Over the last few months the Professional Review Panel has been working hard to provide international recognition to global education providers for key programmes of study. Accreditation helps to promote internationally recognised quality standards, assists in the mobility of labour and facilitates global recruitment.
We are putting the spotlight on two institutions who we have been proud to welcome to accreditation and two institutions who have recently achieved re-accreditation. Institute of Hospitality members can access published accreditation reports as part of their member benefits by logging into our website. However, here’s a little taster of what these programmes offer.
Our Lady of Fatima University in the Philippines has received accreditation this summer for the Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management with specialisations in Culinary Arts (CA), Hotel Administration in Cruise Line Operations (HACLO), Restaurant and Fast-Food Chain Operations (ReFCO) as well as the Bachelor of Science in International Tourism Management with specialisations in Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) and Travel and Tour Operations (TTO). The programmes are designed to prepare students to become managers or entrepreneurs within their chosen fields through the combined development of relevant professional skills and theoretical understanding, which is predominantly operationally oriented. The specialisation in Travel and Tours Operations also aims to develop students’ management skills and research competencies through interdisciplinary subject exposure.
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) has also recently received accreditation for its Bachelor of Hospitality Management (BHM) with Honours. This is a full-time programme which aims to produce graduates capable of a successful career in the hospitality industry. The BHM programme has been developed according to the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF) specifications developed by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Students complete units comprised of four areas of study; University core subjects, languages, programme core subjects and practical study. They also have opportunity to select from a range of elective subjects to complete their degree.
We are very pleased to renew accreditation for the Manager des entreprises de l’hôtellerie, du tourisme et de la restauration (MBA in Hospitality Management) offered by Ecole Supérieure Internationale de Savignac in France. In addition, accreditation has also been granted for the Responsable de service en hôtellerie, tourisme et restauration (Bachelor in Hospitality Management). Following a detailed review of the submission the panel commended the industrial experience and educational qualifications of the teaching staff and their experiences of teaching in a variety of educational higher education establishments.
Re-accreditation has been granted for the following programmes offered by the University of Plymouth; BSc (Hons) Cruise Management, BSc (Hons) Hospitality Management, BA (Hons) Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management (one year top-up), BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Management and BSc (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Management. The five programmes sit with a larger programme cluster that is well designed to provide industry focussed learning from a range of modules shared across the programmes. These have a strong industry orientation particularly in the cruise industry, that is a strength recognised in the sector.
Our head of professional development, Alistair Sandall FIH said: “A key focus for our industry over the last few years has been to increase the number of people seeking hospitality as a valid career choice but also to drive up skills worldwide. Our accreditation service enables us to provide an assurance of quality for students and gives them confidence in their selection of education providers and programmes of study.”
To register your interest in accreditation please contact Maria Lockwood FIH, Accreditation and Endorsement Manager.