Bachelor of Science in Travel Management (4 years)

Description

This program covers the study of various components related to the travel and tour industry through technical, practical, and professional learning relevant to the different pillars of tourism, such as tour and travel operations, transportation, accommodation, food and beverage, events management, allied services, entertainment and recreation, tourism research and education, tourism planning and development, and other tourism services. Graduates from this program have career opportunities as Reservation Agents, Flight Attendants, Airline Food Service, Ticket Agents, Training Staff, Baggage Handlers, Sales Representatives, Travel Agents, Travel Counselor, Tour Guide, Tour Escort, Tour Coordinator, Researcher, Academician, Travel Writer, Public Relations Officer, or Event Organizer.

 

Program Curriculum (Old)

Effective until Freshmen Cohort of A.Y. 2017-2018

First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
COMP 101 Introduction to Information System 2 3 2
ENG 1 Introduction to College English 3 0 3
FIL 1 Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino 3 0 3
HRM 106 Food Sanitation & Safety Operation in Hotels and Restaurants 3 0 3
PHIST Philippine History 3 0 3
SA Socio-Anthropology 3 0 3
TOUR 101A Principles of Tourism 3 0 3
THY 1 Contextualized Salvation History 3 0 3
TOTAL 23 3 24

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ENG 2 Reading and Thinking Skills for Academic Study 3 0 3 ENG 1
FIL 2 Pagbasa at Pagsulat tungo sa Pananaliksik
3 0 3 FIL 1
HRM 102B Professional Cookery II 2 6 4 HRM 106
MATH 100A Business Math 3 0 3
NS 103 Environmental Science 3 0 3
RC Rizal Course 3 0 3
TOUR 101B Principles of Tourism II 3 0 3 TOUR 101A
THY 2 Church and Sacraments 3 0 3 THY 1
TOTAL 23 6 25
Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ACCT 100 Basic Accounting 3 0 3 MATH 100A
BA 100 Principles of Organization and Management 3 0 3
ENG 4 Oral Communication in Context 3 0 3 ENG 1, ENG 2
HRM 116 Hotel Operations and Administration 3 0 3 HRM 106, TOUR 101 A, TOUR 101 B
LIT 102A Philippine Literatures 3 0 3
PGC Philippine Government and Constitution 3 0 3
PHL 5 Christian Ethics 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2
TOUR 113 Domestic Tourism 3 0 3 TOUR 101 A, TOUR 101 B
TOUR 125 World Tourism, Geography, and Culture 3 0 3 TOUR 101 A, TOUR 101 B
TOTAL 27 0 27

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
MIS Management Information Systems 2 6 3 COMP 101
PSY 1 General Psychology 3 0 3
SCL 3 The Social Teachings of the Church 3 0 3 PHL 5, THY 1, THY 2
TQM Total Quality Management 3 0 3 BA 100
TOUR 103 Tour Guiding 3 0 3 TOUR 101 A, TOUR B, TOUR 113
TOUR 105 Transportation Management 3 0 3
TOUR 115 Legal Policy Issues in Hospitality & Tourism 3 0 3 TOUR 101 A, TOUR 101 B
TOUR 126 Cultural and Heritage Tourism 3 0 3 PHIST, TOUR 101 A, TOUR 101 B, TOUR 113, TOUR 125
TOTAL 23 3 24
Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ENG 3 Academic Writing Skills 3 0 3 ENG 1, ENG 2
HRM 117 Human Resource Management for Hospitality & Tourism Industry 3 0 3 BA 100
IE 210 Financial Management 3 0 3 ACCT 100, BA 100, MATH 100A
PDSR Personality Development and Social Relations in Hospitality 3 0 3
PHL 2 Logic 3 0 3
TOUR 107 Tour & Travel Operations Management 3 0 3 TOUR 101 A, TOUR 101 B, TOUR 113, TOUR 125
TOUR 116 Eco-Tourism 3 0 3 NS 103, TOUR 101A, TOUR 101B, TOUR 115, TOUR 125
TOUR 127 Air, Sea, and Land Travel Sales and Management 3 0 3 TOUR 101A, TOUR 101B, TOUR 115, TOUR 125
TOTAL 24 0 24

