DURATION: 4 Semesters


This course is designed to equip and develop students with the prerequisite conceptual and technical skills in planning and managing small and medium size projects.


Basically a skill and knowledge based, this course runs for two academic sessions. The first year teaches general knowledge required for the two areas or specialization that the course embraces and these have management and planning options.

During the second year, the students are required to register for additional six courses to the core courses chosen from their areas of specialization.  Also, they will be expected to observe three months of internship in the tourism industry and related organizations.


  1. 1. Professional certificate in Tourism Management from NIHOTOUR or any Management related course passed at lower credit from a recognized institute.
  2. 2. GCE/SSCE/NECO with four credits which must include passes in English and Mathematics at not more than two sittings.
  3. 3. Holders of professional qualifications in related discipline such as IATA/UFTAA Certificate, Advanced Airfare & Ticketing Course etc.
  4. 4. Graduate of Nigeria Catering Schools in Benin, Enugu, Kaduna or Lagos.


Introduction to Tourism Industry
Introduction to Hospitality Industry
Special Interest Tourism
Transport Studies
Nigeria History Art and Culture
Communication Skills I
Intro to Computer Application
Citizenship Education
Principles of Economics
Sustainable Tourism Development
Use of French Language I
Introduction to Tourism Statistics
Tourism and Recreation  Law
Geography of Tourism
Travel Formalities
Tourism Recreation Planning
Resort Operation Management
Front Office I (Accommodation Ops)
Tourism & Recreation Marketing
Tourism Management
Recreation and Visitor Management
Airfares and Ticketing
Heritage Tourism
Tour Operations
Book keeping, Account and Software Application
Customer Care Service
Event Management
Entrepreneurship Studies
Front Office II (Accom Ops)
Computer and ICT Application II
Communication Skills II
Use of French Language II
Project/Long Essay
  • – Trainees go on industrial attachment upon completion of 2nd  semester for 12 weeks before commencement of fourth semester. The trainees have a work place log book to enter daily work activity engaged upon and supervised by both work place and NIHOTOUR Supervisor.
  • – Emphasis on practical exercises during lecture sessions are be given top priority.
  • – Projects to be written should be entrepreneurial and or administrative in nature.