Aimed at existing industry professionals seeking to optimise their career potential, our MBA in Tourism Management is designed in consultation with regional and national businesses operating in a range of sectors across the tourism industry. Develop an operational and strategic understanding of tourism management, in line with modern challenges and issues confronting businesses operating in this dynamic and fast moving industry. COURSE OVERVIEW The course provides you with the opportunity to enhance and extend your existing knowledge and expertise by focusing on the critical areas of success in the tourism industry. Each module provides you with a ‘toolkit’ for modelling what successful tourism sector provision looks like in this highly diverse industry with multiple stakeholders and widely differing agendas. ON THIS COURSE YOU WILL...
- Develop and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the tourism industry.
- Examine cutting edge thinking and practice across the tourism sector.
- Extend your critical thinking, conceptual thinking and reasoning skills relating to effective leadership and management within the tourism industry.
- Enhance your employability, career potential and personal effectiveness.
- Further develop and refine your ability to carry out independent research in the field of tourism management.
- Managing Heritage Attractions
- Regional Literary Tourism, Culture and Heritage
- Transformational Tourism
- Festival Management
- Events and Rural Regeneration
- Strategic Hotel Management
- Sustainable Supply Chain Management
- Tourism Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Destination Marketing
- Managing the Visitor Experience
- Contemporary Issues in Tourism Management
- Applied Research Methods
- Applied Industry Project
You will be assessed on your achievement of the programme learning outcomes, which, in turn, are achieved by meeting the learning outcomes of the modules. The assessment of the programme learning outcomes will therefore be achieved by assessment at the module level. Selection of the methods for assessment will be determined by the requirements of each individual module and the rationale for selection of those methods will be left to the module specifications. A key aspect of the programme is that you are able to convert your learning by critically reflecting on practice and experience, in line with the QAA benchmark statements. This is achieved through both formative and summative reflection throughout the programme. You are expected to be able to demonstrate a range of cognitive and intellectual skills together with techniques specific to business management. You should also be able to demonstrate relevant personal and interpersonal skills. A variety of assessment methods are used to ensure you have achieved the outcomes related to knowledge and understanding, including: Essays Exams Portfolios Case Studies Reports Presentations (Oral and Posters) Assignments Dissertation
Applicants would be expected to have the following: 1st or 2nd class honours degree or equivalent and at least two years post-graduation work experience. An MBA is the primary management qualification for aspiring business leaders and our full time MBA is designed for those who already have at least two years post-graduation work experience and wish to invest in a programme that will give graduates the skills and knowledge to build on their existing work experience to establish, sustain and progress a successful managerial or professional career to more senior levels. Applications without standard qualifications must demonstrate: the capacity for theoretical debate a high level of motivation the capacity for independent study the ability to achieve the proposed programme of work students for whom English is not their first language must have achieved IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 6 in each component)
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