About School of Managemet for International Hospitality and Tourism
PHILOSOPHY, PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL THRUSTS AND PROGRAM OUTCOMES

THE SMIHT PHILOSOPHY

The School of Management in International Hospitality and Tourism staunchly believes that as an institutionalized department of higher learning, it is entrusted to produce competent professionals by intellective and progressive array of programs and dynamic society while adapting the transnational perspective of the times.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL THRUSTS

The School of Management in International Hospitality and Tourism staunchly believes that as an institutionalized department of higher learning, it is entrusted to produce competent professionals by intellective and progressive array of programs and dynamic society while adapting the transnational perspective of the times. The School of Management in International Hospitality and Tourism with the school vision-mission statement has set the following inter-related strategic intentions to:

1. Develop and equip the students with concepts, competence and character for the profession;
2. Professionalize the hotel, foodservice and tourism industries by producing highly effective and efficient leaders in the international hospitality management and tourism; and
3. Participate in the refinement of instruction, research and community involvement with ample distinctions.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES (PER CHED CMO 30, s.2006)

The Graduates of BSHRM, BSTM, BSHM, BSTrM and/or bachelor degree in other related fields shall possess the following competencies:

1. Perform work activities effectively and efficiently to the standards expected in the operation required in the tourism industry/hospitality sectors;

2. Undertake tasks, functions, duties, and activities in the operation of the hotels, restaurants, travel, government and non-government agencies in accordance with the competency standards; and

3. Analyze situation, identify problems and formulate solutions and implement corrective action and/or mitigating measures and action.

RECOGNITION

The SMIHT has become the flag bearer of St. Anne College Lucena, Inc. for being the recipient of the Plaque of Recognition from the Provincial Council of Quezon for bringing honors and prestige to the Province of Quezon.

It is the first recognized School of HRM in Quezon Province by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The BSHRM program is accredited by PACUCOA in 2016.

AFFILIATION/ ASSOCIATION

• The SMIHT is an active member of Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP)
• The SMIHT is an institutional member of Union of Filipino Tourism Educators (UFTE).
• The SMIHT is an institutional member of the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of the Philippines (COHREP).

AWARDS / HONORS RECEIVED BY THE INSTITUTION (INTERNATIONAL / NATIONAL / REGIONAL / LOCAL)

Overall Philippine Champion / Sweet Revenge Champion - National Food Showdown National Level 2018
Overall Winner / Champion (Presidential Trophy) - National Food Showdown National Level 2018
Overall Winner / Champion (Presidential Trophy) - Goldilocks Intercollegiate Cake Decorating Challenge National Level 2016
Silver (Wedding Cake), Silver (Dress the Cake), Bronze (Culinary Challenge) - Food and Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge Singapore 2016 International Level 2016
Gold(Wedding Cake), Bronze (Dress the Cake) - Food and Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge Singapore 2014 International Level 2014
Gold (Wedding Cake), Silver (Two to Tango Culinary Competition), Silver (Pralines), Bronze (Dress the Cake) - Food and Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge Singapore 2012 International Level 2012
Bronze (Wedding Cake), Bronze (Amuse Bouche), Bronze (Plated Desserts) - Hong Kong International Culinary Classic 2011 International Level 2011
Overall Winner / Champion (Presidential Trophy) - National Food Showdown National Food Showdown National Level 2011
Chefs on Parade Golden Plate Awardee - Chefs on Parade National Level 2011
Overall Winner / Champion (Presidential Trophy) - Goldilocks Intercollegiate Cake Decorating Challenge National Level 2011
Overall Winner/ Champion(Presidential Trophy) - Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of the Philippines Regional Level 2010
Recipient of Awards of Excellence - National Food Showdown National Food Showdown National Level 2009
Overall Winner/ Champion (Presidential Trophy) - National Food Showdown National Level 2008
Recipient of Plaque of Recognition from the Provincial Council of Quezon bringing pride and honor to the Quezon Province - National Food Showdown Regional Level 2008
Top Awardee: Champion (Cake Decoration), Champion (Pasta Cooking),First Runner-up (Mocktail) - COHREP Regional Skills Competition Season 3, Calamba Laguna Regional 2006
Recipient of Awards of Excellence - National Food Showdown National Food Showdown National Level 2009
Diploma of Excellence in Culinary - 6th ASEAN Skills Olympics, Brunei, Darussalam International Level 2006
Champion for Mocktails - Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of the Philippines Regional Level 2005




ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

INSTRUCTION AND FACULTY

The SMIHT is equipped with updated and industry-based curricula which are competently handled by highly qualified faculty with expertise in the fields of tourism, HRM and Culinary Arts; and active members of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of The Philippines (HRAP), Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of the Philippines (COHREP), Tourism Educators and Movers of the Philippines (TEAM Philippines), Union of Filipino Tourism Educators (UFTE) and other prestigious educational and professional associations.

PRACTICUM (LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL)

In terms of practicum and affiliation, students are sent to overseas exposures such as in Canada, Thailand, United States, Singapore, Jordan, and soon in Australia. In the Philippines, practicum is held in deluxe and first class hotels, Class A and Class B restaurants, Class AAA resorts and country clubs; and in-flight and cruise facilities.

RESEARCH

The SMIHT requires individual or group research conducted by graduating students as one of the requirements for graduation. Research outputs have to be defended before a panel at the oral examination. The theses abstracts are compiled in a research journal. Research abstracts have been produced and compiled since 1998 to present.