This program provides students with the basic skills needed to succeed as managers, business owners or supervisors in the hotel, motel, food service, airline, lodging, travel agency and general tourism industries. Students will learn the importance of creating a sustainable tourism economy in the homeland and abroad. Student will have the opportunity to examine how the country fits into the international travel system and the importance of providing top quality service as a foundation for developing a vibrant industry.
This is a first cycle degree program in Tourism and Hospitality Management (240 ECTS).
On successful completion of the Tourism and Hospitality Management programme and gain competencies, a student will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Students that Graduate tourism & hospitality degree from GAU STHM will have some degree of specialty whether it be in hotel management, restaurant management, travel agency, convention planning, caterers and more. You will learn human resources, marketing, accounting and finance, analysis of problems, critical thinking, and problem solving. Leadership and communications courses are also necessary. Those that enjoy people and would like to help keep them happy should consider a degree in tourism and hospitality. A degree in tourism & hospitality will provide individuals with the ability to work in various fields including hotels, resorts and tourism related areas. You will provide information to guests, provide for necessary needs they have, manage the cost of each area, handle customer service, budget wisely, maintaining a clean and healthy environment and more. The tourism industry continues to grow over the last few years. Individuals that are motivated, customer service oriented and provide for highly effective tasks are the ones that are most in demand in this field.
Research with industry executives, human resource professionals, and Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management alumni led to five broad curriculum outcomes. These hospitality management-focused outcomes are threaded throughout our curriculum. They are:
Critical Thinking: to provide technical, analytical, and conceptual skills appropriate for hospitality.
Communication: to comprehend and articulate written and oral communication as appropriate for hospitality environments.
Professional Knowledge: to apply strategies for managing diverse, multicultural hospitality.
Integrative Learning: to understand the concepts and application of managerial, financial, computer and technical skills that are needed to be successful within the hospitality industry.
Civic Responsibility: to prepare hospitality undergraduate candidates for entry level management positions with a specific focus on individual, social and environmental perspectives.
The method of teaching is the combination of theoretical lessons with practical training, students in the first 2 years are focusing on theoretical lesson taken in classes and after the second year training in tourism sector will provide students experience and knowledge that will make them ready for there proffesional life.
An undergraduate student is entitled to graduate if s/he satisfactorily completes all required courses, laboratory studies, reports and practical assignments, attains a sum of credit-hours amounting to at least the minimum required for graduation, has a CGPA of 2.00 or above and is financially of good standing.
Graduation is conferred by the University Senate upon the recommendation of the Faculties.
The Diplomas are prepared by the Registrar`s Office, and indicate the name of the Program, the date of graduation, and the degree obtained.