THE JOURNEY TOWARDS EXCELLENCE AT CITY COLLEGE ANGELES, PHILIPPINES: ACHIEVING APIEM INTERNATIONAL CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE ACCREDITATION FOR THE BS TOURISM MANAGEMENT DEGREE
This paper explains how the BS Tourism Management degree at City College Angeles (CCA), Philippines has been accredited by the Asia Pacific Institute for Events Management (APIEM) as being of an international standard for its curriculum in events management. APIEM is an international organization that supports the professionalization of the events/MICE industry in Asia Pacific. One way that it does this is to audit events/MICE programs of study to determine if they are of an international standard. Programs that meet the APIEM audit criteria can be assured that they are one of the best in Asia Pacific for the study of events/MICE management. This paper explains the process that CCA went through to become the first community college in Asia Pacific to be accredited by APIEM as an International Centre of Excellence**** for its events curriculum.
Keywords: accreditation, curriculum enhancement, events management, tourism management
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