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Faculty of Social Sciences

Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management


Tourism and Hospitality Management (ONLINE)

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About the Programme

Whether you want to manage a corporate or boutique hotel, offer consultancy services, run a tourism-related agency or head a major tourist attraction, an MSc. Tourism and Hospitality Management degree is right for you! This programme has a managerial emphasis and will provide you with the analytical skills and strategic perspective to become a leader in the industry.

What Will I Study?

  • Strategies for managing and developing hotels
  • The challenges facing the hospitality and tourism sector
  • Strategic plans for marketing the tourism sector
  • How to develop the tourism industry while protecting the environment, people and culture
  • Keys to managing and improving the customer service experience


Our Faculty conducts research in a wide cross-section of areas related to tourism and hospitality. These areas include sustainable tourism development, post-colonial discourses on tourism, sport tourism, pro-poor tourism, second homes development, medical/health tourism and foreign direct investment in tourism.

In addition to publications in international journals on key aspects of tourism, our faculty has co-authored and co-edited a number of books by major publishers like Routledge. These books include:
  • Phillips, R. and Roberts, S. (eds.) (2012) Ttourism, Planning and Community Development. New York: Routledge.
  • Lewis-Cameron, A. and Roberts, S. (eds.) (2010) Marketing Island Destinations - Concepts and Cases.  Burlington: Elseiver/Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Daye, M., Chambers, D. and Roberts, S. (eds.) (2008) New Perspectives in Caribbean Tourism. New York: Routledge.

Career Opportunities

Potential roles include:
  • Tourism Development Manager
  • Destination Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Events and Catering Manager
  • Hospitality Consultant

Apply now if these career paths interest you!

We accept applications from November 1 to June 30. However, expressions of interest are accepted throughout the year.

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Postgraduate
  • Qualification: MSc
  • Duration: 18 mths full time; 24 mths part time


Programme Details

Some of the courses you will cover are:

  • Tourism Destination Management
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Tourism Management
  • Strategic Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality
  • Service Quality in Tourism and Hospitality
  • Resort Hotel Development and Operations

See full course list with course descriptions »

Our tuition is internationally competitive and we offer scholarships, financial aid and payment plans to make university education available to our students. Please click here for details on financing options.  

Programme Fees (as at August 2023)  = BDS $ 30,000
Please note that fees may be adjusted for academic year 2023-2024. 

Entry Requirements for Degreed Applicants

i. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a university or college acceptable to the University of the West Indies, with at least Second Class Honours.

• Students are expected to have a good grounding in a business subject such as tourism, management, marketing, finance, or economics.

• Students with 'Pass' degrees will be considered on the following conditions:
     - they are currently working in a tourism, business or management related field, and;

     - they are successful at an interview conducted by the entrance committee within the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management.

ii. Two letters of recommendation.

Entry Requirements for Non-Degreed Applicants

The Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management is considering opening its doors to a small number of non-degreed applicants. It is expected that the number of students entering the programme through this route would be highly restricted and should represent no more than 25 percent of the cohort in any given year. Students entering through this route may be required to undertake a preliminary year of study.

The entry criteria for these students would therefore be:

i. Technical certificates or diplomas that can be assessed by the University of the West Indies.

ii. Five years’ experience in a tourism-related field at a Supervisory or higher level.

iii. They are successful at an interview conducted by a selected panel determined by the Campus Committee on Graduate Studies and the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management.

iv. Two strong letters of recommendation.

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