Programme Information

Required Credits/Units: 480

Programme Aims and Objectives
During this course, students will be able to study the principles of key hospitality management concepts. Students will be able to gain significant skills and knowledge regarding the hospitality sector and be able to successfully function in managerial positions in the tourism industry.

The degree programme sets out to provide the student with the necessary tools and competencies to add value to any hospitality organization. The variety and scope of the courses offered provide a sound grounding for entry-level supervisory/managerialpersonnel.

Aims of the Programme
The aims of the programme are the following:
1. Gain expertise in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry and associated fields.
2. Demonstrate theoretical knowledge, practical skills, personal attributes and competencies, as well as an ability to assess industry attractiveness, identify risks and opportunities of
developing business in a global environment that will be required for management positions in a variety of hospitality enterprises.
3. Choose and apply appropriate quantitative or qualitative methodologies to analyse problems and utilize modern technological and analytical tools necessary to support decision-making in tourism organizations.
4. Develop leadership and organizational skills towards communicating vision, inspiring employees and promoting innovation and change.
5. Identify and evaluate ethical issues and communicate justifiable resolutions for practical situations.

Objectives of the Programme
On completion of the programme the student should be able to:
1. collect and analyse data for the purpose of resolving issues directly related to the hospitality industry;
2. develop appropriate skills for the industry;
3. effectively and confidently interact within an organization;
4. problem solve both individually and inteams
5. effectively use resources in order to ‘learn how to learn’

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

The general admission requirements for entry to Unicaf University in Zambia Bachelor degree programmes are as outlined below.  Students are advised to contact the Office of Admissions to find out more about the range of equivalent international academic qualifications accepted.

  • Regular admission to a Bachelor degree programme requires a full Grade 12 Certificate with O-levels at credit or higher in a number of subjects depending on the course of study or international equivalent qualification.
  • Applicants with a Diploma or Advanced Diploma may be considered for entry.
  • Applicants with a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a relevant area may be considered for credit transfer.
  • English proficiency: Grade 6 (Credit) or better on the General Certificate of Education or equivalent
  • Copy of valid passport or national ID

In addition to a strong academic record, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills and other relevant background information may be taken into account.

Programme Outline

Foundation Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-Bsc-IND100-ZM Induction Module 0.00
UU-FNT-103-ZM Introduction to Bachelor Degree 0.00

Semester 1

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-MAN-2010-ZM Introduction to Management 12.00
UU-ENG-1000-ZM Writing Methods 12.00
UU-MTH-1000-ZM Introduction to Algebra 12.00
UU-ENG-1001-ZM Composition for English 12.00
UU-COM-1000-ZM Computer Systems 12.00

Semester 2

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-ACG-1000-ZM Financial Accounting I 12.00
UU-BBA-2007-ZM Business Communication 12.00
UU-MKT-2000-ZM Marketing 12.00
UU-BBA-2000-ZM Communication for Business 12.00
UU-MTH-2000-ZM Statistics I 12.00

Semester 3

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-MTH-1005-ZM Quantitative Methods 12.00
UU-MTH-3000-ZM Statistical Methods II 12.00
UU-HRM-2045-ZM Hotel Management 12.00
UU-HOM-1000-ZM Hospitality I: An Introduction 12.00
UU-ACG-1001-ZM Accounting II 12.00

Semester 4

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-HOM-1010-ZM Introduction to Food Science 12.00
UU-HRM-3070-ZM Food Services 12.00
UU-HRM-2037-ZM Tourism and Hospitality Law 12.00
UU-HOM-2010-ZM Maintenance and Housekeeping 12.00
UU-HOM-2020-ZM Introduction to Front Office 12.00

Semester 5

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-PSY-1000-ZM General Psychology I 12.00
UU-PSY-1100-ZM Psychology II 12.00
UU-HOM-3005-ZM Restaurant Management 12.00
UU-HOM-3000-ZM Hospitality Information Systems 12.00
UU-HOM-3010-ZM Food and Beverage Systems 12.00

Semester 6

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-SOC-1000-ZM Principles of Sociology 12.00
UU-HRM-2046-ZM Intercultural Communication 12.00
UU-HRM-2000-ZM Event Management 12.00
UU-MAN-4000-ZM Human Resources 12.00
UU-HRM-3040-ZM Conferences Management and Exhibitions 12.00

Semester 7

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-BBA-4020-ZM Strategy and Business Policy 12.00
UU-HOM-3020-ZM Design and layout of Food Service Activities 12.00
UU-HOM-4080-ZM Beverage and Food 12.00
UU-HRM-4000-ZM Quality Management in Services 12.00
UU-HRM-3030-ZM Cultural Geography 12.00

Semester 8

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-COM-3010-ZM Digital Business 12.00
UU-HRM-4050-ZM Tourism Environmental Management 12.00
UU-HRM-4040-ZM Transport and Hospitality 12.00
UU-INT-4000-ZM Internship Programme 12.00
UU-HRM-4010-ZM Final Year Seminar 12.00
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