Business (Tourism) (Top-Up)

BA (Hons)

Study level
Undergraduate
Years
1-3 years
Study Option
Online
BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) (Top-Up)

Course Overview

If you're passionate about travel and tourism, then this is the perfect top-up 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 - whatever they are. Designed to bring out your best potential, this top-up degree covers all aspects of two key disciplines. 

Get industry-ready with a business (tourism) top-up degree. 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 the career you want. On this degree, 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. 

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By 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 vs. 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 professional expert. 

Modules

  • Contemporary Management Issues
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Self and Others
  • International Destination Management
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

How do we assess you?

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:

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

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.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) top-up degree, we need to see that you 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)

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted

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 (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.

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Before you enrol onto 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 formed of a group of experienced, qualified and enthusiastic tutors who design the courses alongside leaders from the business community. 

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 sales, marketing, business operations, events and travel. A solid grounding and understanding of business and tourism puts you at a real advantage when it comes to choosing a career path. 

What can a tourism top-up degree do for me?

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: 

  • 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

What can I do after Arden University?

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:

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

Your next step into the professional world

Studying with Arden is all about getting career-ready. Alongside your business and tourism course, you’ll also have access to several extra online resources for professional development. You can use these to explore a specialist area of interest and to enhance your CV.

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.

At Arden University, we make it simple to achieve your degree, regardless of any other commitments you may have. Our online learning model is designed to fit around your lifestyle, so you can study at a time and pace that works best for you.

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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.

Martine Crawford
Martine Crawford
BA (Hons) Business (Marketing)

Online 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.