Internationally oriented, this course brings together the academic study of tourism and the practical development of management skills to give you a balanced start to your career. It is an academic course with strong vocational relevance
What you will learn
The IBA in Tourism Management will take either three or four years to complete, depending on your academic progress and drive. It is designed to cover everything you might need for a career in tourism management. The style of teaching will differ according to module, but it will variously involve lectures, seminars, group exercises, case studies and student presentations. The group work will gradually reduce over the three years as you learn to work more independently, culminating in your final project or dissertation. Although you will in part be assessed by essays and exams, we will also test your ability to work in teams, make presentations and appraise the work of fellow students. These methods of assessment are intended to reflect real-life management practices. Transferable skills such as leadership, numeracy, assertiveness and creativity are developed throughout the course. Core Modules: Tourism & travel management Economics and tourism Destination management Sustainable tourism management Tour operations in the 21st century
Who is the course for?
The course is designed for students who wish work for several types of businesses and organizations, such as: Tour Operators Online Travel Agents Transport Companies Accommodation providers Tourism Information Centres Research Training & Consultancy Companies Government Bodies The course is also designed in such a way that you will be more than equipped to start your own business.