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Faculty of Social Sciences

Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management


Tourism with Project Management

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About the Programme

Looking for an exciting career in a globally evolving industry? An MSc. Tourism with a Concentration in Project Management degree is a good option for you! This programme equips you with advanced knowledge of the theories, concepts and practice of tourism. Pair this knowledge with cutting-edge skills for managing small to large scale projects, to position yourself for a leadership role within the sector.

What Will I Study?

  • How to manage tourism destinations as well as the tourism-related businesses within them
  • How to manage complex projects within timelines and set budgets
  • The management of tourism innovation and expansion projects
  • Techniques for modelling, evaluating, designing and executing projects
  • Mechanisms for managing or mitigating the challenges facing the tourism and hospitality industry

Facilities and Resources

Laptop and Textbook Package - A new laptop and textbooks (printed or electronic) are provided for all registered students. The package fee is included in the programme cost, and students are allowed to keep the laptop and all of the course materials on completion of the course of study.


Our Faculty specialises 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.
Industry Experience

Tourism Lecturer,  Dr. Cristina Jonsson, has been involved in tourism strategy and planning across the globe. She served as a regional tourism manager in Sweden, and prepared and executed a tourism master plan. She also worked as a regional tourism development planner in Brazil. More recently, Dr.Jonsson has been instrumental in the development of a sports tourism strategy for Barbados.

The Co-ordinator of the programme, Dr. Sherma Roberts, is Chair of the Tobago Tourism Agency and Deputy Chair of the Barbados Tourism Product Authority. Dr. Roberts was also influential in the development of the Tourism White Paper (2012-2021) for the island of Barbados.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include:
  • Tourism Development Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Events Manager
  • Business Development Project Officer
  • Destination Manager

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.

Why Study in Barbados

With tourism as the mainstay of our economy, Barbados has gained an international reputation for a buoyant and first class hospitality and tourism sector. Come learn from our academic experts while experiencing all that the sector has to offer. Barbados has been able to attract large scale projects for the construction of internationally recognized hotel brands such as Hilton, Courtyard Marriott and Sandals. 
Save money by completing your graduate degree in 18 months rather than 24 - 30 months.

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Postgraduate
  • Qualification: MSc
  • Duration: Full-Time: 18 months; Part-Time: 24 months (maximum of 4 years)


Programme Details

Some of the courses you will cover are:

  • Tourism Destination Management
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Contemporary Issues in Tourism, Events, Sport & Hospitality
  • Accounting for Managerial Decision-making
  • Project Management Concepts, Frameworks & Processes
  • Project Initiation & Planning

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
University Registration Fees (as at August 2023) = BDS $ 540 per semester:
University fees comprise of Guild and Amenities Fees. They are not charged in the summer semester.
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 a 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 restricted number of non-degreed individuals. 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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