Tourism Management

Admission to Program

Admission to the program is explained in the HCT Admission Policy described in the Academic Policies section of this Catalog.

Program Mission

The Bachelor of Tourism Management program seeks to produce graduates able to function effectively in managerial and practitioner roles in the specialized field of Tourism Management. Graduates will have the skills, values and ability to explain, analyze and evaluate complex Tourism Management processes in local and global contexts, while demonstrating the ability to work independently, or in teams, to think critically, solve problems, make recommendations for improvements, and use advanced Tourism Management tools.

Program Description

The program focuses on the expanding Tourism industry and provides students with the essential knowledge and skills to become effective managers in the industry. These include industry knowledge, effective problem-solving, critical and strategic thinking, effective communication and an awareness of the business environment. It provides both academic and vocational preparation for this vibrant and rapidly expanding industry. The course emphasizes the understanding, the application, and the analysis of management skills applied to travel, tourism, events and hospitality.

In addition to the core Tourism Management qualification, the program offers a concentration in Operations.

For the Operations concentration, students take – TRM 4103, TRM 4033, TRM 4133, TRM 4113 and TRM 4123 elective courses.

Upon the successful completion of 117 credits, students may commence their Research Project (TRM 4203).

Students are eligible for a one year Work Experiential Learning experience during their study.

Program Goals

To develop graduates who possess the

  • Current knowledge and understanding of key areas of the Tourism Management field, their interrelationship and application.
  • Ability to use the Tourism Management tools, think critically, and conduct applied research.
  • Necessary key success skills in business.
  • In depth knowledge of the Tourism Management field and its interrelationship and application across business environments.

Program Learning Outcomes

Degree level

Students will be able to

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of functional business areas.
  2. Utilize tools to solve problems in Tourism Management.
  3. Conduct research and evaluate arguments, concepts and data in Tourism Management.
  4. Demonstrate self-development and the ability to work independently and in teams.
  5. Apply ethical principles to decisions made in global and local contexts, including issues related to sustainability and societal responsibility.
  6. Utilize effective oral and written Arabic and English communication in business.
  7. Apply Business principles utilizing technology to various real-world situations.

Completion Requirements

Bachelor of Tourism Management 

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 126 credits, including:

Business Core Courses48
Tourism Management Core Courses30
Tourism Management Elective Courses15
General Studies33
Total Credit Hours126
Business Core Courses
Required Credits: 48
ACC 1003Fundamentals of Financial Accounting3
ACC 1103Managerial Accounting3
BIS 3003Business Information Systems3
ECO 1003Microeconomics3
ECO 1103Macroeconomics3
FIN 2003Financial Management3
INT 2153Business Internship I3
INT 3153Business Internship II3
LAW 3103Business and Commercial Law3
MGT 1003Principles of Management3
MGT 2103Organizational Behaviour3
MGT 3003Business Ethics and Corporate Governance3
MGT 3103Business Simulation and Project Management3
MRK 1103Principles of Marketing3
OPM 2103Operations Management3
STS 2003Business Statistics3
Tourism Management Core Courses
Required Credits: 30
FIN 4103Entrepreneurial Finance3
TRM 2003Introduction to Tourism3
TRM 2103Tourist Behavior3
TRM 3003Tourism and Hospitality Operations3
TRM 3013Integrated Technologies for Tourism3
TRM 3103Sustainable Tourism3
TRM 3113Tourism Human Resource Management3
TRM 4003Economics of Tourism3
TRM 4023Revenue Management for Tourism3
TRM 4203Tourism Final Project3
Tourism Management Elective Courses
(For Students not pursuing a Concentration)
Required Credits: 15
TRM 4033Special Interest Tourism3
TRM 4103Event Management for Tourism3
TRM 4113Heritage and Cultural Tourism3
TRM 4123Visitor Attraction Management3
TRM 4133Tourism Marketing3
General Studies
Required Credits: 33
English, Arabic or other Languages
Required Credits: 12
AES 1013Arabic Communications3
AES 1033Islamic Culture3
LSC 1103Professional Written Communication3
LSC 2193Applied Skills Capstone3
Humanities or Arts
Required Credits: 3
AES 1003Emirati Studies3
Information Technology or Mathematics
Required Credits: 6
ICT 2013Computational Thinking and Coding3
LSM 1003Applied Mathematics3
The Natural Sciences
Required Credits: 3
LSN 1113Introduction to Sustainability3
The Social or Behavioral Sciences
Required Credits: 9
BUS 2403Innovation and Entrepreneurship3
LSS 1003Life and Future Skills3
LSS 1123Basic Research Methods3

