University of Hertfordshire - BA (Hons) Business and Tourism

University of Hertfordshire

BA (Hons) Business and Tourism

  • You will develop key tourism management and business skills on a course which received a satisfaction score of 87% overall in the National Students Survey 2020
  • You will get to study real world case studies and have the opportunity to visit an overseas destination (Coronavirus pandemic permitting)
  • The course gives you the opportunities to do a work placement in small or large corporations, developing key employability skills, both domestically and internationally
  • All students have the option to study abroad

What's the course about?

Indicative course structure

The course looks in depth at a range of core business areas, including accounting, marketing, operations and human resources. At the same time, you’ll gain a specialism in tourism, in which you’ll explore career planning in the tourism industry, passenger tourism transport, visitor attraction management, strategic tourism planning and responsible tourism. There's also the chance to travel and experience different cultures and study tourism’s impact on domestic and international destinations.

Entry Requirements

UCAS pointsA LevelBTEC

GCSE: Grade 4/C in English Language and Mathematics

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

Course Details

Alongside traditional teaching methods of lectures, seminars and tutorials, we operate a web-based student support system called StudyNet where you can expect to find a range of material and communications about every module.

The teaching method for most modules on the course is a one hour lecture followed by a one hour seminar. Typically, a new topic will be introduced in each lecture. The seminars provide an opportunity to discuss and obtain feedback on the topic introduced in the previous week's lecture. Usually, assessment is split between coursework and examination. Coursework may take a variety of forms and could be individual or group work.

Year 1

Principles of marketing
Economics for business
Quantitative methods for business (UJH)
Accounting for managers
The tourism industry framework
Study & research skills for the tourism industry
Global tourism geography
HR management for the tourism & event industry

Year 2

Exploring business ethics
Tourism passenger transport
Career planning in the industry
Social & cultural impacts of tourism
Business operations
Project management in business

Optional modules
Destination marketing research
International field trip

Year 3

Business and commercial awareness
Leadership and organisations
Tourism planning
Tour operating (mass market & niche)
Contemporary research themes in tourism management
Aviation & airlines
Strategic management
Digital economy

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