OBJECTIVES

BATHMThe BATHM program aims at developing a student’s intellectual ability, executive personality and managerial skills through an appropriate and balanced general education along with Tourism and Hospitality Management theoretical and practical training. The program links theory to practice and focuses on current areas such as sustainable tourism, and quality management issues for tourism.  The program will appeal to those who are looking for a career in any branch of the travel and tourism industry.  This is a unique opportunity to equip one with international standard for Tourism and Hospitality Management. It will help to broaden the outlook of managerial skills in tourism, hospitality, international hotel, recreational resorts, restaurant, travel agencies etc. The products of BATHM will be enterprises running International, National business in Tourism and Hospitality. With the availability comfortable travel and transport tourism is an attractive business. Tourists want comfortable lodge, hospitality and security. BATHM will provide unto date training for its students to run tourism and hospitality business efficiently. The specific objectives of the program are to:

Provide efficient skilled individuals to UK, Europe, USA and Canada. In reality to prepare skilled managers for tourism and hospitality sectors for international standard.

Prepare student for future in-depth study on the subject abroad.

CAREER WITH BATHM DEGREE

The BATHM program prepares students for executive career in managerial skill in the present day roaring attractive business of tourism and hospitality. There are career opportunities in areas like tour operators, international tourism development, air transport management, ground handling, tourism marketing  and various other positions within tourism organizations.  The products of this program are in sufficient demand in overseas countries. Bangladeshi residents in Great Britain run enough Hotels and Restaurants in Sylhet community. In UK  they are running around ten thousand restaurants. They need trained manpower to run their business. They are likely to provide in service training or practicum training to IUBAT University. BATHM students the present day tourism industry needs BATHM graduates for their better earning.

BATHM STUDENTS

The BATHM program serves the needs of the bright young persons who have completed twelve years of education in high school and college and are looking for a career based education in Tourism and Hospitality Management or profession. They come from varied educational backgrounds-arts, science, commerce, engineering etc. and from different educational system like HSC, Senior Cambridge, Professional Diploma, Alim, GED, etc. These students have excellent academic record, high potential for success and strong motivation for achievement. They are a selected few out of many candidates carefully screened through a selection process.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

IUBAT University being a multi-cultural university encourages students of South Asia and other countries of the world to enroll in the BATHM program. Any one satisfying eligibility criteria are welcome to apply. The tuition and other fees of the BATHM program at IUBAT University are highly competitive in the region and the cost of living in Dhaka is one of the lowest. The international students are encouraged for further information or clarification on the program.

DURATION OF STUDY

The minimum requirement for the BATHM degree is completion of 127  credit hours plus such courses recommended by the college after reviewing individual background and require 4 years to complete for a full time student. It is possible to graduate earlier with additional course load. A semester is of 16 weeks duration, there are three semesters in a year and as such a full time student can complete the degree requirements earlier. However, most students take 4 years to complete the program.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

The BATHM curriculum consists of course and a practicum in tourism centers and international hotels restaurant or other similar organizations. The courses of BATHM program are grouped into following areas:


Areas Typical Courses
Language English
Mathematics
Computer and one
International language
Other than English and
Bangla
General Education Humanities,
Social Sciences,
Physical Sciences,
Career Planning
Foundation Statistics
Behavioral Science
Hospitality
Accounting
Economics
Communication
Tourism and Hospitality Management Human Resource
Management
Hospitality Facilities
Operations, Resort and
Recreation management
Environmental Studies Organizational
Leadership in Tourism,
Hotel Development
and Planning
Integration Strategic Management
Practicum

Besides above, modules also include:

  • The travel and tourism industry
  • Technology in tourism
  • Tourist behavior
  • Tourism, culture, and society
  • Quality management in tourism
  • Tour Operation and Guiding

PROGRAM FEES

IUBAT University assesses fees for students on credit hour basis.  Per credit hour tuition fee for the Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Hospitality Management (BATHM) program is Tk. 1,900 for local students.  There is an admission fee of Tk. 10,000 paid once at the point of admission to BATHM program.  The rate of other charges such as admissions, semester fee, other activities fees and refundable library and laboratory deposits in details have been provided in the Financial Information section of this Bulletin.  The Financial Information section also contains information on tuition fees for students of SAARC and other countries of the world.

COURSE ORGANIZATION

The courses are divided into general education courses, business core courses, major area courses and elective courses. The general and core course titles are listed in the section on Courses and the titles of courses required for major are shown in the section on major departments. The titles of the elective courses can be found in Course Description section. Students are also required to take courses from humanities, social sciences and physical sciences.

The courses of the BATHM program are offered at four inter-related levels in different years of study. The freshman year courses broaden the general educational base of the student as well as acquaint him/her with basic languages of communication like English, Mathematics and Computer.

