Dean’s Message

Humanity is passing through a phase of major disruptions. The pandemic, climate change, and wars are all disrupting global economy considerably. Business Schools in different parts of the world are also impacted by these disruptions, but some are considering it as an opportunity to reinvent themselves, exploring creative approaches to become resilient amongst these disruptions. The College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies (CBHTS) of the Fiji National University (FNU) is one of them.

In this quest for resilience, CBHTS identified five strategic priorities. First, enhancing research and growing the number of academic staff with PhDs. Second, continuous innovation in learning & teaching and in the way the College conducts its business. Third, enriching industry/stakeholder engagement. Fourth, towards international accreditations. Fifth, building international links. Together, these strategic priorities provide a strategic direction for CBHTS to move forward.

To realise these strategic priorities, CBHTS is structured into four schools–(i) School of Accounting and Law, (ii) School of Economics and Finance, (iii) School of Hospitality and Tourism Studies, and (iv) School of Management. Through these four schools, CBHTS offer a variety of academic programmes, ranging from certificates to PhD, and thus playing an important role in the socio-economic affairs of Fiji and the region. Overall, FNU is a proud dual sector university and CBHTS its dual sector business and hospitality school, committed to both higher education, and technical and vocational education and training (TVET).

Let me welcome you to get connected with CBHTS. Please visit us, in person or online. We believe that education is about broadening one’s mind. We will be delighted to join you in your journey to broaden your mind.

Dr Asaeli Tamanitoakula Tuibeqa
Dean – College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies (CBHTS)
Fiji National University