Why Tourism UGM

9 March 2015 | Admin UGM INDO

Why Tourism?

Tourism has been one of the world’s biggest industries generating hundreds of millions of income and job openings throughout the globe, and it is predicted to be the world’s vital sector in generating economy in the next following decades. The Tourism Studies Program at the Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada is established in response to the need of highly qualified graduates and tourism professionals and to response continuously changing tourism industry. Referring to the stated mission and vision of Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), the establishment of the IUP is to pursue the realization of world-class university program, and to prepare graduate who will be able to compete in the international level.

 

The Tourism Studies Program at the Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada is aimed at establishing a recognized leading institution in education and research in tourism in order to contribute to people's welfare and humanity. We offer the study of tourism in three main majors, namely destination management, travel and tour management, and hotel hospitality. The program educates students with varying skills related to those areas so that they will be highly capable in either planning or managing tourism-related businesses and institutions.

 

The ultimate competence of our program is to graduate tourism professionals with high capabilities in tourism knowledge and to actively involved in humanity and the nation’s welfare as well. The Tourism Studies Program aims at graduating tourism professionals who are able to:

  1. plan, develop, and manage tourism destination and attraction, travel, and hotel hospitality;
  2. market  national tourism-related products, explain and promote international tourism;
  3. create and/or develop new tourism attraction;
  4. manage undesirable impacts of tourism industry;
  5. arrange a tourism operational planning, tour packages and their costs;
  6. organize human resources in the field of tourism;
  7. continuously develop knowledge about law, regulations, and policies related to businesses in tourism sector; and
  8. run tourism-related businesses.

 

Our Vision:

The Tourism Studies Program is founded to be nationally and internationally recognized as the leading institution in education and research in tourism in order to contribute to people's welfare and humanity.  

 

Our Mission

    1. To provide a highly qualified and nationally and internationally-acclaimed education in tourism studies and research.
    2. To graduate tourism professionals possessing cultural and moral awareness, innovation, leadership, and awareness in humanity.
    3. To develop researches in the tourism knowledge which help realize high quality education, knowledge, technology and art for the nation and humanity.
    4. To improve community services in the field of tourism in solving humanity’s and community’s problems.
    5. To conduct cooperation with institutions either in domestic or abroad in the field of tourism to improve the quality of education, research, and community services.
    6. To conduct sustainable and high quality study program organization and accountable management in answering the changing world.

 

Carrier Opportunities:

  • Manager/staff in tourism destination management
  • Hotel manager
  • Tour and travel company manager
  • Tourism researcher
  • Tourism consultant
  • Restaurant manager
  • Government employee in tourism offices
  • Event organizer manager
  • Airline or cruise ship manager and/or professional.

 

Academic Calendar:

Semester I: August – January

Semester II: February – June

 

Credits:

Students are required to take 144 to 148 credit hours, consisting of 123 credit hours of compulsory subjects and 49 credit hours of elective subjects.

 

Detailed Curriculum → (attached)

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