Study your Business (Tourism) Degree with Arden in Berlin

Arden University’s BA (Hons) degree in Business (Tourism) is ideal for those seeking to develop professional skills and an insider knowledge of the tourism industry.

The course offers you the foundation you need to manage or start a business in the field, with a curriculum that enforces a range of transferable, relevant business skills.

You will develop business skills and an understanding specific to tourism management that will enable you to respond to specific industry requirements in national and international contexts.

You’ll study via Blended Learning at our Berlin study centre in Germany, the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe. Germany is recognised for its high-quality education^.

^According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor.

Stats on studying in Germany with Arden University

Key Information

TBC (180 UK Credits)
Apr/Oct 2019
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Business (Tourism)
Full-time 12 months / Part-time 24 months
Course Fees:
15,000.0 €
Study Modes:
Full-time / Part-time
Germany based
Course Modules

Alongside learning the fundamentals of tourism management and the inner workings of the industry, students on this BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) course will acquire an understanding of the key concepts, such as it's unique supply chain, what motivates tourists, and how government decisions affect the sector.

You will be able to grasp key concepts of business pillars such as marketing, finance and human resource management and learn in greater detail management techniques, including motivation, conflict management and team building. 

Year 1 (Level 4)

  • Developing personal and management skills
  • Understanding the business environment
  • Principles of marketing
  • Introduction to finance
  • People in organisations
  • Understanding the tourism environment

Year 2 (Level 5)

  • Managing across cultures
  • Business processes
  • Enterprise & entrepreneurship
  • Business analysis
  • Contemporary issues in tourism management
  • Sustainable tourism management

Year 3 (Level 6)

  • 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.

Who should take this course?

Arden's Business (Tourism) degree is the perfect course for those who want to introduce their passion for tourism and travel into their careers.

Our Blended Learning programme will enable you to build a promising professional future in your field of choice.

Course objectives
  • Develops an awareness of those entrepreneurial skills which best encourage the growth of enterprise and support the creation of new businesses.
  • Facilitates students in developing professional skills in tourism, supplemented by an understanding of a range of associated business disciplines, such as hospitality.
  • Promotes understanding of the key aspects of current practice in the field of tourism while acknowledging current and emerging developments in related disciplines.
  • Prepares students to work within diverse settings and to appreciate the complexity of decision making in local, national and international contexts.
  • Develops an awareness of those entrepreneurial skills which best encourage the growth of enterprise and support the creation of new businesses.
Entry requirements

Standard entry requirements: 

  • 2 subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in 3 subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • A completed recognised Access Programme or equivalent
  • Personal statement 

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element)

Non-standard entry requirements:
Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have a strong motivation to study the programme. A personal statement will be needed if you do not meet the standard entry requirements. This statement should be between 350-500 words and should include your references, relevant prior experience and qualifications.
Furthermore, we will ask for references and evidence of a minimum of 2 years’ work experience.  
A completed application form is required for all entry routes.

How will I learn?

You will learn using a combination of face-to-face and online learning. Arden's innovative Blended Learning programmes combine traditional face-to-face classes with the flexibility of online study.

You will also have access to online study materials and resources 24/7 to support independent study, as well as online lessons, tutorials, forums and virtual classrooms and libraries through our online portal, iLearn.

Assessment methods consist of assignments, essays, presentations, case studies, portfolios and exams.

In addition, you will receive regular academic support from Arden’s expert tutors and your own Student Support Coordinator for any administrative, technical, or motivational help. 

Flexible Payment Plans

The course fees for BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) are €8,000 per year. An initial deposit of €1,000 is required to secure your place on this course
Arden University offers flexible payment plans* that allow you to spread the cost of your programme fees across multiple installments. If you apply today you can receive an early bird discount of €1,000.

In addition to the qualification itself, your course fees cover a range of student support services, including accommodation assistance and visa application support, as well as German language classes for international students.

Scholarships for this course will be available soon. To find out more, please contact a Programme Advisor.


*Terms and Conditions apply

Career prospects

Upon completion of the Business (Tourism) degree course, Arden University graduates have a wide variety of careers available to them.

Positions that students can expect to take up include:

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

Graduates can also choose to embark on Postgraduate study.

Why study in Berlin?
  • Voted 7th best city in the world for student living by Top Universities in 2018
  • Option to apply for a 18-month post-study residence permit
  • Excellent employment prospects
  • Learn from world-class international faculty in an international environment
  • Reasonable cost of living in comparison to many other European countries
  • Attractive to international students pursuing an education abroad
  • Rich in culture, history and entertainment
  • A vibrant start-up entrepreneurial city
  • Study in Germany – the most popular option for international students^

^ Based on an annual survey by ICEF.

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