The course enables students gain expertise in the hospitality industry and related sectors. Students will be able to demonstrate theoretical knowledge, practical skills, personal attributes and competencies necessary for management and leadership positions in the industry.


The course is designed to equip students with hands on experience and knowledge in Hospitality industry and gain critical skills in classroom and enhance them through professional internship placements.


The following objectives are achieved in pursuance of the course.

  • To enable students acquire knowledge in management of organizations in the hospitality sector.
  • To ensure students gain the requisite skills and experience in the industry through mentorship by experienced professionals.
  • To enable students develop critical thinking, research and writing skills to produce high quality graduates in the field.
  • To ensure students develop practical skills, global experience and entrepreneurial mindset needed in the Hospitality sector.

Examination Regulations

  1.       Except as hereunder specified, common university examination regulations shall apply.
  2.       There shall be University examinations at the end of each semester.  All course units shall be        examined and written examinations processed at the end of the semester in which they are taken.
  3.       A candidate shall NOT be permitted to sit an examination unless he/she has attended prescribed    courses of study in accordance with University regulations and to the satisfaction of the   departments or programmes concerned, as well as the Faculty.
  4.       Unless otherwise specified, end of semester examinations shall consist of a two-hour paper for      each course unit taken in the semester.
  5.       Assessment of each candidate’s performance in the course unit taken shall be through Continuous             Assessment Tests (CATs) and end of semester examinations based on percentage grades.  CAT   assessment(s) shall constitute 30% of the total marks in a given unit and shall consist of an aver  age of at least two (2) assignments while end of semester examinations shall constitute 70% of            the unit examined. Every department shall set procedures for CAT(s) assessments.
  6.       Each course unit shall be graded out of an examination of 100 marks, and the pass mark shall be   40% for each unit.  These marks shall be translated into letter grades as follows:-

70% - 100%      = A

60% - 69%        = B

50% - 59%        = C

40% - 49%        = D

39% and below = E

            (i)         An external examiner shall be invited at least once in each academic year to moderate all               end of             semester examinations.  Between the visits of the external examiner, each department      shall appoint, with the approval of the Dean, one or more qualified person(s) at the level of         Senior Lecturer and above to internally moderate end of semester examinations in order to fa-  cilitate the convening of the Faculty Board of Examiners and the subsequent issuance of         provisional results to      candidates. The appointment of internal moderators shall be subject to      approval by the University.

            (ii)         Provisional examination results shall be made available to students upon request   follow-   ing the Faculty Board of Examiners meeting at which those results are approved.  The requesting candidate shall be issued with a provisional Result Slip indicating letter grades for each course           unit examined.

  1.       A candidate who fails any end-of-semester examination paper at the First attempt shall be allowed one more attempt to sit and pass that paper when it is next offered.  A candidate who        fails a paper may, in consultation with the department and with approval by the faculty,      substitute that course unit as long as it is not a core unit with another of the same level from           the same department. This regulation shall apply in Levels III & IV.

10.10    Subject to regulation 10.9 above,

(i) A Level I student who has up to but NOT MORE THAN SIX failed units shall not be allowed to proceed to Level II unless he/she has passed the failed units.  However, if the failed units happen to be prerequisites for other advanced courses, the candidate must first pass them before he/she can be allowed to register in the advanced units that require the prerequisites.  Similarly, a Level II student who has up to but NOT MORE THAN SIX failed grades shall not be allowed to proceed to the next level unless he/she has passed the failed units.  When re sat, a failed unit shall carry a maximum of 40% of the total marks and coursework marks shall not be considered.  When retaken, a unit shall carry a maximum of 100% of the total marks and course work shall be considered.

(ii)   No student with failed grade(s) shall be allowed to proceed to the next level unless he/she has successfully taken and passed the re sits/retakes.

(iii)  A candidate who has up to three (3) failed units shall be required to re sit with an option of retaking thefailed units(register, attend lectures, submit coursework and sit final examination again when next offered.

(iv) A candidate who has between four (4) and six (6) failed units shall retake them without option of re sits.

(v) A candidate who has seven (7) or more failed units shall be discontinued.

(vi) In all retakes or re sits, marks obtained in the more recent examination(s) shall prevail; and transcripts shall identify all course units with marks obtained after a re sit or retake.

