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BSc Management Studies (Tourism and Hospitality Management)

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Tourism and hospitality management remains one of the world’s largest and fastest growing sectors, and this trend is predicted to continue. The tourism and hospitality sector is a major contributor to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of countries within the Caribbean region. The industry not only provides various employment opportunities within its sector, but it also impacts several business entities whose goods and services are utilized.

About the Programme
This BSc Management Studies (Tourism and Hospitality Management major) programme prepares individuals to become professionals with the required knowledge, skills and competencies to function effectively in the workplace. The programme is designed to offer individuals:

• Outstanding academic and professional development needed by individuals employed or aspiring to be employed to the sector
• Relevant and current core and specialized courses designed for graduates to enter leadership positions
• Lead cutting-edge technology skills and best practices required to meet the present and future needs of the sector
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills for effective performance in the workplace


Who is this programme for?

The BSc Management Studies (Tourism and Hospitality Management major) programme targets persons who are currently working, or are desirous of working in any of the numerous areas of tourism and hospitality management within government ministries, private sector entities, non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, and any other persons with an interest in the field of study. 


Programme Structure

Duration of Programme
The programme will be offered over 3 years (full-time) and 5 years (part-time).

Award of Degree
In order to be awarded the BSc Management Studies (Tourism and Hospitality Management major) degree, students must successfully complete the 90 credits as specified in the programme structure.

Delivery Mode
All courses will be delivered fully online. However, some courses may have face-to-face final examinations.


When will the programme start?

 This offering of the programme begins in August of the Academic Year.


Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the University’s normal matriculation requirements in order to be accepted into the programme. They must satisfy the requirements in either (a), (b), (c) or (d) below:

(a)  Holders with CXC/CSEC and CAPE/GCE A Level qualifications having:

• An acceptable pass in CXC/CSEC English A or CAPE Communications Studies; AND 
• An acceptable pass in CXC/CSEC Mathematics or its equivalent; AND
• One of the following minimum qualifications:
  •  either five subjects (at least two GCE A Level or CAPE) and the remainder acceptable passes in CXC/CSEC or GCE O’ Level; OR
  •  four subjects (at least three GCE A Level or CAPE) and the fourth an acceptable pass in the CXC/CSEC or GCE O’ Level

Note: Grade requirements for CXC/CSEC subjects are General Proficiency - Grades I or
II prior to June 1998 and Grades I, II, or III from June 1998  
(b)  Holders of five (5) CXC/CSEC or GCE O’ Level passes or equivalent, not necessarily obtained at the same sitting
(c) Entrants with a Diploma, Certificate or Associate Degree from UWI or an approved Caribbean tertiary level institution
(d) Persons over the age of 21 who have been out of school for at least five years, on the basis of their overall academic and professional attainments 


English Language Proficiency Examination

The English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) is used to assess whether persons applying to pursue

undergraduate degree programmes at the UWI Open Campus possess a satisfactory level of writing

and reading proficiency in English for university academic purposes. For detailed information on the

ELPT, see English Language Proficiency Test.


Academic Preparation

OOL1001 Orientation to Online

IYRS1001 Improving your Reading Skills

IYSS1001 Improving your Study Skills

IYMS1001 Improving your Math Skills (if applicable)

ECON0001 Remedial Mathematics (if applicable)

Course of Study
Level 1 
Mathematics for the Social Sciences II
Principles of Economics
Principles of Management
Introduction to Computers
Introduction to Sociology
Introductory Statistics
Mathematics for Social Sciences I
Cost and Management Accounting I
Introduction to Financial Accounting
English for Academic Purposes
Foundations for Learning Success
Level 2 
Tourism Planning & Development
International Tourism
Introduction to International Business
Project Management
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Research Methods for Business- Introduction to Qualitative & Quantitative Methods
Principles of Marketing
Financial Management I
Business Law
Level 3 
Tourism & Hospitality Plant Management
Community-based Tourism
Culture & Heritage Toursim
Sports Tourism
Sustainable Tourism
Hospitality Consumer Behaviour
Resort Operations
Research Project/Practicum
Business Strategy and Policy