School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Global Management Major(GMM)

GMM’s curriculum covers specialized subjects such as hospitality tourism and management based on international liberal arts and communications. All of its courses are taught entirely in English, enabling students to accumulate the international experience and perspective needed for leadership in industries and fields around the world that require a hospitality mentality and sophisticated communication skills. Additionally, by studying abroad at hospitality and tourism departments of foreign universities for a year, students develop effective communication strategies to manage a diverse workforce environment.

Major Subjects
Academic English / Business Chinese / Japanese Culture / Art and Culture / Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Studies / Introduction to Marketing / Management Theory / Principles of Finance / Introduction to Economics / Leadership / Business Strategy / Destination Management Theory / Airline Management Theory / Travel Agency Management Theory / Food and Beverage Management Theory / Hotel Management Theory / Presentation Skills (hotel product planning, community research, etc.)


A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT® or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of a certain level is a requirement for advancement. A 60-point TOEFL (iBT) score is required to advance to the second year, and 80 points to advance to the third year. For IELTS, you need a score of 5.0 to advance to the second year, and 6.0 to advance to the third year. Study abroad experience and the demonstration of leadership in international society were envisioned when the targets were established.

Study abroad system

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First year Second year Third year Fourth year
Study abroad preparation period (TOEFL (iBT) or IELTS) Study abroad selection Study abroad Job hunting efforts or preparation for advanced education

University of Central Florida
The University of Central Florida’s spacious six-square-kilometer main campus is in a suburb of Orlando, a city famous for Walt Disney World, and is known by its abbreviation, UCF. Founded as Florida Technological University in 1963, the school changed to its present name in 1978, and has around 55,000 students. UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management was established in 2004. More than 1,000 students study on its Mediterranean-style Rosen campus.

University of Hawai’i
Established as a state university in 1907, the University of Hawai’i now has ten campuses and operates three universities and seven community colleges where around 57,000 students study. Founded in 1966, the School of Travel Industry Management has its campus in Manoa. Around twenty thousand students from throughout the U.S. as well as from countries around the world study here, and many of them go into the tourism industry.

Other study abroad destinations
The University of Northampton (U.K.), Sunway University (Malaysia), Taylor’s University(Malaysia)
* We plan to add arrangements with American and British universities, as well as with universities in Australia, Canada and Switzerland.

Hospitality Tourism Major(HTM)

This department’s curriculum covers six areas—communication, international liberal arts, hospitality and tourism, management, practicum, and case studies. HTM cultivates personnel who can be an immediate asset to the hospitality and tourism industries—such as hotels, airlines, travel and the wedding industry—by teaching students a wide range of necessary skills that will help them excel in their careers, including communication and management skills.

Major Subjects
English for TOEIC / Practical English / Service Communication Workshop / World Heritage Theory / Destination Research / Hospitality Theory / Airline Service Theory / Hotel Service Theory / Bridal and Funeral Business Theory / Airline Business Theory / Hotel Business Theory / Travel Agency Business Theory / Hospitality and Tourism Industry Research (food and beverage, concierge business networking, entertainment and theme park business, etc.) / Transport Economic Systems Theory / Special Lectures / Other


More and more companies in the hospitality and tourism industry now assign specific TOEIC® (Test of English for International Communication) scores as a prerequisite for employment tests as well as promotion after joining the company. TOEIC is a worldwide test that assesses English communication skills, and the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department devises test strategies with future career paths in mind, setting a TOEIC listening and reading test score of 500 or more points as a requirement for advancement in the first year and 600 or more points as a requirement for advancement in the second. Most students increase their score by 100 or more points during a 10-month period.

Main overseas study destinations

University of Hawai’i (2017 results)
United States
Duration: 19 days
Number of participants: 10
Approximate expenses: ¥560,000, all paid by the university
Program content: Students attend regular tourism-related undergraduate classes, tour facilities, and conduct historical research. Additionally, they can gain practical experience with Hawaii’s tourism operators. (Students with outstanding grades are selected.)

Dublin City University (DCU)
Duration: 23 days
Number of participants: 10
Program content: This program is based in Ireland’s national Dublin City University.
Students in the program refine their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in small classes, with a focus on grammar, vocabulary and communication. They also experience local family life and culture through homestays.

Idea English Academy Cebu * JTB-sponsored
Cebu, The Philippines
Duration: 21 days
Number of participants: 20 to 30
Program content: With the goal of boosting their TOEIC scores, students study English
intensively one on one and in small groups in listening, reading and grammar classes. There are additional courses designed for honing speaking skills.

Study destinations are subject to change.
Participants must pay Meikai University school fees and local living expenses. Additionally, there may be changes related to study destination tuition fees, airfares and exchange rates.