Programme Structure and Duration

Schedule of intakes

Programme intake is once every year in September with the course duration
taking FOUR Academic Years.

6.1     Full-time and part-time

6.1.1   B.A. Programme will run for a minimum of eight (8) semesters and maximum of 22 semesters from the date of registration

  1. The minimum semester load shall be two course units and the maximum shall be seven course units.

6.1.3   Each course unit in the programme has a loading of 45 hours.

Mode of Delivery

The programme is offered under two modules; full time and part time. This will involve face to face and online lecture sessions, written instructional study materials and mediated technical learning materials.

Admission Requirements


3.1        A candidate must satisfy the prescribed University of Nairobi requirements.

3.2.       Subject to regulation 1 above, a candidate for admission to the Faculty of Arts must have any of the following as minimum qualifications:

  1. K.C.S.E. with a C+ or equivalent
  2. K.C.S.E. with a C plain or equivalent Plus a Diploma (including IB Diploma) or equivalent from a recognized post- secondary institution.
  3. K.C.E./EA.C.E Div. III/ Ordinary GCE or equivalent Plus a Diploma (including IB Diploma) or equivalent from a recognized post- secondary institution.
  4. K.A.C.E. or E.A.A.C.E/ Advanced GCE Certificate with one principal pass Plus a Diploma (including IB Diploma) or equivalent from a recognized post- secondary institution.
  5. K.A.C.E. or E.A.A.C.E. certificate with two principal passes or equivalent.
  6. International Baccalaureate Diploma
  7. A degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

3.3        The Faculty board shall obtain a list of recognized institutions from either the Kenya National          Examinations Council or Commission for Higher Education.

3.4        A Diploma course shall be required to have covered at least three (3) course units of 45 contact      hours each over a minimum period of two (2) semesters of 15 weeks or 270 contact hours



Career prospects /opportunities

Students have a wide range of career prospects in the tourism sector, tour and travel agents, tour guides, leadership and managerial positions in government ministries, NGOs, wildlife conservancies, academic institutions etc.

TUITION                              17,143.00  
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                                6,500.00  
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                                7,000.00  
CAUTION - (ONCE)                                5,000.00  
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                                4,000.00  
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                                2,000.00  
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                                1,000.00  
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                                2,250.00  
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                                1,000.00  
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                                1,000.00  
Sem1  2 units                                  65,036.00
   3 units                                  83,179.00
   4 units                                101,322.00
   5 units                                119,465.00
   6 units                                137,608.00
   7 units                                155,751.00
Sem2,3,5,6,8,9,  1 unit                                  20,393.00
   2 units                                  38,536.00
   3 units                                  56,679.00
   4 units                                  77,250.00
   5 units                                  96,000.00
   6 units                                114,750.00
   7 units                                129,251.00
Sem4,7,10  1 unit                                  41,893.00
   2 units                                  60,036.00
   3 units                                  78,179.00
   4 units                                  96,322.00
   5 units                                114,465.00
   6 units                                132,608.00
   7 units                                150,751.00
Sem1  7 units                                155,751.00
Sem2  7 units                                129,251.00
Sem3  7 units                                129,251.00
Sem4  7 units                                150,751.00
Sem5  7 units                                129,251.00
Sem6  7 units                                129,251.00
Sem7  7 units                                150,751.00
Sem8  1 units                                  20,393.00
Hospitality Lab for Practical unts- 11 units                                                   -  
Total fees -47units + 1 industrial attachment (equiv to 3 units)                  994,650.00
This is the list of Practical Units for Hospitality Management.    
1.  CHM102 Practical Cookery I                                4,500.00  
2.  CHM105 Food and Beverage Practicals                                4,500.00  
3.  CHM108 Food and Beverage Service.                                4,500.00  
4.  CHM111 Housekeeping operations.                                4,500.00  
5.  CHM112 Practical Cookery II                                4,500.00  
6.  CHM209 Laundry & DryCleaning Operations                                4,500.00  
7.  CHM330 Artistic Practical Cookery                                4,500.00  
8.  CHM436 INTERNATIONAL Cuisine                                4,500.00  
9.  CHM425 Pastry & Bakery                                4,500.00  
TOTAL PRACTICAL FEES                              40,500.00