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BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) (CMI)
36 - 72 months
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Arden University’s BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) (CMI) lets you combine your interest in business management with a passion for travel and tourism.
This course prepares you to become an effective manager in the tourism sector whilst developing crucial transferrable business skills. Specialised modules help you understand the issues facing modern tourism, and the nature of domestic versus international travel. Furthermore it will help you become proficient in essential business practices such as analysing data, marketing and finance theories, and cross-cultural management.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) (CMI) will possess career-ready skills in:

  • Understanding the complex issues facing contemporary tourism
  • Effective tourism management in a professional environment
  • Developing sustainable tourism solutions
  • Applying theoretical business concepts and practical techniques to solve problems
  • Self-management and working productively and independently
  • With Arden University, you’ll have access to an engaging and easy to navigate online learning portal called ilearn. Available on desktop or mobile devices, ilearn supports and encourages you to take control of your studies. Providing everything you need to complete your programme in one accessible place, ilearn features:

    • A virtual classroom, library, diary, and lecture theatre rolled into one
    • All of your modules, study materials, career support, and schedules
    • Access to an online library containing thousands of e-journals and e-books
    • Downloadable module materials so you can access the course when offline
    • Engaging forums where you can interact, debate, and discuss ideas with your tutors and fellow students
  • This course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:

    • Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; or
    • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent
    • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required

    Arden University are happy to consider an applications from students who are highly motivated to study the programme. This will require a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course, and evidence of relevant work experience.

  • The syllabus is divided into stages of 120 credits each. Initially, you’ll lay the groundwork with key business subjects like developing personal and management skills, understanding the business environment, principles of marketing, and introduction to finance. The following modules are more advanced and focused on tourism, such as; contemporary issues in tourism management, understanding the tourist environment, and sustainable tourism management

    The final module is focused on research methods which will help you in writing your dissertation. Tutor support will be provided, giving you the best opportunity to showcase your understanding of your specialised area to potential future employers.

    To explore the syllabus in more depth, follow this link.

  • If you'd like to apply, please click on the link below. Your application should take no longer than five minutes to complete. Please try and provide as much detail as possible so we can properly advise you on the next steps. Once you've submitted your application, one of our dedicated course advisors will contact you within 48 hours.

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Laura Benson
"I feel very honoured to be studying whilst working and bringing up a family. It is very hard to say the least but when I get amazing grades and feedback it all makes it so worthwhile."
— Laura Benson, BA (Hons) Business (Marketing), Arden University
Pauline Banda
"My course is going very well and tutors at Arden are very helpful."
— Pauline Banda, BA (Hons) Business (Tourism), Arden University

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