The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management was carved out of the Department of Geography and Tourism in October 2008 in order to offer programmes that reflect current trends in the hospitality and tourism markets at both the national and international levels. The revised programmes give emphasis to practical aspects of tourism and hospitality service delivery.
Hospitality and Tourism are currently one of the fastest growing sectors of the world economy and this is evidenced by not only the increasing number of tourists who frequently patronise various destinations around the world, but also, the growth in the number of tourism-related facilities. This growth has implications for human resource development. The industry does not only require greater number of people being employed but also higher expectations of quality service. Like most industries, Hospitality and Tourism thrives on the availability of skilled and knowledgeable personnel, hence the need for continued education and training of its personnel.
The introduction of the Hospitality and Toursim programmes is in response to the needs of the market. The Department is the first of its kind to be established in a tertiary educational instittion in Ghana. The Hospitality and Tourism programmes are carefully designed and delievered to meet the demands of employers in the industry. The Department has well-qualfied, dedicated and hardworking faculty and other non-teaching staff who are at the heart of the quality education delivered. We have a cross section of students from all over the country and other West African countries. In line with the Department's vision to become the number one centere for teaching, learning and research in Hospitality and Tourism in Africa, the Department is open to admitting students from all over the globe.