Skip to main content

Department of Tourism Management

The Department of Tourism Management offers undergraduate courses in three separate academic disciplines viz.Tourism Management, Eco-Business Management and Hospitality Management as well as opportunities for graduate studies in various subdisciplines. The innovative academic programmes conducted by a well qualified and experienced academic staff provides students with the knowledge, flexibility and the skills needed for the future world.

Vision

To become the centre of par excellence in Tourism and Hospitality education in Sri Lanka.

 

Mission

To enhance and sustain the contribution by making intellectuals in the practice and Management of Tourism, Hospitality and related industries through fostering interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research.

Graduate Profile

  1. Scholarship & Intellectual Integrity: methodical understanding about relevant principles, concepts, theories of tourism and related disciplines; capability to apply scholarly conventions make rational decisions; fluency in academic and scientific writing; an understanding and appreciation of current issues in tourism and hospitality; conducting and appreciation of research and creative works
  2. Practical & Strategic Sense: a capacity for critical, conceptual and reflective thinking; ability diagnose the trends and opportunities of the global tourism; a capacity for creativity and originality; adopt for situational handling & crisis management; an intellectual openness and curiosity
  3. Communication Skills: proficiency of English language; ability to speak one or more foreign languages; ability to prepare effective reports and other correspondences; use of effective oral communication skills to communicate with diverse audiences; make effective presentations to stimulate clients and other tourism stakeholders
  4. ICT Literacy: appropriate use of advanced information and communication technologies; efficiency to handle reservation and other basic software packages; sound knowledge about desktop publishing; ability to use effective social media marketing; ability to run virtual (online) travel businesses
  5. Mental Agility: ability to make quick & rational decisions in tourism businesses; ability to diagnose and efficient problem solving; cross cultural understanding; capable of rigorous & independent thinking; able to make critical and accurate judgements
  6. Healthy Personality with Leadership & Interpersonal Skills: be a role model, smart and enthusiastic; respect for the values of other individuals and groups, and an appreciation of human and cultural identities; self-discipline and an ability to plan and achieve personal and professional goals; an ability to work independently and in collaboration with others; personal and professional integrity and an awareness of the requirements of ethical behaviour
  7. Numerical Skills: basic knowledge of mathematical operations; ability to analyze and interpret tourism statistics; ability to forecast and predict the trends in tourism; conduct financial analysis in tourism; comparing & contrasting business data & situations.
  8. Creativity & Innovativeness: ability to identify the new business opportunities in tourism; innovation of new products and concepts in tourism; explore the entrepreneurial opportunities in tourism; recognize viable and innovative solutions for the current issues in tourism; develop new systems to motivate employees to reduce the turnover issue

