Tourism Management involves management of commercialised travels and visit to artificial and natural places of interest. Tourism may be local or international, where the latter refers to places of interest outside one’s country, while the former refers to visits within one’s country. Tourism visits are usually to natural places of interest like mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, rocks, and sometimes even to whole communities and cities, which is usually for leisure. It could also be for business, health, or other purposes. Tourism is fast becoming an area of interest that governments, local authorities and private persons are fast cashing in on. Governments are making money through taxes from tourism visits. Additionally, operators like transport managers, hotels, among others thrive on tourism, and are all thus classified as part of the tourism industry.
Hitherto, visits to natural places of interest like mountains, lakes, among others were either poorly or not managed at all. But now various structures have been established to generate money out of it. Even artificial tourist sites are being established by various stakeholders to make money from this fast growing sector. This confirms the vast unexplored potential that still exists in the Tourism Management sector. The programme exposes students to the new and emerging trends in the tourism sector, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to identify and explore available opportunities, and teach them how to efficiently manage entities within the sector as a sustainable form of employment
Applicants are expected to have:
- Minimum of SSS Certificates with passes in three core subjects (English, Mathematics, Integrated Science/Social Studies) in addition to three other passes in Business, Social Sciences, Arts or Science; or
- At least Second Class (Upper) HND Certificate in hospitality/tourism related courses; or
- A pass in the University’s Mature Students’ Examinations and with at least two years working experience in a responsible position in a hospitality-related firm; or
- Three (3) ‘A’ Level passes including General Paper.
A degree in Tourism Management from UCC will equip you to become an active player in the tourism industry. There are several career opportunities to explore in hospitality management, travel and tours, events management, transportation services as well as government institutions. As Ghana intensifies its efforts to attract more tourists into the country, the role of professionals in the tourism sector will become more and more relevant in making Ghana a credible destination for tourists