BSU to Offer HRM
Benguet State University will be offering Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management (BSHRM) on the first semester of the next school year.
The course will be offered under the Department of Human Nutrition and Foods (DHNF) of the College of Home Economics and Technology (CHET) as an addition to the college’s three existing course offerings.
“The course is now ready to be offered next school year,” said Sherilyn Balauro, chair of the DHNF-CHET.
To qualify in the course, Balauro said the applicants should pass the BSU qualifying entrance examination and has a high school average of 85 and above. The college will accommodate 50-55 qualified incoming freshmen. In case that more than the numbers have passed the qualification, the college will take the students on a first-come-first-served basis.
“We will not accommodate transferees and shifters since (we are only starting) and so that we will not have to adjust for irregular classes,” CHET Dean Lory C. Balaoing explained.
Dean Balaoing said that the proposal for the course was conceptualized second semester of school year 2009-2010.
“After a series of consultation with the different colleges involved, and review by the University Curriculum Committee, this was presented to the University Academic Council. After this, the offering was transmitted to the Commission on Higher Education-CAR for review and finally to the BSU-Board of Regents for approval. The board approved the offering of BSHRM through Resolution No. 1913, series of 2010,” Balaoing said.
She added that the course answers the increase in the demand for lodging, restaurant and similar facilities due to the booming tourism industry in the Cordillera and in the country. Tuition fee for the course will not be less that Php. 300.00 per unit since the course requires more laboratory equipment and food ingredients.