Britain’s tourism sector is an economic powerhouse. Generating £106 billion a year, employing over 2 million people, supporting thousands of businesses, and making up over 80% of the UK's total visitor economy, the UK’s tourism sector is a vital part of the UK and global economy. Tourism is recognised as a leading sector in the UK government’s future economic planning. Along with the national tourism agency ‘Visit Britain/Visit England,’ they are building a significant and long-lasting strategy to drive economic growth, focusing on increasing productivity through developing skills, career paths, and building seasonality. Tourism is, therefore, driving continual demand for specialist graduates who not only understand both the theories of business and tourism management but are also equipped with practical experience. This course has been developed to give students the key business skills needed for a successful career in this sector. There is a particular focus on the current challenges facing the tourism industry. These include sustainability, global issues, ethical tourism, diverse competition, and crisis management. Designed to unlock your potential by enhancing both your commercial awareness and specialist subject knowledge, this course is a perfect entrance into this exciting, important, and growing industry. The extended degree course has been specifically designed to ensure that candidates gain the skills needed to succeed at degree level. For students who do not meet our standard entry requirements for admission to one of our undergraduate degree courses, ARU London offers the option of an extended four year degree course. Modules help to develop skills in writing assignments, mathematics, computing, public speaking and presenting, whilst developing an understanding of the modern business world. Prospective students should expect to undertake significant amounts of reading and independent study outside of the classroom (approximately 12 hours per week during term time). This course has particular appeal for candidates who want a change in career and candidates wanting to return to education. Our innovative courses ensure that what you learn can be practically applied to the business world as well as preparing you to tackle the academic workload of a full degree course.
Foundation Year: Semester 1 Research Skills 1 Professional Communications Data Skills Personal Development in Professional Settings Semester 2 Research Skills 2 Global Debates The Pitch Project Year 1 Hospitality, Tourism and Events Environment Academic and Professional Skills Managing Quality in Hospitality, Tourism and Events Business Finance Year 2 Customer Service for Tourism and Hospitality Managing Human Resources Tourism Management Principles and Practices of Marketing Sustainability in Career Development Year 3 Live Project Executing Business Strategy Contemporary Issues Undergraduate Major Project
Assessments are varied and take the form of written essays, reports, and business correspondence, as well as tests in mathematics and presentations. The Building a Business module is worth double credits and is assessed by a semester-long group project ending in delivering a business pitch in front of a panel. The best performing groups also then present their ideas to senior management. Students should expect to work on written assignments of 1000-3000 words for most modules, due in at the end of the semester.
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Applicants studying for other qualifications should contact ARU London to discuss their circumstances. We also welcome applications from mature individuals who can demonstrate appropriate, relevant work experience. All applicants are required to have at least 5 GCSEs at C/4 or above including English and Maths. Students whose first language is not English and who have not previously studied in the UK are required to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the course. We treat everyone as an individual which means we will look at your whole application including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances as well as your educational qualifications. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
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