Hospitality Management (SIHOM)

Educating hospitality management leaders with International Practical Experience

Why Choose Hospitality Management?

There is a huge demand for trained hospitality professionals, particularly in the Asia Pacific Region where countries are still exploring untouched lands and developing new and exciting tourist areas.

The skills you develop in our program will be competitive when working in luxury hotels, on cruise ships or in the meetings and events industry (MICE). You will learn from our partners like the Hilton Group, the Hyatt Group, and Princess Cruises, that the skills you develop are immediately applicable. You will experience, in the internships you select, opportunities in a variety of countries around the world, which could easily lead to a permanent position. Your future is assured when you study with us.

To provide top-quality management education in this field, we have benchmarked our programs against prestigious hospitality and tourism universities around the world. The program focuses on providing students with opportunities to work internationally and to participate in overseas internships. Students are taught entirely in English by international faculty members who have enjoyed successful careers in their respective fields. An additional goal of the program is to give students the best possible preparation to be ready for a job placement anywhere around the world.

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Program Highlights:

  • International faculty body that provides international quality of Hospitality & Tourism related courses and knowledge
  • A program with a duration of 3.5 years
  • A wide range of global employment opportunities and dual-degree education programs
  • A wide variety of Global internships and job placements in South Korea and several countries
  • Development of international talents to serve within the Asian and worldwide hospitality markets
  • Regular guest speakers invited from partner schools around the world
  • Delivering cutting edge knowledge, practices and key skills to develop professionals in the industry

Specialized courses:

Management Management of Services: Concepts, Design, and Delivery, Human Resource Management in Hospitality, Conferences and Events Management, Strategic Marketing in Hospitality Business, Food and Beverage Management, E-distribution and communication, CRM, MICE - Sales & Management, Real estate Management and the hospitality industry, Revenue and Yield Management, Destination Management, Hospitality Business Planning and Development, Strategic Hospitality Management
Practical Industry Placements, Culinary Techniques, Food Operation, Beverage and Bars Operations
Awareness Safety and Security Management, Tourism Policy, Tourism Geography and Economics, Regulations in Tourism and Hospitality Businesses, Sustainable approaches to Hospitality, Dynamics of tourism
Hospitality Rooms Division Management, Cruise Industry, Global Hospitality Business Management, Hospitality organization, Hospitality Terminology, Accounting and Finance in the Hospitality Industry, E-hospitality and Tourism, Room Division Service Standards, Food and Beverage Service Standards, Hotel Strategy and the Travel intermediaries, International Luxury Brand Management

Qualifications & Certificates

As part of the learning process, SIS has arranged for Hospitality Management students to become certified in various skill services which prospective employers seek. Studying for a particular certificate provides an additional opportunity for the student to focus on the specifics of a particular area of Hospitality management.

Domestic Certificates

The following certificates can be achieved within the Korean Hospitality Industry: Tourist guide, Domestic tour guide, Tour conduct, Hotel guest services representative, Hotel general manager, Hotel manager, Convention meeting planner, International medical tour coordinator, Craftsman Bartender, and others.

Overseas Certificates

  • Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP) provided by AHLA/AHLEI
  • Certified Front Desk Representative (CFDR) provided by AHLA/AHLEI

Skills Learned:

  • International hospitality standards
  • Culture and ethics of various countries
  • Practices of hospitality in different industries
  • Regulations and policies related to hospitality management and traveling
  • Hotel administration and operation skills
  • Understanding of various hotel operations & networks around the world
  • Catering and hospitality terminologies
  • Industrial / practical experience and internship

International Educational partnerships:

  • Afyon Kocatepe University - Turkey
  • Eastern Mediterranean University – Cyprus, North Turkey
  • Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management – Dubai
  • ESHTE - Portugal
  • Hotel school, The Hague – the Netherlands
  • ICHM – Australia
  • IMI – Switzerland
  • Kaohsiung National University of Hospitality and Tourism – Taiwan
  • Oklahoma State University – USA
  • Prince of Songkla University – Thailand
  • Shih-Chien University – Taiwan
  • Swiss Hotel Management School – Switzerland
  • Varna University of Management – Bulgaria

International Industry Partnerships:

  • AHLA (American Hotel & Lodging Association)
  • Chris & Partners (MICE Industry Experts)
  • GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Council)
  • Hilton (Hotel Chain)
  • PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Member
  • PATA KOREA - Woosong University Student Chapter
  • Princes Cruise (Cruise Industry)
  • STR (Hotel & Travel Research)
  • Value Hotels Worldwide (Hotel Chain)

Potential Career Paths:

  • Hoteliers at worldwide hotel chains
  • Managers (Hotels, resorts, golf clubs, catering centers, restaurants, cruise ships)
  • Events planning and project management
  • Administrator at conventions
  • Tour guides / agency coordinators
  • Branding and marketing for luxury hotels
  • Educators
  • Exhibition and tradeshow staff
  • Tourism council
  • Hotel Group employee
  • Cruise Industry employee

Hospitality Management (SIHOM) Grooming policy

All students must dress in the appropriate manner for special events, guest speakers, visitors, internships, etc. Here are the regulations for men and women. If you can purchase the clothes at your home, it would be less expensive although we can help you purchase clothes in Korea.

Men’s suits

  • All students must wear black (recommended) or dark blue suit jacket and pants and white dress shirt.
  • (You are not permitted to wear semi-formal style suits, short sleeve shirts and different colors of dress shirt.)
  • No fancy tie.
  • Shoes: Black dress shoes (No loafers) with black dress socks (Always).
  • No brooches nor handkerchiefs. Tie clips are acceptable.
  • Hair: Hair should be neat and a forehead should be showing.
  • No fancy accessories.
  • When you wear a suit, you must always wear your name tag on your chest (left side of your jacket). (Name tags will be distributed from the department.)
  • When you do indoor activities (e.g. lecture), you should take off your coat.
  • When you go on field trips, you can put on the coat depending on the weather.

Women’s clothes

  • All students must wear black suit jacket and skirt and white or pale ivory dress shirt. Students are not permitted to wear semi-formal style. All-season suits are recommended.
  • Not too short, wide, skinny nor bootcut pants.
  • Suit jacket: A black jacket with a collar. Jacket buttons should be always fastened. No non-collar jackets
  • Blouse: Long or short round neck white blouse (No collar, frill, button, nor v neck top) (Shirring or ivory color is permitted.)
  • Skirt: Skirts should reach the knees or just above the knees (No mini skirt nor too tight skirt)
  • Nude stockings are compulsory (No bare legs - You must wear stockings when you wear suits). No coffee-colored stockings.)
  • Black stockings of normal thickness are allowed in the cold weather (Not too thick napping stockings)
  • Shoes: 3 cm ~ 5c m black matt dress shoes. (No high-heels)
  • No shoes that are Glossy, ornaments, patterned, flatties, loafers, Mary Janes, platform or suede 3-5 cm are suitable for you to wear for a long time. Low-heeled and comfortable dress shoes are recommended to avoid sore feet.
  • Wearing dress shoes is needed in the school building. Sneakers and running shoes are allowed off campus. (No slipper, sandal, and mule)
  • Accessory or manicure is allowed not to be too fancy.
  • Not too heavy make-up. Not too strong perfume.
  • When you wear a suit, you must always wear your name tag on your chest (left side of your jacket). Name tags will be distributed from the department.
  • When you do indoor activities (e.g. lecture), you should take off your coat.
  • When you go field trips, you can put on the coat depending on the weather.