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Diploma in Tourism & Hospitality Management

The hospitality and tourism industry has grown magnificently around the world. In East Africa alone, there is a humongous rise of Hotels, integrated resorts, Game viewing & game drives, Mountain Climbing, Gorilla Tracking, Bungee Jumping, Bird Watching, Visitors for Flora, Fauna, Lakes & Rivers, Eco-tourism sites etc. With this diploma, you enjoy a solid foundation in hospitality studies before progressing onto a degree course. The objective of the program is to develop students' professional understanding of how hospitality and tourism organisations integrate business functions and focuses on specific departmental responsibilities as well as cross-functional management skills. The syllabus provides you with a good balance between the theoretical and practical aspects of management in the hospitality industry. The modern management techniques in this course will ensure all the right doors are open for you!

Year One
  • Introduction to Tourism, Hotel & Travel
  • Business Communication Skills
  • Financial Management
  • Information Systems & Technology
  • Food Production Principles
  • Case Study & Academic writing
  • Industrial Training & Practicum
Year Two

Semester One

  •     Business Administration
  •     Entrepreneurship
  •     Organizational Behavior
  •     Research Methods
  •     Food & beverage services
  •     Research workshop 1
  •     Industrial Training & Practicum

Semester Two

  • Human Resources Management
  • Hospitality & Entertainment
  • Conservation & Protected Area Manager
  • Food Hygiene & Health
  • Dissertation/Project
  • Food Production & Nutrition
  • Research Workshop II


Hotels & Resorts

  •     Executive Housekeeper
  •     Sales and Marketing Manager
  •     Reservations Manager
  •     Rooms Division Manager
  •     Front Office Manager

Travel & Tours

  •     Airline Customer Service Officer
  •     Tour Leader/Guide
  •     Ticketing Consultant
  •     Tour Consultant
  •     Tour Operation Coordinator
  •     Tour Planner
  •     Retail Travel Manager

Convention & Events

  •     Conferences, Meetings and Conventions Organizer
  •     Events Planner
  •     Event Manager
  •     Convention & Events
  •     Theme Park Manager
  •     Sports and Recreation Manager
  •     Program Coordinator

Direct Entry: One (1) Principal Pass in the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE)

Credit Transfer from other Universities: This is via assessment & grading