Department of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management
History & Description
The BS Hotel and Restaurant Administration (BS HRA) was launched in 1970 under the Department of Food Science and Nutrition. It is a joint program between the College of Home Economics (CHE) and the College of Business Administration (CBA, now known as Virata School of Business) in response to an urgent request from the Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP), the national organization of hotel and restaurant owners, “for graduates of middle management level who are well grounded in both business and food service administration.”
In 1982, the Master of Food Service Administration (MFSA) was instituted to further develop professionals for managerial positions in the food service industry. This is among the first, if not the first ever, masteral program in the field of food service in the country.
The HRA section was then elevated to the Department of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management by the UP Board of Regents during their 112th meeting in 1998. The program BSHRA was then changed to Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management (BS HRIM) in 2000, a change intended to deliberately address the human resource requirements of all types of food and accommodation service establishments and to give equal focus to the more service-oriented sectors of the hospitality industry. At the same time, CHE was granted independence in the administration of the program.
In 2012, MFSA was changed to Master of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management as aligned with the vision of the department to maintain its leadership in hospitality management in the country.
To be the leader in quality education, research, and public service in the area of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management.
To develop value-laden professionals for leadership in the hospitality industry, academe, and society.
Highly competent and empowered leaders with a global perspective in the management of hotels, restaurants, and related institutions.
Value-laden and socially responsible citizens committed to nation-building.