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BA (Hons) Business Studies and Tourism Management

This degree combines the many elements of business with the key factors of tourism management. 

Taught on our Bognor Regis campus, the degree draws on the strengths of its surrounding area and utilises many of the local businesses.

Key themes developed over the course include financial decision making, human resource management, marketing, strategic management, sustainable business and destination management.

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Course Length:

3 years (4 years with work placement) Full Time

Entry Requirements 2018

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

  • A levels: BBC – CCC
  • A level / BTEC / Cambridge Technical / Cambridge Technical combination (including AS / EPQ): 96 to 112 UCAS Tariff Points
  • BTEC / Cambridge Technical / Cambridge Technical: DDM - MMM
  • GCSEs: English language and mathematics at grade C or better
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points
  • Access to HE Diploma to HE Diploma: Pass with at least 15 credits at Merit
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Postgraduate Pathway

The Business School has a diverse and exciting range of full and part time postgraduate programmes including:

*Alumni receive 15% discount on postgraduate fees

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Student view

Carly Smith
Dealing with the industry on projects is very helpful as we are going out into the industry in a few months time so getting prepared to deal with various industry members in a suitable professional manner is always beneficial. Having such experience to add to a CV will help us stand out in the jobs market.

Course content

Our BA (Hons) Business and Tourism Management degree has a distinctively applied focus and our approach to learning and teaching is fuelled by the practical and industry-based expertise of our excellent staff members.

With a focus on sustainable tourism and sustainable destination management, this course is designed around industry recognised and endorsed frameworks for sustainable tourism management.

Our methods are different to many other universities as the majority of learning takes place in group workshops, in an interactive, participative environment.

Modules are designed to be active and experiential so that the skills and knowledge you develop can be implemented in realistic settings.

Our facilities

Like all business related degree students, you will be studying on our Bognor Regis campus. Your classroom time will be spent in up to date seminar rooms with touch screen electronic white boards and high speed wifi, housed in what was a terrace of three elegant Georgian mansions – a building now known as ‘The Dome’. Our current students love the learning environment, the camaraderie, and the fact that tutors know them by name so they are more than just a face in the crowd.

For studying outside of classroom meetings we have a brand new library housing the latest books, journals and online resources, an IT centre, and a student zone complete with barrista coffee and snacks. There is a small a gym on campus, and halls of residence with wifi facilities. The Dome, library, residences and Students’ Union building are all located on a beautifully maintained, green and leafy, level campus. If that’s not quite enough to stimulate your intellect, we are just a short level walk from the beach and, for the more energetic, within cycling distance of the South Downs National Park – brilliant for creativity and inspiration.

Further Students’ Union and sports facilities are available at our Chichester campus and there is a regular subsidised bus service between the two campuses.

Where this can take you

We engage with the local tourism industry and offer a supportive learning environment, primarily based on active and experiential workshop activity. This approach ensures that the skills and knowledge you’ll develop during your time with us will be useful in a real-life management or destination context after graduation.

A business studies graduate might typically expect to work within a commercial environment, but the skills you’ll develop through the degree will be equally applicable to employment within the public and not-for-profit sectors of the economy.

Alumni receive a 15% discount on postgraduate courses at Chichester.

Work placements

The programme is designed to develop proactive graduates who will be equipped to gain appropriate and rewarding employment and make an immediate and on-going contribution within the workplace. As such they will be proficient in a team environment, have acquired skills that will enable them to reflect upon a problem or situation and identify appropriate strategies, and have the confidence and capability to allow them to develop as life-long learners.

Graduates from the School of Enterprise, Management & Leadership have taken up exiting roles at companies including:

  • Hewlett-Packard
  • West Sussex County Council – WORTH Services
  • Rolls Royce Motor Cars
  • Goodwood Estate
  • Croydon Council - Early Intervention & Family Support Service
  • South Downs College - Employer
  • Engagement and Business Development

Indicative modules

Year One Module Information:

  • Management and Organisations
  • Business Decision-making
  • The Contemporary Tourism and Event Environment
  • Introductory Law for Managers
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Tourism, Events and Destinations: Impacts and Sustainability
  • Working with Others and Developing Self

Year Two Module Information:

  • Business Research
  • Competitive Advantage in the Contemporary Service Environment
  • Sustainable Business Management
  • Data Analysis for Research
  • Managing Customer Service
  • Managing Mega Event Destinations

Year Three Module Information:

  • Rural Tourism
  • Sustainable Destination Management
  • Nature, Ecotourism and Adventure Tourism
  • Management Project

Teaching and assessment

Our approach to supporting your learning, and how your learning is assessed, is designed to enable you to become a confident and enterprising graduate.  It is focused on seeking to support your ambitions, in parallel with ensuring that the needs of employers are met.  With this in mind, key features of our approach to learning and assessment include the following:

  • In place of the more traditional large group lecture method to teaching undergraduate students adopted by most University Business Schools, our approach involves tutors working with relatively small numbers of students at a time.  As well as providing an excellent environment for supporting you in the development of your subject expertise, it also helps you to develop a wide range of soft skills, such as teamwork, communication and time management.  These attributes are highly valued by graduate employers. 
  • Opportunities to work with organisations on current commercial/business problems and projects.  These experiences are used to provide the basis for assessments that enable you to apply your learning within authentic commercial situations.

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