UP AIT offers two types of degree programs: the BS Tourism (undergraduate) program the Graduate Diploma leading to a Master of Science Degree (graduate) program. Both programs have their own set requirements, criteria for admission, and application deadlines. Click the image below to open the UP AIT Academic Programs brochure.
The BS Tourism Program of UP AIT is a four-year course focused on developing leaders with a broad understanding and knowledge relevant to tourism development and management. The program includes courses on:
- Functional areas of management (marketing, finance & accounting,
human resources, etc.)
- Industrial sectors of tourism (transportation, accommodation, travel
services, and Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE)
- Tourism development and management (planning, ecotourism,
Philippine culture and tourism, special topics, etc.)
- Tourism research (research methods and thesis writing) and
- General education (arts and humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and statistics)
- Internship in any of the industrial sectors of tourism
To be admitted to the BS Tourism Program, a student must either be a freshman or a transfer student from other UP campuses or other Colleges/Universities. For more information, click here for the admission requirements.
The Graduate Diploma in Tourism Development and Management (GDip TDM), which leads to the Master of Science in Tourism Development and Management (MSTDM) program, is 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 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, and those who hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications who are interested in pursuing studies in tourism.
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.
Click here to know more about the Graduate Diploma in Tourism Development and Management.
For admission requirements, click here.