Diploma in Tourism Management - Pioneer International University - PIU | Educartis

18 months
On Campus


Course Overview

This eighteen month diploma has been designed to provider learners with an in-depth understanding of tourism management and introduces students to the managerial processes involved in travel business operations and destination management. Using a combination of theoretical learning and practical experience, this on-campus course will equip participants with the skills and knowledge they need to become outstanding professionals in the travel and tourism industry. 

A Diploma in Tourism Management offers vocational training and helps you develop strong business management and communication skills, broadening your career prospects. If you're looking for great opportunities to travel, work in interesting places, and earn a competitive salary, then this on-campus course will provide you with a strong foundation upon which you can build a thriving and successful career in this ever-expanding, competitive, and truly exciting industry. 
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Gain the operational and managerial skills required in the tourism and travel industry. 
  • Understand the changing trends of the consumers and take the best approaches to meet their needs and wants. 
  • Apply critical thinking skills and develop problem solving and decision making techniques to meet the needs of the ever demanding and ever changing tourism industry.
  • Design and implement management ideas that enhance organizational performance.
  • Gain the skills that enable productive labor in various hospitality organisations. 

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Certification obtained

Diploma in Tourism Management 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course will successfully prepare students for careers such as: 

  • Hotel Manager 
  • Tour Operator/Guide 
  • Event and Conference Organiser 
  • Travel Agent 



On Campus, 4 years, Flexible


On Campus, 4 years, Flexible


On Campus, 4 years, Flexible


When do I start?

Next available course

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Admission Criteria

To apply for this course, students require either: 

  • KCSE mean grade of C (plain) 
  • KCSE mean grade of C- (minus) plus a certificate and diploma combination of passes 
  • Subsidiary passes in two 'A' Level Courses 
  • 'O' Level qualification with a minimum of Division III 

How do I apply?

East African Applicant 

  • Duly filled application form 
  • Copy of National ID Card/Passport 
  • Copies of all academic transcripts and certificates (originals must be shown to the Admissions Office upon acceptance) 
  • One passport sized photo
  • Non-refundable fee of 2,000 KES 

Non-East African (International) Applicant
  • Duly filled application form 
  • Copy of Passport 
  • Copies of all academic transcripts and certificates (including a translated copy when applicable). Originals must be shown to the Admissions Office upon acceptance. 
  • One passport sized photo 
  • Non-refundable fee of USD 50

Detailed course information

This programme is taken on-campus at the Pioneer International University. Topics covered include: 

  • Communication Skills in Tourism 
  • Customer Service 
  • Nature and Wildlife Knowledge 
  • Tourism and Environment 
  • Travel Geography 
  • Computer Applications in the Hospitality Industry 
  • Introduction to Research Methods 
  • Tour Operation Techniques
  • Travel Agency Techniques 
  • Tourism Planning and Development 
  • Ecotourism 

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