Combine your passion for travel and tourism with practical business skills on a degree from

Arden University
Interested in working and leading in the exciting tourism sector? At Arden University, our business and tourism courses cover the full range of relevant industry knowledge and hands-on business capabilities so you are prepared to start your career with confidence upon graduating. 

Arden’s business and tourism programmes are designed with your professional success in mind. Our course materials are informed by leading industry experts and regularly reviewed and updated to ensure you are familiar with the most up-to-date tools and methodologies in the tourism sector. 

On your business and tourism course, you’ll study topics such as issues in contemporary management, principles of marketing and finance, business processes and sustainable tourism management. These subjects apply to a variety of positions in the tourism industry and can be implemented nearly anywhere you choose to work.

Our business and tourism courses are accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), which provides you with additional careers support and the opportunity to be part of a global network of management professionals. You’ll receive free CMI membership and can enjoy career resources such as mentoring services and access to the organisation’s Career Development Centre (CDC) as you study. 

At Arden University, we prioritise making education accessible to all who want to study at the university level. To achieve this, we offer our business and tourism courses both fully online and through our blended learning study mode at select Arden University study centres. 

You can find out about our full range of courses below

Choose how you want to learn   

At Arden University, we offer you the opportunity to study your way. Want to study your course entirely online from anywhere in the world? Then our online learning courses offer you the chance to do just that. Plus, you’ll have the flexibility to create your own study schedule that fits around your personal and professional life. 

If you’d prefer to attend lectures and tutorials at one of our study centres in London, Manchester, Birmingham or Berlin, then our blended learning courses build in two days a week of face-to-face tuition with your course tutor and classmates, complemented by around 25 hours of online study.  

Whichever route you choose, you can continue to work alongside your studies, either full or part-time, to ensure that you don’t press pause while achieving your qualifications. With Arden you don't need to give up work or any other commitments to gain an internationally recognised, and professionally accredited qualification that can take you places. 

What can I study?

Bachelor’s courses in business and tourism

Kick off your career in tourism and travel with one of our bachelor’s degrees in business and tourism. You can earn your specialised degree on our BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) course, start your bachelor’s with a supportive foundation year, or opt for a top-up course if you’ve already earned your HND in business or equivalent. On your business and tourism bachelor’s course you’ll develop a strong foundation to either enter the workforce or continue your studies on a master’s or industry certification programme upon graduating.

Is a degree in business and tourism right for me?

Arden University degrees are reviewed quarterly to ensure what you are learning is as up to date as possible and that what you learn meets the specific needs of industry and of you the student.
If you are looking to start or progress your career, a programme in business and tourism sets you up for an endless list of possible career pathways.

Our team of business and tourism academics

Arden University’s academic staff have industry experience and work closely with industry partners to ensure you learn practical skills to equip you for the workplace.
Our business and tourism academics are passionate about their subject and have experienced working the sector firsthand. You will receive valuable insights and opportunities for deeper discussion about the industry throughout your course.

Degrees in business and tourism at Arden University


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Not what you’re looking for?  

If you haven’t found a finance and accounting programme that’s right for you, you can find our full range of courses here. All our departments offer career focused programmes at a range of levels. 

Still not sure? Why not give one of our advisors a call? They can talk you through your skills, interests and career ambitions to help you decide the right programme to fit around your life, as well as the learning methods that may best suit you.

Where can finance or accounting degree take me?

At Arden University, many of our students have already entered the work force and are interested in furthering their careers. A qualification with finance and accounting could take you on a number of exciting career routes and diverse sectors, including business, finance, marketing, and management. 

If you’ve already established yourself on a career path and want to take your experience even further, our courses can prepare you for a career change or more responsibilities in your current position.  

Ready to get started? 

If you’ve chosen your course and are ready to get started, you can begin your online application today! 

The application only takes a few minutes to complete, and then one of our course advisors will assess your submission and contact you to discuss your eligibility.