The sophomore year courses acquaint the student with the analytical tools and environment, and include courses like lodging, food and beverage management accounting, economics, statistics, business environment, etc.

The junior year courses provide for an in-depth study of the functions of tourism and hospitality operations economic, social, cultural, technological and global environment. Included here are courses on hospitality facilities operations, business and hospitality law, etc.

The final level courses offered in the senior year of the program include tour guiding, tourism industry, organizational leadership in tourism, resort and recreation management, international language, culinary theory and practice, hotel development and planning, food hygiene etc.

COMPREHENSIVE

The comprehensive is conducted for students who have satisfactorily completed all the courses of the program. The objective of the comprehensive is to test the student’s capability to comprehend the entire program. It consists of a written test of three hours and an oral examination which is conducted by a board consisting of academics and practitioners. The comprehensive is graded and the students must obtain a passing grade to qualify. The students must take comprehensive to fulfill the requirement of the program. The comprehensive is a pre-requisite to practicum.

PRACTICUM

IUBAT University places great emphasis on the value of practical work experience in all professional degree programs. In the junior or senior year of study, IUBAT University will place BATHM student as intern with a suitable tourism-recreational resort-hotel-restaurant management development type organization.

There are potential of practicum in the restaurant industry in the UK and Thailand. Such overseas placement may be for more than a semester and subject to availability of places. This internship is an integral component of the business program, worth 9 credit hours.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

The BATHM degree will be conferred only to the student who has fully complied with the graduation requirements and has applied for it. The requirements are that the student has:

  • completed all the prescribed courses with a minimum of  130 credit hours plus such courses recommended by the college after reviewing individual background.
  • Earned at least “C” grades in each of the required core, electives, major area and English courses.
  • earned at least passing grade (D) in each of the remaining courses.
  • fulfill English language requirement through English Language Competency Test (ELCT).
  • Earned a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5
  • completed the practicum with at least a passing grade.
  • earned at least a passing grade in the comprehensive
  • Satisfactory behavior and discipline library and financial clearance from the college and the university.

COURSE OFFERINGS

As for BATHM degree, students can concentrate either in the area of tourism or hospitality.  The course requirements for the two areas are given below:


Common Courses:
Students must complete the following courses
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ART 102 Educational Planning 1
ART 103 Professional Etiquette and Grooming
ART 202 Career Planning and Development-I 1
ART 203 Career Planning and Development-II 1
BIO-101 General Biology 3
CHM 115 General Chemistry 3
CHM 116 Chemistry Lab 1
CSC 103 Fundamentals of Computers and Applications 3
CSC 104 Computer Applications Lab 1
ECO 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 101 Basic English Composition 4
ENG 102 English Comprehensions and Speaking 3
ENG 203 Advanced English Composition 3
ENG 250 Public Speaking 3
MAT 107 Mathematics 4
MAT 147 Applied Calculus 3
PHY 109 General Physics 3
PHY 110 Physics Lab 1
**Any two courses from Physics, Chemistry & Biology.
Students must complete two out of five from the following courses
ART 204 Modern Living 3
ANT 104 Anthropology 3
PHI 114 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PSY 105 General Psychology 3
SOC 106 Sociology 3
(Additional courses as alternatives may also be considered by the authority)


Core courses in College of Tourism Hospitality Management
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ACC 101 Financial Accounting 3
ACC 201 Cost Accounting 3
ACC 300 Auditing 2
ACC 301 Auditing & Taxation 3
ACC 303 Taxation 3
ACC 304 Accounting for Management Control 3
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
CSC 433 Database Management & Hotel Related Software 3
THM 001 Food Hygiene & Nutrition 2
THM 101 Introduction to Hospitality Management
THM 102 Introduction to Tourism Management (Proposed) 3
THM 161/ BUS 201 Managerial Communication/Business Communication 3
THM 201/ HRM 201 Organizational Behavior 3
THM 241 MKT 301 Hospitality Marketing Management/ Marketing Management 3
THM 245 Research in Tourism and Hospitality Management (Proposed) 3
THM 301 /FIN 301 Business Finance 3
THM 302 /HRM 301 Human Resource Management 3
THM 317 Culture, Heritage & Entrepreneurship 4
THM 331 Restaurant Management 3
THM 351 Hospitality Facility and Operation 3
THM 391/ MGT 202 Legal Environment/Business & Hospitality Law 3
THM 405/ MGT 403 Strategic Management 3
THM 490 Practicum 9
THM 496 Comprehensive


