Wolverhampton Business School

Business and Tourism Management

BA (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 years

The BA (Hons) Business and Tourism Management 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 BA (Hons) Business and Tourism Management 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 N1TM
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  • Start Date(s) 23 September 2019, 20 January 2020, 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

The BA (Hons) Business and Tourism Management 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.

What happens on the course?

Semester 1 Starters:


Year 1

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 2

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 3

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 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

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

2019 Entry

  • 'A' Levels at grade BBC - CCC
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • AAT Level 3 Accounting
  • 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
  • Successful completion of the foundation year of our BA (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year  guarantees entry on to this course
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Social Sciences guarantees entry on to this course

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 seehttp://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.


The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


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