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
MATH 103 Probability and Statistics 3 0 3
TOUR 117 Airline Operations and Computer Reservation System 1 6 3 COMP 101, MIS, TOUR 101A, TOUR 101B
TOUR 119 Meetings and Events Management 4 0 4 ACCT 100, BA 100, IE 210, TOUR 101A, TOUR 101B, TQM
TOUR 128 Entrepreneurship & Business Planning in Hospitality and Tourism 3 0 3 ACCT 100, BA 100, IE 210, TOUR 101A, TOUR 101B, TQM
TOUR 129 International & Domestic Tour Planning, Packaging, and Pricing 3 0 3 TOUR 101A, TOUR 101B, TOUR 113, TOUR 125, TOUR 127
TOUR 130 Tourism Planning and Development 3 0 3 TOUR 101 A, TOUR 101 B, TQM
TOUR ENG1 Tourism and Hospitality English 3 0 3 ENG 1, ENG 2, ENG 3, ENG 4
TOTAL 20 6 22
Fourth Year - 3 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ETAR Economics with Taxation and Agrarian Reform 3 0 3
HUM 1 Art, Man, and Society 3 0 3
LIT 101A World Literatures 3 0 3
SCL 9 Marriage and Family 3 0 3 PHL 5, THY 1, THY 2
TOUR 120 Recreational Travel and Tour Management 3 0 3 BA 100, TOUR 101A, TOUR 101B, TOUR 128, TOUR 130, TQM
TOUR 121 Marketing Management in Hospitality and Tourism 3 0 3 BA 100, TOUR 101A, TOUR 101B, TOUR 127
TOUR 124 Tourism Research 3 0 3 ENG 3, ENG 4, MATH 103, TOUR 101A, TOUR 101 B, TOUR 130
TOUR 131 Tourism and Hospitality Ethics 3 0 3 PHL 5, TOUR 101A, TOUR 101B
TOUR ENG 2 Tourism and Hospitality English II 3 0 3 ENG 1, ENG 2, ENG 3, ENG 4, TOUR ENG 1
TOTAL 27 0 27

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
PRACT-HT Hospitality and Tourism Internship TOUR 101A, TOUR 101B, TOUR 103, TOUR 107, TOUR 113,  TOUR 115, TOUR 116, TOUR 119, TOUR 125, TOUR 126, TOUR 127, TOUR 128, TOUR 129, TOUR 130
TOTAL 0 0 0

 

Special Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
FRENCH 101 Elementary French 3 0 3
FRENCH 102 Intermediate French 3 0 3 FRENCH 101
FRENCH 103 Advanced French 3 0 3 FRENCH 102
GERMAN 1 German I 3 0 3
GERMAN 2 German II 3 0 3 GERMAN 1
GERMAN 3 German III 3 0 3 GERMAN 2
TOTAL 18 0 18

Career Opportunities

Airline Food Service Crew Academician Baggage Handler
Event Organizer Flight Attendant Public Relations Officer
Researcher Sales Representative Tour Coordinator
Tour Escort Tour Guide Travel Agents
Travel Counselor Training Staff Ticket Agent

The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

I am a Thomasian. I carry the SEAL of Thomasian education. I am a Servant leader, an Effective communicator and collaborator, an Analytical and creative thinker, and a Lifelong learner. With Christ at the center of my formation as a Thomasian, I am expected to demonstrate the following Thomasian Graduate Attributes (ThoGAs):

SERVANT LEADER

— Show leadership abilities to promote advocacies for life, freedom, justice, and solidarity in the service of the family, the local and global communities, the Church and the environment.

— Implement relevant projects and activities that speak of Christian compassion to the poor and the marginalized in order to raise their quality of life

— Show respect for the human person, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR AND COLLABORATOR

— Express myself clearly, correctly, and confidently in various environments, contexts, and technologies of human interaction

— Work productively with individuals or groups from diverse cultures and demographics

— Show profound respect for individual differences and/or uniqueness as members of God’s creation

ANALYTICAL AND CREATIVE THINKER

— Show judiciousness and resourcefulness in making personal and professional decisions

— Engage in research undertakings that respond to societal issues

— Express personal and professional insights through an ethical and evidence-based approach

LIFELONG LEARNER

— Engage in reflective practice to ensure disciplinal relevance and professional development

— Exhibit preparedness and interest for continuous upgrading of competencies required by the profession or area of specialization

— Manifest fidelity to the teachings of Christ, mediated by the Catholic Church, in the continuous deepening of faith and spirituality in dealing with new life situations and challenges

Program Intended Learning Outcomes

Graduates from the BS Travel Management program are expected to achieve the following Program Intended Learning Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate ability to perform basic and supervisory job functions, as well as entrepreneurial competencies in the tour and travel sector, manifesting Christian values.

2. Apply analytical and critical thinking skills to formulate business decisions, producing quality research outputs that respond to varied tourism issues and trends within the society.

3. Engage in meaningful collaboration, communication, and processing of information through technology to effectively perform assigned tasks in a diverse cultural environment.

4. Perform leadership skills in various areas of tourism through advocacy programs to improve the quality of life of both local and global communities.

Program Recognitions