  1. Scholarship & Intellectual Integrity: methodical understanding of tourism & hospitality related disciplines; capability to apply scholarly conventions make rational decisions in hospitality; fluency in academic and scientific writing; an understanding and appreciation of current issues in hospitality industry; conducting of research and other creative works in hospitality
  2. Practical & Strategic Sense: a capacity for critical, conceptual and reflective thinking; ability diagnose the trends and opportunities of the global hospitality sector; a capacity for creativity and originality; situational handling & crisis management; an intellectual openness and curiosity
  3. Communication Skills: proficiency of English language; ability to communicate with guests with one or more foreign languages; ability to prepare effective reports and other correspondence materials in hotels; use of effective communication skills to negotiate with guests and other parties; make effective presentations to stimulate guests and other stakeholders
  4. ICT Literacy: an ability to make appropriate use of advanced information and communication technologies; to handle basic software packages; sound knowledge about global reservation systems; ability to use effective social media marketing; ability to conduct online/direct marketing campaigns
  5. Mental Agility: ability to make quick & rational decisions in hotels; ability to diagnose and efficient problem solving in hospitality; cross cultural understanding; capable of rigorous & independent thinking; able to make critical and accurate judegments
  6. Healthy Personality with Leadership & Interpersonal Skills: be a role model, smart and enthusiastic; respect for the values of guests, and an appreciation of human and cultural diversity; self-discipline and an ability to plan and achieve personal and professional goals; an ability to work independently and in collaboration with others; personal and professional integrity and ethical behaviour
  7. Numerical Skills: basic knowledge of mathematical operations in hotels; ability to analyze and interpret guests and business statistics; ability to forecast and predict the trends in hotels; conduct financial Analysis of a hotel business; comparing & contrasting business data and situations
  8. Creativity & Innovativeness: ability to identify the new business opportunities in hospitality and capitalize them; innovate new products and concepts in hotels; explore the entrepreneurial hospitality businesses; recognize viable and innovative solutions for the current issues in hospitality industry; develop new systems to motivate employees to reduce the turnover issue
  1. Scholarship & Intellectual Integrity: broad knowledge on sustainable development; knowledge on green economy (in the local and global context); comprehensive knowledge on legislative framework for environment related best practices; ability to conceptualize research imagination; broad understanding on existing local and global innovative green strategies and technologies
  2. Practical & Strategic Sense: ability to implement strategies on resource decoupling in industrial development; ability to handle resources handling and monitoring tools and software; ability to foresee the future opportunities in corporate sustainability; ability to make the total industrial supply chain green, utilizing learnt green strategies and technologies
  3. Communication Skills: ability to use the target language (English) in communication for environment sensitisation; ability to linguistically interpret environmental parameters and environmental key performance indices in relevant context; ability to promote and spread green strategies throughout the Island for sustaining its green economy; ability to sustainable reporting; negotiation skills (Meeting handling, Dominance, Compromise, Tolerance, etc.)
  4. ICT Literacy: ability to extract e-resources; software handling (Ex: SPSS, Minitab, GIS, LCA software); literacy on understanding and handling of environmental related information platforms
  5. Mental Agility: ability to address issues related to the industrial Triple Bottom Line; innovative decision maker; statistical modeling & mathematical modeling for developing green strategies and technologies; capable of rigorous & independent thinking for greening the economy
  6. Healthy Personality with Leadership & Interpersonal Skills: passionate on green operations and consumptions; self-motivated and a role model to give leadership for environmental related matters; strong personality; team player (group cohesiveness); convincing ability
  7. Numerical Skills: fundamental knowledge of basic mathematical operations; ability to develop and monitor environmental performance indicators in industries
  8. Creativity & Innovativeness: product and process design and re-design for environment (design for sustainability); innovative decision making to handle environmental related situations; offering new inventions for greening the local and global economy; finding new strategies to motivate the corporate sector for the sustainable journey

Curriculum

Curriculum of the BSc. Honours in Tourism Management Degree

   
Year I Semester I

Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
TM 1113 Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality 45 15 03
TM 1123 Principles of Management 45 15 03
TM 1134 Business Mathematics 60 15 04
TM 1143 Business English I 45 15 03
TM 1154 Introduction to ICT & Computer Applications 30 90 04

 

   
Year I Semester II

Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
TM 1213 Recreation & Tourism Resources 45 15 03
TM 1224 Business Statistics & Statistical Packages 45 30 04
TM 1233 Fundamentals of Economics 45 15 03
TM 1243 Business English II 45 15 03
TM 1254 Database Systems & Network Technology 30 90 04

 

   
Year II Semester I


Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
TM 2112 Tourism Economics 30 15 02
TM 2123 Organizational Behaviour 45 15 03
TM 2133 Marketing Management 45 15 03
TM 2143 Business Accounting 45 15 03
TM 2153 Business Communication I 45 15 03
TM 2163 German/Japanese/Chinese for Tourism I 45 15 03

 

   
Year II Semester II

Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
TM 2213 Hospitality Management 45 15 03
TM 2223 Consumer Behaviour & Marketing for Tourism 45 15 03
TM 2233 Human Resource Management 45 15 03
TM 2243 Business Communication II 45 15 03
TM 2253 German/Japanese/Chinese for Tourism II 45 15 03
TM 2262 Desktop Publishing 15 30 02

