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Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

Course Rationale
The university conducted an extensive market survey prior to the designing of the programme where critical gaps in hospitality and tourism industry and training were identified.
The BSc.HM programme was designed to fill the gaps identified.  

Why study the programme
The programme is intended to fill the forgoing identified gaps in hospitality skills development in the following areas:

  1. Front Office operation management.
  2. Housekeeping and laundry management.
  3. Food and beverage management.
  4. Banqueting services.
  5. Human resource management.
  6. Service Marketing.
  7. Financial and Accounting management
  8. Service Quality Management.
  9. Customer Relationship Management.
  10. Entreprenuership.
  11. Events management.

The course incorporates technology to meet the demands of the current job market and anticipated continued influence of electronic trade in conducting business in modern times.
Course Units of humanities like communication skills, Essential of Development, Business ethics and Laws are to address the issues of decision making as well as meet the 8.4.4 aspects in Kenya.

Target Groups
a)    Have strong hospitality orientation and management knowledge in order to provide management knowledge, skills and abilities that will

  1. Enhance performance through effective training of key competencies and skills.
  2. Enable successful performance of manpower systems in hospitality organizations.
  3. Integrate all hospitality organization systems.
  4. Strategize service organization of levels and functions System.

b)     Exhibit strong ethical principles, good interpersonal communication values and virtues through:

  1. Appropriate hospitality managers codes of conduct.
  2. Effective and efficient trained team work.
  3. Excellent work assignment and demonstration.
  4. Being practically inquisitive and objective in achievements.

c)    Have strong analytic and critical thinking, knowledge, skills and abilities to:

  1. Solve management problems in hospitality organizations.
  2. Apply perspective and prospective hospitality and management concepts and information.
  3. Conceptualize and systemize people, principles, procedures, and data in hospitality enterprises.

d)    Design and implement hospitality management solutions that enhance organizational performance:

  1. Acquiring, processing, designing and storing hospitality information.
  2. Modeling hospitality organizational processes, defining and managing them.
  3. Helping staff in units, sections and departments to attain their goals in hospitality organization.

Programme Objectives
Upon completion of the prescribed course of study for Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management the graduate will have acquired knowledge, skills and abilities to be able to:

  1. Equip students with strong  management and operational skills in hospitality  business.
  2. Have multi-faceted graduates with multi skilled and entrepreneurship abilities within hospitality  and tourism industry.
  3. Train professionals who are practically oriented for the industry.
  4. Equip students with research and innovativeness for the hospitality  industry.

Entry Requirements

  1. KCSE or equivalent certificate with a minimum of C+ and grade C (plain) in at least 3 of the the following subjects; Biology/Chemistry, English/Kiswahili, Home Science and Humanities  or similar grades in an equivalent examination approved by the University Senate in liaison with CHE.  Or.
  2. KACE or equivalent Certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and O level Credit in Geography/ History / Biology.     Or
  3. Diploma in relevant disciplines in the field of hospitality from an institution recognized by the University Senate in liaison with CHE and which may be eligible for credit transfers on application as spelt out by the University’s credit transfer policy.

    Entry via University Bridging
A holder of KCSE certificate or equivalent with a minimum of C+ and lacking clusters subjects, Geography / History / Biology as in (i) above.  The Candidate must score at least a C plain in the subject he/she is bridging in as in (i) above;

A holder of KACE certificate or equivalent with minimum of two principles and lacking O level clusters subject grades as in (ii) above.  The candidate must score in the subject in which he/she is bridging in as (ii)

Entry via Pre-university Programme
A holder of KCSE certificate or equivalent with a mean aggregate of C (plain) with C (plain) in Geography / History / Biology

Exemptions and credit transfers
A maximum of 15 units can be transferred for relevant units covered at degree or diploma level whose attainment is grade B and above.
Evidence supporting the application should include certified academic transcripts, certificates and a letter from the relevant registrar or authority
Application for credit transfer will not be allowed three (3) weeks after the start of the semester / trimester unless granted permission by the University Senate .
The University reserves the right to administer an appropriate test, through the relevant Department in order to determine whether exemption should be granted.

The following conditions should be met in seeking an exemption for a particular subject:

  1. The applicant shall pay a non-refundable credit transfer/exemption fee as determined by the School Board and approved by the Senate.
  2. A formal application on a prescribed form should be lodged with the Dean of School.
  3. The application should include justification and documentary support for the exemption to be considered.
  4. The applicant must have passed the final examinations for the year in which the subject to be exempted was examined.
  5. The School Board may require the applicant to sit an exemption examination.

No exemption shall be granted for professional or clinical subjects.


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Application form

Applications can be downloded here , you can also submit your application online here

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