PolyU SPEED BA (Hons) in Travel Industry Management - Full-time

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Travel Industry Management - Full-time/AACSB Accredited

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Travel Industry Management - Full-time/AACSB Accredited

Programme Code

84061-TIM (Full-time)

Medium of Instruction

English (except for subjects with Chinese requirements)

Scheme Leader


BA, MSc, PhD

Programme Leader

Dr Elaine CHAN


Commencement Date

22 Jan 2024

Normal Duration

2 years

Tuition Fee (Local students)

HK$2,755/ credit

Tuition Fee (Non-local students)

HK$3,035/ credit

Academic Division

Division of Business and Hospitality Management

Student and Alumni Stories

Programme Features

  • A strong relationship with Hong Kong International Aviation Academy of Airport Authority Hong Kong in offering an elective subject and familisation visit
  • Industrial sharings from and site visits to the cruise, theme parks and attractions



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BA (Hons) Scheme in Hospitality and Tourisum Management

Division of Business and Hospitality Management

Future Prospects

Career Prospect 

  • Graduates are able to pursue a wide range of careers, including Airline Customer Service Officer, Theme Park & Attractions Trainee, Reservation Agent, Event Coordinator, Travel Officer, Concierge Agent, Flight Attendant, Airport Shopping Advisor, Guest Relations Agent, Hotel Receptionist, and Management Trainee, etc
  • The average employment rate of graduates from 2019 to 2021 was 77%*, with the average starting salary at HK$14,250 in 2021

* Source: PolyU SPEED Graduate Employment Survey


Further Study Opportunities

  • Past graduates have pursued postgraduate studies in famous local and overseas universities, such as The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Baptist University, City University of Hong Kong, and Macao Institute for Tourism Studies

Programme Structure

The programme is offered under the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Scheme in Hospitality and Tourism Management which aims to equip graduates with the necessary knowledge and competencies for entry to a relevant career.


The Scheme comprises the following programmes:

  • BA (Hons) in Convention and Event Management
  • BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management
  • BA (Hons) in Travel Industry Management


Students are required to complete the following requirements with satisfactory results for an honours degree:


RequirementsMinimum Credits
General University Requirements (GUR)Note 1 9
Cluster Area Requirements (CAR)2 subjects, 3 credits each6
Service-Learning (SL) OR Free Elective1 subject, 3 credits3
Essential Components of General Education (non-credit bearing)-N/A

Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR)Note 2

(Please refer to the table below for details)

Scheme Compulsory10 subjects, 3 credits each30
Award-Specific Compulsory3 subjects, 3 credits


Elective4 subjects, 3 credits


Work-Integrated Education (WIE)Note 3

300 hours of work-based learning experience




Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR)


Foundation (up to 2 subjects for students from non-business-related disciplines only)Note2

  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry


Scheme Compulsory (all 10 subjects) 

  • Business Communication in Chinese
  • Contemporary Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Customer Relationship Management in Hospitality and Tourism Industry 
  • English Communication for Hospitality and Tourism Professionals
  • Financial Management in Hospitality and Tourism 
  • Integrated Study (Hospitality and Tourism Management)
  • Legal and Ethical Aspects in Hospitality and Tourism Industry 
  • Marketing Management for Hospitality and Tourism Industry 
  • Applied Business Research
  • Strategic Management for Hospitality and Tourism Industry


Award-Specific Compulsory (all 3 subjects)

  • Destination Management
  • Theme Park and Attractions Management
  • Tourism Planning and Development


Elective# (any 4 subjects) 

  • Air Transportation Management
  • Aviation Service Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Convention Management
  • Cruise Line Operations and Management
  • Event and Tourism Management
  • Exhibition Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Technology Innovation
  • Hospitality Management and Development
  • Managing Human Resources in the Global Context
  • Quality Service Management for Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Sports Tourism and Management
  • Travel Agency Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Offering of any elective subjects is subject to sufficient enrolment.


  1. Students who have not met the equivalent standard of undergraduate degree Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) under GUR are required to take up to 9 additional credits in LCR (2 subjects in English & 1 subject in Chinese, 3 credits each). They will be advised if they are required to take LCR subjects on admission.
  2. Students from non-business-related disciplines (i.e. holders of Associate Degree or equivalent qualification not in Accounting/ Business) with good academic results may also be considered for admission to this programme. These students will be required to take up to 2 additional foundation subjects if they have not completed similar subjects before.
  3. Relevant work experience accumulated during or after sub-degree studies may be considered for fulfilment of WIE. Students will be invited to submit application for consideration after programme commencement.

Entrance Requirements

Holder of a recognised Associate Degree, Higher Diploma or equivalent qualification in business-related areas. Applicants with qualifications in non-business-related areas will also be considered and, if admitted, are required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).



  1. The main medium of instruction of the study programme concerned should be English.  An applicant who has completed the programme with other languages as the main medium of instruction should attain the following English Language requirement: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (paper based); 80 (Internet based).
  2. An applicant who does not possess the above-mentioned qualification but has reached the age of 25 before 1 September, in the year in which he/she seeks admission, may apply as a mature applicant.  A mature applicant should possess relevant work experience in senior positions and is expected to have completed some post-secondary studies in business-related areas. He/she will also be required to pass an admission test and demonstrate to the Admission Interview Panel his/her ability to complete the programme.  In addition, he/she may be required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).