Bachelor Of Travel And Tour Operation Management, Bachelors Degree Program.

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Course Type: Bachelors Degree

Duration: 4Years

Study Method: Fulltime

Fee: Kshs on application

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Overview:

Bachelor of Travel and Tour Operation Management
degree programme (BTTM), aims at offering insights into the
real-world problems facing the travel and tourism industry in general.
The Travel and Tour Operation Management degree aims at bringing together
academics and practitioners in the tourist industry to exchange ideas in travel
management and delivery of quality services in the tourism industry. The training
given in the Bachelor of Travel and Tour Operation Management provides students
with an opportunity to acquire relevant knowledge and skills geared towards
meeting industry needs.This four-year degree programme strives to meet the
training needs of graduates from junior and middle levels, as well as KCSE
candidates who have qualified to pursue degree programme in this highly
specialised field. Graduates of the Bachelor of Travel andTour Operation Management programme
will be qualified to undertake careers in both public and private enterprises,
namely: travel agents; tour operators; carriers, hotels, national and regional tourism bodies, public
institutions such as Ministry of Tourism, transport firms, airlines, and tourism
and recreation and entertainment centre among others.
The Bachelor of Travel and Tour Operation Management degree programme use modular
and Problem Based Learning Approach (PBL). This student-centred learning approach uses a combination of problem-based,
project-oriented, work-based and co-operative learning. The training emphasises
practical work, fieldwork and industrial attachments in keeping with the Mission
of Moi University of producing practical, development–conscious and
extension–oriented graduates.

Course Details:

Bachelor of Travel and Tour Operation Management
degree programme (BTTM), aims at offering insights into the
real-world problems facing the travel and tourism industry in general.
The Travel and Tour Operation Management degree aims at bringing together
academics and practitioners in the tourist industry to exchange ideas in travel
management and delivery of quality services in the tourism industry. The training
given in the Bachelor of Travel and Tour Operation Management provides students
with an opportunity to acquire relevant knowledge and skills geared towards
meeting industry needs.This four-year degree programme strives to meet the
training needs of graduates from junior and middle levels, as well as KCSE
candidates who have qualified to pursue degree programme in this highly
specialised field. Graduates of the Bachelor of Travel andTour Operation Management programme
will be qualified to undertake careers in both public and private enterprises,
namely: travel agents; tour operators; carriers, hotels, national and regional tourism bodies, public
institutions such as Ministry of Tourism, transport firms, airlines, and tourism
and recreation and entertainment centre among others.
The Bachelor of Travel and Tour Operation Management degree programme use modular
and Problem Based Learning Approach (PBL). This student-centred learning approach uses a combination of problem-based,
project-oriented, work-based and co-operative learning. The training emphasises
practical work, fieldwork and industrial attachments in keeping with the Mission
of Moi University of producing practical, development–conscious and
extension–oriented graduates.

Course Entry Requirements:

There are three modes for admission for the Bachelor of Travel and Tour Operation Management Degree Programme:

Direct Entrants from school:
To be admitted directly from school, the candidate must have passed in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, and fulfilled Joint University Admissions Board Criteria. In addition to this, the candidate must have passed with a minimum of C- in Mathematics, and English or Kiswahili and must have passed the KSCE in the other remaining subjects in Groups III, IV and VI. However, these requirements and clusters may change from time to time.


Mature Entrants:
To qualify for mature entry the candidate must be a holder of Diploma or equivalent qualification from recognized institution of higher learning and working experience of at least two years in relevant field.


Privately Sponsored Students:
Privately sponsored students are required to apply directly to the University for Admission. The applicant must have attained a minimum grade C+ in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education and must have passed with a minimum grade of C- in Mathematics, and English or Kiswahili. They must also have passed the KSCE in the other remaining subjects in Groups III, IV and VI. Diploma holders from a recognized institution of higher learning may also be considered under this mode.

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Course Objective

The objectives of the Bachelor of Travel and Tour Operation Management programme are to:
1.Provide training programmes which are flexible, relevant, rigorous and consistent with the best tourism practice and,
which also, embody the principles of ethical practice in Travel and Tour Operations and social responsibility.


2.Provide students with appropriate knowledge, skills and competencies in strategic travel and tour operations planning,
policy formulation, Business plan formulation and management of Travel and tourism enterprises.


3.Provide students with appropriate knowledge, skills and competencies that will enable them to integrate various parameters
(i.e. social, cultural, economic, environmental technological and political parameters) in planning, organisation and
management of the travel and tourism industry.


4.Provide students with appropriate knowledge, skills and competencies in tourism product development, service delivery and
marketing and promotion.


5.Enable students to develop appropriate research methods and skills in the development of quality tourism including aspects
of operational quality control management, strategic approaches to quality management, analysis of performance indicators,
and best practice in national and international tourism development.


6.Provide students with appropriate knowledge, skills and competencies in human resource management for the strategic
planning and development of sustainable tourism

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Course Programme

Year 1

Semester I

Communication Skills I
Development Concepts and Applications
Introduction to Tourism
Introduction to Travel and Tourism operations
Business of Travel and Tourism Industry
Economics for Travel and Tourism Industry
Foreign Language (French or Spanish)

Semester II

Communication Skills II
Quantitative Skills II
Analysis of Topographic Maps
Introduction to Service Management
Natural history of East Africa Fauna
Foreign Language (French or Spanish)
Field Course

Year 2

Semester I

State, Society and Development
ourism Policy and Planning
Tourism Product Development
Foreign Language (French or Spanish)

Semester II

Front office Operations
Principles of Accounts
Computer Applications in Travel and Hospitality Service
Industrial Attachment
Foreign language (French or Spanish

Year 3

Semester I

Travel and Tourism Management
Service Operation Management
Urban and Country Side Recreation Planning
Foreign Language (French or Spanish)

Semester II

Spanish Language
Principles and Practices of Heritage preservation
Travel and Tour Operations Information Systems
Statistics and Research Methods in Travel and Tour Operations
Industrial Attachment
Foreign Language (French or Spanish)

Year 4

Semester I

Spanish Language
Tourism Destination Land Use Planning
Managing Human Resource in the Travel and Tourism Industry
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Semester II

Promotional Marketing
Public Relations in Travel and Tour Operations
Senior Project
Foreign Language (French or Spanish)

Electives

Transport Systems
Travel and Tour Operations Management
Tourism and the Environment