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International Tourism Business Management Top-up BA (Hons)

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Flexible learning

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course snapshot**Tourism has become a global phenomenon over the last 50 years, with many economies and tourism businesses worldwide relying on their ability to attract visitors. On UCB's International Tourism Business Management Top-up course, you'll gain the business management skills and attributes that the industry is seeking in order to operate successfully in this dynamic, uncertain and competitive environment. Our strong industry links will enable you to gain valuable experience in the sector, while our course is recognised by the Institute of Travel and Tourism and is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality as well as the University of Birmingham, one of the world's leading academic institutions.**Who’s the course for?**This course is designed for anyone who has previously studied a relevant subject and is keen to embark upon a career within the international tourism industry.**Why should I study the course?**- **PRACTICAL APPLICATION** – Put your training into practice in the real world by working on live projects in association with our industry networks- **SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES** – Choose from our portfolio of optional modules and take on an independent research project covering an aspect of the industry that interests you- **INDUSTRY APPROVED** – Learn at an ITT Centre of Excellence and gain professional recognition with a degree accredited by the Institute of Hospitality**Great. Tell me some more**As part of your course, you'll have the chance to work on your own independent research project. This gives you the opportunity to critically analyse a particular area of the international tourism industry that interests you.We encourage our students to seek as much industry experience and exposure as possible throughout your studies. We have developed close working relationships throughout the tourism sector, and our hired@UCB employability team will assist you in finding work to support your future career plans.**What skills will I gain?**You will learn about the broad environment in which tourism operates, focusing on the significant value and scale of global tourism activity and the wide range of organisations within the industry.You will gain knowledge of risk assessment and management, tourism crisis management and the impact of global factors on tourism providers, while you will develop your problem-solving and decision-making skills through live industry projects.In completing your research project, you will have a great opportunity to demonstrate your independent learning skills and develop expertise relevant to the industry that will boost your future employability.Through our optional modules, you can also develop your knowledge and skills in fields such as financial strategy, international marketing or 'dark' and thanatourism management.**What about the future?** Completing this course will enable you to move into a wide variety of areas within the international tourism industry, while our graduates have also gone on to work in corporate travel and for events companies as well as travel journalism and media.Career pathways open to you include:- Tour operations- Destination management organisations- Tourism marketing- Aviation sector airlines- Events managementYou will also be able to move to studying at postgraduate level, including courses offered at UCB such as MSc/PGDip International Tourism Management.

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A relevant HND or a foundation degree in the areas of Tourism Management or Tourism Business Management, with 240 credits.


University information

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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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