Prospective students must consult the faculty yearbook and/or the undergraduate brochure for more information on admission requirements of the programmes offered.
The Department of Tourism Management offers the following undergraduate degree:
What does the degree entail?
The overall goal of the BCom programme in Tourism Management is to provide prospective graduates with a sound management foundation which prepares them for a career in the tourism industry. The focus of the degree programme is on the strategic management of the tourism process and the components of tourism within a changing environment. The emphasis on tourism is underpinned by foundation courses in Marketing Management, Business Management, Economics, Financial Management, Financial Accounting, Business Law and Statistics. Students are also provided with a foundation course in Philosophy which encourages a critical problem-solving approach and highlights the importance of business and professional ethics. Students in Tourism Management undertake various case studies and practical research assignments that are recognised by the industry. Furthermore, throughout the course, students are exposed to industry experts who provide them with valuable insight into how tourism organisations are effectively managed.
What can be achieved with the degree?
A BCom Tourism Management degree obtained at the University of Pretoria provides graduates with a sound foundation from which to embark on an exciting and rewarding career in this global industry that offers a variety of job opportunities and career paths. The knowledgeable and motivated graduate has a variety of career options to choose from in the many diverse and complementary sectors of the tourism industry. These sectors include attractions, hospitality, air transport, eTourism, convention and visitor bureaux, ecotourism, information centres, sport tourism, recreation and leisure, tour operators, tourism education, travel agencies, destination marketing and tourism research.