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MBA in tourism and hospitality with a major in casino manage

Postby Lo0o0o0n » Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:56 pm

Hi all,

the forum not very active recently...so would juz like to get all u guys opinions on this...

I am thinking of going to further my studies to get an MBA in tourism and hospitality aiming at casino management...of course the upcoming IRs are sort of the motivation and the ultimate goal for me to work there....

Im still rather caught up with wat to do now....juz thought I'd get all ur opinions on the IR industry and the gaming industry and all....

Thanks for all ur valuable views once again in advance....

Peace

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Re: MBA in tourism and hospitality with a major in casino manage

Postby felixleong » Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:08 pm

Hey dude, I plan to work in the Marina Bay Sands Casino upon my graduation. Btw I'm taking Business and Management Studies, the reason why I didnt not choose to take a degree in Casino Management instead is because its very risky, if u fail to get a job in the IR its very GG.
Business is a much safer, you can still work anywhere if the IR doesnt want you.

Its quite tough to get into the casino, you need stuffs like a good cert, strong character, good understanding of the casino industry, good looking etc

Also even with a degree, usually you will have to start all the way from the bottom. Casinos wouldn't hire fresh graduate to take care of their daily million dollar business.

Dealer>Pit Boss>Supervisor>Manager, thats how u climb it up i guess ^^

Good luck man, but please don't steal my job, save me a seat at marina sands hehehe
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Re: MBA in tourism and hospitality with a major in casino manage

Postby felixleong » Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:19 pm

Oh sorry, I'm so blur today I misread your topic , u going for a MBA thats very nice, i thought u going for degree in casino management
Yeah I think you should go for it if you have strong interest, I feel that interest and passion is most impt in choosing your career path ba
how u think?
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Re: MBA in tourism and hospitality with a major in casino manage

Postby DM101 » Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:22 am

felixleong wrote:Oh sorry, I'm so blur today I misread your topic , u going for a MBA thats very nice, i thought u going for degree in casino management
Yeah I think you should go for it if you have strong interest, I feel that interest and passion is most impt in choosing your career path ba
how u think?


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Re: MBA in tourism and hospitality with a major in casino manage

Postby Lo0o0o0n » Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:04 pm

Hi all,

Thanks for the comments felix...didnt know u want to work in the IR as well...from wat i gather from the seminar i went thru...getting the MBA in tourism and hospitality wif a major in casino management might get you a job in the IR a lil above middle manager position which is higher than the pit boss and manager...probably not a job on the casino floor itself already...

Im also doing a bachelor in business manegement now...when do u graduate?...i graguate in 2010...juz nice when the IR opens and gonna probably need one more year to complete my MBA if im taking....but i was thinking....maybe can get the job even w/o the MBA and save some time....yar...and its a MBA in tourism and hospitality la...so wont so chui if IR wont accept...can work in other hotels or something....or overseas lor....

anyway im quite worried abt the industry size in singapore also...after all....2IRs...how many middle managers will they need?....sekali by the time i graduate no more demand and all also...chui....

anyways the place that im might be going for my MBA is http://www.acpe.edu.sg/programmes/tia.html
it apprently is the onli place offering a MBA with an emphasis in casino management...

Theres a career fair at suntec thats gonna have all there sorta stuff as well on Feb 28-29 i think...but im not too sure abt tt...juz hear say...

K, hope to hear all ur comments and views coming in...

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Re: MBA in tourism and hospitality with a major in casino manage

Postby felixleong » Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:13 pm

I finish my degree in late 2010, I considering trying to get a job in their sales or marketing department instead? LOL, then slowly figure my way once I'm in hehehe

As a Singaporean with no experience in IR, I do not believe the casino will let one take middle management position or higher, maybe the max i guess is lower management level regardless of how high your education is. They can easily get people with experience from gentings or macau.

Anyway from what i heard, most of the management positions already taken up, they employed these people 2 years before the opening of the IR which is about 2009 august/sept? so in mid 2007 they already hired the guys they want and sent them over to their casinos in vegas and macau for trianing. So before the IR launches in late 2009, they will be transferred back to singapore. So most of the employers are actually experience people, they wouldnt have any newbies around in this 3.5 billion IR project right? LOL

All in all , i just feel its not easy to get a job in our local casino, the chances are slim but with strong determination , powerful character and amazing talent ~ well anything is still very possible ^_^
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Re: MBA in tourism and hospitality with a major in casino manage

Postby asiangravy » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:38 pm

Just bring 100k to vegas to take shot. No need for degrees, lol.
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Re: MBA in tourism and hospitality with a major in casino ma

Postby ediotfromne » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:27 pm

A bump after 5.5 years. Haha sick
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