Course Description
The Travel, Tourism and Hospitality industry is one of the largest sectors in the global economy. Both the public and private sectors in most countries are involved in providing a variety of services in theme parks, hotels, historical buildings and museums, restaurants, ports, airports, and agencies. In Maldives the tourism industry is the largest single contributor to the country’s economy and though it has faced many constraints in the recent years, the industry is always in need of qualified professionals.

The ABE Level 5 Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management introduces degree-level concepts to students who wish to carve out a career in this industry. The course is also ideal for students wishing to pursue a management career in this industry.

This course may have been referred to as ABE Higher Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management in some of the promotional materials.

Awarding Body
Certificate for this course will be awarded by the Association of Business Executives (ABE).

MNQF Level
Level 5 Diploma (view Approval)

Academic Requirements
Applicants must have completed ONE of the following:
» ABE Certificate or ABE Level 4 Diploma in any field
» 2 A’ Levels pass (E or above)
» 3 O’ Levels including SSC passes (C or above) and 2 years work experience
» 20 years old and 1 pass (C and above) in O Level and 2 years work experience

Course Structure
Compulsory Subjects:
» The Business Environment
» Organizational Behavior
» Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
» IT in Hospitality and Tourism Operations
» Managing the Customer Relationship
» Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management

Plus Two Optional Subject from below:
» Principles of Business Law
» Human Resource Management
» Marketing Policy, Planning and Communication
» Sales Management

Duration: 16 months (3 semesters)

Intakes: January and June

Course Assessments
All subjects will be assessed by time constrained paper based exams that are set and marked by ABE, UK. The exams will be conducted and invigilated by the Department of Public Examinations in the Maldives.

Course Fee and Payment Plan
Payments can be made in installments. Please see Course Fees and Payment Plan for information.

Students who complete the ABE Level 5 Diploma may use it as professional qualification, or as an entry requirement into either the ABE Level 6 Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management or second year of a degree at one of many universities in the UK or abroad.

How to Apply?
Candidates may apply online or download and complete application, which can be submitted to College Reception on the First Floor of H. Vaifilaa-age, Janavaree Magu. Applicants are requested to read the Terms and Conditions for Studying at MAPS College before applying.