The Bachelor of Hospitality Management seeks to enable students to demonstrate a systematic, professional scientific and
technical knowledge, skills, and values needed to make decisions in the hospitality industry. The revised programme, will
provide a systematic introduction to the major concepts, theories and problem‐solving techniques of Hospitality Management
to prepare students to diverse industry positions. The focus is on applied education for specialized industry positions with the
emphasis on creating an operational base for planning and developing an understanding of the managerial aspects of the
hospitality and industry.
The programme enable students to exit with the Certificate in Hospitality Operations at NQF Level 5, as first exit level upon
successful completion of year 1. This Certificate allows the student to perform major operational activities in the various
departments of hospitality establishments with minor supervisory activities. Further, it allows the student to pursue a career at a
more temperate pace and allows for both professional and academic growth and development in the industry.
Overall, the programme aims at preparing students to assume technical/professional roles at operational and mid‐level
management in industry, including food and beverage management, front office, housekeeping, sales and marketing, as well as
personnel recruitment and training. The programme places a lot of emphasis on practical training, to give students, the
necessary “hand‐on” instruction, and exposure hat will enrich their skills and experience in accordance with demands of the
hospitality industry. Graduates of the programme will be able to take up positions in industry such as food and beverage
specialists, restaurants managers, rooms’ division supervisors and managers, front office supervisors, guest relations
executives, to assistant hotel managers, events and conference coordinators, etc. Students may also opt to start and run their
own hospitality related businesses.
The programme is revised in consultation with various stakeholders in the Hospitality and Tourism industry and endorsed by
members of the Programme Advisory Committee (attached, please find evidence of consultation, benchmarking with peer
universities and support letters
Applicants must meet the General Admission Requirements of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (G12.1 in the
Prospectus) to be considered for admission to this programme.
Graduates with a Diploma in Hotel Management from the Polytechnic of Namibia, may be admitted to the Bachelor of
Hospitality Management based on advance standing. Courses completed under the Diploma in Hotel Management may be
granted credits on a course‐by‐course basis, and students will be required to complete all outstanding courses as per the
requirements of the revised Bachelor of Hospitality Management programme (kindly refer to credit transfer table below).
However, acceptance of these applicants into the bachelor’s degree programme would be considered on a case‐by‐case basis
on the recommendation of the Head of Department in consultation with the Office of the Registrar.
In addition, all candidates will be required to attend an interview as the final stage in the admissions process.
Mature age candidates, will be considered provided they meet the requirements and pass mature age entrance examinations of
the Namibia University of Science and Technology (G12.2 in the Prospectus)