Wolverhampton Business School

Business and Tourism Management with Foundation Year

BA (Hons) Part-time 8 years, Full-time 4 years

This 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.

This 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.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code N104
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  • Start Date(s) 17 January 2022, 20 September 2021
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (8 years), Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School Wolverhampton Business School
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Why choose this course?

This 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.

The foundation year of this course is designed to offer applicants who do not have the required qualifications, a programme which will equip them with a robust toolkit of academic, digital and personal skills required for successful study in higher education. It also provides an understanding of, and insight into, a range of disciplines that underpin their chosen programme of study. In the foundation year students will develop their ability to gain the most out of structured in-class study, and also to manage and evaluate their own independent learning. This wide range of transferable skills is of immense value in both undergraduate study and graduate employment. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of their subject area to degree level.

What happens on the course?

Semester 1 Starters:

UNDERGRADUATE

Year 1 (Foundation)

3GK003 Academic Skills (20 Credits)

3GK006 Extended Project (20 Credits)

3MG001 Introduction to Management (20 Credits)

3GK004 The World at Work: Careers and Personal Development (20 Credits)

3GK003 Academic Skills (20 Credits)

3IM001 Business Decision Making (20 Credits)

Year 2

4MK002 Marketing Principles (20 Credits)

4BU006 Learning for Business Success (20 Credits)

4LI003 Introduction to Tourism (20 Credits)

4IB004 Business in a Global Context (20 Credits)

4HR002 Introduction to People at Work (20 Credits)

4LI005 Tourism Place making (20 Credits)

Year 3

5BE001 Entrepreneurial Creativity and Innovation (20 Credits)

5LI014 Business Travel and Tourism (20 Credits)

5LI018 Services Marketing (20 Credits)

5IB004 Economics of Managerial Decision-making (20 Credits)

5MK011 Customer Acquisition and Retention (20 Credits)

5LI005 Employability: Managing Finance and Human Resources (20 Credits)

Year 4

6BU011 Business Research Methods (20 Credits)

6LI020 Destination Marketing & Management (20 Credits)

6MK002 Applied Marketing Strategy (20 Credits)

6BU013 Independent Project (20 Credits)

6LI018 Tourism in Emerging Markets (20 Credits)

6BE003 Strategic Management (20 Credits)

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

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.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

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

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2020 Entry

Typical entry requirement: 48 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades DD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades PPP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)

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  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

 Other Requirements

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 see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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