BSc. Hotel and Tourism Management

Programme Name: BSc. Hotel and Tourism Management Degree
Programme Code: UBSHSTMFXU1A

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT

 The Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management (BSc HTM) employs an outcome based approach which pays attention to experiential and workplace learning opportunities in order to produce graduates who are committed to lifelong learning and have the skills and competencies to contribute immediately to the workplace at the supervisory or entry level management level.

This degree was designed to meet the needs of the Tourism market, in recognition of the strategic importance of the industry to the economic development of the country. It is also expected that a graduate of this degree demonstrates an awareness of ethical practices and professionalism in the execution of his/her job.

 

 

COURSE GOALS

The goal of the Hotel and Tourism Management course is to prepare students who have chosen hospitality/tourism as their career for entry level management positions, leadership roles and life. This goal is accomplished through a commitment to student learning and development marked by high expectation and standards of conduct and performance; excellence in scholarship and instruction; exposure to the industry and successful industry professionals; and training and experience in the student’s chosen area of the industry.

It is designed to meet the needs of the hospitality and tourism market and aims at producing a graduate who has:

  •   Immediate functional competencies

  •  An entrepreneurial and innovative attitude to work

  •  A good overall knowledge of the business and competitive environments in   the industry

  •  Language and cultural sophistication, awareness and appreciation

  •  A strong sense of social obligations and environmental responsibilities of the  industry

  •  Strong people skills

  •  Strong self learning orientation

  •  Respect for vocational work

  •  A self conscious identification with the industry (problems and solution)

 

 
COURSE PURPOSE

The Hospitality and Tourism industry is the largest and fastest growing industry in the world and this growth is predicted to continue. It is a service industry that encompasses such areas as: hotels, restaurants, night clubs, convention centres, amusement parks, family entertainment, cruise ships, travel and tourism to name a few. The Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism will prepare students for entry-level management positions and leadership roles in the industry, by providing the kind of education needed by tomorrow’s managers.

 This four-year degree course was designed to meet the needs of the Hospitality and Tourism industry job market. It provides the industry with trained professionals who can step into numerous supervisory and management trainee positions and compete with other hospitality and tourism graduates internationally. This it does by building on foundation modules in business, social sciences and modules specific to the hospitality and tourism field.

 

 

METHODS OF ENTRY

There will be three (3) methods of entry to the course:

 ·         Normal Entry - an applicant who satisfies the University’s normal matriculation requirements and is successful at the interview. This applicant will enter the course of study at Year 1.

·            Mature Entry – An applicant over the age of 25 years, who has not satisfied the university’s matriculation requirement, may be accepted into Year 1 of the course using the prior learning assessment (PLA) route.  The student will work with the PLA Coordinator and an assigned supervisor to develop a portfolio to demonstrate knowledge equivalent to the University’s matriculation standards and /or gain PLA credit for work in the area of specialization.

·         Advanced Placements – Applicants eligible for advanced placement are those applicants to the University from other approved educational

institutions who may be granted module exemptions for undergraduate

and postgraduate courses of study. Students, who are accepted through  the advanced placement method, will advance into Year 3 of the course. 

In  some cases however, the applicants will be required to take necessary

bridging courses to satisfy requirements for the degree.

At the interview, applicants will be required to indicate their areas of specialization and/ or minors.  Students who were granted advanced placement from other institutions will enter the course at Year 3 and would have already declared their major at their previous institutions.  They would be required to do one internship period only because they would have already completed two internship periods totaling 10 weeks.

Note that all students entering via advanced placement must complete 85% of their upper level modules at UTech in order to gain an UTech degree.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Before registering and beginning modules in the Hospitality and Tourism Management BSc. Degree candidates must have satisfied the following minimum requirements for entry to UTech:

  • a)    Five (5) C.X.C. General Proficiency passes or equivalent at Grades I, II, or III (grade III is accepted from June, 1998) or G.C.E. ‘O’ Levels, levels A, B & C in English Language, Mathematics and three (3) other subjects. (Preference will be given to applicants with a Foreign Language)
  • b)    Pass an admissions interview.

 

 EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING REQUIREMENTS:

Students in the BSc, Hospitality and Tourism Management course will be required to complete two summers of internship (10 weeks each summer) in an approved Hospitality or Tourism organization.

 

Successful completion of the internship is a pre-requisite for the award of the degree.