 

   
Year III Semester I

Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
TM 3112 E-tourism 30 15 02
TM 3123 Workshop in Tourism & Hospitality 30 30 03
TM 3133 Commercial Law 45 15 03
TM 3143 Service Quality Management 45 15 03
TM 3153 German/Japanese/Chinese for Tourism III 45 15 03
TM 3163 Development & Management of Information Systems 45 15 03

 

   
Year III Semester II

Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
TM 3213 Tours & Travel Agency Operations 45 15 03
TM 3223 Tourism Planning 45 15 03
TM 3232 Cross Cultural Communication for Tourism (Elective) 30 15 02
TM 3242 Special Interest Tourism (Elective) 30 15 02
TM 3253 Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management 45 15 03
TM 3263 German/Japanese/Chinese for Tourism IV 45 15 03
TM 3273 Research Methodology 45 15 03
TM 3282 Personality & Professional Development 30 15 02

 

   
Year IV Semester I

Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
TM 4113 Legal & Administrative Environment of Tourism 45 15 03
TM 4123 Resort Planning & Management 45 15 03
TM 4132 Sociology of Tourism 30 15 02
TM 4142 Events Management (Elective) 30 15 02
TM 4152 Spa Management (Elective) 30 15 02
TM 4163 Strategic Management 45 15 03
TM 4171 Proposal Development & Academic Writing 15 15 01
TM 4182 Ecological Perspective of Tourism 30 15 02

 

   
Year IV Semester II

Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
TM 4215 Thesis - 150 05
TM 4223 Internship - 640 03

Curriculum of the BSc. Honours in Hospitality Management Degree

   
Year I Semester I

Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
HM 1113 Introduction to Tourism & Hospitality 45 15 03
HM 1123 Principles of Management 45 15 03
HM 1134 Business Mathematics 60 15 04
HM 1143 Business English I 45 15 03
HM 1154 Introduction to ICT & Computer Applications 30 90 04

 

   
Year I Semester II

Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
HM 1213 Recreation & Tourism Resources 45 15 03
HM 1224 Business Statistics & Statistical Packages 45 30 04
HM 1233 Fundamentals of Economics 45 15 03
HM 1243 Business English II 45 15 03
HM 1254 Database Systems & Network Technology 30 90 04

 

   
Year II Semester I


Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
HM 2114 Front Office Management 45 30 04
HM 2123 Organizational Behaviour 45 15 03
HM 2133 Marketing Management 45 15 03
HM 2143 Business Accounting 45 15 03
HM 2153 Business Communication I 45 15 03
HM 2163 German/Japanese/Chinese for Tourism I 45 15 03

 

   
Year II Semester II

Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
HM 2213 Hotel Housekeeping 45 15 03
HM 2223 Consumer Behaviour & Marketing for Tourism 45 15 03
HM 2233 Human Resource Management 45 15 03
HM 2243 Business Communication II 45 15 03
HM 2253 German/Japanese/Chinese for Tourism II 45 15 03
HM 2262 Desktop Publishing 15 30 02

 

   
Year III Semester I

Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
HM 3114 Food & Beverage Management I 45 30 04
HM 3123 Workshop in Tourism & Hospitality 30 30 03
HM 3132 Hospitality Accounting 30 15 02
HM 3143 Service Quality Management 45 15 03
HM 3153 German/Japanese/Chinese for Tourism III 45 15 03
HM 3163 Development & Management of Information Systems 45 15 03

 

   
Year III Semester II

Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
HM 3214 Food and Beverage Management II 45 30 04
HM 3224 Professional Cookery I 45 30 04
HM 3232 Personality & Professional Development 30 15 02
HM 3242 Greening Hospitality 30 15 02
HM 3253 German/Japanese/Chinese for Tourism IV 45 15 03
HM 3263 Research Methodology 45 15 03

 

