Bachelor of Science In Tourism Management

Texila American University in Lusaka offers a comprehensive Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management degree program, providing students with a solid foundation in the dynamic field of tourism. This program is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive in the global tourism industry.

In the on-campus mode, students benefit from a traditional classroom setting, fostering interactive learning experiences. The university’s state-of-the-art facilities and experienced faculty enhance the academic environment, ensuring students receive a well-rounded education.

For those who prefer flexibility, Texila American University also offers the program in a distance mode, allowing students to pursue their degree from anywhere in the world. This mode employs innovative online learning platforms, enabling students to access course materials, engage in discussions, and submit assignments remotely.

The curriculum covers a range of topics, including tourism marketing, destination management, hospitality, and sustainable tourism practices. Practical training and industry exposure are integrated into the program, preparing graduates for diverse career opportunities in tourism and related sectors.

Texila American University’s Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management is committed to producing well-rounded professionals with a global perspective, ready to contribute to the ever-evolving tourism landscape. Whether on-campus or through distance learning, students can expect a quality education that prepares them for success in the dynamic field of tourism.


Years Duration


Online (DBLP)

  • O Level or 12 years of Education/ High School with 5 credits or better


  • O Level or 12 years of Education/ High School with 5 credits or better Education gap not more than 7 years

Structure of the programme

Course Code Subjects Credits
Year 1
SHT1101 Essentials of Human Resources Computing in Tourism and Hospitality 20
SHT1102 Essentials of Marketing and Customer Relationships in Tourism and Hospitality 20
SHT1103 Tourism and Hospitality Industry 20
SHT1104 Essentials of Tourism and Hospitality Operations 20
SHT1105 Essential Study Skills 20
SHT1106 Computer Fundamentals 20
Year 2
SHT2101 Finance in Tourism and
SHT2102 Customer Service Management in Tourism & Hospitality 15
SHT2103 Global Tourism and Hospitality 15
BTM2101 Travel and Tourism Operations 19
BTM2102 Travel and Tourism Supervision 15
BTM2103 Travel Geography 18
BTM2104 Destination Analysis 15
SHT2104 Internship ( 8 weeks ) 4



Course Code Subjects Credits
Year 3
SHT3101 Understanding Funding and Finance in Tourism and Hospitality 20
SHT3102 Human Resource Management in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry 16
SHT3103 Strategic Marketing in the Tourism & Hospitality Industry 16
SHT3104 Customer Relationship Management in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry 16
SHT3105 Contemporary Issues in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry 16
BTM3101 Tour Operations Management 18
BTM3102 Sustainable Tourism and Destination Development 18
Year 4
SHT4101 The Strategic Impact of the Business Environment 15
SHT4102 Business Strategy for Hospitality and Tourism 15
SHT4103 Managing Events for Hospitality and Tourism 15
SHT4104 Quality Management for Hospitality and Tourism 15
SHT4105 Internship and Project 60
Total Credits 480

Credit System: One credit represents 10 notional hours of learning. This learning includes classroom, supervised and self-directed hours, assessment time, workplace training, assignment writing, online learning and fieldwork. A normal year of fulltime study (including contact hours and self-directed hours) is 1200 hours (120 credits). Any variation in hours from this requires specific justification. Similarly, any variation from 120 ZQF credits in one fulltime year requires specific justification. Credit units shall not be used for awarding qualifications under the ZQF.

Selection Factors

Students applying to Bachelor of science In Tourism management at TAU Zambia campus are selected on the basis of their academic, personal, and extracurricular abilities. Each student will be assessed based on the educational background, age, and intended course of study. Additionally, students must have the intellectual, physical, and emotional capacities to meet the requirements of a successful career in their respective fields.

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What Do You Gain?

