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BABusiness and Tourism

Tuition fee £9,250.00 per year
Course code N1N8
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herts.ac.uk/courses/businesstourism 

Overview

Business
Studying Business as part of your course allows you to gain a firm understanding of the role of business in society and develop knowledge of the main functional areas; accounting, marketing and human resources through a creative mix of academic study, skills development and practical training. This can lead to a wide range of careers, but also allows focus on one functional area for more specific career prospects.
Tourism
The Joint Honours degree provides you with an excellent vehicle to study tourism. A popular combination for students is to take a language or marketing with tourism.
This field of study affords you a balanced view of tourism as a business in addition to equipping you with essential graduate skills. It provides you with an understanding of the impacts that tourism has economically, socially and environmentally on both a domestic and international scale.
Your programme of study is supported by a wide range of extra curricula activities, from guest speakers from various tourism bodies and organisations, to residential field trips in the UK, Europe and Africa. Our visits to The Gambia over the past seven years have become an established feature of the course. We also offer you the opportunity to take British Airways ticketing and Galileo reservation system courses at a local college.

Programme structure

Alongside traditional teaching methods of lectures, seminars and tutorials, we operate a web-based student support system called StudyNet where you can expect to find a range of material and communications about every module.
The teaching method for most modules on the course is a one hour lecture followed by a one hour seminar. Typically, a new topic will be introduced in each lecture. The seminars provide an opportunity to discuss and obtain feedback on the topic introduced in the previous week’s lecture. Usually, assessment is split between coursework and examination. Coursework may take a variety of forms and could be individual or group work.

Career opportunities

Over 13,500 degrees in business studies were awarded in 2012, and for a long time this was the most popular degree subject of all – one in 23 grads study a business studies degree. Numbers are still growing, but it dropped down to number three in the table this year. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. They are most likely to go into jobs in finance, management or marketing, so the stats have been hit slightly because the finance industry hasn’t been in the best of health in the economic downturn. But thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are very slightly above the average for all subjects. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.

Work Placement
As with all our courses students have the opportunity to complete a sandwich placement, which will usually last for one year. During this time you will be employed by the company and will subsequently be paid; for students on placement salaries have ranged from £11,500 – £14,000. In past years students have completed placements with: KPMG, Pricewaterhouse, CoopersClark & Co Accountants, Lloyds TSB.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2017
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States