It was recorded that the spa industry has been donated about $94 billion in 2013 worldwide and continuously growing. The growth in the beauty and spa industry contributes new opportunities in the career path especially the employment of beauty and spa managers. According to Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, the tertiary education in beauty and spa courses is essential to provide more professionals e.g. spa manager, spa director and assistant spa manager as illustrated in the below diagram, the “Career Progression of Spa Therapist”. We are from Faculty of Hospitality and Lifestyles of Geomatika University College offered Bachelor (Hons) in Beauty Management to provide more professionals graduates in beauty and spa.
Effective managers are required not only to run the financial and business side of the spa but also to lead and manage the spa team. There is a growing trend to engage managers with specific customer service and business education in order to focus on making the spa a profitable business. Managers and leaders generally handle product development, human resource management, marketing and business development and the financial aspects of the business.
Management roles can be generic or specialist and spa management career paths generally start with Assistant Spa Manager leading to Spa Manager and Spa Director. Further job titles, depending on the scope and responsibilities, include Spa Operations Manager, Spa Business Development Manager, Director of Wellness or Group Spa Director. With the rapid expansion of the spa industry, there is also a trend for spa employees to see outside opportunities, leave their place of employment and use their management skills to open their own massage therapy studio or spa.
You will learn more on how to become a successful Spa-Preneur through our programme, Bachelor (Hons) in Beauty Management. You can apply for Bachelor (Hons) in Beauty Management now. Geomatika University College also offers various field of studies. To browse other courses, please visit list of courses offered by Geomatika UC. Let’s continue study with Geomatika University College!