If you're passionate about travel and tourism, then this is the perfect top-up degree course for you. Developing your management skills and getting you up to speed on all things business, this course will fulfil your career aspirations in the tourism sector – wherever in the world they lead you.
The perfect choice for anyone who’s already completed a HND in business (or equivalent), this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel in your tourism career. In one year of study you’ll develop professional-level skills and an understanding of the dynamics of the tourism industry – preparing you to become a smart, well-rounded manager in the tourism sector.
Designed to bring out your best potential, our top-up degree in business and tourism covers the most important aspects of both disciplines, leaving you to decide where you want to go in your future career path. All you need to get started is the desire to learn and the drive push yourself to the next professional level.
Teaching you the fundamentals of business and tourism, this course will help to develop and enhance your skills within each key aspect of two exciting disciplines. During your studies, you’ll learn about the issues of modern tourism, domestic versus international travel, and how to analyse data to improve business performance. Evolving your knowledge in these areas will prepare you to take the bold step from confident graduate to respected professional.
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 for this BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) top-up degree, we need to see that you have:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants. 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 (tourism) top-up degree.
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.
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.
Our courses in tourism will help you to fulfil your career aspirations in the travel sector. 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 and tourism degree with Arden will give you the skills needed to work in an industry you love. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
After graduating with a business and tourism top-up degree, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running in a wide range of sectors such as tourism marketing, operations, events management, and more. A solid grounding and understanding of business and tourism puts you at a real advantage when it comes to choosing a future career path.
With just one more year of study, this tourism top-up degree will provide you with a of transferable business skills that every employer will highly value – gearing you up to start a career in a variety of exciting industries. Some of these skills include:
After achieving your qualification, you'll have a much wider range of options to choose from than just the subject matter of your degree. Some of the typical job roles you might want to explore include:
Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway.
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include:
Arden University’s Faculty of Business is an esteemed member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), an international quality assurance body of world-leading education providers who share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning. Membership with the BGA means that Arden University will support its students’ professional growth, allowing them to contribute to an international network in which ‘Leaders Never Stop Learning’.