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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN TRAVEL AND TOURISM program

University of Nairobi

Bachelors Degree Program 4 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

Since its inception in 1970s, Kenya Utalii a University of Nairobi branch College has been a premier institution in producing skilled human power for the tourism industry both locally and internationally. Our tourism related diploma courses have had a world-wide appeal with most of our graduates having been engaged in practical development of the tourism industry.

We feel that there is a growing demand for our product as the globe turns into a village and travel and tourism become the primary modes of leisure and recreation. This has encouraged us to venture into a degree programme.

Our degree program is comprehensive and tailored to prepare students for careers in the travel and tourism industry. The subject matter reflects the skills and knowledge required by today’s professionals in the field of tourism. We shall also strive to enhance professionalism, scholarship and research by incorporating current technical and theoretical developments in the industry, which will make our students employable in the Travel and Tourism industry.

Minimum Entry Requirements

1.      KCSE with a C+ or equivalent


2.      KCSE with a C plain or equivalent Plus a Diploma (including IB Diploma) or equivalent from a recognized post- secondary institution.


3.      KCE/EACE Div. III/Ordinary GCE or equivalent Plus a Diploma (including IB Diploma) or equivalent from a recognized post- secondary institution.


4.      KACE or EAACE/Advanced GCE Certificate with one principal pass Plus a Diploma (including IB Diploma) or equivalent from a recognized postsecondary institution.


5.      KACE or EAACE certificate with two principal passes or equivalent.


6.      International Baccalaureate Diploma


7.      A degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

Course Objectives

i) To enable students to pursue studies in travel and tourism management at a higher level.


ii) To enable students to acquire relevant theoretical and practical skills needed in travel and tourism management.


iii) To build-up capacity in all areas of travel and tourism.


iv)To provide an avenue for advanced research in the travel and tourism industry.

Course Program

Level 1:


Semester I


 Introduction to Ecology


Attractions & Facilities


Introduction to Tourism


Introduction to Travel & Tour Operations


Cultural Heritage Tourism


Travel Geography


Communication Skills


 


Semester 2


 Business Ethics


Information Technology in Hospitality and Tourism


Introduction to Airfare Construction


Tour Planning


Destination History


Wildlife Knowledge for Tourism


Theory of Travel & Tourism


Level 2


Semester 1


Hospitality & Tourism Marketing


Ecotourism


Airfare Construction


Principles of Accounting


Tour Operations Management


Natural History of Fauna


Domestic Tourism


Semester 2


Principles of Management


Principles of Tour Guiding


Elements of Statistics


Leisure & Recreation Management


Human Resource Management for


Hospitality & Tourism


Travel Reservations Systems


Hotel and Lodge Operations


Level 3


semester 1


Managerial Finance and Accounting in Hospitality and Tourism


Organizational Behaviour for Hospitality and Tourism


Destination Management in Hospitality


Tourism Transport Systems


Foreign Language level I Unit I


Foreign Language Level III Unit I


Semester 2


Travel Agency Management


Research Methods


Sustainable Tourism


Topics in World Civilizations


Services Marketing


Entrepreneurship in Hospitality and Tourism


Foreign Language level I Unit II


Foreign Language level III Unit II


Level 4


Semester 1


Environmental Management for Hospitality & Tourism


Tourism Planning & Development Hospitality and Tourism Economics


Incentives & Special Events Management


Logistics for Travel & Tourism


Foreign Language level II Unit I E


Foreign Language level IV Unit I


Semester 2


Tourism Project


Meetings & Conventions Management


Current Issues in Tourism


Global Business and Cultural Diversity


 Hospitality and Tourism Law E


General and Strategic Management in Hospitality and Tourism


Foreign Language level II Unit II


Foreign Language level IV Unit II


Semester 3


Industrial Training


HIV/AIDS


Science and Technology

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