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Masters in Tourism Economics and Hotel Management
Monday, 28 February 2011 09:26



Masters  in Tourism Economics and Hotel Management – 2011
Academic Recognition and Professional Excellence for Tourism and Hotel Management

Sri Lanka Tourism is fast moving towards the pinnacle of world tourism. This industry’s prosperity and sustainability will be determined only through creative decision making, innovative management, effective marketing and responsible leaderships. This can only be achieved through new breeds of industry professionals and decision makers who combine their industry expertise with excellent academic vigor. Developing such caliber of professionals in tourism and hotel management is a national responsibility at the moment. Understanding this national requirement, the University of Colombo, the country’s pioneer higher education leader introduces this Masters / Postgraduate Diploma programme. The programmes are especially designed to sharpen the knowledge and skills essential for decision makers, policy designers, planners, researchers and hotel managers & marketers of the tourism industry. The programme is intended to provide an ideal platform for Sri Lanka Tourism to reach global excellence.

Duration of the programme will be of two years part time, in which the first year will be devoted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism Economics and Hotel Management (DTEHM) and the second year will be allocated for the Masters in Tourism Economics and Hotel Management (MTEHM) programme. The entire program covers two academic calendars of four (4) semesters
Duration for Postgraduate Diploma (Pg. DTEHM): one (01) year
Duration for Masters Degree (MTEHM) : Pg.DTEHM + one (01) year


The minimum academic entry qualification is a general Degree from a recognised University in Sri Lanka.
A Postgraduate Diploma or a professional qualification recognised by the University of Colombo as equivalent to a Degree
Three Year Management Diploma of the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) with two years (02) of industry experience
Four Year Management Diploma of the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) with one-year Diploma Programme (non-graduate) in Travel and Tourism Economics and Hotel Management or any other related one year diploma programme and two years of industry experience
Any other qualifications or experience which demonstrates that a candidate possesses appropriate knowledge and skills at Degree level may also be required.
Good working knowledge of English and the applicants must satisfy the University that they are sufficiently competent in the English language.

Medium Of Instruction: English Language

Course Fees: Rs.75,000 for Postgraduate Diploma Programme (Payable in two instalments) Rs 75,000 for Masters Programme (Payable in two instalments)

Diploma in Travel and Tourism Economics and Hotel Management - 2011
A Pathway to University Education for Professionals in Travel and Tourism Industry

Duration: One-year of study programme

The selected candidates for the above programme will be qualified to register for the DTTEHM (M-learning Mode) programme by adhering to one of the payment options given below.

1. Course fee with internet connection plus a dongle: Rs. 110,000 single payment or Rs. 55,000 payable in two instalments (Students will be eligible to register by payment of the first instalment).
2. Course fee with internet connection: Course fee with connection only and no dongle Rs. 86,500.
3. Course fee only (Online classroom based teaching mode) Rs. 84,600

Application Submitting Procedure:
Download the application from or collect from the library of the Department of Economics, University of Colombo. Application fee Rs. 1500/= payable at the interview.

In addition to the above fees of each programme, the registration, library and examination fees are to be paid at the time of registration. Students will also be required to provide a refundable library deposit.

Closing Date of Applications : 20th March 2011

For further enquiries please contact

Dr. D.A.C. Suranga Silva
Coordinator / Department of Economics
Mobile: 0718108210 or 0716250124
Office Telephone: (011) 2502722, 2582666, 2596889, 5355809
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Fax: 2502722


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