Programme Information

Required Credits/Units: 480

Nature of the programme

The programme is an online programme composed of 20 modules that may be taken on a full-time basis or a part-time basis, depending on the circumstances and needs of the student. Each module lasts seven weeks and the material is available online 24 hours per day, seven days per week during that period. The student may opt to supplement the online programme during this period with face-to-face tutorials in a blended approach.  

During the taught modules students interact virtually with their tutor and fellow class students. The number of students taking any one module is limited to 30, thus encouraging personalised interaction and sharing of knowledge and experiences among students from a diverse background.

The module material and e-library access is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for the duration of the modules through a purpose-designed Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Through the VLE, in addition to their module material, students are able to gain instant access to thousands of the latest versions of text-books and journals from Unicaf University’s e-library to support their work. The recommended textbooks and the entire e-library are directly available to the student from their VLE platform at the click of a button. Through the online library help desk, students are able to request for further reading materials that they may need

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

The general admission requirements for entry to Unicaf University Malawi Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Hospitality Management programmes are as outlined below.  Students are advised to contact the Office of Admissions to find out more about the range of equivalent international academic qualifications accepted.

·         A Diploma in Hospitality Management (or related discipline at the discretion of the Office of Admissions) plus the Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) with 6 passes, grades 1-4.

·         English proficiency; grade 6 or better on the Malawi School Certificate of Education or equivalent

·         Current CV

·         Copy of valid passport or national ID

Programme Outline

Foundation Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-BA-IND100 Induction Module 0.00
UU-FNT-103 Introduction to Bachelor Degree 0.00

Year 1

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-COM-1010-MW Introduction to Information Technology 24.00
UU-ENG-1002-MW Academic Writing 24.00
UU-ECO-1004-MW Mathematics for Economics and Business 24.00
UU-ACG-1100-MW Foundations of Accounting and Finance 24.00
UU-MAN-1110-MW Management 24.00

Year 2

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-HOM-2000-MW Introduction to Hospitality 24.00
UU-BBA-1007/2007-MW Business Communication 24.00
UU-MTH-2000-MW Statistics 24.00
UU-HOM-2010-MW Housekeeping and Maintenance Management 24.00
UU-HOM-2020-MW Front Office Management 24.00

Year 3

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-HOM-3030-MW Food and Beverage Management Services 24.00
UU-HOM-3011-MW Food Science 24.00
UU-HRM-3037-MW Hospitality and Tourism Law 24.00
UU-HRM-3000-MW Event Management 24.00
UU-MKT-3000-MW Marketing 24.00

Year 4

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-BBA-3044-MW Human Resource Management 24.00
UU-HRM-4000-MW Service Quality Management 24.00
UU-HRM-4001-MW Tourism Management 24.00
UU-BBA-4002-MW Global and Digital Business 24.00
UU-BBA-4010-MW Business Research Methods and Project 24.00
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