Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Hons)

Take on the hospitality world confidently!


With the global hotel industry revenue estimated at 550 billion U.S. dollars for 2016 (, times are vibrant and positive for the hospitality industry.

UOW Malaysia KDU’s Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Hons) prepares students to enter the world of hospitality as leaders and managers, allowing great potential for employment and career advancement. It combines management theory covering areas such as Corporate Social Responsibility, Hospitality Financial Management, Hospitality Law, Strategic Human Resources Management and more, with hands-on practical subjects as well as two majors for students to choose from:


Tourism Management
Focuses on the strategic development of hospitality and tourism organisations. Students will gain in-depth insights and knowledge on international tourism development, its environment and impacts.


Events Management
Students learn to conceptualise, plan and execute various kinds of private functions and corporate activities through this major. Areas that will be covered in this major include events planning, management, marketing and sponsorship, risk management, as well as MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions) management.

In this program, students also have the option of obtaining a parchment from IMI International Management Institute, Switzerland.



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Program information


UOW Malaysia KDU provides its hospitality, tourism and culinary arts’ students with an international experience, allowing them to achieve a global outlook be it during or after their studies. They develop an acute appreciation of the added value of graduating with relevant international study and work experience, and how this benefits their personal development and future careers in hospitality and tourism management as well as in culinary arts.

During their studies, students can participate in these international study opportunities:


IMI (Switzerland) International Residential Study Trip

  • An optional 10-day study trip to IMI, Switzerland, for degree students.
  • The study trip includes field visits, classes and assignments.
  • Students will receive dual certification from IMI and UOW Malaysia KDU upon graduation.



Partnership with HOSCO

  • UOW Malaysia KDU sends its hospitality, tourism and culinary arts’ students on internships in global placements through HOSCO, which is based in Geneva, Switzerland, where top hospitality organisations, schools and students from all over the world convene and interact.
  • Students gain access to leading hospitality organisations and their available positions on a global market basis, enabling them to better select their internships and first permanent positions and to access valuable social tools and applications.


Partnership with HILTON WORLDWIDE

  • The partnership with HILTON WORLDWIDE, the Hilton Class program, aims to develop talents for the country’s rapidly growing hospitality industry. The program offers UOW Malaysia KDU students rigorous on-the-job training and a theoretical curriculum designed to equip them for successful careers in hospitality.


J1 Exchange Visitor Visa Program

  • Through this programme, students get the opportunity to go through on-the-job experience in the United States for up to 12 months.


Collaboration With Accorhotels

  • Providing internship & career opportunities to students & graduates of SHTCA.
  • Including graduate employment program – New Generation Leaders program (Management Trainee program) forgraduates.



Internships offer the potential for valuable learning opportunities outside the standard classroom setting. It is to put to practice what students were taught in the school and to develop their skills within all the different departments in the Hospitality Industry. Internships serves as a bridge between traditional academic settings and the professional world to which the students aspires to get into.It is the beginning of a lifelong journey for students and from thereon begin their careers in the Hospitality Industry. Internships strengthens the students resume for future career advancements.



Our programmes are highly regarded, and our students and lecturers have gone on to participate and win in industry-recognised competitions. These include:

  • Battle of the Chefs Penang, Malaysia
  • Career@Hiltonlive Hospitality Talent Cup, Malaysia
  • International MIHAS Apprentice Chefs’ Competition, Malaysia
  • Food and Hotel Malaysia Culinary Challenge (FHM), Malaysia
  • Food and Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge (FHA), Singapore
  • Hans Bueschkens Challenge, Chile
  • Hong Kong International Culinary Classic (HOFEX), Hong Kong
  • International Emirates Salon Culinaire, Dubai
  • The Big Cooking Contest, Austria
  • I-Chef – Worlds Largest Chefs Gathering
  • FHI, Food Hotel Indonesia
  • Barista Malaysian Challenge
  • FHM, Food Hotel Malaysia
  • Golden Jubilee of HRH The Sultan of Brunei
  • World Chefs Without Borders (feeding the poor)
  • Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg
  • World Chef Culinary Classic Competition Under American Culinary Federation
3 years
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie


  • Academic English 1 & 2
  • Professional Development Planning
  • Hospitality and Tourism Studies
  • Front Office Management
  • Culinary Essentials
  • Accommodation Operations Management
  • Introduction to Food Production
  • Introduction to Food Service
  • Introductory French



  • Hospitality Marketing and Sales Techniques
  • Hospitality Financial Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Food Costing, Purchasing & Merchandising
  • Research Methodology
  • Modern Beverage Management
  • Food and Beverage Themes
  • Quantitative Methods



  • Industrial Placement
  • Final Year Project
  • Hospitality Law


  • Events Planning & Management
  • MICE Management
  • Risk Management & Critical Issues in Events Management
  • Events Marketing & Sponsorship
  • Events Project Management



  • Tourism Impacts
  • Tourism Attractions Management
  • Tourism & Its Environment
  • Transport & Tourism
  • International Tourism Development
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Life in Malaysia
  • Hubungan Etnik (Malaysian Students)
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International Students)
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3 (International Students)

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programmes)

Intake dates


13 January 13 July 10 September
Estimated fees
Local students


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*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

STPM / GCE A Levels:
2 Principal Passes


Min. 5 Credits


Pass with min. CGPA 2.00


Foundation Studies:
Pass with min. CGPA 2.00


Any other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia (or as stated in the Document Senarai Nilai Taraf Kelayakan Akademik, Malaysian Qualifications Agency):
Pass (Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts)

English Requirement

Local Student:
Band 4 in MUET


International Student:
Band 5.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 35 (IBT) or 415 (PBT) in TOEFL ; or score 36 and above for Pearson English Test



*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.