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Rewarding Career Opportunity With MSU’s Hospitality Programs

Many international hotel chains operating in Sri Lanka have requested for visas to bring down foreign experts to the hospitality industry citing local talent in the hospitality sector is insufficient, according to the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA).
The Management &Science University (MSU), one of Malaysia’s top universities complements the needs of highly skilled and expert human capital by offering both Bachelor’s degree and diploma in the hospitality and tourism specialisation.
As one of Malaysia’s top universities, MSU has received much recognition from the Malaysian and international independent bodies. MSU is ranked as one of Malaysia’s top five private universities through an establishment audit done by Ernst &Young. In 2020 QS World Ranking, MSU was Placed in the top 541 universities of the world, the inaugural entry ranks Management and Science University (MSU) in the top 1.8% among Asia’sbest universities.
Management and Science Institute (MSI) is the Colombo Campus established by MSU. While the former offers a wide spectrum of diploma programs, the latter continues the Degree and Master programs for academics to become professionals in their chosen field.
“The rapid growth of the hospitality and tourism industry in Sri Lanka with international hotels opening and operating all over the country, has created enormous employment opportunities. Therefor I would like to encourage students to take up Hospitality and Tourism as a career since the industry needs skilled and confident talent to compete in this fast-evolving, global industry,” MSI Director Sam Peiris said.
The Diploma in Hospitality &Tourism Managementwill be exposed in the ‘know how’and ‘hands on’training in both the hospitality and tourism areas of practices. As such, graduates of the program are expected to be competent to handle the common hospitality and tourism practice as well as become the forefront supervisors and lower level managers able to advise on routine decision making process. Graduates will find ample opportunity in not only availing themselves to careers in hospitality and tourism industry but also in government services, academia and careers in internationally recognised hotels, event organisations and travel operators. Organisationally, graduates will be absorbed into hotels, event companies, travel agents, transport operators, corporations and companies, banks, multimedia telecommunication companies and marketing agencies.
The Diploma in Event Managementoffered by MSI is yet another popular program at MSI. It isdesigned for individuals who wish to follow a career in organising events in either private or government institutions. The diploma program is a useful step for anyone looking into careers with hotels, event organisers and travel operators among others. The course is conducted over two years and offers students the unique opportunity to explore the different disciplines of events and management.Graduates of the program will learn to competently handle the common event practices and also act as supervisors and managers who provide advice on routine decision making processes of the job scope.
The Bachelor of Hospitality &Tourism Management (Hons)is an undergraduate academic program that leverages on a unique learning opportunity in the combined disciplines of hospitality, tourism and management. Students pursuing the program will be exposed both in the hospitality and tourism industry, as well as to the state-of-the-art technologies used in the fields of economics, management and marketing. As such, graduates of the program are expected to be competent to handle not only the common hospitality and tourism practice but also to provide advice on complex strategic issues in business decision making process.
The International Students Exchange Program (ISEP)at MSU assists students towards enriching their academic pursuits at the international level. Through ISEP, students can complete their studies in Sri Lanka, MSU Malaysia or transfer to any of MSU’s partner Universities worldwide, including, Australia, UK, Japan and Germany. MSU also offers Dual MBA programs, PhD to complete their degrees.
The opportunity to study at these universities will further enrich the students’development and enhances their standings for a better career prospect.
The emphasis on programs which are industry relevant has always been MSU central tenets. A symbiosis between academic curriculum and industrial shifts has been crucial in determining the relevancy of its product to current trends. Such response to change has resulted in 95% of MSU’s graduates securing employment during the first six months upon graduation.
Students from Sri Lanka will now have the opportunity to enjoy MSU’s quality education through its Colombo Campus, MSI. For more information on MSI programs, call us on 0112576644, 0112576700, Hot Line 0770777880, email at [email protected] , or visit Management &Science Institute, No 300 Galle Road, Colombo 3.

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