Degree In Hotel Management Course In Penang, Malaysia | KDU

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Hotel & Tourism Management

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Degree In Hotel Management Course In Penang, Malaysia

Dual Award programme
We offer students a unique experience with our degree in hotel management course in Penang, Malaysia. The dual award BA (Hons) in International Hotel and Tourism Management degree is designed for students to take on senior management roles in the tourism and hospitality industries. With a heavy emphasis on the strategic business development of hospitality and tourism organizations, students are well-trained to take on responsibilities that will prove them invaluable to the industry. Graduates of this programme receive not only a KDU Penang University College degree, but also an award from IMI International Management Institute in Luzern, Switzerland.

SWISS HOSPITALITY PROGRAMMES - Swiss European programme syllabus
As the pioneer in hospitality education since 1893, the Swiss reputation for hospitality excellence is respected and trusted globally. Experience a renowned European syllabus which incorporates the very best of Swiss hotel management and hospitality. The school is also a finalist for the Electrolux Hospitality Institution of the Year 2018 (Asia) Award presented at the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore.
IMMERSION IN SWITZERLAND - Study in IMI, Lucerne for 10 days!
Get the total experience with an all-inclusive study trip to the IMI campus, located in scenic Lucerne, Switzerland. Lucerne is the fourth top tourist destination in Switzerland and was voted top 12 in the world by Tripadvisor. This trip provides an insight into the world of Swiss hospitality and tourism, with visits to world famous attractions, Swiss chocolate factories and artisan shops.
Innovating ‘out of the classroom’ experience through our ‘Bringing Books to Life’ initiative by introducing International study trips to vineyards, wineries, breweries and tourism sites. Students experience different cultures in Melbourne, Adelaide, Thailand and many other countries for a full experiential learning experience.
5-STAR FACILITIES - 5-star Kitchens, Restaurant, Café, Mixology Lab and Equatorial Hospitality Training Suite
The school furnishes students with RM 6 Million worth of learning facilities in equivalence to professional commercial kitchens, F&B outlets and hotels in the industry. This ensures that they are familiar with industry standard tools, and are equipped with practical knowledge and skills to remain competitive and globally marketable in the future. All these make KDU the best place for students to pursue a degree in hotel management course in Penang, Malaysia.
AWARD WINNING LECTURERS - Taught by Award Winning Chefs, Hospitality Experts and Tourism Researchers
Lecturers and chefs consist of experts from the hotel, tourism and culinary fields. Students are taught by Master Chefs, Celebrity Chefs, F&B Specialists and Tourism Researchers. Academic staff is highly qualified and passionate in grooming the next generation of chefs and hoteliers.
INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS - International 5 Star Industry Training
Students can choose from our wide network of top 5 Star establishments locally as well as internationally, including pathways from internship to management traineeship in global hotel groups. The international exposure gained from a worldwide internship placement gives our graduates an edge in experience and a wider global perspective.
OUTSTANDING ALUMNI - Award Winning Students and Graduates
Graduates from the school have been sought after by employees since 1993, with our graduates being made general managers, winemakers, mixologists, chefs, entrepreneurs, as well as hospitality educators.

This degree programme provides a pathway to:
  • Postgraduate studies: MSc in Hospitality & Tourism and PhD in Hospitality & Tourism
  • Career opportunities: Hotels, Motels, Spas, Resorts, Food Service Establishments, Casinos, Theme Parks, Cruise Lines, Services, Hospitality Consultancies, Convention Centers
Dual Award title:
KDU Penang University College AwardIMI International Management Institute in Luzern, Switzerland
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Hotel & Tourism ManagementBachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Hotel & Tourism Management
Graduates of this dual award degree programme receive a degree award from both KDU Penang University College and IMI International Management Institute. A dual award degree programme constitutes completion of a single programme of study and is differentiated from a double –degree.
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Programme Structure
3 years (2 years with Diploma entry)
KDU University College, Penang
  • Personal Development Skills
  • Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Preparatory Course OR Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Rooms Division Operations and Management - Housekeeping
  • Rooms Division Operations and Management - Front Office
  • Hospitality Business English
  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Wine and Beverage Operations
  • Restaurant Management Theory and Practice
  • Culinary Fundamentals Theory and Practice
  • Hospitality and Tourism Law
  • Hospitality Business French 1 OR Hospitality Business German 1
  • TITAS (local) OR Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (foreign)
  • Hospitality Business French 2 OR Hospitality Business German 2
  • Social Media, Marketing and Public Relations
  • Holistic Professional Development
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Tourism Attractions Management
  • Food and Beverage Facilities Management
  • Ethics and Moral 3
  • Research Methods
  • Leadership and Management for Hospitality and Tourism
  • International Tourism Development
  • Food and Beverage Themes and Applications
  • Dissertation (Part A)
  • Introduction to Tourism Events Management
  • Hubungan Etnik OR Pengajian Malaysia 3
  • Dissertation (Part B)
  • Tourism Events Planning and Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation
  • Tourism and Hospitality Risk Management
  • Industrial Placement
  • Hubungan Etnik
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A/ IELTS Preparatory Class
  • Ethics and Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3
  • IELTS Preparatory
  • Ethics and Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development
Study Route

Fees & Intakes
  • 22 Jan, 17 June & 3 Sept (Year 1 & 2)
  • RM74,160
  • RM80,410
Fees will depend on their commencement dates

Talk to us about our easily accessible discounts and scholarships. Most students are successful in securing a significant reduction in their tuition fees, with KDU Penang in 2018 issuing more than RM7 million in scholarships! More information on our scholarships is available here.

Finance should not be a barrier to enrolling in this programme.
Entry Requirements
  • STPM
  • 2 Principal Passes 
  • GCE ‘A’ Level 
  • 2 Principal Passes
  • UEC 
  • 5 Credits (Min B6)
  • Foundation/Matriculation
  • Pass with CGPA ≥ 2.00
  • Australian Matriculation/ Foundation
  • ATAR Score of 55
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • 26/42 points from 6 subjects
  • Diploma in related field 
  • Recognised Diploma with CGPA ≥ 2.00
Local StudentPass in English at SPM level or equivalent
If English language is not fulfilled, students are required to take an additional module.
International Student
  • IELTS Band 5; or
  • TOEFL PBT (410) / IBT (34); or
  • Cambridge English CAE (160); or
  • Cambridge English CPE (180); or
  • PTE Academic 36; or
  • MUET Band 3
If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at KDU Penang University College.