About the BA (Hons) Tourism and Business Management Top-up programme
The tourism and events industry is predicted to be worth £257 billion to the British economy by 2025 (Visit Britain). It’s an industry that will recover quickly post-pandemic.
The industry is of vital importance to the local North East Lincolnshire economy, with visitor numbers of five million generating over £200 million to the local economy. It’s a multi-disciplinary industry, centred round the seaside town of Cleethorpes.
Why don’t you be part of this vibrant expanding industry, and undertake one of our top-up degrees in Tourism and Business Management at the purpose-built University Centre Grimsby.
Successful completion of 240 credits at Levels 4 and 5; e.g. Foundation degree in relevant area such as FD Tourism Management; or FD Events Management with a 50% average at level 5.
What you will learn
- Digital Marketing
- Management Consultancy
- Management of the Tourism Environment
- Event Based Tourism
Learning & Teaching Methods
This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.
Lectures, interactive lectures, seminars, workshops, group work, student-led seminars, tutor-led seminars and peer support. Throughout the teaching the emphasis will be made on context and application of theory to practice in a tourism and business management environment. In the learning and teaching approach we will utilise the tourism team’s experience and contacts throughout the tourism industry, both locally and internationally, and in the public and private sectors. The students will have the opportunity of producing ‘real life’ projects to benefit tourism in our locality, which will hopefully be used by the local tourism industry. The opportunity for this is in both the Management of the Tourism Environment module and the Event Based Tourism module.
Students will gain a knowledge and critical understanding of the well-established principles of Business Management within a Tourism and Business context, including the concepts and principles needed in the workplace at management level.
Employability skills are embedded in the delivery, especially when considering the specific modules which develop both relevant tourism management skills along with general business management and marketing skills. This builds upon the work experience that the students already possess, having come on to the programme via the relevant foundation degree.
Graduates from this programme normally go into managerial positions within the wider tourism industry both locally and nationally. However, many students gain employment within the general business sector from banking to HR. We have had previous students who have worked within airline management locally at Humberside Airport, and some who have entered hotel management locally in Cleethorpes, and both nationally and internationally. We have had previous students who have become resort managers, and public sector tourism professionals.
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