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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

Programme Structure

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.

Research Paper

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

  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Career Opportunities 

Career Opportunities include:

  • Toursim Development Manager
  • Hotel/Restaurant Sales Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • General Hotel Manager 
  • Events and Catering Manager


Interested Candidates must have:

Degree Applicants: 

  1. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in from a recognised university with at least Second Class Honours

Students with Pass degrees will be considered if:

  • They have at least three year’s managerial experience in the hospitality and or tourism industry and
  • They are successful at interview conducted by a selected panel determined by the SCHSBM.
  1. Two letters of reference.


Non-Degree Applicant

  • Technical certificates or diplomas that can be assessed by SCHSBM and
  • At least 5 year’s managerial experience in the appropriate sector
  • They are successful at an interview conducted by a selected panel determined by the SCHSBM.
  • Two acceptable letters of reference

Official transcripts should be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus from the issuing university.


Complete the online application process via the Graduate Admissions page on the University’s website: https://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/gradstudies/apply-now/apply-now-home.aspx

Submit the following certified documents to Student Affairs – Admission: ch-postgradapps@cavehill.uwi.edu

    1. Application Processing Fee (BDS $30 for applicants from  contributing countries OR US $30 for applicants from a non-contributing countries)
    2. Birth Certificate (certified or notarized copy)
    3. Curriculum Vitae (2 copies)
    4. Two (2) Referee reports (PDF)
    5. Professional Certificates/Diplomas
    6. Marriage Certificate (where applicable) (certified or notarised copy)
    7. Legal Affidavit or deed poll if your present name is different from that on the Birth Certificate (certified or notarised copy)

    Required from ALL non-UWI graduates:
    Tertiary Level Transcript- sent directly from the granting University to the Senior Assistant Registrar, Office of Graduate Studies and Research.
    Note that a student copy of your transcript will not be accepted.

Original documents are to be certified by a Notary Public or a University of the West Indies authorised official.

Official transcripts should be sent directly to Students Affairs – Admissions, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus from the issuing university.

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Programme cost:

USD $15,000.00

Payments can be made as:

  • a one-time payment at the beginning of the programme
  • in installments according to the payment schedule; or
  • a customised payment plan

Programme Coordinator

Dr. Sherma Roberts