The BA (Hons) Business and Tourism Management course aims to provide the student with knowledge and understanding of the activities required to manage a business, and to ensure that it prospers, in a dynamic global business environment. The course will emphasise the role of business skills in underpinning the success of organisations, while placing this role in the context of the tourism sector. The course will also help the student understand the various types of environment within which a business operates. This will involve investigating issues such as the types of competition that a business will face from their rivals, being aware of the role of stakeholders in the operation of a business and considering how changes in society may impact on the market for a product. The content of the course will be delivered using a wide range of approaches and the student will be encouraged to use e-learning forums to interact with staff and other students.
Indicative Course Structure (Info correct on August 2017).
Semester 1 Starters:
The course will provide the student with opportunities to advance their ICT skills through the use of application software and digital technologies. The diversity of topic areas covered in the study programme will allow students to develop their own understandings of collective responsibilities as global citizens within their local, national, and international communities.
The course provides an opportunity for the student to pursue a one-year work placement in employment, either in the UK or abroad. Support will provide to aid with the preparation of CVs, and workshops will available that support the completion of application forms and provide guidance on interview techniques.
Students who successfully complete the course are expected to enhance their job prospects and strengthen their employment opportunities. The course is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in a variety of tourism related areas including location marketing, green tourism development, and tourism research.
1. Critically evaluate the application of concepts and principles of business and tourism to a wide range of business organisations and situations.
2. Critically interpret the interaction of business organisations with the changing external environment in which they operate.
3. Critically analyse tourism and business information from a range of national and international sources.
4. Prepare, using digital methods, a comprehensive range of tourism and business information useful to the management of organisations.
5. Effectively communicate business and tourism ideas to a variety of specialist and non-specialist audiences
6. Propose, undertake and present an independent study project that analyses a key issue in the area of business and tourism management
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please seehttp://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
|Part time #||£2,835|
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study