Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality with Apprenticeship

Course Overview

Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management (BTHM) with Apprenticeships allows graduates to develop critical thinking, analytical, communication and entrepreneurial skills which are necessary for the Tourism, Hospitality and Management industries.

The proposed programme contains coherent core principles of tourism, travel and hospitality management where Front office, housekeeping, laundry, restaurant management, wildlife, tour guiding and marketing strategies for tourism services included to provide a viable foundation and opportunity to graduates to specialize in the diverse tourism operations.

Apprenticeships combine on-the-job training with academic training to prepare a candidate for a specific role within a Tourism and Hospitality career and  graduate will achieve professional standards desired in the sector and its related institutions in the country and the world at large.

What you'll study

Semester I

    • Fundamentals of Tourism
    • Fundamentals of Hospitality Management
    • Fundamentals of English Grammar and Structure
    • Information and Communication Technology
    • Sustainable Tourism
    • Tourism Geography

Semester II

    • Business Communication Skills
    • Food and Beverage Service Management
    • Food Production
    • Tour Management
    • Tourism and Hospitality Safety and Security
    • Menu Planning and Costing

Semester III

    • Entrepreneurship and Product Development
    • Contemporary Issues
    • Customer Care and Cross Cultural Issues
    • Business Mathematics
    • Tourism and Hospitality Economics
    • Behavioural Studies for Tourism and Hospitality Management

Semester IV

    • Computer Application for Tourism and Hospitality Industry
    • Tourism and Hospitality Marketing
    • Accomodation Management
    • Managing Travel Business
    • Event Management
    • Tourism and Hospitality Operational Management

Semester V

    • Tourism and Hopsitality Revenue Management
    • Product and Service Quality Management
    • Applied Research
    • Tourism and Hospitality Policy and Planning
    • Tourism and Hospitality Law
    • Fundamentals of Wildlife Tourism

Semester VI

    • Tourism and Hospitality Facility Management
    • Project and Business Management
    • Human Resources Management
    • Tourism and Hospitality Strategic Leadership
    • Tourism Destination Management
    • Fundamentals of Recreation and Leisure
Entry Requirements

Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality, Wildlife Management, Culinary Art, Forestry Management, Nature Conservation, Marketing, International Relations and Diplomacy, Environmental Studies, Marine, Hotel Management and Tourism, Logistics and Planning, Clearing and Forwarding, Procurement and Supplies Management, Business Mnagement, Social Work, Sociology, Range Management, Tour Guide, Human Resources Management, Hospitality, Cultural and Heritage with an average of “B’’ or a minimum GPA of 3.0 or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a minimum GPA of 3.0. OR

Form VI with two principal passes in the following subjects: History, Geography, Kiswahili, English Language, French, Arabic, Fine Art, Economics, Commerce, Accountancy, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Advanced Mathematics, Agriculture,Computer Science or Nutrition or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

What you'll experience

On this Tourism and Hospitality Management course, you'll:

  • Be taught by professionally qualified staff who have industry experience and expert academic researchers
  • Tailor your studies to focus on the aspects of Tourism and Hospitality management that interest you most and match your career ambitions
  • Be equipped with necessary skills on how to Organize workflows to improve coordination between all tourism and hospitality parties and maximize efficiency and productivity
  • Use the Institute’s tourism and hospitality facilities to incubate your tourism and hospitality business idea as prior preparation to become future employer rather than employee
  • Be exposed to the real working environment at Tour Companies, Hotels and/or National Parks where you will be attached as apprentice
  • Apply the concepts and skills you learn to real scenarios

Careers and opportunities

Our graduates are expected to work in various roles including:

  • Tourism and Hospitality Business Directors
  • Chief Executive Officers (CEOs)
  • Strategic Leaders
  • Tourism Managers
  • Hotel Managers
  • Tourism and Hospitality Researchers
  • Tourism and Hospitality Business Innovators
  • Tourism Business owners
  • Hotel Business owners

Teaching methods

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Intensive field work
  • Study tours
  • Practical work

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • Written exams
  • Mini projects
  • Field work assignments
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Technical reports and logbooks
  • Group assignments
  • Individual assignments

Course costs


Registration (IAA)


Examination (IAA)


Application Form (IAA)


Wear and tear




Computer Lab Fee Non-Computer Programme


How to Apply

Institute of Accountancy Arusha admission cycles are normally guided by two regulatory authorities that is The National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) and the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU). If you apply to IAA, you will be following provisions as set forth by the mentioned authorities.

Different programmes have different entry requirements. You can visit our programme page to see entry requirement for different programmes or be sure to read thoroughly the TCU admission guide book and the NACTE admission guide book.

We consider each applicant and put enormous care into evaluating every application. We hope you will explore the information in this section to understand what we look for in our admissions process.

  • Fee 1,500,000/=
  • Duration 3 Years
  • Language English
  • Mode of Study
  • Intakes