Cultivate leadership skills as you delve into the tourism and hospitality industry.

Do you dream of becoming a leader in the tourism industry? Or want to take the next step to advance your career in this sector? If so, the Master of Business Administration in Tourism Management might just be the program for you. 

What is Master of Business Administration in Tourism Management?

This program will cover areas such as administration, travel, hospitality and tourism management. Students will learn principles and practices of the tourism industry, management principles and techniques as well as business administration best practices. 

This master program will give you a solid understanding of business management and its practices with special emphasis on tourism management. You will learn about the responsibilities of being a manager or entrepreneur in the tourism industry and these competencies will set you on the path to a successful professional career. 

Why should you study Master of Business Administration in Tourism Management?

If you’re not sure whether you should take this course, here’s why you should do it:

  • It prepares you for leadership and managerial positions in the tourism industry
  • You will become familiar with the latest trends, strategies and innovations in the tourism sector.
  • You will deepen your knowledge and gain hands-on experience from industry experts in tourism management. 
  • You will be able to network and make important contacts in the industry. 

Master of Business Administration in Tourism Management Career Prospects

Graduates of this master program will be able to choose from a diverse range of employment opportunities in hospitality, travel and tourism. You can choose to work for the government, as well as for private companies. When it comes to the private sector, you will be able to choose to work for airlines, cruises, international hotel chains, resorts and spas, recreation centres, food and beverage, entertainment sectors, tourism boards and many more. 

Why study Master of Business Administration in Tourism Management at UOW Malaysia KDU?

Elevate your standard and qualification in Tourism Management by equipping yourself with the world-class education offered by UOW Malaysia KDU’s Master of Business Administration in Tourism Management programme. This program is tailored to develop leaders, educators and researchers who will take on the opportunities and challenges in tourism and hospitality industry in Malaysia and Asia Pacific regions into the next centuries.

This program is suitable for bachelor degree holder and working professionals in the tourism and hospitality industry who seek to expand their portfolio to become leaders in the industry through a blend of strategic perspectives and pragmatic implementation.  The objective of the program is to develop students’ industry practice, functional management and research competencies.

In addition, the programme also aims to produce graduates that:

  • Effective, independent and confident in business and also become self-directed learners with a focus on deep learning;
  • Understand the learning and relate their learning to a wider context;
  • Improve their general skills for business and career management;
  • Articulate their personal goals and evaluate progress towards their achievement; and
  • Encourage a positive learning attitude throughout life.

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.


Italian Cuisine – Semester Abroad at ALMA La Scuola Internazionale, Italy

  • The first and only Malaysian higher education institution to offer an Italian Cuisine specialisation.
  • The semester abroad covers 4 months of classes in ALMA, the world’s leading Italian culinary education centre, and 4 months of stage (internship) in renowned and Michelin-starred restaurants, such as Piccolo Lago in Piemonte and La Pineta in Tuscany.
  • Includes field trips to experience the heritage, culture and cuisine of Italy. ALMA is situated 20 minutes away from Parma, a UNESCO-recognised City of Gastronomy famous for Prosciutto di Parma (Parma ham), Parmigiano Reggiano (parmesan cheese) and balsamic vinegar.



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 program, 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) for graduates.



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 programs 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
1 year 4 month (Full-Time), 2 years+ ( Part-Time)
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie


  • Research Methodology
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Asian Business Culture
  • International Hospitality Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality & Tourism Operations Development
  • Managing Operations in Hospitality Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Accounting & Finance for Managers
  • Business Economics



  • MBA Research Project & Dissertation

Intake dates


13 January 1 June 10 September
Estimated fees
Local students


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*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

Bachelor Degree:
Completed with a min. CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent qualifications

Candidates with a min. CGPA of 2.00 can be accepted with a min. of 5 years relevant working experience, subject to institutional approval

English Requirement

Local Student:
Band 5 in MUET


International Student:
Band 6 in IELTS; or a min score of 60 (IBT) or 499 (PBT) in TOEFL; or score 50 and above for Pearson English Test



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