Blantyre International University Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Blantyre International University Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Information about the Blantyre International University BIU Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management for this Academic year. Applicants can find valuable insights regarding the subject on this page. Welcome to The above is information will assist you to make an informed decision.

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Brief History; Blantyre International University BIU) was established in 2008 to provide high quality university education for this century. This is predicated on its belief that education must be life-long – that education is not a spatial monopoly of something called the school and college; not a time-bound learning experience; there is no such thing as childhood education, adolescent education, youth education, or adult education.

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Tourism is one of the most important and dynamic economic sectors in the world today, both for its level of investment, job creation and earnings potential, and for its contribution to regional development. The tourism and hospitality industry is also one of the world’s fastest growing industries. If the World Tourism Organization’s forecasts are on target, international tourist arrivals will climb from the present 625 million a year to1.6 billion in 2020. By this date, travellers will spend over US$2 trillion, (against US$445billion today), making tourism the world’s leading industry. These projections are based on annual growth rates of 4.3% for arrivals and 6.7% for spending, well above the maximum expected expansion of 3% per year in world GDP.

Already in 1997, tourism receipts accounted for a little over 8% of the world’s exports in goods and almost 34% of global services exports as stated by UN WTO (World Tourism Organization). Furthermore the UNWTO 2004 stated that tourism is an industry that developing countries can use to develop economically. Southern African Development Community (SADC), in which Malawi is a member, adopted this approach and through its Tourism Board: – Regional Tourism of Southern Africa (RETOSA) launched a massive drive to promote tourism in the region. Thus with the increase in visitors the need for expert service delivery increases; hence the need to train professional tourism and hospitality management personnel to satisfy the current and future demands for professionalism in the industry.

Aims of the programme

Tourism and Hospitality Management (THM) is a multidisciplinary field of study with the aim of preparing people with the expertise, commitment, and skills for management, marketing, and operations positions in the rapidly growing diversified tourism and hospitality industry. As a field of study, Hospitality and Tourism Management is interdisciplinary. It draws upon a wide range of basic disciplines to provide the necessary knowledge and skills that are required to fulfill the diverse demands placed upon individuals in management positions within the tourism and hospitality industry.


By the end of this programme students should be able to:-

  • Apply the values and attitudes that contribute to the sustainability of the tourism and hospitality industry.
  • Guide their organisations to higher levels of success despite changes in the business environment.
  • Manage any tourism and hospitality enterprise.
  • Execute their duties ethically.
  • Contribute meaningfully to the development of the tourism and hospitality industry.
  • Perform other service industry-related jobs like marketing, customer care and management

Entry Requirements

Applicants for admission into the undergraduate programmes will be subject to selective screening based on academic achievement at the secondary level. The table below shows the standards for evaluating secondary school’s credentials for undergraduate admission.

Examination Minimum Requirement

Malawi School Certificate of Education [ MSCE ] or IGSCE/GSCE A full certificate with at least six credit passes including the following subjects:

• Home Economics
• Biology
• English
• Mathematics

A-Level               :  One ‘A’ level pass
IB                          :  One upper level pass
Mature Entry  :  Work or Business Experience of three years or more

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