Do you have a keen eye for business and a passion for travel? The BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) can help you develop an in-depth understanding of the tourism industry and acquire the skills you need to take steps towards becoming an effective manager.
The course comes with an accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), giving you a competitive edge when you start your search for relevant employment.
You can discuss your study options with our Ealing, Tower Hill, Holborn, Manchester or Birmingham course advisors today on 0208 003 6196 or email and arrange a visit to a study centre near you.
You’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of resources.
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This course covers the fundamentals of general business management and takes a close look at important aspects of the tourism industry.
You’ll learn all about the issues facing modern tourism and come to understand the differences between domestic and international travel. You’ll also learn how to analyse data to improve business performance.
Year 1 -
Developing Personal and Management Skills
Understanding the Business Environment
Principles of Marketing
Introduction to Finance
People in Organisations
Understanding the Tourism Environment
Year 2 -
Managing across Cultures
Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
Contemporary Issues in Tourism Management
Sustainable Tourism Management
Year 3 -
Contemporary Management Issues
Managing Self and Others
International Destination Management
Research Methods and Dissertation
Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.
We use a wide variety of assessment methods, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These could include:
To support your development and ensure that you’re on the right track with your studies, you’ll receive tutor feedback for every assessment you submit.
If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real-life settings.
You can get more detailed course information by viewing the Course Specification.
This course has standard entry requirements.
To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:
two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in
three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent;
completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.
Don’t meet the standard entry requirements, but have work experience?
We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.
We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.
Don’t have any of the above?
We also offer this course as a four-year degree which includes a foundation year (subject to validation). This first year prepares you for university-level study and is ideal if you don’t have the formal qualifications or work experience detailed above.
If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element). Get in touch with any questions.
Please note: candidates who do not have GCSE English or Maths may be required to undertake a numeracy or literacy assessment for entry.
What can a business and tourism degree do for me?
Besides developing a wide range of transferrable skills, this degree will prepare you to pursue a management level position within the tourism industry.
When your search for employment begins, you can be certain the CMI accreditation that comes with this course will help set you apart from many other candidates in the hiring process.
While studying this course, you will:
What can I do after uni?
People who graduate with this degree typically go on to succeed in roles such as:
UK Fees and Funding
The tuition fee for this course is £6,000 per level.
The most common funding for undergraduate UK students is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government.
• You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
• You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
• Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.
UK students who study our full-time blended learning courses may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan from the UK Government. This is to help with costs such as food, accommodation and travel. You can find further information here.
If you aren’t looking to fund your course via UK Government Funding you can explore other possible payment options here.
EU/International Fees and Funding
This course is available to people who are already eligible to work or study in the UK. If you are based outside the UK, this course is also available as a distance learning programme.
If you study a blended learning programme, you’ll attend classes two or three days a week at your chosen study centre. You can find our study centres in:
Learn more about our study centres here.
Your module tutors have been selected because of their teaching experience and industry expertise. As experts in their subjects, they’ll present theories you can apply in a professional setting and engage you in topical discussions.
You can meet our BA Business module leader, Paula Reilly, in this short video.
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5. Accept & complete the application
6. Begin your course with an online induction
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