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RMIT Vietnam offering first accredited tourism and hospitality program

Released at: 10:07, 20/05/2019

RMIT Vietnam offering first accredited tourism and hospitality program

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University introduces first internationally-recognized hospitality training program in Vietnam.

by Khanh Chi

RMIT University Vietnam has become the first university in the country to obtain formal accreditation for its Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management program from the Institute of Hospitality in the UK.

The Institute of Hospitality is an internationally-recognized professional management association for managers and aspiring managers working and studying in the hospitality, leisure, and tourism industry. Its members are from over 100 countries around the world working in every sector of the industry.

Associate Professor Mathews Nkhoma, Head of the School of Business & Management at RMIT Vietnam, was thrilled to have received accreditation from one of the world’s most renowned institutes in tourism and hospitality.

“This recognition gives students, prospective students, and parents the assurance that the RMIT Tourism and Hospitality Management credential is valued, internationally recognized, and connected to a global network of professionals,” he said. “This guarantee of quality will also attract industry partners, strengthening our connections in the field and creating new opportunities for internships and work-integrated learning, which better prepares our graduates for life and work.”

RMIT Vietnam also became the first university in Vietnam to have Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) membership exclusively for students.

Dr. Jackie Ong, Discipline Lead of the Tourism and Hospitality Management program at RMIT Vietnam, believes that having PATA membership at the university will provide more learning and networking opportunities for students.

“PATA is a very well-known association whose members are experts from tourism and hospitality-related fields,” she said. “They can train our students and provide them with industry expertise. Membership also allows our students to grow through this network when they go out for their internships.”

RMIT Vietnam’s three-year Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management program enables graduates to pursue careers in administration and management in the tourism and hospitality industry.

Through a range of rich delivery methods such as tutorial discussions, group work, problem-based learning, guest lecturers, case studies, class discussions, role-playing, simulations, and shadowing managers, the program provides students with the most relevant industry knowledge and supports them to develop their critical thinking and professional skills.

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