The Graduate Diploma in Tourism Development and Management (GDip TDM) which leads to the Master of Science in Tourism Development and Management (MSTDM) program are intended to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the complex processes of development and management of a globally competitive tourism industry.
Both programs aim to contribute to the creation of an improved tourism society regionally and globally where the development of tourism is planned and there is proper stewardship of the natural resources and preservation of the local culture. The programs are designed primarily for persons who currently work in the tourism industry who are interested in augmenting their industrial experience with academic qualifications; those who hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications who are interested in pursuing studies in tourism.
1. Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution of higher learning
2. At least one year work experience
3. Intellectual capacity and aptitude for advanced studies, as determined through an entrance exam and interviews by a Graduate Program Committee
4. Satisfaction of additional University requirements such as health clearance and other special admission requirements that may be imposed by the unit and/or the Graduate Program Committee
5. As per University policy foreign applicants whose medium of instruction in their previous degrees held is not English should have taken either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
For TOEFL, score of at least 500 in the paper-based, 173 in the computer-based or 61 in the internet based (IBT) test. For IELTS, score of at least 5.5 score in the exam
1. PSA Birth Certificate (photocopy upon application, original of PSA paper upon admission)
2. Marriage Contract (photocopy upon application, original of PSA paper upon admission)
3. Official Transcript of Records or True Copy of Grades (photocopy upon application, original Transcript of Records upon admission)
4. Diploma (photocopy upon application, original upon admission)
5. Certificate of Employment/Contract of service or proof of previous employment or self-employment
6. Two (2) pcs. passport size photos
7. Two (2) completed recommendation letters from former or current employers, supervisors or professors. Each recommendation letter should be enclosed in a sealed envelope
8. Duly accomplished application form
9. Data Privacy Consent Form
10. Application fee
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It is preferred that applicants hold a tourism or tourism-related baccalaureate degree. The curriculum for the programs assumes a prerequisite knowledge base in the areas of Principles of Tourism (Tourism 110) and Tourism Management (Tourism 122).
Persons who are admitted whose prior training does not include adequate coverage of these areas will be required to pursue the above undergraduate courses. Such pre-requisite courses do not count towards the credit requirements of the diploma program.
Upon successful completion of these pre-requisite courses, students will be allowed to begin the Diploma program. Students are required to pass the coursework and exam components to pass the courses. In addition, other prerequisites may be required upon evaluation of the Graduate Program Committee.
Advancement to Master’s Program
In order to advance to the Master’s Program, students of GDipTDM must maintain a 1.75 GWA to advance to MSTDM. Graduates from the diploma program will be given three (3) years to be able to credit his/her units for continuation towards obtaining the Master’s degree. Beyond this period, the Graduate Program Committee will recommend additional course(s) depending on the changes made to the original courses taken by the student.
Within their first semester of enrollment in the Master’s Program, students must choose between MSTDM Plan A (thesis track) and Plan B (non-thesis track). Transfer from Plan A to B or B to A will be allowed depending on evaluation of students‘ performance and the recommendation of Graduate Program Committee.
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