The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) offers various programmes and strives to provide much needed
qualifications to the Tourism and Hospitality industry in relation to market needs. The Department of Hospitality and Tourism
Management seeks, among other, to develop tourism programmes that are responsive to industry needs for specialists in
Namibia and the SADC region as a whole. The Bachelor of Tourism Management seeks to equip students with broad knowledge,
professional and technical skills and values to pursue a career in tourism management. The programme provides a
comprehensive and systematic introduction to the major concepts, theories and problem‐solving techniques of tourism
management in order to prepare students for specialised industry positions. Special emphasis is placed on creating an
interdisciplinary base for research, policy analysis, planning and theoretical education, and to develop understanding of the
complex nature of the hospitality and tourism industry.
This programme is designed to produce graduates with knowledge and skills required to take up positions in the tourism industry
such as tourism planning and project administration officers; sales and marketing personnel; guest relations, public relations
and customer service personnel; information/front office personnel; events and conference coordinators, and community based
tourism enterprises supervisors, etc. Students may also opt to start and run their own tourism related businesses.
Applicants must meet the General Admission Requirements of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (GI2.1 in Part 1
of the NUST Yearbook) in order to be considered for admission to this programme. In addition, applicants 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 the mature age entrance
examinations of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (GI2.2 in Part 1 of the NUST Yearbook).