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Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management


BSc. Hospitality and Tourism Management

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About the Programme

Want to have a rewarding career in a luxury hotel, at a tourist attraction or even a destination company? Learn the tools of the trade with a BSc. Hospitality and Tourism Management. Prepare for a successful career in a rapidly evolving industry that is taking centre stage globally.  The first two years of the programme are spent gaining an Associate Degree at a regional community college, with the last two years spent at the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management.

What Will I Study?

You will discover:

  • The dynamics of the Caribbean tourism sector.
  • The ins and outs of the international tourism sector.
  • How to market the tourism and hospitality industry. 
  • How to function in a supervisory or junior management role within the hotel industry. 
  • Contemporary strategies for developing tourism products and brands while protecting the environment, people and culture.


Our Faculty conducts research in a wide cross section of areas related to Tourism and Hospitality, including sustainable tourism development and foreign direct investment in tourism.

The Co-ordinator of the programme, Dr. Sherma Roberts is the primary author of the text ‘Contemporary Caribbean Tourism Concepts and Cases’ which is the signal foundation text for the Caribbean Secondary Examinations Council (CSEC) qualification in Tourism Studies.

Tourism Lecturer Dr. Cristina J├Ânsson has served as a regional tourism manager in Sweden, and prepared and executed a tourism master plan on behalf of a municipal government in Europe.


Career Opportunities

Potential roles:
  • Tourism Development Officer
  • Destination Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Restaurant Supervisor
  • Sales and Marketing Officer
  • Events and Catering Specialist
If this sounds like you, apply now

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 recognised hotel brands such as Hilton, Courtyard Marriott and Sandals. Other projects include the improvement of road signage and the restoration of the west coast beaches.
Save money by completing your undergraduate degree in three (3) years rather than four (4).

Additional Information

  • Levels I and II are completed at several affiliate community colleges across the Caribbean
  • Levels III and IV are taught at the Cave Hill Campus
In order to gain entrance into the Cave Hill Campus for Levels III and IV, the student must graduate from the affiliate community college with a GPA of 2.75 or higher.  

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Undergraduate
  • Qualification: BSc
  • Duration: 4 yrs full time; 6 years part time



The BSc. Hospitality and Tourism programme offers students an opportunity to pursue two years study at BCC within a tourism/ hospitality stream before progressing to UWI to do another two years which ultimately culminated in the award of the Bachelor’s degree. I felt that this gave a good opportunity to have a mixture of practical and academic grounding that would give me a good start professionally. Financially, it was also not as prohibitive as other international study options, but I ultimately came to realise that its financial attractiveness notwithstanding, the high quality of instruction was definitely not jeopardised.

 Having been fortunate enough to do graduate study as an international student at a global instution I know that UWI's Times of London rating is no small feat as I’ve seen the impact such metrics have on a university’s attractiveness, particularly to international students. This has also given me the opportunity to juxtapose the two experiences. Though Cave Hill certainly has some areas for improvement in its facilities, resources and aspects surrounding student life, I find it to be highly competitive in the quality of tutelage.

Lecturers within the Department of Management Studies at the Cave Hill School of Business and Management  showcased exceptional drive. Each lecturer I had the opportunity to interact with offered a genuine interest in extracting the best from their students. Some were naturally more rigid and stern than others, but they were all very adept and knowledgeable in their respective fields.

On the other hand, some of the greatest benefits I have had from my studies has been the extent to which it has prepared me for a career and further studies within my field of interest.  One of the oft mentioned concerns about academia is that there is a lack of practical relevance and application. When I reflect on my time at Cave Hill, I cannot say that this holds true. By and large, the various courses were structured so that they properly blended the academics with our practical realities and were thought provoking. Consequently, I can distinctly recall the joys of being recognised by the department as the most outstanding student in the programme within my contingent.  

All things considered; I would describe the department as being very ‘tactical’. I found the courses and the information I ultimately gained to have been strategically developed and relayed. That’s why I find it fitting that the department’s DOMS acronym could easily be represented as ‘Developing our mental strength’.

Having been fixated on putting the degree to some practical use long before I had earned it, its fair to say my time at Cave Hill continues to serve me well. Ultimately, I have no hesitation in recommending studies within the department and by extension at Cave Hill.
 Kareem Yarde

Programme Details

You will do courses in:

  1. International Tourism
  2. Caribbean Tourism
  3. Tourism Planning and Development
  4. Attractions Development and Management
  5. Tourism Marketing
See Course Guide and Complete Course List »


Our tuition is internationally competitive and we offer scholarships, financial aid and payment plan opportunities to make university education available and accessible to our students. Click here to view the the Student Financing webpage »

We accept applications from November 1 to June 30. However, expressions of interest are accepted throughout the year. Click here for our Entry Requirements and to Apply Now! ».

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