BA (Hons) Business (Tourism)

Business (Tourism)

BA (Hons)

Summary

Study level
Award
Degree
Full time
3 years
Location
Berlin or Online
Faculty of Business

Course Overview

Study your BA in business and tourism with us in Germany and gain insider knowledge of the international tourism sector. Develop your management and interpersonal skills to get you where you want to be

Do you have a passion for travel and sharing exciting experiences with likeminded people from around the world? The BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) course offered at our Berlin campus allows you to explore your own leadership methods, while getting a grasp of the bigger picture across the tourism sector to help you make a successful career as a tourism professional. 

Today, the tourism sector requires professionals who can create and lead successful businesses that will support sustainable tourism in challenging global circumstances. Concentrating on tourism management from an ethical and sustainable perspective, you’ll learn how global tourist destinations, visitor attractions, and accommodation services are planned, marketed and managed. You’ll also study course modules covering vital business areas including marketing, business planning, and finance, which means you’ll graduate with transferable skills that will give you a level of flexibility in your career outlook.  
 

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This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, supporting your career and connecting you with likeminded professionals. 

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Course details and modules

By becoming familiar with essential business strategies and the workings of the tourism industry, you’ll graduate with the freedom to use your refined skills in any career path you choose!

Farhan Khan

My tutors assist me any time I have a question, and my classmates are very helpful too. If we have any problems in our assignments or don't understand something then we ask our tutor, and they respond right away and clear things up.

Farhan Khan
BA (Hons) Business (Tourism), Arden University Berlin

Modules

Before we hand over your business bachelor’s degree, we’ll need you to complete 360 credits. This consists of 17 modules, studied in the following order: 

  • Developing Personal and Management Skills
  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Finance
  • People in Organisations
  • Understanding the Tourism Environment
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Business Processes
  • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
  • Business Analysis
  • Contemporary Issues in Tourism Management
  • Sustainable Tourism Management
  • Contemporary Management Issues
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Self and Others
  • International Destination Management
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

How do we assess you?

The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways. That’s why we choose a range of methods to keep track of how well you are progressing. These include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams

Study options

This course is available to study full time through our blended learning study mode at our campus in Berlin, Germany. The course is also available to students as a fully online programme, which gives you the convenience of being able to study from anywhere or worldwide. 

Full time, blended learning

How does it work?

When you choose our blended learning study mode, you’ll have eight hours of timetabled classes spread over two days at our centrally located Berlin campus. This is combined with around 25 hours of independent study, which takes place through ilearn, our university campus in the cloud. ilearn contains all the resources you need to study successfully. You’ll also have access to our online library, Perlego, which contains almost half a million books, journals, and industry literature which you can make use of throughout your studies, removing the need to buy expensive course books in order to study successfully. 

Full time study in Berlin is the best option for students who prefer the structure of regular face to face classes with their tutor and fellow classmates, and is particularly suited to students who are attracted by the opportunity to move to Germany to study, where you can take advantage of the employment opportunities available for overseas students.

Please note: our campus classes are temporarily being conducted online in our virtual classroom due to Covid-19 restrictions. Face-to-face classes will resume once the current restrictions are lifted. 

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Online learning

How does it work?

Studying this course online gives you the ultimate in convenience. You can enrol with Arden from anywhere in the world and study your degree from the comfort of home, without the requirement to attend classes in a physical location.  

Our online students study their degree through ilearn, Arden’s university campus in the cloud.  ilearn provides everything you need to study at University. It offers an integrated virtual learning experience, including your virtual classroom, lecture theatre, and online library (which when used along with our supplementary library, Perlego, gives you access to almost half a million books and journals – yours for free while you study with us).

ilearn is also integrated with Zoom, making it easier to chat with your course tutor during your scheduled seminar sessions. You can even integrate our study materials into your Kindle, making it possible to study wherever you have you Kindle handy. 

Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone. As well as receiving regular feedback and guidance from your course tutor, you’ll be studying with likeminded students who you can meet with through our Unitu community, and you’ll have access to community message boards to discuss your course and the topics being raised within it. We’ve even set up community boards embedded into each of the course modules so you can have discussions with your tutor and classmates on the topics you’re currently learning. 

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Entry requirements

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

Eligibility

To be eligible to study this degree, we need to see that you have:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

We also usually ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your motivations to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant work experience.

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 60-78; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English; a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English can be accepted

We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. Get in touch to find out more. 

Before you start studying

Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

Course fees and funding

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Meet the faculty

Faculty of Business and Management

Our business and management faculty in Berlin are a dedicated and passionate group of professionals who are here to help you reach your goals both in and outside of the classroom. Get to know some of our business faculty members before you start your programme by following the link below.

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Career prospects

Start your career in travel management, event organising, or pursue any number of paths with the skills you develop on this course.

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Jasvir Markandy

I chose Arden University Berlin because they provide an environment to further your knowledge and pursue opportunities in a new field.

Jasvir Markandy
MSc IT Security Management graduate, Arden University Berlin

What will I gain from this degree?

As a graduate of Arden University Berlin, you’ll possess a wide range of transferable skills you can apply to several different career paths. As a graduate, you’ll have gained knowledge of:

  • Solving problems effectively and under pressure
  • Business functions in an international context
  • The issues managers face in tourism today
  • Effectively managing a team of individuals from different cultures
  • The essential principles of key business pillars such as finance, human resource management, and marketing

What can I do after Arden University?

After earning your business bachelor’s degree, you can go on to work in nearly any career path you choose. As a graduate from our Berlin campus, you’ll also have the chance to apply for an 18-month post-study residence permit to work in Germany. 

This course will provide you with the skills required to enter roles including:

  • Hotel Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Travel Consultant
  • Marketing Executive
  • Business Development Executive
  • Tour Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Travel Agency Manager
  • Travel Administrator
  • Event Organiser

Industry skills

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. The institute aims to boost career development across the management sector and connect you with likeminded professionals across diverse sectors. 

As the CMI possesses a Royal Charter, they are the only organisation in the UK that can award Chartered Manager status to their members – the gold standard in management. They are also active in business policy making across the globe, and ensure that their more than 140,000 members are represented in policy decision making. 

As an Arden student, you’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of additional resources including a mentoring service and invitations to networking events both online and offline.