M.B.A. Tourism and Hotel Management

M.B.A. Tourism and Hotel Management MBA TOURISM AND HOTEL MANAGEMENT
Tourism and Hospitality are the two flourishing businesses in the country today with a wide national and international scope. It is a great option for students to pursue their career in these nurturing fields if they have interest in travelling and hospitality. The country requires more and more skilled, confident, well groomed and diligent aspirants to be a part of the travel and tourism industry.

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 2015 and Hospitality sector has the potential to earn US$ 24 billion in foreign exchange by 2015.

Syllabus

First Year
Principles of Management and Organisational Behaviour, Managerial Economics, Accounting and Finance for Managers, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management, Quantitative Techniques for Management, Research Methods for Management, Corporate Communication, Operations Management.

Second Year
Hospitality Management, Tourism planning and marketing, Service Marketing, International Hospitality Law, International tourism management, Tourism Business Environment, Tourism Products, Business Environment & Ethics, Strategic Management
Career Options
There are many options to venture into to be a part of the tourism sector; public and private. The following are some of the profiles one can look into:
  • Tourism Department: There are jobs as Reservation and counter staff, Sales and marketing staff, Tour Planners and Tour guides. There is also the requirement of Information assistants at the office of the Tourism departments who are selected through competitive examinations held by the Staff Selection Commission. The option of working as a Guide is also listed under the tourism department as the Ministry of Tourism recognizes three types of guides; regional, state and local.
  • Airlines: One can opt between being the ground staff or in flight staff. Apart from working as Airhostess/ Stewards, you can look into the option of Traffic Assistance, Reservation and Counter Staff, etc.
  • Hotels: The Hotel Industry being a service industry, serves the basic requirement of food and accommodation. One can choose from Operations, Front office, House keeping, Food and Beverages, Accounting, Engineering/ Maintenance, Sales, Public relations and Security, etc as one of the many departments to work with.
  • Tour operators: They are the ones who help organize conducted tours to the various tourist spots and manage the travel and stay of the tourists.
  • Travel Agents: Travel agents evaluate the requirements of tourists and businessmen and help them make the best possible travel arrangements from the many available. Many resorts, travel groups use travel agents to promote their tour packages to travelers.
  • Transport: Apart from airlines, travelers require rail services, coach operators, car hire companies to go from one place to another - by air, road, railway, sea etc. All this is take care by the ones handling transport.

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