Master of Hospitality Management (MHM) - Tribhuvan University


Tribhuvan University

Management

2 year(s)


 The mission of the Master of Hospitality Management (MHM) program is to produce senior level competent managers to serve in different areas of the hospitality industry. The MHM program is designed to empower the graduates with necessary skills and abilities so as to manage the ever growing and highly competitive areas of hospitality management in a socially responsible, scientifically approached, and result oriented fashion.

The specific objectives of the program are:

  1.       Equip the students with required conceptual knowledge of hospitality industry and management.         
  2.       Provide insight into the hospitality industry in practical and theoretical perspectives.         
  3.       Develop skills of handling the hospitality industry operation with global context.
  4.       Encourage entrepreneurial capabilities in students through strategic thinking, problem solving, decision making, situational analyses and leadership.          
  5.       Prepare effective change agents in Nepalese society especially for hospitality sector.
  6.       Provide a mix of knowledge of information technology, research methodology and managerial skills.
  7.       Prepare students to proceed on to higher studies in the fields of hospitality management.

TEACHING PEDAGOGY

INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT

Students during the Fourth Semester shall be attached to hospitality related industries where they have to work for a period of eight weeks. The industrial attachment for students are closely monitored and evaluated through feedback session with the students, concerned member of the industry and the frequent visit of the faculty member to the industry concerned.

At the end of attachment, students are required to submit the report (in prescribed format) to FOM through concerned campus at the end of fourth semester. The evaluation of report shall be based on the confidential report by the organization (25 percent), presentation (25 percent) and the report (50 percent). The final evaluation of industrial attachment shall be done jointly by the examiner appointed by the FOM and the internal examiner designated by the concerned college / campus.

 

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Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY CONDITION FOR ADMISSION
The candidate applying for admission to the MHM program must have:

  1. Successfully completed Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM) or Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management (BTTM) with a minimum score of Second Division (CGPA of 2.0 or Letter Grade of ‘C’), Or        
  2. Successfully completed Bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum score of Second Division from TU or any statutory universities recognized by the Tribhuvan University along with two (2) years of work experience in hospitality industry or teaching experience of Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality management subjects at Bachelor level for two (2) years.
  3. Studied English as a full paper at Bachelor level or equivalent.
  4. Complied with all the application procedure.

 

Admission Criteria

Written Test:
Eligible applicants are required to appear in the entrance test commonly known as Central Management Admission Test (CMAT) conducted by the Faculty of Management. The test will follow the international testing pattern and standards. It includes the areas like:

• Verbal ability
• Quantitative ability
• Logical reasoning
• General awareness

There shall be altogether one hundred (100) objective questions in the CMAT containing twenty-five (25) questions in each section with a total weight of 100 marks.

Interview
Applicants securing above cut off point marks in the CMAT will be short-listed. Only short listed candidates will be interviewed and selected for admission. Besides group discussion and personal interviews will be conducted. The final selection for admission will be strictly on merit basis followed by the cumulative score of applicants' previous academic records, marks obtained in CMAT, group discussions and interviews.

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Curricular structure

THESIS

Only those students who have completed the study of first, second, and third semester shall be allowed to write the thesis. Each student shall prepare a thesis (an individual and original research report) in the prescribed format based on areas related to the hospitality industry. The thesis has to be written under the direct supervision of a faculty member appointed by the Research Department of the respective campus / college.

Evaluation of the thesis shall be based on the written part carrying 60 percent and viva-voce carrying 40 percent. The final evaluation of the thesis shall be done by the examiners appointed by the FOM.


EXAMINATION, EVALUATION AND GRADING SYSTEM

The MHM program shall be executed through the semester system. There shall be altogether four semesters required to complete the regular program. The internal (on-going) evaluation and the external (end of semester) examination shall carry a weightage of 50 percent respectively. The final grade shall be determined on the overall performance in internal and external examinations.

Passing Grade and Grading System

The final evaluation of students is done through the examination conducted by the Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University. Students must secure a minimum of grade ‘B’ or Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 in the internal evaluation in order to qualify to appear in the semester examination. In order to pass the semester examination the student must secure Grade ‘B’ or the average Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00.

Grading System
The grading system shall be as follows:

Grade
CGPA
Division/Remarks
A
4.00
First Division with Distinction
A-
B+
3.333 to < 4.000
First Division
B
3.000 to < 3.333
Second Division
B-
2.667 to < 3.000
Pass in Individual Paper
F
< 2.667
Fail


Make-up Examination and Re-registration

Students failing in one or more courses at the end of the semester examinations can appear in the make-up examination in the subsequent semester. A student can appear in only two courses (6 credit hours) in the make-up examination. If the student fails in the make-up examination he/she shall have to re-register and repeat the course as per the course cycle. A student can re-register only two courses (6 credit hours) in a semester. The examination of the re-registered course(s) shall be held as per the course cycle.

Attendance
Students are required to attend regularly all theory and practical classes, assignments, study tour, field trip, seminars and presentations as required by the course. A student is required to attend at least 80 percent of such activities in order to qualify for the semester examination.


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

The MHM program extends over four semesters (two academic years). The MHM degree is awarded upon its successful completion of all the following requirements specified by the curriculum.

  1. The successful completion of 66 credit hours as prescribed with passing grades of ‘B-’ or GPA of 2.667 in all the courses.
  2. Completion of courses for the fulfillment of the requirements of the MHM program must occur within four years from the time of registration.

WITHDRAWAL

A student who has partially completed the MHM program and would like to discontinue his/her studies shall be allowed to withdraw from the program. In such a case, a certificate specifying the credit earned by the student in the program shall be provided on request.


CURRICULAR STRUCTURE

The MHM program requires the students to study a total of 66 credit hours. The curricular structure of the program comprises the following five separate course components.

I
  Compulsory and Core Courses
42 Credit Hours
II
  Focus Area Courses
12 Credit Hours
III
  Elective Courses
03 Credit Hours
IV
  Industrial Attachment
03 Credit Hours
V
  Thesis
06 Credit Hours
    Total
66 Credit Hours