Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • Programme Code: MTH
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Study time: Weekend
  • Intake: August


The Master’s Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management (MTH) builds a professional capacity to meet the challenges of this rapidly growing industry through innovative and applied research. This program meets the growing needs of the tourism industry to produce highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals so that they can assume leading roles in the management of tourism organizations. The program blends the requisite specialist operational knowledge and skills, with advanced managerial competencies, in order to educate the new generation of tourism executives. It emphasizes the cross-cultural, moral, ethical, institutional, and environmental issues in the management of tourism organizations while covering all specialized business and operational skills. Students will be trained to develop the skills needed to study independently by helping them to identify and set learning goals to implement them, and to reflect upon what each individual has achieved so that they can become effective and efficient practitioners. Kabale University is located in an area that is a major destination for tourists, and therefore students may draw on the University’s extensive links with the industry, including tourism operators, local authorities, and government agencies.

Entry Requirements

A candidate is admitted to the Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management Programme if he/she satisfies any one of the following conditions:

  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any science and arts disciplines from a recognized institution.
  • International applicants must have qualifications that are recognized for University entry in their respective countries for a Master’s degree in Tourism management or equivalent.
  • International students will follow the University Policy for international students
  • Any other qualification that may be defined by University Senate from time to time.
  • Credit transfer from a recognized University is acceptable in accordance with the NCHE and Kabale University regulations governing the transfer of credits.

Fees Structure

  • Tuition Fees per Semester (East African): UGX 1,325,000
  • Tuition Fees per Semester (Non East Africans): $730

Application and selection

Course details

Course Code Course Name LH PH TH CH CU
MTK8111 Tourism Theories, Applications and Cases 45 30 60 4
MTK8112 Strategic Tourism Destination Planning & Mgt 45 30 60 4
MTK8113 Tourism Experiences and The Environment 30 60 60 4
MTK8114 IT Applications in Tourism 30 60 60 4
MRTM8000 Research Methods 45 30 60 4
MCAR8000 Computer Applications in Research 30 60 60 4
Total Semester Load                                                                          24
MTK8121 Entrepreneurship in Tourism and Hospitality 45 15 15 60 4
MTK8122 Financial Management in Tourism and Hospitality 45 30 60 4
MTK8123 Tourism and Hospitality Economics 45 30 60 4
MTK8124 Tourism and Hospitality Law 45 30 60 4
MTK8125 Tourism Product Design and Marketing 30 60 60 4
MTK8126 Community Tourism Project 120 30 75 5
Total Semester Load                 25
MTK8211 Geographical Information Systems [GIS] Application in Tourism 30 60 60 4
MTK8212 Sustainable Tourism and Climate Change 45 30 60 4
MTK8213 Tourism Seminar Series 60 60 4
MACA8000 Scholarly Writing and Publication Skills 30 30 30 60 4
MTK8215 Tourism Education 30 30 30 60 4
Total Semester Load                20
MTK8300 Dissertation 90 60 150 10
Total Semester Load                 5 10
Total Graduation Load                          89

Career opportunities

Career opportunities/ Destinations:
A graduate of MTH will enroll in a broad range of managerial and leadership roles in the Tourism and Hospitality industry, both in public and private sectors locally and internationally.

Target Audience:
This programme is designed for people who would wish to acquire applied managerial skills in the tourism and hospitality industry. The programme is also open to recent graduates with a Bachelor’s degree, intending to achieve an MTH to advance their professional careers.