 

Detailed Programme Structure

Year 1

Detailed Programme Structure

YEAR 1 (Semester 1)    
Module Code Module Name Credits  
  Introduction  to Hospitality and Tourism Mgt.
3
 
  Information Technology                    
3
 
  Fundamentals of Accounting I
0
 
  Introduction to Food Preparation
3
 
  Community Service Programme
1
 
  College Mathematics             
4
 
  (Semester 2)
 
  Fundamentals of Accounting II
3
 
  Critical Thinking              
3
 
  Dining Room/A La Carte                           
3
 
  Customer Service
3
 
  Elements of Economics
3
 
  Academic Writing                       
3
 
  TOTAL
30
 
YEAR 2 (Semester 1)
 
Module Code Module Name
Credits
 
  Academic Writing II
3
 
  Organizational Behaviour
3
 
  Foreign Language - Level 1
3
 
  Environmental Studies
3
 
  Menu Planning and Purchasing
3
 
  (Semester 2)
 
CMP4005 Computer Applications in the Hospitality Industry
3
 
  Foreign Language - Level 2
3
 
  Sustainable Tourism
3
 
  Introduction to Sociology/Introduction to Psychology
3
 
  Professional Development Seminar
3
 
  TOTAL (Yr 2)
35
 
  Summer
 
  Internship 1                                           
3
 
   
 
Year 3 Hotel and Resort Major
 
  Semester 1    
Module Code Module Name
Credits
 
  Hospitality and Tourism Law
3
 
  Hospitality Financial Management
3
 
  Hotel Front Office Management
3
 
  Human Resource Management
3
 
  Professional Ethics in the Hospitality Industry
3
 
  (Semester 2)
 
  Research Methodologies  
3
 
  Entrepreneurial Development
3
 
  Facilities Management for the Hospitality Industry
3
 
  Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
3
 
  Housekeeping Management
3
 
  Summer
 
  Internship 11
3
 
       
Year 3 Tourism Management Major
 
Module Code Module Name Credits  
  Hospitality and Tourism Law
3
 
  Hospitality Financial Management
3
 
  Foreign Language - Level 3
3
 
  Human Resource Management
3
 
  Professional Ethics in the Hospitality Industry
3
 
  Semester 2
 
  Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
3
 
  Research Methodologies  
3
 
  Facilities Management for the Hospitality Industry
3
 
  Entrepreneurial Development
3
 
  The Business of Tourism
3
 
  Summer    
  Internship 11
3
 
       
Year 3 Meetings & Special Events Management Major    
  Semester 1    
  Risk Management, Financial Legal & Ethical Issues
3
 
  Hospitality Financial Management
3
 
  Human Resource Management
3
 
  Entertainment Management
3
 
  Facilities Management for the Hospitality Industry
3
 
  Semester 2    
  Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
3
 
  Research Methodologies  
3
 
  Entrepreneurial Development
3
 
  Management of Attractions & Special Events
3
 
  Project Planning & Evaluation
3
 
  Summer
 
  Internship 11
3
 
       
Year 4 Hotel and Resort Major    
  Semester 1    
  Hotel and Resort Management
3
 
  Meetings and Convention Managaement
3
 
  Food, Beverage and Labour Cost Control
3
 
  Hotel Entertainment
3
 
  Bar & Beverage Management
3
 
  Semester 2
 
  Elective
3
 
  Food Service Systems Management
3
 
  Spa Development and Management
3
 
  Major Research Project
3
 
   
 
Year 4 Tourism Management Major
 
  Semester 1
 
  Tourism Destination Marketing
3
 
  Meetings and Convention Management
3
 
  Travel and Tour Operations Management
3
 
  Geography of World Travel
3
 
  Tourism Planning and Development
3
 
  Semester 2
 
  Cultural and Heritage Tourism
3
 
  Elective
3
 
  Management of Attractions & Events
3
 
  Major Research Project
3
 
   
 
Year 4 Meetings & Special Events Management Major
 
  Semester 1
 
  Meetings and Convention Management
3
 
  Food, Beverage and Labour Cost Control
3
 
  Intellectual Property Management
3
 
  Marketing for Creative Industries
3
 
  Bar & Beverage Management
3
 
  Semester 2
 
  Cultural and Heritage Tourism
3
 
  Elective
3
 
  Negotiation Techniques
3
 
  Major Research Project
3
 
  TOTAL
 
       
 

The BSc. HTM Programme has FOUR (4) minors:

  • Foreign Language
  • Marketing
  • Meetings and Special Events
  • Information Technology

Each consists of 21 credits and is pursued in years 3 & 4.

   
       
  Foreign Language Minor Credits  
  Language 3 3  
  Language 4 3  
  Language 5 3  
  Language 6 3  
  The Power of Language 3  
  Language, Communication and Globalization 3  
  The Intercultural Communication 3  
 

 TOTAL

21  
       
  Meetings & Special Events Minor Credits  
  Negotiating Techniques 3  
  Management of Attractions and Events 3  
  Entertainment Marketing 3  
  Entertainment Management 3  
  Intellectual Property Management 3  
  Meetings and Convention Management 3  
  Risk Management: Financial, Legal and Ethical Issues 3  
 

 TOTAL

21  
       
  Marketing Minor Credits  
  Retail Management 3  
  Managing Customer and Client Relations 3  
  Marketing Operations 3  
  Customer Buying Behaviour 3  
  Marketing Communications 3  
  Global Marketing 3  
  Marketing Research 3  
 

 TOTAL

21  
       
  Information Technology Minor  Credits  
  Multimedia Technology 3  
  Internet Technology 3  
  Desktop Publishing 3  
  Business Information Management Systems 3  
  Management Information Systems 3  
  Database Management Systems 1 & 2 3  
  Web Page Design or Enterprise Computing 1 & 2 3  
 

 TOTAL

21