Department of Hospitality Management
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
THM-111 Introduction to Lodging 3
THM 115 Front Office Management 2
THM 116 Front Office Lab 1
THM 117 House Keeping Management 1
THM 118 House Keeping Lab 2
THM 119 House Keeping Management 2
THM 120 House Keeping Lab 2
THM-131 Food and Beverage Management 4
THM 133 Food & Beverage Management 3
THM 134 Food and Beverage Service Lab 1
THM 231 Culinary Theory & Practice 4
THM 233 Bakery and Patisseries 2
THM 234 Bakery and Patisseries Lab 2
THM 235 Culinary Theory 2
THM 236 Culinary Lab 2


Department of Tourism Management
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
THM 107 Tour Guiding 3
THM 108 Tour Guiding Practical 1
THM 127 Tourism Industry 3
THM 137 Organization Leadership in Tourism 3
THM 397 Environmental Issues in Tourism 3
THM 401 Resort and Recreation Management 3
THM 402 Resort and Recreation Mgt Practical 2


Free Electives in the Department of Tourism Management and Department of Hospitality Management
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
THM 251 Hotel Development and Planning 3
THM 404 Travel Agency Management 2
THM 405 Travel Agency Mgt Practical 1
FRE 104 Modern French 3

Additional Course

In addition candidates preparing for specific sector of the work of the hospitality/tourism industry are advised to choose some free electives with sector orientation. For example those who are planning to work in hospitality industries will be well advised to give special attention to aspects like preparation and presentation of Bangladeshi, Thai, and Chinese cuisine, preparation of special dessert, bar management etc through additional course work, training, and practical.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE


Semester 1
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ART 102 Educational Planning 1
ENG 101 Basic English Composition 4
CSE 103 Fundamentals of Computers and Applications 3
CSE 104 Computer Applications Lab 1
MAT 107 Basic Mathematics 4
ART 103 Professional Etiquette and Grooming
Total 13


Semester 2
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ENG 102 English Comprehension and Speaking 3
MAT 147 Applied Calculus 3
THM-001 Food Hygiene & Nutrition 2
PHI 114/ ANT 104/ SOC 106 Introduction to Philosophy/ Anthropology/ Sociology 3
Total 11


Semester 3
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
CHM 115 General Chemistry 3
CHM 116 Programming C Lab 1
THM 115 Front Office Management 2
THM 116 Front Office Management Lab 1
PSY 105/ART 204 General Psychology/Modern Living 3
ENG 203 Advanced English Composition 3
Total 13


Semester 4
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ACC 101 Financial Accounting 3
ECO 101 Principles of Micro Economics 3
THM 119 House Keeping Management 2
THM 120 House Keeping Lab 2
THM 161 Managerial Communications 3
Total 13


Semester 5
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
PHY-109 General Physics 3
PHY 110 Physics Lab 1
THM 133 Food & Beverage Management 3
THM 134 Food and Beverage Management Lab 1
Total 11


Semester 6
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ACC 201 Cost Accounting 3
ART 202 Career Planning & Development-I 1
ECO 102 Principle of Macro Economics 3
THM 241 Hospitality Marketing Management 3
THM 233 Bakery & Patisseries 2
THM 234 Bakery & Patisseries Lab 2
Total 14


Semester 7
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ACC 300 Auditing 2
ACC 303 Taxation 2
STA-240 Statistics 3
THM 235 Culinary Theory & Practice 2
THM 236 Culinary Lab 2
THM 302 Human Resource Mgt 3
Total 14


Semester 8
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ACC 304 Accounting for Management Control 3
ENG 250 Public Speaking 3
THM 317 Culture, Heritage & Entrepreneurship 4
THM 331 Restaurant Management 3
Total 13


Semester 9
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
THM 201 Organizational Behavior 3
THM 351 Hospitality Facility Operation 3
THM 391 Business & Hospitality Laws 3
Total 9


Semester 10
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
CSC 433 Database Management & Hotel Related Software 3
THM 301 Business Finance 3
THM 405 Strategic Management 3
ART 203 Career Planning & Development-II 1
Total 10
Free Electives for Hospitality and Tourism Management:
THM 251 Hotel Development and Planning 3
THM 403 Travel Agency Management 3
THM 404 Travel Agency Practical
THM 406 French 4


Semester 11
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
THM 490 Field Work and Dissertation 9
Total 9

Note

The total credit hours requirement for the degree has been decided at  130 plus such courses as may be prescribed on the basis of review of individual backgrounds.

Following courses are available for exemption on the basis of competency:

  • CHM 115 General Chemistry
  • CHM 116 Chemistry Lab
  • CSC 103 Fundamentals of Computers & Applications
  • CSC 104 Computer Applications Lab
  • ENG 101 Basic English Composition
  • MAT 107 Mathematics

In the light of the above, background of an applicant and his/her competence, the course requirements for the concerned student in the BATHM program will be customized.