Operations Concentration

Concentration Name: Operations Concentration
Total Credit Hours: 15
Concentration Curriculum:
TRM 4033Special Interest Tourism3
TRM 4103Event Management for Tourism3
TRM 4113Heritage and Cultural Tourism3
TRM 4123Visitor Attraction Management3
TRM 4133Tourism Marketing3
Concentration Code: OPR

Description Data
Total Required Credits 126
Maximum Duration of Study 6 years
Minimum Duration of Study 4 years
Cost Recovery Program No
Program Code BUTRM
Major Code TRM

Recommended Sequence of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Credit Hours
ACC 1003 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 3
ECO 1003 Microeconomics 3
LSM 1003 Applied Mathematics 3
LSS 1003 Life and Future Skills 3
MGT 1003 Principles of Management 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 2
ACC 1103 Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 1103 Macroeconomics 3
LSC 1103 Professional Written Communication 3
LSS 1123 Basic Research Methods 3
MRK 1103 Principles of Marketing 3
 Credit Hours15
Year 2
Semester 3
BUS 2403 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
FIN 2003 Financial Management 3
ICT 2013 Computational Thinking and Coding 3
STS 2003 Business Statistics 3
TRM 2003 Introduction to Tourism 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 4
AES 1003 Emirati Studies 3
LSN 1113 Introduction to Sustainability 3
MGT 2103 Organizational Behaviour 3
OPM 2103 Operations Management 3
TRM 2103 Tourist Behavior 3
 Credit Hours15
INT 2153 Business Internship I 3
 Credit Hours3
Year 3
Semester 5
BIS 3003 Business Information Systems 3
MGT 3003 Business Ethics and Corporate Governance 3
TRM 3003 Tourism and Hospitality Operations 3
TRM 3013 Integrated Technologies for Tourism 3
LSC 2193 Applied Skills Capstone 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 6
AES 1013 Arabic Communications 3
LAW 3103 Business and Commercial Law 3
MGT 3103 Business Simulation and Project Management 3
TRM 3103 Sustainable Tourism 3
TRM 3113 Tourism Human Resource Management 3
 Credit Hours15
INT 3153 Business Internship II 3
 Credit Hours3
Year 4
Semester 7
AES 1033 Islamic Culture 3
FIN 4103 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
TRM 4003 Economics of Tourism 3
TRM 4033 Special Interest Tourism 3
TRM 4133 Tourism Marketing 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 8
TRM 4023 Revenue Management for Tourism 3
TRM 4103 Event Management for Tourism 3
TRM 4113 Heritage and Cultural Tourism 3
TRM 4123 Visitor Attraction Management 3
TRM 4203 Tourism Final Project 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours126

Ann Collins, Master of Science (Strategic Management), Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. 

Bipithalal Nair, PhD (Tourism Management), University of Bedfordshire, Great Britain,

Debra Henderson, Master (Tourism & Hotel Management), Queensland University, Australia.

Gamal Khalifa, PhD (Tourism & Hotel Management), Fayoum University, Egypt.

Iva Bulatović, PhD (Tourism & Hotel Management.), Mediterranean University Podgorica, Montenegro.

Katia Iankova, PhD (Urban Studies), University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada. 

Marisse Aranas, PhD (Business Administration), Manuel S. Enverga Univ Found, Philippines.

Mohammed ElDief, PhD (Hospitality Management), Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.

Nikola Naumov, PhD (Human Geography), King’s College, United Kingdom.

Rafika Ben Guirat, PhD (Business Marketing), IGR-IAE Rennes Graduate School of Management, France.  

Sara Nunes, PhD (Business Administration: Tourism Management Major), University of Extremadura, Spain 

Sebastian Vengesayi, PhD (Tourism Management), Monash University, Australia