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Course Essentials

If you've already completed a HND in Business (or equivalent) then our BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) (Top-up) Degree course will enable you to achieve a full Undergraduate Honours Degree in Business (Tourism).

Are you interested in business and have a passion for travel and tourism? Developing professional level skills and an understanding of the dynamics of the tourism industry means this Arden University Top-up Degree course is the right choice for you. This course prepares you to become an effective manager in the tourism sector – but also gives you a range of essential transferrable business skills.

Our Top-up course is delivered over 9 months through online Distance Learning, meaning you have flexible study and enabling you to carry on working if you need to, as this course is studied completely online. You'll get all your course materials and the support you need via iLearn, Arden's online learning portal.



Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
120
UCAS Course Code:
N831
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) (Top-Up)
Duration:
1-2 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

Studying the BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) Top-up Degree course with Arden means that if you have previously completed an HND in Business (or equivalent) then you could achieve a full Undergraduate Honours Degree in just 9 months.

Whether it’s through understanding the issues facing modern tourism, understanding the nature of domestic vs international travel or analysing data to improve business performance, completing this Top-up Degree will give you the skills needed to work in the tourism industry. You will leave with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of general business management.

Modules

  • Contemporary Management Issues
  • Strategic Management
  • 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.

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

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

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your Arden University tutor can give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your new skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

To be eligible for our Business (Tourism) Top-up Degree course at Arden University you should have:

  • A HND in Business or equivalent, provided that your prior learning is consistent with Level 5 of the functional areas of business (Finance, Marketing, HRM and Operations Management)

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • 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.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

What can a Business (Tourism) Degree could for me?

Business Degree graduates from Arden develop a wide range of transferable skills giving them a variety of employment opportunities. When you’ve completed your Degree you will have:

  • An in-depth understanding of business functions
  • A specialist focus on the issues facing contemporary tourism and effective tourism management
  • A demonstrated ability to learn and solve problems
  • Be an attractive proposition to many employers due to your transferable skills

It’s your graduate status that most employers will be interested in and the transferable skills you have gained, including analytical and critical thinking, problem solving, strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as an appreciation of organisational behaviour and structures. These indicate strong potential for future development in multiple areas.

Where can I go after Arden University?

Generally, graduates have a much wider range of options available to them than just the subject matter of their Degree. Typical Business and Tourism graduate job titles include:

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

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to continue with your studies at Arden University by enrolling on one of our Postgraduate courses. You may consider:

While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

Studying the BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) Top-up Degree course with Arden means that if you have previously completed an HND in Business (or equivalent) then you could achieve a full Undergraduate Honours Degree in just 9 months.

Whether it’s through understanding the issues facing modern tourism, understanding the nature of domestic vs international travel or analysing data to improve business performance, completing this Top-up Degree will give you the skills needed to work in the tourism industry. You will leave with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of general business management.

Modules

  • Contemporary Management Issues
  • Strategic Management
  • 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.

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

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

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your Arden University tutor can give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your new skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for our Business (Tourism) Top-up Degree course at Arden University you should have:

  • A HND in Business or equivalent, provided that your prior learning is consistent with Level 5 of the functional areas of business (Finance, Marketing, HRM and Operations Management)

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • 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.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

What can a Business (Tourism) Degree could for me?

Business Degree graduates from Arden develop a wide range of transferable skills giving them a variety of employment opportunities. When you’ve completed your Degree you will have:

  • An in-depth understanding of business functions
  • A specialist focus on the issues facing contemporary tourism and effective tourism management
  • A demonstrated ability to learn and solve problems
  • Be an attractive proposition to many employers due to your transferable skills

It’s your graduate status that most employers will be interested in and the transferable skills you have gained, including analytical and critical thinking, problem solving, strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as an appreciation of organisational behaviour and structures. These indicate strong potential for future development in multiple areas.

Where can I go after Arden University?

Generally, graduates have a much wider range of options available to them than just the subject matter of their Degree. Typical Business and Tourism graduate job titles include:

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

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to continue with your studies at Arden University by enrolling on one of our Postgraduate courses. You may consider:

While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

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