international hospitality and tourism management in India

M.Sc. – International Hospitality & Tourism Management

The hospitality industry is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide. From tourism and travel, to restaurants and luxury retail- there’s an abundance of career opportunities in a plethora of sectors which is growing day by day. Travel and tourism is predicted to outperform the global economy. Travel and Tourism supported 292 million jobs across the world in 2016. That adds up to an average of 1 in 10 of all jobs worldwide. According to WTTC report 2018, by 2028, travel and tourism will support 23% of all new jobs created.
The Indian tourism and hospitality industry has emerged as one of the key drivers of growth among the services sector in India. Tourism in India has significant potential considering the rich cultural and historical heritage, variety in ecology, terrains and places of natural beauty spread across the country. Total contribution by travel and tourism sector to India’s GDP is expected to increase from Rs 15.24 trillion (US$ 234.03 billion) in 2017 to Rs 32.05 trillion (US$ 492.21 billion) in 2028. India was ranked 7th among 184 countries in terms of travel & tourism’s total contribution to GDP in 2017.

Tourism is also a potentially large employment generator besides being a significant source of foreign exchange for the country. The travel & tourism sector in India accounted for 8% of the total employment opportunities generated in the country in 2017, providing employment to around 41.6 million people during the same year. The number is expected to rise by 2% annum to 52.3 million jobs by 2028.This has immensely enhanced the requirement of trained hospitality personnel. International hotel chains are increasing their presence in the country, as it will account for around 47% share in the Tourism & Hospitality sector of India by 2020 & 50% by 2022.

Career Avenues

The M.Sc. in Hospitality and Tourism Management combines hospitality management knowledge with specialized concept-based training in Hotel Operations & Management across India and world over. With a multi-faceted skillset, hospitality management postgraduates have the flexibility and adaptability to excel in a variety of career paths. The Program prepares young professionals for a career in not only hospitality but also stretches across varied sectors, industries such as airlines, cruise liners, travel & tourism, hospitals, events management companies, consulting services and multinational companies, giving them the opportunity to work across the globe for some of the biggest employers worldwide. As a result, the post-graduates can look forward to career opportunities as:

  • Management Trainee in Hotel and allied hospitality industry
  • Resort Development and management
  • Self-employment through entrepreneurship and
  • Multinational companies for their hospitality services
Duration: 2 Years including 6 months international internship
  • The student will articulate and illustrate fundamental concepts and theories and also integrate inter- disciplinary aspects in providing solution frameworks for the hospitality industry
  • The student will be able to use technology tools, software packages, effective communication and teamwork to enhance organizational efficiency and problem solving in the hospitality aspects
  • The student will be able to demonstrate professional demeanor, critical thinking, problem solving attitude, and leadership needed for the managerial positions in the hospitality industry
  • The student will be able to identify the contemporary social problems, exploring the opportunities for social entrepreneurship, designing business solutions and demonstrate ethical standards in organizational decision making
  • Students shall be able to think creatively, to discover new product offering and services to satisfy the customer needs
  • The student will be able to develop effective oral and written communication especially in business applications, with the use of appropriate technology (business presentations, digital communication, social network platforms, etc.)
  • Demonstrate how the organizational behavior and organizational practices can aid in improving the performances and wellbeing of people at work
  • Demonstrate a global outlook with the ability to identify aspects of the global tourism business and cross cultural understanding
  • Design an accounting and financial information systems for a hospitality organization for management decision making
  • Understand consumer behavior and the use of appropriate pricing strategies to increase profitability
  • Assess the impact of latest hospitality researches and marketing tools on the hospitality industry
  • Understanding leadership roles at various levels of the organization and leading teams
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of hospitality management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments
  • Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of changing trends in the hospitality industry

Eligibility Criteria

  • For students with three years Bachelor degree will have to complete foundation program with 6 months internship
  • Hotel Management Graduates (3 years) will have to complete bridge course to meet Post Graduate entry requirements

Applications will be shortlisted based on:

  • Past academic credentials
  • Completion of Application Form including Statement of Purpose
  • Personal Interview