Hospitality & Tourism Management

Credential: Bachelors Degree
Duration: 4 years
Credit Hours: 120
Tuition Fee: AED 825 per credit hour (See detailed fee structure here)
Class Timings: Morning and Evening
Medium of Instruction: English


Course Number Course Name C.H. Prerequisite
First Year
Semester 1
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
ENG 101 English I 3
MTH 101 Business Mathematics 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SSS 101 Study Skills 3
 Total Credit Hours 15
Semester 2
ACC 101 Accounting I 3
BUS 102 Business Statistics 3  MTH 101
CIS 101 Computer Fundamentals 3
ENG 102 English II 3  ENG 101
HUM 101 Critical Thinking 3
 Total Credit Hours 15
Second Year
Semester 3
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting 3  ACC 101
BUS 201 Business Communication 3
BUS 202 Business Ethics 3
ECO 201 Microeconomics 3
REL 201 Islamic Studies 3
 Total Credit Hours 15
Semester 4
ECO 202 Macroeconomics 3
ENV 201 Environmental Science 3
FIN 301 Financial Management 3  ECO 201
HTM 201 Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry 3
UAE 201 UAE Studies 3
 Total Credit Hours 15  
Third Year
Semester 5
BUS 301 Business Research Methods 3  ECO 201
BUS 302 Business Law 3  ECO 201
MGT 302 Management and Organizational Behavior 3  ECO 201
MGT 303 Management Information Systems 3  ECO 201
MGT 304 International Management 3  ECO 201
 Total Credit Hours 15
Semester 6
BUS 401 Business Policy and Strategy 3
MGT 402 Operations Management 3  BUS 102
MKT 302 Principles of Marketing 3  ECO 201
HTM 301 Introduction to Food Production (with Lab) 3  HTM 201
HTM 302 Financial Accounting for the Hospitality Industry 3  HTM 201
 Total Credit Hours 15
Fourth Year
Semester 7
HTM 303 Hospitality Facilities Management 3  HTM 201
HTM 310 Tourism Management and Development 3  HTM 201
HTM 351 Introduction to Event Management 3  HTM 302
HTM 311 Food and Beverage Management  * 3  HTM 201
HTM 353 Meeting and Event Management * 3 HTM 351
HTM 401 Lodging Management * 3 HTM 302
HTM 410 Tour Guide Principles* 3  HTM 301 / HTM 310
HTM 411 Special Topics in Hospitality and Tourism* 3  HTM 310
 Total Credit Hours 15
Semester 8
HTM 350 Hospitality and Tourism Law and Ethics 3  HTM 201 / BUS 302
HTM 352 Hospitality Human Resource Management 3  HTM 201
HTM 354 Hospitality and Tourism Marketing 3  HTM 310 / MKT 302
INT 498 Internship (HTM) 3  90 CR
HTM 499 Strategic Management for HTM (Capstone) 3  HTM 310; 350; 352
 Total Credit Hours 15
Cumulative Credit Hours 120


  • *The student will select two courses out of five.



General Education Courses
CIS 101: Computer Fundamentals Credit Hours: (2-2:3)
Prerequisite: None

This course offers students exposure to basic personal computer operation and commonly-used programs. Included is familiarization with and practical use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and personal information management software.

ENG 101: English I Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to instruct college students in how to read academic texts with understanding and how to use them in a variety of disciplines. The rhetoric chapters teach critical reading, paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting, writing process, synthesizing, analyzing, researching, and developing arguments. The anthology balances journal articles with works by public intellectuals in the sciences, social sciences and humanities.

ENG 101: English II Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: ENG 101

This course gives students a basic introduction to fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry, and drama and helps them develop their creative skills in each area. Each genre section is self-contained and includes complete works as examples along with helpful advice about how to draw on the variety of techniques they use. The style is informal, practical, and positive.

ENV 201: Environmental Science Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None

This interdisciplinary approach to our world emphasizes the history of environmental concerns, species interaction (both with each other and their environment), air, water, soil and biological resources, population dynamics, toxicology, energy sources, land use management, and other related topics.  Basic principles of science are incorporated throughout the course.

HUM 101: Critical Thinking Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None

This course explores the process of thinking critically and helps students think more clearly, insightfully, and effectively. Relevant examples drawn from student experiences and contemporary situations help students develop the abilities to solve problems, analyze issues, and make informed decisions in their academic, career, and personal lives. The course includes substantive readings, structured writing assignments, and ongoing discussions designed to help students develop language skills while fostering sophisticated thinking abilities.

MTH 101:  College Mathematics Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None

This course provides a sound, intuitive understanding of the basic concepts students need as they pursue careers in business, economics, plus life and social sciences. It includes a brief review of intermediate functions, graphs, algebra, equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear and non-linear systems, graphing of conic sections, along with single variable calculus, which includes: limits, continuity, derivatives, and applications of derivatives as well as indefinite and definite integrals and some applications.

REL 201: Islamic Studies Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None

This course introduces Islam as the universal civilization which contributes to the progress of human life, to counter and to reject all  false accusations toward Islam and its components, to inculcate and enhance the high quality of virtue in the daily lives of Muslims, so that a comprehensive, balanced, and prosperous life can be achieved.

SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None

This course is an introduction to the study of people and their interaction with each other, the environment, and various social groups.  Students develop awareness of the relationship between individual beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors, plus the greater society and culture. They will also learn how to apply sociological concepts to current issues that affect individuals, modern society, and the international community.

SSS 101: Study Skills Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None

This course equips students with the study skills needed for success in their undergraduate studies. It is also useful for acquiring skills that can be used in their personal lives as well as in the workplace. Students learn several techniques they can use in the areas of communication, research practices, teamwork, computer literacy, creativity, critical thinking, presentation skills, and overall literacy.

UAE 201: UAE Studies Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None

This course presents the foundations of United Arab Emirates society with special emphasis on the historical, social, economic, political, and cultural aspects.

Core Courses
HTM 201: Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: NoneThis course focuses on hospitality operations while offering a broad, comprehensive foundation of current knowledge about the world’s largest industry. Topics include; the hospitality industry and tourism; lodging; restaurants, managed services, and beverages; recreation, theme parks, clubs, and gaming entertainment and assemblies and event management.
HTM 301: Introduction to Food Production (with Lab) Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: HTM 201This course introduces the contemporary introduction to cooking and food preparation. This course explores the preparation of fresh ingredients and provides information on other relevant topics, such as food history and food science, food safety and sanitation, nutrition, recipes and menus, tools and equipment, knife skills, kitchen staples, dairy products, principles of meat, fish, and vegetable cookery. Students will learn through laboratory-related activities.
HTM 302: Financial Accounting for the Hospitality Industry Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: ACC 202; HTM 201This course focuses on financial accounting in the hospitality industry. Students will learn how to apply financial accounting concepts to hospitality businesses. Topics will include; branches of accounting, the accounting cycle, financial statements, merchandising, cash control, payroll, receivables, assets, and forms of business organization. Computer software is used to illustrate concepts and provide hands-on experience.
HTM 303: Hospitality Facilities Management Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: HTM 201This course focuses on operations of hospitality facilities, including operating costs, characteristics of major building systems, and the role and responsibilities of staff and managers and how to work effectively with maintenance department. Topics include: hospitality facilities, specific facility systems, and lodging design.
HTM 310: Tourism Management and Development Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: HTM 201This course explores the major concepts in tourism, what makes tourism possible, and how tourism can become an important factor in the wealth of any nation. Students will learn the evolution and future development of tourism, in addition to the challenges facing tourism managers in this changing environment. Topics will include; tourism today, future of tourism, demand for tourism, transporting the tourism, accommodation and hospitality services, governments and tourism and managing tourism industry.
HTM 311: Food and Beverage Management Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: HTM 201This course focuses on the functions of food and beverage management and managing quality. Students will learn the role of food and beverage management in the context of overall catering operations. Topics include: fast food and popular catering, hotels and quality restaurants and functional, industrial, welfare catering and contemporary environmental concerns, such as sourcing, sustainability and responsible farming. Students will use industry standard software solutions for foodservice operations in this course.
HTM 350: Hospitality and Tourism Law and Ethics Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: BUS 302; HTM 201This course introduces students to the laws, ethics and regulations that govern businesses and management decisions in the hospitality industry.  Students will understand how contracts are made and how hospitality businesses can be effectively managed, taking into consideration the guest’s legal rights. Topics covered in this course include; contracts, operations, property management, employee management, insurance, product liability, safety and security.
HTM 351: Introduction to Event Management Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: HTM 302This course provides students with an introductory perspective on the nature of events management. Students will learn the necessary skills and professional knowledge needed to succeed in the event industry. Topics will include sports, music, the arts, corporate events, tourism, and other activities found in the public and private sectors.
HTM 352: Hospitality Human Resource Management Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: HTM 201This course provides students with the systematic approach to human resource management in the hospitality industry. Students will discuss and analyze contemporary issues related to human resources in the field of hospitality businesses, in addition to related laws, regulations and policies affecting the workforce in the hospitality industry.
HTM 353: Meeting and Event Management Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: HTM 351This course presents the elements of business event management and the tools needed to plan, develop, organize, and implement planning meetings and events. Students will develop the skills needed for effective event management. Topics will include: organizers and sponsors of meetings, events, expositions, and conventions, Destination Marketing Organizations, Destination Management Companies, service contractors and international events.

Students who successfully complete the HTM program should:

  1. Communicate effectively in writing, speaking, and using technology.
  2. Apply appropriate hospitality and tourism theories and practices on the job.
  3. Practice ethical behavior within a hospitality and tourism management context.
  4. Use hospitality and tourism management skills successfully in the workplace.
  5. Think critically to solve hospitality and tourism management problems.

Career Opportunities

Hospitality and Tourism Management graduates can expect to find employment in many of the occupations listed below:

  • Hotel General Manager
  • Tourism Director
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Rooms Executive
  • Travel Agency Manager
  • Purchasing Managerv
  • Front Desk Manager
  • Travel Guide
  • Resort Manager
  • Housekeeping Supervisor
  • Tourism Director
  • Catering Director
  • Concierge
  • Travel Agency Manager
  • Hotel Auditor
  • Reservations Specialist
  • Communications Director
  • Facility Manager
  • Events Manager
  • Guest Relations Manager
  • Sales Director
  • Cruise Director
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Public Relations Manager