About the Programme
The Sagicor Cave Hill School Of Business and Management Inc. Is offering a programme that fills the gap in the Tourism Industry for persons who can plan and implement tourism and hospitality related strategies confidently within domestic, regional and international contexts. The curriculum is designed
to expose participants to the application of modern management concepts, theories, methods and skills needed to face the challenges in the industry. An essential part of the programme is the focus on Action Learning, which is a method of learning that allows students to resolve issues facing tourism/hospitality organisations. Participants completing this programme will be able to function effectively as leaders in this dynamic industry.
The programme can be completed online in 18 months of full-time study or 24 months of part-time study. A full-time student will be allowed a maximum of 24 months to complete the programme and a part-time student will be allowed a maximum of 48 months.
Programme Delivery Modality
- Fully online
Students are required to gain 42 credits through successful completion of 8 compulsory and 4 elective courses (3 credits each) and a final project (6 credits). Some courses will have an Action Learning component which will enable the student to link theories and concepts to industry practices.
At the end of the taught component of the programme, students may choose to do a Research Paper or an Internship with an Applied Research Project
Internship with Applied Research Project
Students selecting the Internship with Applied Research Project will be required to undertake a three-month internship and submit a paper documenting their experience and relating it to material covered throughout the core programme. The report must be underpinned by sound theoretical and conceptual ideas taught throughout the course and must therefore demonstrate strong and relevant links between theory and industry practice(s). Students with little work experience in the industry should be encouraged to take this option.
Students selecting the Research Paper will independently study an area of their interest in tourism or hospitality management.
Students will be given guidance throughout the stages of the research process and produce a research paper presentation of their topic. The student will develop an appropriate research programme incorporating empirical data as well as a literature review highlighting the development of theory/conceptual frameworks. The final research paper must include a literature review, methodology, results, discussion, conclusions, bibliographies and appendices.
List of Courses
- Accounting for Managerial Decision-making
- Strategic Planning and Management
- Research Methods for Business and Social Sciences
- Caribbean Tourism Business Environment Workshop (0 credits)
- Tourism Destination Management
- Sustainable Tourism
- Strategic Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality
- Service Quality in Tourism & Hospitality
- Human Resource Management
- Internship with Applied Research Project (6 credits) OR Research Paper (6 credits)
Select 3 electives from
- Contemporary Issues in Tourism and Hospitality
- Risk, Crisis & Disaster Management
- Hospitality Consultancy
- Resort Hotel Development and Operations
- Sports and Events Management
- Caribbean History and Heritage (5 credits)
Select a 4th elective from any approved postgraduate level course in Faculty of Social Sciences.
Language Workshops — Students select one of those on offer
Career Opportunities include:
- Toursim Development Manager
- Hotel/Restaurant Sales Manager
- Sales and Marketing Manager
- General Hotel Manager
- Events and Catering Manager