   
Year IV Semester I

Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
HM 4113 Legal & Administrative Environment of Tourism 45 15 03
HM 4123 Resort Planning & Management 45 15 03
HM 4134 Professional Cookery II 45 30 04
HM 4142 Events Management (Elective) 30 15 02
HM 4152 Spa Management (Elective) 30 15 02
HM 4163 Strategic Management 45 15 03
HM 4171 Proposal Development & Academic Writing 15 15 01

 

   
Year IV Semester II

Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
HM 4215 Thesis - 150 05
HM 4223 Internship - 640 03

Curriculum of the BSc. Honours in EcoBusiness Management Degree

   
Year I Semester I

Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
EBM 1113 Principles of Management 45 15 03
EBM 1122 Environmental Appreciation  & Communication 30 15 02
EBM 1134 Business Mathematics 60 15 04
EBM 1142 Micro Economics 30 15 02
EBM 1154 Introduction to ICT & Computer Applications 30 90 04
EBM 1163 Business English I 45 15 03

 

   
Year I Semester II

Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
EBM 1212 Fundamentals of Environmental Science 30 15 02
EBM 1223 Business Statistics 45 15 03
EBM 1232 Human Ecology & Sustainable Development 30 15 02
EBM 1242 Macro Economics 30 15 02
EBM 1254 Database & Network Technology 30 90 04
EBM 1263 Business English II 45 15 03
EBM 1273 Financial Accounting 45 15 03

 

   
Year II Semester I


Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
EBM 2113 Green Marketing  45 15 03
EBM 2123 Organizational Behaviour 45 15 03
EBM 2133 Integrated Natural Resources Management & Environmental Law 45 15 03
EBM 2143 Managerial Economics 45 15 03
EBM 2153 Management Accountancy 45 15 03
EBM 2163 Business Communication I 45 15 03

 

   
Year II Semester II

Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
EBM 2213 Commercial Law 45 15 03
EBM 2223 Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management 45 15 03
EBM 2233 Human Resource Management 45 15 03
EBM 2243 Management Information Systems 45 15 03
EBM 2253 Energy & Industrial Resource Management 45 15 03
EBM 2263 Business Communication II 45 15 03

 

   
Year III Semester I

Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
EBM 3113 EcoAccounting & Finance 45 15 03
EBM 3123 Sustainable Operations Management 45 15 03
EBM 3133 Geographical Information Systems 45 15 03
EBM 3143 Industrial Ecology 45 15 03
EBM 3152 Tools for Environmental Assessment 30 15 02
EBM 3162 Economics of Environment & Natural Resources 30 15 02
EBM 3172 Green Supply Chain Management 30 15 02

 

   
Year III Semester II

Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
EBM 3213 Resource Efficient Cleaner Production 45 15 03
EBM 3222 Organizational Process Development & Excellence 30 15 02
EBM 3233 Operational Research 45 15 03
EBM 3242 Environmental Management Systems & Compliance Auditing 30 15 02
EBM 3253 Research Methodology 45 15 03
EBM 3262 Personality & Professional Development 30 15 02
EBM 3272 Tools for Data Analysis 30 15 02

 

   
Year IV Semester I

Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
EBM 4112 Business Compliances & Social Responsibility 30 15 02
EBM 4123 Strategic Management 45 15 03
EBM 4132 Project Management 30 15 02
EBM 4143 Creativity & Innovations Management 45 15 03
EBM 4152 Modelling EcoBusiness 30 15 02
EBM 4162 Proposal Development & Academic Writing 15 15 02
EBM 4172 Industrial Operations in Manufacturing Sector (Elective) 30 15 02
EBM 4182 Industrial Operations in Service Sector (Elective) 30 15 02

 

   
Year IV Semester II

Course Code Course Unit Lecture Hrs. Tutorial and/or Practical Hrs. Credits
EBM 4215 Thesis - 150 05
EBM 4223 Internship - 640 03

Content to be updated

Content to be updated

Content to be updated

Content to be updated

Content to be updated

Academic Staff

 

Contact Us

Department of Tourism Management,
Faculty of Management Studies,
Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka,
Belihuloya,70140,
Sri Lanka.


Phone: +94 (0)45-2280296
Fax : +94 (0)45-2280296