Master of Business Administration (Tourism & Hospitality)
Tourism and Hospitality Industry - An Emerging High Growth Sector
In India, the tourism and hospitality industries are witnessing a period of exponential growth; the world's leading travel and tourism journal, "Conde Nast Traveller", ranked India as the numero uno travel destination in the world for 2007, as against fourth position in 2006. For five consecutive years. India has witnessed double-digit growth in foreign tourist arrivals. Along with the rise in foreign tourist arrivals, foreign exchange earnings have shown a robust growth. Tourism has now become a significant industry in India, contributing around 5.9 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and providing employment to about 41.8 million people. As per the World Travel & Tourism Council, the tourism industry in India is likely to generate US$ 121.4 billion of economic activity by 201 5 and Hospitality sector has the potential to earn US$ 24 billion in foreign exchange by 2015.
MBA in Tourism & Hospitality Management - Leading to global careers
NITHM’s MBA program provides students with specific competencies for the tourism and hospitality business in a practice oriented and holistic approach. It takes into consideration the fact that the prosperous tourism sector is recruiting more and more managers, who are dynamic and hard working. The specialized skills and leadership qualities taught in MBA programs, provides you with a competitive advantage over others. The high sensitivity towards international and intercultural management need offers a professional edge for aspirants whose aim is to procure lucrative managerial placements in India and abroad. NITHM’s MBA program delivers key competencies required in the tourism business and build on the previous placements of students.
It offers career opportunities as Hotel/Resort Managers, Assistant Managers, General Managers, Food and Beverage Director, Front Office Managers, Conference Planner, Human Resource Manager, Convention Planners, Special Event Planners, Travel Agents and Group Travel Facilitators.
With the recent developments in transportation and communication, traveling, both domestically and internationally has come to be unproblematic. Whether your purpose of traveling is business, adventure or just a vacation, a large group of people belonging to the Travel and Tourism industry is the largest foreign experience trouble free. This industry is largest foreign exchange earner and it provides employment to millions of people. Hence the industry has a number of career options to offer and the scope of employment is unbounded. The popular segment for job opportunities are as follows:
• Travel Agencies
• Tour Operators
• Hotel and related Hospitality Industry
• International and National Food Chains
• Hospital and Institutional Catering
• Hotel Management/Food Craft Institutes
• Shipping and Cruise lines
• Hotel and other Service Sectors.
• State Tourism Development Corporations
• Resorts / Spas.
• Indian and International Airlines.
• Facilities Management Service Providers
• Self employment through entrepreneurship
• Event Facilitation.
About the Course
The MBA Tourism and Hospitality Management is a Two Year (02) Full Time Program in collaboration with Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU-H) consisting of Four Semesters (04) with industrial exposure training. This Course is offered exclusively by NITHM at its campus in Hyderabad. The curriculum and syllabus is based on guidelines prescribed by Industry & Academia from Tourism, Travel, Hospitality & Management disciplines adopted by JNTU-H. The MBA program is designed to develop students’ ability to apply business and leadership strategies to tourism and hospitality industry specific situations.
Admissions are open for Full Time MBA (Tourism & Hospitality) Program (Duration: 4 Semesters). The selection is strictly made on the basis of merit. Students who have completed an Undergraduate Degree, including Toruism & Hospitality Graduates with 50% marks aggregate (can be relaxed by 5% for SC/ST candidates), are eligible for admission to the MBA (T&H) Course. They should have appeared for any of the management aptitude tests viz. MAT/ ICET. Selection would be through Group Discussion followed by Personal Interview.
Note: If eligible candidates are not available in the reserved categories, the seats will be filled from amongst the candidates of general category
All qualified candidates will have to submit a physical fitness certificate from a Registered Medical Practitioner at the time of admission.