- Duration: 405 weeks
The Bachelor of Hospitality Tourism Management (BHTM) program aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the hospitality and tourism industry and equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in this dynamic field. The program’s objectives include developing industry-relevant knowledge in areas such as hospitality, tourism, and event management, as well as enhancing students’ business and management skills. Through courses and practical experiences, students are exposed to various aspects of the industry, including financial management, marketing, human resource management, and strategic planning. The program also emphasizes professionalism and ethical practices, aiming to instill in students a sense of responsibility and sustainability within the industry.
Furthermore, the BHTM program strives to cultivate leadership and entrepreneurial abilities among students. It encourages critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, preparing students for managerial and leadership roles within the industry. The program also promotes intercultural competence, recognizing the global nature of the hospitality and tourism industry. Students are encouraged to develop an understanding and appreciation of different cultures, enabling them to effectively interact with diverse clientele and work in multicultural teams. Additionally, the program emphasizes practical exposure and industry engagement through internships, projects, and guest lectures, bridging the gap between theory and practice. By fostering communication and soft skills, encouraging lifelong learning, and professional development, the BHTM program aims to produce graduates who are well-prepared to meet the challenges of the hospitality and tourism industry and contribute to its growth and success.
A. The BHTM programme especially attempts to:
1. Equip the students with the required conceptual knowledge of hospitality and tourism to develop a general hospitality and tourism management perspective in them.
2. Develop required attitudes, abilities and practical skills in students, which constitute a foundation for their growth into competent and responsible entrepreneurs and managers.
3. Encourage entrepreneurial capabilities in students to make them effective change agents in Nepalese society.
4. Develop the necessary foundation for higher studies in hospitality, tourism management and thereafter take up careers in teaching, research and consultancy.
B. Curricular Structure
The FOHSS recognizes the need for both breadth and depth in the total academic pattern. Therefore, the curriculum for the BHTM degree comprises four separate and distinct course components:
1. A strong foundation allied areas of business such as language, economic analysis, legal environment and quantitative methods to prepare graduates to understand, analyze and comprehend the hospitality and tourism management concepts, theories and practices.
2. Core tourism and hospitality encompassing and integrating all functional areas to provide graduates with an appreciation of the diversity and inter-relationship of hospitality and tourism issues.
3. The opportunity to concentrate on managerial subjects such as accounting, finance, human resources management and marketing in order to provide graduates with some degree of functional expertise.
4. The opportunity to concentrate on elementary, basic, and advanced soft and hard skills.
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