MBA MBA Tourism Management

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Duration Full-time, 1 Year, Part-time, 2 Years
Start date September 2022
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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The MBA Tourism Management is aimed at existing industry professionals seeking to optimise their career potential and provides flexible study and pricing options allowing you to achieve your educational aspirations without compromising work and family commitments.  Designed in consultation with regional and national businesses operating in a range of sectors across the tourism industry this programme gives you the opportunity to develop your operational and strategic knowledge in the management of tourism related businesses and obtain a highly relevant qualification at post graduate level.  The MBA also provides you with the opportunity to focus on a particular sector of industry through the provision of specialist modules at Diploma level. 


Recognised by the Tourism Management Institute (TMI)

The Tourism Management Institute (TMI) is the professional organisation for anyone working in tourism destination management, and our MBA Tourism Management is currently (April 2021) the only MBA to be included on the TMI list of recognised higher education courses.

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Course Overview 

Located at our Ambleside Campus, in the heart of the Lake District, and a UNESCO Heritage site, your learning experience is embedded into one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, providing insights into best practice and the opportunity to work with some of the most innovative and creative businesses in the region. Our strategic partnerships with Cumbria Tourist Board, the Lake District China Forum and the Lake District Hotels Association, alongside our wider national and international industry links provides you with access to the latest data and information impacting on the tourism industry in the region.

The course consists of three distinct but integrated stages:

PG Certificate – The Certificate Stage provides the key knowledge and skills associated with the management of the visitor experience and the need for innovation and the development of a unique offering in today’s competitive environment.

PG Diploma – The Diploma Stage discusses the contemporary strategic challenges and issues confronting organisations in the tourism industry and allows you to focus on a key sector of knowledge and expertise in order to enhance your employability.

Masters – the final stage of the MBA develops your applied research skills and competences, and includes a capstone project working in consultation with industry to address real world challenges and problems.

Graduate destinations

The specialist MBA is a premium management qualification for aspiring industry leaders working in tourism, hospitality and events management around the world.

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