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BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) (CMI)
36 - 72 months
£13,500(UK/EU) / £12,150 (International)
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Arden University
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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 platform called ilearn. Available on desktop and 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
    • Downloadable module materials so you can access the course when offline
    • Access to an online library containing thousands of e-journals, e-books, podcasts, and videos
    • 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 BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) syllabus is comprised of the following modules:

    Stage 1

    • Developing Personal and Management Skills
    • Understanding the Business Environment
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Introduction to Finance
    • People in Organisations
    • Understanding the Tourism Environment

    Stage 2

    • Managing across Cultures
    • Business Processes
    • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
    • Business Analysis
    • Contemporary Issues in Tourism Management
    • Sustainable Tourism Management

    Stage 3

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

    The final module is an independent research and planning project, where you’ll have a chance to specialise in an area of your interest. It will be an opportunity to apply the skills you have learned during the programme, and showcase your understanding to potential future employers.

  • The focus of undergraduate business degrees is to equip students with a wide range of transferable skills to broaden their employment opportunities. Employers are interested in the transferable skills that graduates possess, such as analytical and critical thinking, problem solving, strong interpersonal and communication, alongside an understanding of organisational behaviour and structures. These indicate strong potential for future development in prospective employees. The tourism specialisation of this undergraduate programme let’s students focus on developing the skills that can be valuable for roles such as:

    • Business Manager
    • Hotel Manager
    • Travel Consultant
    • Sales Manager
    • Business Development Executive
    • Marketing Executive
    • Operations Manager
    • Tour Manager
    • Travel Agency Manager
    • Event Organiser
    • Travel Administrator
  • If you’d like to apply, please click on the Apply Now or Start Application button on the page. Please fill in the form and provide as much detail as possible so we can properly advise you on the next steps. Once you’ve submitted your application form, one of our dedicated course advisors will contact you within 48 hours.


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, Arden University
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"My course is going very well and tutors at Arden are very helpful."
— Pauline Banda, Arden University
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