The Masters in Tourism Planning and Management (MTPM)’s main objectives are threefold; firstly is to prepare future professionals to strategically manage and make sustainable and effective decisions in placements of high responsibility in tourism institutions; secondly is to provide future professionals with an integrated knowledge of the dynamics of tourism development, the principles of sustainable management, environmental issues, the role of cultural diversity and creativity for innovation and the governance of tourism networks the quality management of customer services; and thirdly is to train future researchers in the field of tourism management.
More importantly, the course aims to train students to view tourist activity from a global perspective, to meet the demands of an international environment and its effect on public organizations, private companies and research activity, within the parameter of sustainability.
After successfully concluding the programme, students will:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding within the main field, including both an overview of the area and advanced knowledge in central terms and relationships within tourism, also including a deeper insight into current research and development fields,
- Demonstrate deeper methodological and scientific knowledge of Tourism Studies,
- Have the ability through their own work to develop the integration of knowledge to deal with complex problems and to formulate judgments based on scientific approaches,
- Communicate findings and the underlying knowledge to tourism specialists and professionals as well as less technical audiences - nationally and internationally.
- Have developed the ability to study independently to participate in advanced scientific research and development activities,
- Be able to apply scientific methods and approaches in response to needs for new
- knowledge in tourism as well as needs for development of further expertise within the field.
Students registered for MTPM coursework and dissertation must complete the coursework part with an average grade of 'B' (GPA of at least 3.0) before they are allowed to proceed with dissertation research phase. Students shall take a total of 18 units (12 units of coursework and 6 units of dissertation). The MTPM focuses on the existing management staff in the Tourism Industry. It combines both vocational orientation and provision of relevant studies in the Tourism Industry to meet the pressing need of high level manpower. The programme is offered by course work and dissertation through evening classes executive and blended- distance mode. At the moment, there are three centres encompassing Dar es Salam, Arusha and Zanzibar. From October of this academic year, the programme will commence in Kigali Rwanda.
The entry qualifications are as prescribed in the university regulations
Duration of the Programme
The Masters in Tourism Planning and Management programme will last within three modules that will consist of in depth studies in chosen fields of tourism, organized and taught in the evenings and executive mode. After the completion of course work students will start working on their research. At least students will spend 18 months to finish the programme. Note the programme will follow the university regulation and code of conduct.
The programme is delivered through blended mode just like other taught masters programmes in the Faculty of Arts and Social sciences
|OTM 601 Theories and Practice of Tourism||Core||2|
|OTM 602 Tourism Policy and Planning||Core||2|
|OTM 603 Approaches to Hospitality Management||Core||2|
|OTM 604 Tourism and Hospitality Entrepreneurship||Core||2|
|OTM 605 Tourism Marketing and Promotion||Core||2|
|OTM 606 Sustainable Tourism Development||Core||2|
|OTM 698 Advanced Social Science Research Methods and Dissertation||Core||6|
Cost & Fees
Non Tuition Fees
|DESCRIPTION||LOCALS (TSH)||EAC/SADC(USD)||NON SADC/EAC (USD)|
|Student Organization fee (paid annually)||20,000||20||20|
|Quality assurance fee (paid annually)||20,000||20||40|
|Coursework Examination fee per paper||20,000||40||60|
|Mode Of Delivery||LOCALS (TSH)||EAC/SADC (USD)||NON EAC/SADC (USD)|
Other Recommended Direct Student Cost For Masters by Coursework/Dissertation Students
|ITEM||LOCALS (TSH)||FOREIGN STUDENTS(USD)|
|Research/Field Costs & Consultations||1,500,000||1,000|
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Last updated October 23, 2017