Business and Tourism Management
School - Salford Business School
Subject area - Business and Management
UCAS Code: N800 (three years), N832 (four years with placement)
Start Dates(s): September
Three years full-time
Four years full-time with Professional Experience Year
UK - £9250 per year
International - £12,000 per year
- Tourism is one of the world’s fastest growing industries, opening up a range of excting career opportunities in the aviation and cruise sectors, hospitality, tour operation, heritage management and hotels
- The programme offers opportunities for overseas study visits and international exchanges
- The optional work experience year enhances your employment propects - you won't pay University fees for that year and will earn a wage for your work
- Overseas study available
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
Tourism is now one of the largest industries in the world and educating responsible managers is a key focus of our tourism courses. Tourism development in harmony with the environment is a core theme.
This course will allow you to gain an appreciation of theory alongside the practical skills needed to be an international tourism manager and prepare you for a variety of employment opportunities in major areas of business. You will also gain an understanding of the impacts of current international initiatives around tourism leadership and innovation. By your final year you will be able to analyse tourism systems and make recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations in respect of stakeholders including consumers, employees, shareholders and the government.
You will be have the opportunity of joining an overseas study visit funded by Salford Business School on our International Project module which takes students on a 10 day visit to a European city. There are also opportunities for international exchanges with our global partner institutions through our Study Abroad programme.
The Professional Development module in the second year helps you to develop the skills you need – presentation skills, networking, interview techniques etc – to move more easily into successful employment.
This degree is also offered with a Foundation Year, visit www.salford.ac.uk/ug-courses/business-foundation-year for details.
"The very first week I attended lectures and seminars I made friends for life, friends from my fellow students and from academics. I have found here an enormous amount of human warmth, inclusion and acceptance. In this supportive and friendly atmosphere, I have grown as a person and as a future professional.
My experience at University of Salford has enriched and empowered my life."Monica Slabu, BSc (Hons) Business and Tourism Management graduate
The Business and Tourism Management degree is designed to meet the needs of both students seeking a high level career in tourism management and of employers seeking a high calibre of business/tourism graduate.
It provides you with a thorough understanding of Tourism within the wider context of business and management and prepares you for employment in a wide variety of managerial careers.
This course allows you to either specialise or follow an integrated programme and the modular design gives you considerable choice.
All Business and Tourism Management students study the same modules in the first year, after which you are given the flexibility to review and change your options depending on which subjects interest you the most. This approach gives you a vital foundation in key business disciplines to support the subjects you go on to study in your second and final years. It also means that all students achieve the same level of Business and Tourism Management knowledge at the end of their first year.
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In your second year, you will start to take specialist modules and build your knowledge in these areas. You also have the option to change your specialism and original choice of degree, or switch to any of the following degrees:
- BSc (Hons) Business and Financial Management
- BSc (Hons) Business and Management
- BSc (Hons) Business and Economics
- BSc (Hons) International Business
- BSc (Hons) Business Management with Sport
- BSc (Hons) International Events Management
- BSc (Hons) Marketing
- BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management
You can also choose to undertake a study exchange abroad for one semester or one year during your second year. We provide you with extensive support through workshops, personal guidance, tests and interview practice to help this opportunity become a reality.
Graduates with international experience are increasingly sought by employers because they gain highly valuable skill sets living and studying in a different country.
Salford Business School study abroad opportunities are available across Europe and the rest of the world – don’t miss out on this exciting chance to learn while exploring new places and making friends from all over the world!
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On completion of Year 2 you may choose to undertake either a paid placement or study abroad for a year.
This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of and over the last five years 90% of Salford Business undergraduates taking a one year placement secured a 2:1 or 1st class Honours degree.
We will help you find out about vacancies and make the right connections with high profile employers through regular events and presentations.
Here is just a small selection of the companies our students have enjoyed placements with so far: NatWest, Barclays and The Cooperative Bank; BP, Esso and Shell; IBM, Hewlett Packard and Compaq; Ford, Vauxhall, Jaguar and Nissan; Marks & Spencer, Selfridges and Sainsbury’s; Eli Lilly, Glaxo and ICI; Fujitsu, Marriott and Virgin.
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Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.