Do you have an interest in business and a passion for travel and tourism? Then why not combine these passions to study for a highly rewarding degree qualification? With this course, you'll gain all the skills that are necessary to become an effective manager in the tourism sector.
Developing professional level business skills and an understanding of travel and tourism, this course will fulfil your career aspirations in the tourism sector, such as hotel management, airline business operations, and travel marketing. Designed to bring out your best potential, this bachelor’s degree covers all aspects of both key disciplines, which can lead to a career that can literally take you places. Whatever you want to do, all you need to get started is the desire to learn and the drive to do your best.
Whether it’s understanding the issues facing modern tourism, exploring the nature of domestic and international travel, or analysing data to improve business performance, completing a business (tourism) degree will give you the skills needed to work in an industry you love. With it, you’ll have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of general business management.
You have 3-9 years to complete this business (tourism) degree, meaning that you can take up to 3 years to complete each level; however, most of our students complete the course within 3-6 years.
The way we assess our students gives you regular opportunities to demonstrate your strengths and knowledge in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to assess and track your progress. These methods include:
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.
To be eligible to study this BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) degree, we need to see that you have:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here.
We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this business and tourism course.
We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experience.
Before getting started with any degree, it’s always nice to know exactly who you’ll be learning from and spending time with. The School of Business and Management is made up of a group of experienced, qualified and enthusiastic tutors who design the courses alongside leaders from the business community.
It’s your graduate status that most employers will be interested in, along with the transferable skills you have gained. These include analytical and critical thinking, problem solving, strong interpersonal and communication skills and an appreciation of organisational behaviour and structures. These skills show strong potential for future development in multiple areas, leaving your career options wide open.
By developing a wide range of transferable skills throughout your studies, you’ll graduate with an exciting variety of employment opportunities. Once you’ve completed your degree, you’ll have:
Graduates of this business and tourism degree have a much wider range of options available to them than just the subject matter of their course. So the possibilities are endless! Some of the typical job roles you might want to explore include:
Achieving your BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) degree will help you to accelerate your career progression. But there’s more! Beyond the core programme itself, Arden students receive additional support and guidance, developing your employability and CV even further.
Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are here for you. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills, guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll receive direction at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.
Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies.
Which study mode is right for you? You’ll have the choice to complete your degree via online learning or blended learning. Here’s a quick summary of both options, so you can choose the flexible learning model that works best for you.
This course was the best decision I have ever made. It's given me a chance to have a career in a subject I love, and it’s given me more confidence in myself and my ability to succeed.
How does it work?
Blended learning involves face to face, on campus, teaching, including eight hours of time-tabled classes spread over two mornings, afternoons, or evenings, at one of our study centres. This study mode provides an element of structure to your day, where you’ll join your fellow classmates at specific times to learn.
Students are then required to complete the rest of their studies online at a time and place that suits them.
Find out more about Blended Learning.
How does it work?
With online learning, you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. If you’re interrupted during a lesson, simply pause the materials and continue later. You can also communicate and collaborate with your tutor and classmates through live online forums and email.
Find out more about how Online Learning works.