Tourism Travel & Business Studies (Tours & Travel) - Nairobi Institute of Business Studies - NIBS College |

2 years
On Campus


Course Overview

This twenty-one month Diploma in Tourism Travel & Business studies is specifically designed for students who wish to learn more about the hospitality and travel industry, while developing their business and management skills. With a focus on responsible travel, this comprehensive on-campus programme aims to equip graduates with the knowledge and practical skills they need to enter a general management career in the growing, exciting, and challenging tourism sector. 

Hospitality and Tourism is the fastest growing industry in the world and the second largest employer in Kenya, providing jobs that are remunerative, interesting, and extremely fulfilling. If you're looking for a way to channel your interests and strengths into a dream job that will never feel like work, then this might be the right path for you. This diploma will provide you with the confidence, industry-knowledge and hands-on experience you need to jump start your career and ensure you're well prepared for entry-level positions within this competitive and ever-expanding sector. 

Upon completion of this course, you'll receive a Diploma in Tourism Travel and Business Studies. 
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this programme, students will: 

  • Be equipped with outstanding operational and managerial skills in the industry. 
  • Have the necessary knowledge and management skills that will enable productivity within hospitality organisations. 
  • Be able to analyse the local and global tourism market economically to become productive mangers in fund allocation. 
  • Know how to apply critical thinking skills and develop problem-solving and decision making techniques to meet the needs of the ever-demanding and ever-changing industry. 
  • Understand how to design and implement tourism management ideas that enhance organisational performance. 

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Certification obtained

ICIM Diploma in Tourism Travel & Business Studies

What jobs will I qualify for?

This programme provides a great foundation and stepping stone to many rewarding careers including: 

  • Travel Agency Manager 
  • Travel Trade Specialist 
  • Tour guide 
  • Travel and Tourism Consultant 



On Campus, 3 years, September 2020


On Campus, 2 years, September 2020


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Admission Criteria

To apply for this course, students must have: 

  • A KCSE mean grade of D plain or above 

How do I apply?

Along with the online application form, students must submit: 

  • Copy of National ID/Passport/Birth Certificate
  • 3 Passport Size photographs 
  • KCSE result slip/certificate or Equivalent 

Note: There is a registration fee of KSH 1000 

Payment options

Fee Breakdown:
Tuition Fee Per Term:         KES. 18,750

Admission Fee:

Registration -            KES. 2,000
Student ID    -           KES. 400
Maintenance Fee     KES. 2,000
Insurance Fee           KES. 750
Activity Fee                KES. 500
Library Fee                KES  1,000
Internal Exam Fee   KES 2,000

Fee Payment Details:
Students in Nairobi Campus
Family Bank: 014000018060
Equity Bank: 0010201200681

Students in Thika Road & Thika Town Campuses

Family Bank: 014000021981
Equity Bank: 0870262385517

Students in Rongai Campus
Kenya Commercial Bank: 1132212944

MPESA Paybil:
800300 (All Campuses)

Hostel Registration Fee: KES. 1,000 (One Off Payment) 
Hostel Fee:                       KES. 27000 per term  (3 months) payable in monthly installments of KES  9,000 each. This fee is inclusive of meals and entertainment

Accommodation is available within our Thika Road and Ongata Rongai Campuses

Additional Payment Details 
  • Fees must be paid per semester & should be before the first week of the semester.
  • Those paying in installments should pay before the 5th day of each month.

Detailed course information

This programme is taken on-campus at the Nairobi Institute of Business Studies. The course outline is as follows: 

  • Fundamental of the Hotel & Catering Industry
  • Numeracy & Statistics
  • Structure of Traveling and Tourism
  • Business Management & Administration
  • Characteristics of World Destinations
  • Retail Travel Operations
  • Accounting
  • Tour Operations
  • Management of Travel & Tour operations
  • Tourism Marketing & Promotion
  • Languages: French/German/ Spanish
  • Galileo
  • Customer Service
  • Communication Skills
  • Travel Destinations of East Africa

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Where and When


Nairobi Institute of Business Studies

Thika Super Highway, near Kimbo., Ronald Ngala Post Office Bldg - P.O BOX 49962 - 00100 NAIROBI, Kiambu, Thika, Kenya


Nairobi Institute of Business Studies

Thika Super Highway, near Kimbo., Ronald Ngala Post Office Bldg - P.O BOX 49962 - 00100 NAIROBI, Kiambu, Thika, Kenya

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