Professional Studies in Tourism and Hospitality
2 October 2020
About PS-THM Programme
Tourism is regarded as one of the largest and fastest growing industries manipulating global economy. This can be attributed to the continued expansion and diversification experienced by the industry. The need to travel, explore the unknown and experience the inherent beauty of a place drive people to engage in tourism and prompt destinations to provide what tourists expect. The tourism and hospitality industry in Papua New Guinea has emerged into a promising economic sector that generates income, creates employment, and promotes balance of payment. Tourism is now viewed as a catalyst for sustainable development in the country. With this current development, the industry has to be prepared in terms of its human capital to cater to the dynamic and
demanding nature of both international and domestic travelers. Thus, the need to professionalize the industry is of paramount importance.
The University of Papua New Guinea in partnership with the Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority will offer Professional Studies in Tourism and Hospitality Management. This program will be offered on campus at the School of Business and Public Policy and will be delivered through the Tourism and Hospitality Management Division.
Candidates who will be successfully completing the PS-THM programme will be awarded with the degree in Bachelor of Business and Management major in Tourism and Hospitality Management by the University of Papua New Guinea.
Who is this program for ?
The design of the PS-THM curriculum is tailored to fit the specific needs of the industry. It also recognizes the knowledge, skills and capabilities of potential candidates acquired through the experience and expertise gained over the years of working within the industry. The PS-THM helps the working class individuals from various tourism network acquire a formal and academic qualification that matches their knowledge and skills and thus contribute to improving their employability, lifelong learning, social inclusion and self-esteem. This academic programme is expected to bridge the gap between theory and practice, develop higher level of tourism and hospitality management competency and improve confidence of the tourism practitioners from both public
and private sectors in the assumption of their current and future roles and responsibilities.
2 Years (Full-time) or 4 Semesters
Waigani Campus, Port Moresby
Tourism and Hospitality Courses (Core Major)
• Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality Management
• Domestic Tourism
• Customer Service Management
• Front Office and Housekeeping Management
• Tourism Marketing
• Tour Operations Management
• Food and Beverage Management
• Convention and Events Management
• World Tourism
• Tourism Policy and Planning
• Transportation Management
• Sustainable Tourism
• Resort and Club Management
• Tourism and Hospitality Practicum
Business-Related Courses (Core Minor)
• Accounting for Non-Accountants
• Foundation Economics
• Principles of Management
• Introduction to Government Management
• Principles of Human Resource Management
• Business Research
• Entrepreneurship and Small Business
• Consumer Behavior
• Ethical Practices in Business
• Business Information System
Note: The candidates will be required to study all THM core major courses and minimum of six (6) Business related core minor courses. The School will make decision to offer core minor courses.