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.
Today, the tourism sector requires professionals who can create and lead successful businesses that will support sustainable tourism in challenging circumstances. Focusing on tourism management from an ethical and sustainable angle, you’ll learn how global tourist destinations, visitor attractions, and accommodation services are planned, marketed, and managed.
Designed to bring out your best potential, this bachelor’s 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 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 and tourism degree will give you the skills needed to find your ideal career pathway in an industry you love.
It’s a great way to study if you’re looking for flexibility. It was challenging to balance a full-time job with my degree but once I was in a routine, it was much easier to manage everything. Online learning has actually helped me become very good with time management and given me the ability to prioritise tasks.
"I was already in the working world and running two businesses. Not to mention I also have a young family, so the freedom online learning offered, and the cost effectiveness of the course, was a big draw for me."
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. 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.
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.
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:
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. The institute aims to boost career development across the management sector and connect you with likeminded professionals across diverse sectors.
As the CMI possesses a Royal Charter, they are the only organisation in the UK that can award Chartered Manager status to their members – the gold standard in management. They are also active in business policy making across the globe, and ensure that their more than 140,000 members are represented in policy decision making.
As an Arden student, you’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of additional resources including a mentoring service and invitations to networking events both online and offline.
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’.