‘General elective’ refers to elective courses offered across the university. 

 

Learning

  • Teaching methods include face-to-face delivery, tutorials, classes, workshops and industry seminars. Students will undertake team learning activities and projects - projects require students to effectively communicate outcomes across all communication modes (speaking, listening, writing, drawing and presenting) to a range of audiences.
  • Examples of assessments may take the following forms:
    • Examinations
    • Assignments and projects: individually or in groups 
    • Reflective journals
    • Assessed tutorials: a form of in-class test, which may be done individually or as a team.
    • Self-assessment and peer-assessment.
  • Industry partners are a key component of the program, and you will have access to professional mentors, guest speakers, and internship opportunities.

Students undertaking the Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management will develop knowledge and critical analysis skills relevant to contemporary tourism and hospitality management. Areas of study include but are not limited to leadership, cross-cultural studies, analytical and technical competencies, problem- solving, and communication. The application of these competencies will be demonstrated through interactive and experiential learning activities, case studies and assessments. 

Upon the successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  1. Analyse how globalisation impacted the historical development of the tourism and hospitality industry. 
  2. Apply analytical and quantitative skills to formulate business decisions related to tourism and hospitality management.
  3. Evaluate and apply leadership theory and practices to diverse management scenarios in the tourism and hospitality industry.  
  4. Demonstrate reasoned judgement in the evaluation of ethical business practices in the tourism and hospitality industry.
  5. Reflect on performance management systems to identify and action strategies for the management of people within the tourism and hospitality industry.
  6. Communicate clearly and persuasively to negotiate, consult, and engage with clients, employees and other stakeholders within the tourism and hospitality industry
  7. Formulate innovative options and recommendations for sustainable business practices within the tourism and hospitality industry.
  8. Critically evaluate and apply risk management strategies, including counter terrorism strategies, within the international tourism and hospitality industry.

Career

You will be prepared for many exciting careers in areas including: 

  • accommodation management (hotels, resorts, hostels)
  • events, weddings and banquet management
  • food and beverage
  • guest relations and communications
  • marketing and sales
  • operations management/planning
  • recreation and sports
  • special-interest tourism
  • tour and travel agencies
  • tourism planning and promotion

Further studies

When you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible for entry into an RMIT honours or postgraduate program in Vietnam and Australia.

 

Fees

Students can choose standard fee or fixed fee program. Payments can be made each semester, on a course-by-course basis.

(*) Fixed Fees are offered to brand new students who would like to fix their course tuition fees for a specified period of a Higher Education degree program. The fixed fee program guards against potential fee increases and currency fluctuations. 

Notes:

  1. The duration of programs is flexible and can be adapted on an individual basis upon enrolment.
  2. Program fees are priced and invoiced in Vietnam Dong (VND).
  3. Payment in other currencies will be converted to VND at the exchange rate on that day. Bank transfer is the preferred method of payment.
  4. The fees in USD are ONLY applicable to those international students who arrange for payment from overseas, as per Circular No. 32/2013/TT-NHNN.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

  • High school graduation diploma with a minimum GPA of 7.0/10.0 for Grade 12, for other international qualifications please view entry requirements by country​; or
  • Successfully complete the UniSTART for Business with a minimum GPA of 1.0/4.0 with no double fail of a course
  • If you have completed or partially completed a similar program at another institution you may be accepted with some academic credit, or exemptions, being granted toward this program.

English requirements

Successfully complete RMIT English Advanced or complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5+ (no band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT 79+ (with minimum score of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 58+ (no communication band below 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) 176+ (no band below 169)

For other international English entry requirements, please view English equivalency requirements.

Note:

TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson and Cambridge results are recognised for two years from the test date. RMIT English results are recognised for one year from the test date.

Please contact the RMIT Vietnam Student Recruitment team for more information.

English Pathways

Don't meet the English language test scores? Successfully complete UniSTART (Business) or English for University for entry into this program. 

Professional recognition

The program has been accorded accreditation by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Institute of Hospitality in the United Kingdom.

How to apply

Coming from a partner institution?

RMIT has pathway arrangements with many partner institutions around the world.

If your institution has a pathway arrangement with RMIT you may be able to receive credit and reduce the time it will take to complete your preferred RMIT program.

Find out if your institution has a pathway arrangement with RMIT. If you have qualifications from an institution that is not an RMIT partner, credit into your RMIT program will be assessed on a case by case basis.