What Singapore lacks in size, it makes up for through foreign trade and investment. This island-country powerhouse that has flourished since gaining independence in 1965 is also an ever-growing tourism hotspot. By the close of 2018 Singapore is expecting between 17.6 million to 18.1 million visitors to have passed through.
Not only has there been an increase in the numbers of people visiting Singapore, but Singapore’s tourists are spending more money than ever before. With such a significant tourism industry at the heart of the city-state, there’s no better place to study hospitality and business.
Boston Business School (BBS) specialises in hospitality and tourism education. Established in 2004, BBS is a private institution registered with the Committee for Private Education under the Enhanced Registration Framework.
Located in Downtown Singapore in one of the city’s most prosperous areas, its central location ensures it’s set at the heart of Singaporean culture. BBS counts the National Library, the Singapore Management University and the National Museum as its neighbours. There are also many hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment centres in the vicinity of the school, making it an industry-relevant location.
Boston Business School is regarded as one of the most reputable hospitality management institutes in Singapore. It offers several hospitality management courses aimed at providing theory and industry experience, focused adult and post-secondary programmes.
With the growth of tourism in the Asia-Pacific region and the world, hospitality management is a career gaining global attention. For those considering hotel management as a profession, there are enormous opportunities. At BBS there are a number of courses for prospective students at all stages of their studies.
Partnered with the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality, Boston Business School offers quality programmes that are approved by Ofqual and accredited with UK’s Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
Here, students don’t just gain an internationally-recognised qualification, they also experience an optimised learning environment. At BBS the student-teacher ratio stands as low as 1:16, ensuring a positive learning experience. All classrooms are fully-furnished, air-conditioned and equipped with LCD projectors. Alongside this, BBS has a hotel training lab to train students to carry out housekeeping tasks, and a restaurant training lab for students to learn about functions in a fine dining restaurant and bar.
Hospitality courses available include a Specialist Diploma in Hospitality Management, and the CTH Level 4 Diploma in Hospitality Management, designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the industry or advanced study.
The CTH Level 5 Diploma in Hospitality Management aims to provide an understanding of the managerial, decision-making and leadership aspects of the hospitality industry, as well as developing independent research and study skills for senior managerial roles.
Students looking for academic progression within the industry will find the CTH Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management suitable for their needs. The aim of this programme is to provide a qualification that focuses on the interrelationship between the hospitality and tourism sectors, focusing on the strategic rather than operational issues in business development.
Alongside the core hospitality programmes offered at BBS, there are also a number of Business-related courses aimed at furthering students in the business field. The Principle of Wealth Accumulation course, created in collaboration with Trendlab Finance Academy, uses a state-of-the-art Trendlab Simulator – the first of its kind, and makes use of technology that replicates the financial decisions each of us must make in our lifetimes. Students using the simulator are able observe these decisions and learn from them in a test environment.
A Certificate in English is also offered for those looking to brush up their language skills. Further to this, BBS offers the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business – an international qualification that aims to develop practical and specialist knowledge in administrative and business management positions.
A new addition to the Boston Business School Curriculum is the Diploma in Global Tourism Management, recently launched in August 2018. This course provides a programme of learning at Level 4, reflecting the needs of professional organisations. Delivered through classroom lectures, group and individual assignments, case studies, in-class exercises and industry visits where appropriate, the qualification places a strong emphasis on developing knowledge and understanding of the tourism and hospitality industry.
With such a varied syllabus, students will gain a fantastic overview across the whole industry covering topics ranging from Contemporary Issues in Tourism, Travel Geography, Marketing Management in Tourism Industry, Retail Management, Entrepreneurship, and Small Businesses.
Students who complete the Diploma in Global Tourism Management can continue their studies and progress onto the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Hospitality Management (QCF). With Singapore as a favourite choice tourism destination, graduates of BBS can be confident that they have a valuable and recognized qualification to start their career.
“Our graduates, armed with social, academic and vocational skills and knowledge, have successfully carved out numerous opportunities in their careers and we are confident many more will follow,” says Jeffrey Yung Yew Chun Executive Director of the school.
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