  • Comprehensive Industry Knowledge: The program is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of the tourism industry, covering areas such as tourism marketing, hospitality management, destination planning, and sustainable tourism practices.
  • Practical Training: Texila American University emphasizes practical training and industry exposure. This approach helps you apply theoretical knowledge to real-world situations, preparing you for the challenges of the tourism sector.
  • Global Perspective: The curriculum is likely to incorporate a global perspective, helping you understand the international nature of the tourism industry. This global outlook is essential in a field where interactions often transcend national boundaries.
  • Flexibility (Distance Learning): If you choose the distance learning mode, you benefit from the flexibility of studying from anywhere. This allows you to balance your education with other commitments and potentially gain practical experience in different locations.
  • Networking Opportunities: Through on-campus interactions or virtual engagements, you have the opportunity to build a network with faculty, industry professionals, and fellow students. Networking is crucial in the tourism sector for career advancement and collaboration.
  • Preparation for Diverse Career Paths: The program aims to prepare you for a range of career paths within the tourism industry, including roles in travel agencies, event management, hospitality, and destination marketing.
  • Commitment to Quality Education: Texila American University’s commitment to providing quality education is reflected in its faculty, facilities, and educational resources. Graduating from an institution with a strong reputation can enhance your credentials in the job market.
  • Adaptability and Innovation: Given the dynamic nature of the tourism industry, the program may instill in you the ability to adapt to changing trends and the importance of innovation in developing and marketing tourism products.

Overall, by pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management at Texila American University, you can gain a well-rounded education that equips you with the skills and knowledge needed for a successful and fulfilling career in the diverse and vibrant field of tourism.

Teaching Methodology

  • 4 Years program, requires 480 Credits to be earned divided into 120 credits for each year earned from 1200 Contact Hours
  • From different methods, i.e.: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory, Seminars, Field work/ Demonstrations, Assessments / Self Study. Together comprising 26 Courses to be completed during the degree tenure.
  • **Option for Attending Lectures online – Students from outside Lusaka will receive the transmission of the weekly lectures at the Facility Centre or LMS platform (as per the availability) and shall also have the privilege to join at TAU Campus for any ongoing class at their convenience

Academic Delivery and Assessment

  • On-Campus program is delivered in Semester pattern and On-line mode of program is delivered in Trimester pattern.
Overall Assessments Weightage
Formative (Internal): 40%
Summative (External)
Yearly Final Exams (50 MCQ) 60%
Total 100%

Why Choose Us?

  • Uniquely Designed Learning Methodology
  • Outcome Based Academic Delivery
  • Continuous Academic Support
  • Enhanced Learning Management Systems
  • Technology Enabled Services
  • Block Based Learning, Dedicated learning of one subject at a time, focuses on more immersed learning
  • Capstone Project, promote integrated learning and understand the connections between various subjects
  • Article review promote critical thinking and analytical skills among the learners
  • Contextual Project Work, gives an opportunity to the students to relate what is being taught into the context of the real world, and thus eliminating the questions of “Why do I need to learn this stuff?”

Pathway to Higher Education (CTH Approved)

In addition to the H.E.A. Zambia approval, Texila American University is also approved to offer five programs designed by the CTH (Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality), an awarding body in the UK that delivers gold standard qualifications in the hospitality and tourism sector.

Our BSc programs in Tourism / Hospitality management approved by CTH for up-to level 5 Advanced Diploma globally recognized qualification. Which enables our students to pursue or continue Graduate / Post graduate degree programs from renowned universities in the United Kingdom.

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Career Opportunity

The tourism industry is diverse, offering a wide array of career paths. Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management have the opportunity to pursue roles that align with their interests and strengths, whether in marketing, management, operations, or sustainable tourism. Additionally, ongoing professional development and networking can further enhance career prospects in this dynamic field.

  • Tourism Marketing Specialist
  • Hotel or Resort Manager
  • Event Coordinator/Manager
  • Travel Consultant/Agent
  • Tour Operator
  • Cruise Director
  • Destination Manager
  • Sustainable Tourism Manager
  • Airline Operations Manager
  • Travel Writer/Blogger
  • Visitor Services Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Tourism Research Analyst
  • Global Distribution System (GDS) Specialist



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