Young people and professionals looking to embark on a global career in hospitality management no longer need to go to Europe to gain the education they need to unlock opportunities in international Hospitality Management. Dusit Hospitality Management College (DHMC), set to open this August at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, offers aspiring hoteliers and restaurateurs world-class education following a fully integrated approach.
DHMC brings together for the first time three of the most trusted names in the international hospitality and culinary education: Thailand-based Dusit International, Switzerland’s École hôtelière de Lausanne, and France’s Institut Paul Bocuse. With DHMC being fully integrated with dusitD2 the Fort, Manila, students have unique opportunities to gain relevant work experience in all the areas of the hotel operations and at different levels throughout their studies.
“It makes perfect sense for Dusit International to situate its first college outside Thailand in Manila. Filipinos are well known and respected in the global hospitality industry as hard working, creative, and dependable,” explains Lars Eltvik, DHMC and dusitD2 the Fort, Manila Managing Director.
DHMC’s unique hotel-college integration, the first and only in Southeast Asia, will allow students to have access and gain experience in first class hospitality and culinary facilities, including practical kitchens, five restaurants, function rooms, recreational facilities (swimming pool and fitness center), exquisitely appointed guest rooms and suites.
The DHMC curriculum follows the standards set by the country’s Commission on Higher Education. The bachelor degree programme in hospitality management that DHMC is offering is certified by the world renowned École hôtelière de Lausanne. Throughout the programme students gain work experience and exposure in the dusitD2 the Fort, Manila – and will also complete a six-month internship, which may be completed in the Philippines or internationally.
“Dusit Hospitality Education is proud to establish in Manila, and bring to the Philippines the very best of international education in hospitality and culinary arts. We will introduce programmes and pedagogy of the highest international standards. We are looking forward to contributing to more Filipinos embarking on international careers and excelling in the world’s fastest growing industry,” affirms Mr. Eltvik.
A track for everyone with passion for hospitality and culinary arts
Apart from students seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree, hospitality and tourism industry professionals and others looking to further their careers will find the key to their career goals in DHMC.
DHMC’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Management is certified by École hôtelière de Lausanne, while culinary and specialty programmes for career switchers, carried out by its Professional Advancement Centre, will be offered in collaboration with Institut Paul Bocuse.
DHMC’s Professional Advancement Centre will offer a range of culinary courses of different duration, as well as courses for wine appreciation and barista training. The centre also offers courses in English to those aspiring to work abroad, with particular emphasis on gaining proficiency in the language of the hospitality and tourism industries.
The École Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) Executive Education programmes are designed to hone one’s business skills and acumen to work in a wide range of areas within the hospitality industry.
The Driving Hotel Revenues Course is designed for students to develop a solid understanding of the key concepts in strategic revenue management. It will explore the relevance of revenue growth strategies and its respective operational aspects in hotel management, producing young hoteliers who are equipped to become management leaders.
To make the students’ hotel management experience more extensive, they will also be trained in Mastering Hotel Financials. It will develop student’s decision-making and financial planning skills essential to acquire competencies in analyzing hotel financial performances. This programme is key to estimate future performance and monitor variances between actual outcomes and projected ones in hotel finances.
“We are passionate about giving our students proper direction and opportunities to become successful on the world stage. There is a growing need for skilled and highly competent professionals in our industry across the globe. Our graduates, with their valuable knowledge and world-class education will be the leading hoteliers and restaurateurs for the next generation,” said Mr. Eltvik.
“We want to assure students—and their parents—that they are making the right choice by choosing DHMC to prepare and equip them with the skills and experience for a successful international hospitality management or culinary career.”
DHMC is delighted to offer generous merit-based scholarships of up to 50 percent of tuition fees for excellent students.