Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Gain  appropriate knowledge and skillset to successfully bridge the gap of a quality workforce in the Tourism and Hospitality sector. Gain knowledge on how quality professionals are inducted into the workplace with a balance between theoretical and practical components with a Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism and Hospitality Management.

3 years
NQF Level 7
360 credits

Key features

  • Accredited and registered
  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Flexible structure
  • Online support
  • Affordable and Accessible
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Multicultural Faculty and support
  • BCom Project Management distance learning


The purpose of the Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism and Hospitality Management is to afford undergraduate students with quality education and skills that they are able to implement within the Tourism and Hospitality sector. The graduate will have the appropriate knowledge and skillset to successfully bridge the gap of a quality workforce in the Tourism and Hospitality sector.

The Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism and Hospitality Management programme is developed with the objective to produce quality professionals who are inducted into the workplace. This objective can be achieved with a well thought out programme design, that maintains a balance between theoretical and practical components. 


Upon successful completion of the BCom Project Management programme, the student should be able to:
  • Identify, analyse, formulate, and serve the needs of individuals and society creatively and innovatively.
  • Work effectively both on own initiatives and with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community, and contribute to the group output in tasks growing out of the business, commerce and management fields.
  • Manage and organise his or her activities and life responsibly and effectively, including his or her studies within the distance context.
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information, as required in the pursuit of the BBA.
  • Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation in often extensive pieces of sustained discourse.
  • Utilise science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health and well-being of others, in community, national and global contexts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the functional areas of business.
  • Apply management principles in a work-based context.
  • Anticipate and analyse trends in the business environment.
  • Integrate theory and application from various functional areas in an interdisciplinary approach.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation, and by acknowledging their responsibilities to those in the local and broader community.

Programme structure

Duration: 3 years

Year 1

Semester 1
  • Management Principles for Tourism and Hospitality
  • End User Computing/Digital Transformation in the Business Environment
  • Transport Systems for Tourism
  • Introduction to Events Management

Semester 2

  • Tourism and Hospitality Development
  • Marketing Principles for Tourism
    and Hospitality
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Business Communication

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Managing Tourism and Hospitality Services
  • Distribution Channels for Tourism and Hospitality
  • Business Law
  • Computer Application for Tourism and Hospitality

Semester 2

  • Impacts of Tourism and Hospitality Development
  • Language:  French 
  •  Tourism and Hospitality Marketing Theories
  • Financial Management for Tourism and Hospitality

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Managing Tourism Destinations
  • Hotel Management
  • Ethics and Conflict
  • Information Management

Semester 2

  • Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality
  • Marketing Strategies for Tourism and Hospitality
  • Work Integrated Learning in the Travel and Hospitality Industry

Admission requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with appropriate subject combinations and levels of achievement; or
  • An equivalent NQF level 4 qualification with proven proficiency in English
  • A Higher Certificate; an Advanced Certificate or Diploma
  • It is possible in some cases, to gain entry into the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


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