Bachelor Hotel and Tourism Management
University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech)
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BSc. Hotel and Tourism Management
Programme Code: UBSHSTMFXU1A
The Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management (BSc HTM) employs an outcome-based approach that 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.
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)
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, nightclubs, convention centers, 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 is done by building on foundation modules in business, social sciences, and modules specific to the hospitality and tourism field.