Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Gain appropriate knowledge and skills to successfully bridge the gap of a quality workforce in the hospitality and tourism industry. Gain knowledge on how quality professionals are inducted into the workplace with a balance between theoretical and practical components with a Tourism and Hospitality Management degree.

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 skill set to successfully bridge the gap of a quality workforce in the Tourism and Hospitality sector.

Who Should Apply?

Students meeting the minimum admission requirement for Bachelor’s degree and wish to pursue a career in Tourism and Hospitality Management.


A Bachelor’s Degree is the minimum entry requirement for admission onto a Postgraduate Diploma or a cognate Honours degree.

Mode of Delivery

This programme is offered through online learning and digital support.

Selection Requirements

Students who have secured a minimum of 55% in English Language in their prior qualification

Career Opportunities

On completion of the programme, graduates can aspire to the following positions:
  • Events Manager
  • Guest Relations Manager
  • Accommodation Manager
  • Tour Group Operator

Programme Structure

Duration: 3 years

Year 1

Semester 1
  • Management Principles for Tourism and Hospitality
  • Introduction to Events Management
  • Transport Systems for Tourism

Elective – Choose one of the following electives

  • End User Computing
  • Digital Transformation in the Business Environment

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
  • Computer Application for Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Business Law
Semester 2
  • Impacts of Tourism and Hospitality Development
  • Tourism and Hospitality Marketing Theories
  • Financial Management for Tourism and Hospitality

Elective – Choose one of the following electives

  • Language: Mandarin
  • Language: French
  • Language: German

Year 3

Semester 1
  • Ethics and Conflict
  • Managing Tourism Destinations
  • Hotel Management
  • Marketing Strategies for Tourism and Hospitality
Semester 2
  • Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality
  • Information Management
  • Work Integrated Learning in the Tourism 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
  • Applicants that did not achieve a Bachelors pass in Matric and are over the age of 23 years will be considered via mature age exemption
  • To be considered via RPL, applicants should be above the age of 23 years.
For further information on this alternative route, please contact a student advisor. All applicants with an international qualification will be considered in accordance with MANCOSA‘s institutional rules.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are various career opportunities and paths for those with a Bcom tourism and hospitality management degree. Not only are you able to work in locations around the globe, but graduates can only elect to work in specific areas, like marketing and sales, customer services, banqueting, or daily operations.

Hospitality and tourism students study a number of different subjects during their three-year degree programme. Some of these include Tourism and Hospitality Development, Business Communication, Hotel Management and Managing Tourism Destinations.

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