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School of Hospitality Travel & Tourism Management

School Profile

The SHTTM is one of the most unique schools in the university. The school was created to enable the creation of fields that would specifically and adequately deal with the challenges in hospitality and tourism sector.

The school started way back in 2004 as a department with a few students. The number has grown tremendously giving room for growth to become a school.

Currently the school has nine (9) programmes.

SHTTM is housed within the student center complex and has modern art facility with two training restaurant, two demonstration kitchens, ten training guest rooms, a fully equipped laundry section, a tourism gallery, a conference room, classrooms and offices.

The school endeavors to continue offering quality training to the students. Students are offered compulsory attachments/internship sourced and placed by the various departments from the industry.

VISION
To be an international role model, practical oriented school in the knowledge-based and service-oriented training for hospitality and tourism sector
MISSION
To enhance development of human resource in the hospitality and tourism industry by providing quality education training, innovation and research
DEPARTMENTS
The school has two departments:
1. Department of Hospitality Management.
2. Department of Travel and Tourism Management.

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Message from the Dean

The hospitality and tourism industry will give you a career that beckons endless opportunities and will surely take you places; across Kenya, East Africa and the world at large. At Mount Kenya University School of hospitality and Tourism we help you get to your destiny.

The school has nine programs that provide innovative curriculum and real world theory/ practical education. We prepare our students for rewarding and in demand professional opportunities in the global hospitality industry through hands on learning from our state of the art facilities: newly renovated state of the art kitchens and demo labs to our on-site teaching restaurants, the tourism gallery to unaccountable on site trips by the tourism students.
The school has created and internship program which utilizes hotels, resorts, restaurants, airlines, travel agencies, game parks/ reserves as practical grounds. The advanced stage of training provides each student with structured training experience normally pro hands on than at school level. The above establishments settle up as employers of our students not forgetting the many self-employers who open up their own businesses after graduating from our school.

I welcome you here, whether you want to quick start your career, upgrade your skills or switch career altogether; you’ll find plenty of practical solutions in the school of hospitality and tourism at Mount Kenya University.

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Faculty

Faculty Academic Qualification
JANE KANJURU DEANJANE KANJURU DEAN
  1. PhD (Hospitality Management): on going Kenyatta University
  2. Masters of Science in hospitality management: Mount Kenya University
  3. Bachelor of Science in hospitality and tourism management: Kenyatta University
 SAMUEL IRUNGU HoD, HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENTSAMUEL IRUNGU HoD, HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
  1. Ongoing: PhD (Tourism management) : Kenyatta University
  2. Masters of Science Hospitality Management:  Maseno University
  3. Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Institution Management: Maseno University
  4. Certified Public Accountant (CPA I & II): Strathmore College and Visions Institute of Professionals
LAWRENCE WANGOMBE HoD, TRAVEL AND TOURISM MANAGEMENTLAWRENCE WANGOMBE HoD, TRAVEL AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT
  1. Ongoing: PhD (Tourism management) : Kenyatta University
  2. Masters of Science (Hospitality and Tourism Management): Kenyatta University
  3. Bachelor of Education: Moi University
BETH MWANGIBETH MWANGI
  1. Masters of Science (Hospitality Management): Ongoing  Mt. Kenya University
  2. Masters of Science (Nutrition and Dietetics): Kenyatta University
  3. Bachelor of Education (Home Economics): Kenyatta University
 ATHONY GARIAVOATHONY GARIAVO
  1. Masters of Science (Hospitality Management):  Ongoing  Mount Kenya University
  2. Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Management): Moi University
KEVIN NYAMAIKEVIN NYAMAI
  1. MPhil. Masters in Tourism Management    Moi University
  2. Bachelor Degree in Tourism Management   Moi University
 MARY MURIUNGIMARY MURIUNGI
  1. Master of Science (Hospitality and Tourism Management) :Ongoing Kenyatta University, Kenya
  2. Bachelor of Education Home Economics:  Kenyatta University 
PETER KANGARAPETER KANGARA
  1. Masters of Science (Hospitality Management): Ongoing  Mt. Kenya University
  2. Bachelor of Business Administration: SCHILLER UNIVERSITY LONDON CAMPUS
  3. Diploma in Hotel Management: BOURNEMOUTH COLLEGE (HCC)
  4. Diploma in teaching: KENYA TECHNICAL TEACHER’S COLLEGE
  5. City and Guild Cookery Certificate: H.C.I.T.B England
  6. Food and Beverage Advanced level: KENYA UTALII COLLEGE
  7. Modern food and beverages management: KENYA UTALII COLLEGE
ROBERT IRUNGUROBERT IRUNGU
  1.  PhD (Hospitality Management): ongoing Kenyatta University
  2. Masters of Science (Hospitality and Tourism Management): Kenyatta University
  3. Bachelor of Education (Home science and Technology): Moi University
YVONNE MUGEI LUMBASIOYVONNE MUGEI LUMBASIO
  1. Masters in Tourism Management  : ongoing Moi University Eldoret
  2. Bachelor of Tourism Management :Moi University Eldoret

