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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Business

Program Name : Bachelor of Business Administration (Tourism and Hospitality Management) - Old

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 41


Type : Under Graduate

No. of Semesters : 8

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum of grade C in English Language and Mathematics. Applicants in possession of a recognized Diploma in Tourism and/or Hospitality Management may be considered for admission into this programme. Applicants with Diploma in Accounting and Business Studies or equivalent qualification may be considered for entry at level 100 or 200. Assessment 1. Assessment will be as stipulated in General Academic Regulation 00.8. 2. There will be variations in the mode of assessment in order to allow for more flexibility. In practical-based courses, continuous assessment shall have a higher weighting than the final examination. 3. A student shall undergo three periods of supervised Industrial Training: May- July (10 weeks) during the vacation between Levels 100 and 400 4. Industrial Training course codes shall be as follows: THM111 Industrial Training I (duration 10 weeks, 4 credits, core course) THM222 Industrial Training II (duration 10 weeks, 4 credits, core course) THM333 Industrial Training III (duration 10 weeks, 4 credits, core course) 5. During the course of Industrial Training, students shall be subjected to such codes, procedures, laws, rules, and other regulations as applicable to the industry. 6. Subject to the Regulations Governing Admissions, Fees, and Discipline Regulation 4.0, and Regulation 2.2.5 above, a student who receives a final warning for misconduct during the course of Industrial Training shall be subjected to Discipline Regulations. 7. During the course of the Industrial Training period, each student shall be visited twice at the location of placement to be assessed by the Faculty of Business staff. 8. A student’s performance will be assessed by means of: a) Continuous assessment by the industrial based supervisor and an assessor from the Faculty of Business, b) Industrial Training report and logbook submitted by the student at the end of the Industrial Training period, and c) Oral Presentation. 9. THM 111: Industrial Training I and THM 222: Industrial Training II shall be assessed as based on Regulations 2.2.8 (a) and (b). The ratio of marks for continuous assessment to Industrial Training report shall be 1:2. 10. THM 333: Industrial Training III shall be evaluated as specified in Regulation 2.2.8. The ratio of marks for continuous assessment to Industrial Training report to oral presentation shall be 1:2:1. 11. THM 444: Research Project shall be assessed according to Faculty of Business Research Project regulations.

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  PRINCIPLES OF TOURISM Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS Credits : 4
  PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS I Credits : 2
  BASIC MICROECONOMICS Credits : 3
  INTRO TO COMMN & ACADEMIC LITERACY(BUSINESS) Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO TOWN PLANNING Credits : 2
  BASIC TAXATION Credits : 2
  LEISURE AND TOURISM DEVELOPMENT Credits : 2
  RECREATION AND LEISURE Credits : 2
  HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  RELATIONSHIP MARKETING Credits : 3
  BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS MARKETING Credits : 3
  MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS Credits : 2
  TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS Credits : 3
  ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR Credits : 3
  HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  FOOD SERVICE EQUIPMENT AND FACILITY LAYOUT Credits : 3
  QUANTITY FOOD PRODUCTION Credits : 3
  MENU PLANNING AND DESIGN Credits : 3
  FOOD SERVICE MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  ORAL AND WRITTEN COMPREHENSION Credits : 3
  Course Description :The aim of this course is to develop the student's comprehension of spoken and written French by equipping them with some reading techniques and listening strategies and strengthening their ability to express ideas in French by means of both oral and written speech. The course will be based on oral and written comprehension of descriptive and narrative passages for essay writing.
  BASIC FRENCH LANGUAGE Credits : 3
  Course Description :This is an intensive French Language course intended to develop the student's ability to communicate in French both orally and in writing. Emphasis is placed on elementary linguistic structures with emphasis on free expression (spoken and written), oral exercises in the Language Laboratory to consolidate communicative and linguistic competencies.
  BUSINESS FINANCE Credits : 3
  ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY Credits : 2
  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESMENT Credits : 3
  SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Credits : 2
  MEDICAL GEOGRAPHY Credits : 2
  ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES Credits : 2
  OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SAFETY AND HYGIENE Credits : 3
  FOOD SAFETY AND HYGIENE Credits : 3
  BOTSWANA LITERATURE Credits : 3
  Course Description :The course is a critical study of the novel, poetry, short story and drama of Botswana. It will also trace the development of the literature. The course will focus on stylistic, thematic and generic differences and similarities in the works.
  HERITAGE MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  Course Description :The course aims to develop skills in heritage management so that learners can be able to articulate the different perspectives to heritage management focusing on cultural heritage and environmental resources. At the end of the course learners are expected to be able to differentiate different approaches to the valuation of heritage, management of heritage and the role of heritage in development.
  INTRODUCTION TO COST ACCOUNTING Credits : 3
  ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING Credits : 2

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING Credits : 3
  ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL COMMN (BUSINESS) Credits : 3
  BASIC MACRO ECONOMICS Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS 2 INFORMATION SKILLS 11 Credits : 2
  BUSINESS STATISTICS Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  INDUSTRIAL TRAINING I Credits : 4

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

  ECOTOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF HISTORY Credits : 2
  Course Description :The course applies the skills and methods of university historians to selected aspects of the history of Botswana and neighbouring areas, raising questions of individual identity, gender, class, language and ethnicity, inheritance and heritage. 2 lecture hours per week.
  ACCOMMODATION MANAGEMENT I Credits : 3
  TOUR OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND NEW BUSINESS FORMATION Credits : 3
  PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING Credits : 3
  FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT I Credits : 3
  HERITAGE INTERPRETATION Credits : 3
  INDUSTRIAL TRAINING II Credits : 4

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Semester 5

Core Courses

  ACCOMMODATION MANAGEMENT II Credits : 3
  FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT II Credits : 3
  RESEARCH METHODS Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Semester 6

Core Courses

  TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY INFORMATION SYSTEMS Credits : 3
  TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MARKETING Credits : 3
  EVENTS AND CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  TOURISM BUSINESS LAW AND ETHICS Credits : 3
  INDUSTRIAL TRAINING III Credits : 4

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Semester 7

Core Courses

  TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT Credits : 2
  WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Semester 8

Core Courses

  FOOD AND BEVERAGE CONTROL Credits : 3
  TOURISM IN SOUTHERN AFRICA Credits : 3
  RESEARCH PROJECT Credits : 4

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 8.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 8.
Contact Details :
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