Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management (FHTM), formerly known as Faculty of International Tourism, was founded in 2003. FHTM is aimed for provide professional training and enhance the professional quality, service standards, and industry competitiveness for tourism and hospitality industry in Macau. FHTM now has near 3000 full time students studying for first and higher degrees with more than 30 full time and part time academic staff. We offer a wide range of courses including Hotel Management, MICE Management, Gaming Business Management, Cultural Tourism Management, E-Tourism, Service Quality and Retail Management in order to enable students to achieve multi-skill, competitiveness and employability..
Over the past few years, the FHTM has worked at the boundaries of theory and practice. There are numerous internship opportunities available to our students from Macau local and international companies such as Walt Disney Theme Park. We also have partnerships with other overseas higher education institutions such as the Technical University of Munich in Germany and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Our undergraduate students may apply for Master and Doctoral degrees at these institutions upon graduation.
FHTM has maintained a good reputation in teaching and research. Our academic staff have a wide range of research interests and have been involved in several major research projects sponsored by the Macau SAR government. These projects include On the Current Status of Tourism Industry in Macau, A Study on Franchising Business and its Interactive Development with Medium and Small Enterprises in Macau, On the Ways of Controlling Flows of Visitors at the Macau’s Immigration and Customs Checkpoints. Some of the academic papers have received awards of excellence in social science research in Macau and other international journals.
FHTM is an active member of leading professional organizations such as, UNWTO, PATA, APETIT and ATLAS. TedQual certification has been awarded by the World Tourism Organization to FHTM since 2007. FHTM has also received the Top 10 Hotel & Tourism Educational Institutions Award in 2008 and 2009. The accreditation confirms FHTM’s international scope and standing.
With the rapid tourism and gaming development in the Macao SAR and the nearby areas, we believe the demand for professional human resources will be constantly strong. By providing high quality education and active collaboration with the industry partners in the field of hospitality and tourism management, the Faculty expects to contribute more to the industry development and society prosperity. Our faculty invites you to join us to capture the emerging opportunities within and beyond Macau.