Programmes

Programmes  Admission Requirements  Duration & Fees
Masters of Science in Hospitality Management   Holders of Bachelor’s degree, 2nd class honours (Upper division) Or equivalent qualification recognized by the Senate of Mount Kenya University.  Course work and project; (RegularWeekend Intensive Kshs. 59,550
School based/ virtual) 
Kshs. 45,000 per session for 4 sessions.(Thika / Nairobi Campus)
Bachelors of Science in Travel and Tourism Management   At least KCSE mean grade C+ and grade C in English/Kiswahili, Geography/History and Biology/chemistry 
or Diploma in relevant
disciplines from an institution of higher learning recognized by the
University Senate of Mount Kenya University.
 8 semesters (Regular/Evening/Weekend/school based/ virtual)
Kshs. 54,550 per
Semester. 
(Thika & Nairobi campus)
Bachelors of Science in Hospitality Management   At least KCSE mean grade C+ and grade C in English/Kiswahili, Geography/History and Biology/chemistry or 
Diploma in relevant disciplines from an institution of higher learning recognized by the University Senate of Mount Kenya University.
 8 semesters (Regular/weekend/school based) Kshs. 54,550 per
Semester.
(Thika campus)
Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management   Minimum requirement K.C.S.E C with C- in English/Kiswahili and Geography/History or 
Certificate in Tourism Management from a recognized institution.
 5 Trimesters (Regular/weekend/evening) Kshs. 32,550 per Semester. 
(Thika & Nairobi campus)
Diploma in Hospitality Management  Minimum requirement K.C.S.E C with C- in  English/Kiswahili and Geography/History or 
Certificate in Hospitality Management from a recognized institution.
5 Trimesters (Regular) Kshs. 32,550 per
Semester. 
(Thika campus)
Certificate in Travel and Tourism Operation  Minimum requirement K.C.S.E C - (minus)  3 Trimesters (Regular) Kshs. 24,550per Semester. 
(Thika & Nairobi campus)
Certificate in Hospitality Operations  Minimum requirement K.C.S.E C- (minus)  3 Trimesters (Regular) Kshs. 24,550 per Semester. (Thika campus)
Certificate in food production  Minimum requirement K.C.S.E C- (minus)  3 Trimesters (Regular) Kshs. 24,550 per Semester.
(Thika campus)
Certificate in food & beverage service  Minimum requirement K.C.S.E C- (minus) 3 Trimesters (Regular) Kshs. 24,550 per Semester.
(Thika campus)

CREDIT TRANSFER

Credit transfer are awarded to students with a diploma in relevant disciplines in the field of hospitality from an institution recognized by the University Senate in liaison with CUE and which may be eligible for credit transfers on application as spelt out by the University’s credit transfer policy.