BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) – (Arden University)

EU Fee
International Fee

Level of Study 2020/2021 Fee
Full-Time € 8000 
Location Germany
* These fees are annual and may increase in line with inflation each year subject to the Governments review of Higher Education Funding.

Level of Study    2020/2021 Fee
Undergraduates, Full-Time Blended Learning € 8000 per year
Duration 3 years
Intakes Jun, Sep, Nov
Location Berlin, Germany
Please Note – all fees are on a per annum basis.

Course Essentials

Arden University’s BA (Hons) degree in Business (Tourism) is ideal for those seeking to develop professional skills and an insider knowledge of the tourism industry.

This School of Business and Management course offers you the foundation you need to manage or start a business in the field, with a curriculum that offers a range of transferable, relevant business skills.

You will develop business skills and an understanding specific to tourism management that will enable you to respond to specific industry requirements in national and international contexts.

You’ll study via Blended Learning at our Berlin study centre in Germany, the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe. Germany is recognised for its high-quality education^.

Arden University’s Business (Tourism) degree is the perfect course for those who want to introduce their passion for tourism and travel into their careers.

Our Blended Learning programme will enable you to build a promising professional future in your field of choice.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements: 

  • 2 subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in 3 subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • A completed recognised Access Programme or equivalent
  • Personal statement 

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element)

Non-standard entry requirements:
Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have a strong motivation to study the programme. A personal statement will be needed if you do not meet the standard entry requirements. This statement should be between 350-500 words and should include your references, relevant prior experience and qualifications.
Furthermore, we will ask for references and evidence of a minimum of 2 years’ work experience.  
A completed application form is required for all entry routes.

Course Content

Alongside learning the fundamentals of tourism management and the inner workings of the industry, students on this BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) course will acquire an understanding of the key concepts, such as it’s unique supply chain, what motivates tourists, and how government decisions affect the sector.

You will be able to grasp key concepts of business pillars such as marketing, finance and human resource management and learn in greater detail management techniques, including motivation, conflict management and team building. 

Year 1 (Level 4)

  • Developing personal and management skills
  • Understanding the business environment
  • Principles of marketing
  • Introduction to finance
  • People in organisations
  • Understanding the tourism environment

Year 2 (Level 5)

  • Managing across cultures
  • Business processes
  • Enterprise & entrepreneurship
  • Business analysis
  • Contemporary issues in tourism management
  • Sustainable tourism management

Year 3 (Level 6)

  • Contemporary management issues
  • Strategic management
  • Managing self and others
  • International destination management
  • Research methods and dissertation

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Career Prospects

Upon completion of the Business (Tourism) degree course, Arden University graduates have a wide variety of careers available to them.

Positions that students can expect to take up include:

  • Travel Consultant
  • Hotel Manager
  • Tour Manager
  • Travel Agency Manager
  • Event Organiser
  • Travel Administrator
  • Business Development Executive

Graduates can also choose to embark on Postgraduate study.

What is Blended Learning in Arden University ?

Do you want to study for a Degree, but feel like you just don’t have the time to fit it into your life? Arden University’s  Blended Learning courses combine innovative online learning with traditional, face-to-face classes to give you a more flexible way to study.

How does it work?

The face-to-face hours are delivered as a part-time course would be, but with the additional independent online learning, you can still complete your Degree in 3 years*. This Blended approach means you can study anytime, anywhere and your tutors and support teams can be contacted outside of the classroom, online or over the phone.

When can I study?

Requiring just 8 hours of classes a week at your chosen UK study centre, you will have the opportunity to select when you want to learn: weekdays or  evenings .

  • Weekdays: 2 days per week either 9.00–13.00 or 13.30-17.30
  • Evenings**: 2 evenings per week 17.30–21.30

Where can I study?

With 5 Arden University study centres across the UK, in Birmingham, London and Manchester, we believe we can offer a study option that suits most lifestyles.

So, whether you’re a full-time parent, striving to be employee of the month, or just don’t want the traditional study methods offered by other universities, Blended Learning at Arden University offers all the flexibility and support you need to fit study around your life.

Take a look at the courses on offer and talk to one of the Ulearn’s course advisors through our Live Chat function, or complete an enquiry form and someone will be in touch.

*4 years if taken with a foundation year.
** selected centres and courses only.

Flexible Intake Dates

At Arden University you don’t have to start your Degree in September like most other universities. We offer 6 different intakes throughout the year so you can start your course at a time that suits you and fits around your commitments.

Undergraduate Intake Dates

  • September
  • November
  • February
  • April
  • June

 How much will it cost?

We believe costs shouldn’t be a barrier to personal development which is why the cost of studying with Arden University is lower than traditional universities. If you are looking for a smart, value for money option then look no further – you can stay in control of your finance and focus on your learning.

You can choose to pay for your course in full, in installments or through employer sponsorship. For UK students, you can also choose to pay with a student loan, if you’re eligible. For more information and for up-to-date fees please visit:

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