The Bachelors of Science in Travel and Tourism Management (BSc.TTM) is centered on Tourism and Travel, and identifies tourism as a significant element that makes momentous contribution to the world. Additionally, definite aspects recognize tourism as making remarkable contribution to the economies of the world. The global spread of tourism in industrialized, developing and developed states has produced economic and employment benefits in many related sectors – from construction to agriculture or telecommunications.
Why study the program
The program is intended to fill the forgoing identified gaps in tourism skills development in the following areas:
- Travel agency management
- Tour operations practices
- Tour guiding techniques
- Tourism marketing
- Cultural heritage tourism management
- Sports tourism management
- Human resource management
- Service marketing
- Financial and Accounting management
- Service quality management
- Events management
The course incorporates technology to meet the demands of the current job market and anticipated continued influence of
electronic trade in conducting business in modern times.
Course Units of humanities like communication skills, Essential of Development, Business ethics and Laws are to address the issues of decision making.
In filling the gaps identified in the training of tourism professionals, the BSc.TTM program is designed to recognize that its graduates will:
- a) Have strong tourism orientation and management knowledge in order to provide management knowledge, skills and abilities that will:
- Enhance performance through effective training of key competencies and skills
- Enable successful performance of manpower systems in hospitality organizations
- Integrate all hospitality organization systems
- Strategize service organization of levels and functions System.
- b) Exhibit strong ethical principles, good interpersonal communication values and virtues through
- Appropriate tourism managers codes of conduct
- Effective and efficient trained team work
- Excellent work assignment and demonstration
- Being practically inquisitive and objective in achievements.
- c) Have strong analytic and critical thinking, knowledge, skills and abilities to
- Solve management problems in tourism organizations
- Apply perspective and prospective tourism and management concepts and information
- Conceptualize and systemize people, principles, procedures, and data in tourism enterprises
- d) Design and implement tourism management solutions that enhance organizational performance
- Acquiring, processing, designing and storing tourism information
- Modeling tourism organizational processes, defining and managing them.
- Helping staff in units, sections and departments to attain their goals in tourism organization.
The program is tailored to provide opportunities to those individuals interested in developing careers in Travel and Tourism. The program is designed to enable students to define, investigate, analyze, evaluate and respond to tactical and strategic issues of concern to tourism and hospitality in a variety of practical contexts within local and international Tourism.
The entry requirements set out below must be regarded as minimum requirements which in no way directly entitle an applicant to a place in the university. The following requirements must be fulfilled: –
- Two principal passes and a subsidiary in Arts /sciences related subjects/13 points
- A Diploma from a recognized University
- Additional entry requirements as may be specified by respective faculties, schools or departments
Exemptions and credit transfers
- A maximum of 15 units can be transferred for relevant units covered at degree or diploma level whose attainment is grade B or 60 marks and above.
- Evidence supporting the application should include certified academic transcripts and certificates
The following conditions should be met in seeking an exemption for a particular subject:
- The applicant shall pay a non-refundable credit transfer/exemption fee as determined by the School Board and approved by the Senate.
- A formal application on a prescribed form should be lodged with the Dean of School.
- The application should include justification and documentary support for the exemption to be considered.
- The applicant must have passed the final examinations for the year in which the subject to be exempted was examined.
- No exemption shall be granted for professional or clinical subjects.
The course takes duration of four academic years