Bachelors of Arts in Tourism

Compare 48 Bachelor of Arts Programs in Tourism

Tourism

Many students choose to pursue a Bachelor of Arts, or a three-to-four-year internationally recognized academic degree, in order to apply for and command higher-paying positions within a particular industry. Others do so as a step toward obtaining a more advanced degree. Regardless of one’s reasons for obtaining a Bachelor of Arts, doing so generally leads to a higher salary and enhanced career opportunities within a given field.

Just what is a BA in Tourism? This three or four year academic program offers extensive study of the business skills and cultural considerations necessary for obtaining a profitable career within the thriving, worldwide tourism industry. Common courses of study within a Bachelor in Tourism program include hospitality and tourism marketing and communications, food service and brand management, international business and travel, sustainable business practices as they relate to tourism and hospitality and global economics, among others.

Acquiring a Bachelors in Tourism opens numerous doors within the global tourism and hospitality sectors. Not only are successful graduates prepared to take on a wide range of global positions, but they are also generally able to command better pay than their less-educated career competitors.

There is substantial variation in the cost of obtaining a BA in Tourism. Factors such as the prestige of the program, the length of the program and the school and country through which it is taken all play a role in determining the cost of a particular program.

Students who successfully earn a Bachelor of Arts in Tourism are prepared for work across a wide range of worldwide positions. Many go on to work in travel or tourism agencies or at airlines, casinos, hotels or resorts, while others find work as food service operators, tourism development agents or as representatives of conventions and visitors bureaus.

If a Bachelor of Arts in Tourism is something you’re interested in pursuing, explore our extensive database of global programs to find one that best fits your needs. Utilize our lead form to help link you with a program well-suited for you.  Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

Read More

BA (Hons) Business (Tourism)

Arden courses at GISMA
Campus Full time 3 years

Arden University’s BA (Hons) in Business (Tourism) is for those seeking to develop professional skills and an insider knowledge of the tourism industry. The course offers you the foundation you need to manage or start a business in the field, with a curriculum that enforces a range of transferable, relevant business skills. [+]

BA (Hons) Business (Tourism)

Arden University’s BA (Hons) in Business (Tourism) is for those seeking to develop professional skills and an insider knowledge of the tourism industry. The course offers you the foundation you need to manage or start a business in the field, with a curriculum that enforces a range of transferable, relevant business skills. You will develop business skills and understanding specific to tourism management that will enable you to respond to specific industry requirements in national and international contexts.

The course will approach several aspects of the tourism industry and how to manage them in a business setting, such as national and international travel, understanding the tourism environment, contemporary issues in tourism management and sustainable tourism management. It will also tackle fundamental business elements, such as finance, marketing, business processes and business analysis. Students can expect to acquire valuable skills such as personnel management, entrepreneurship and the ability to analyze and interpret written, visual and graphical data to improve business performance.... [-]


Tourism economy in dual studies

IUBH Duales Studium
Campus Part time 7 semesters October 2019 Germany Bad Honnef Berlin Bremen Dortmund Düsseldorf Frankfurt Hamburg Hanover Nuremberg Bad Reichenhall Erfurt + 10 more

You want to organize events or create individual journeys? Develop strategies to make a city more attractive as a tourist destination? The dual study of tourism industry prepares you for a professional future in an exciting industry. Practice is the main focus! [+]

Survey

You want to organize events or create individual journeys? Develop strategies to make a city more attractive as a tourist destination? The dual study of tourism industry prepares you for a professional future in an exciting industry. Practice is the main focus! Through the weekly change between practice in your company and theory at the campus, you can apply your knowledge directly.

Facts and figures about study tourism Student : 7 semesters Degree : Bachelor of Arts Start of study : WS 01 October; SS April 1st in Berlin, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Nuremberg Application period : WS 1 October to 31 August; SS 01 October to 1 April in Berlin, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Nuremberg Study places : Bad Honnef, Bad Reichenhall, Berlin, Bremen, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Frankfurt aM, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Nuremberg Specialties : hotel management, event management, tour operators & travel agents (in Bad Reichenhall only hotel management selectable) Tuition fees : are paid monthly by your company Contents in the course of study Tourism ... [-]

BA (Hons) Tourism Management

British University Vietnam
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Vietnam Hanoi Ecopark Township + 1 more

The BA (Hons) Tourism Management award recognises the integrated nature of business and tourism requiring students to understand the context, nature, role and significance of tourism functions in business and other settings. [+]

General Information

Degree: Bachelor of Art in Tourism Management (Awarded by Staffordshire University)

Duration: 3 years (full-time)

Key Features

The BA (Hons) Tourism Management award recognises the integrated nature of business and tourism requiring students to understand the context, nature, role and significance of tourism functions in business and other settings.

This enables students to acquire a clear understanding of the centre role of tourism within the business world and in the wider sustainability setting. Students will be encouraged to develop well-researched, logical and integrated solutions to multifaceted problems in uncertain and dynamic contexts.

... [-]

BA in International Tourism Management

Breda University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2019 Netherlands Breda

Would you like to know how tourism can contribute to the sustainable development of a destination? Curious how you can enhance the visitor experience in an attraction park? Then Tourism Management might be for you! [+]

Would you like to know how tourism can contribute to the sustainable development of a destination? Curious how you can enhance the visitor experience in an attraction park? Then Tourism Management might be for you!

Tourism and recreation businesses face the challenge of maintaining their position in the fast-paced world of e-business. It requires traditional companies to develop new products and alternative customer approaches. This is what you will learn during your degree programme Tourism Management at Breda University of Applied Sciences.

Study overview

The Tourism Management programme trains you to become a professional manager in the tourism and recreation industry. During the programme, you will work on problems from practice, linked to basic courses such as online and offline marketing, e-business, financial management, and consumer behaviour. In the study programme, theory and practice are carefully integrated. You will work in project groups together with fellow students. In addition, the courses, skills training programmes, guest lectures, company visits, study trips and work placements will help you develop the competencies you need as a qualified professional.... [-]


Bachelor of Business Administration with Tourism and Event

NBS Northern Business School
Campus Full time 7 semesters March 2019 Germany Hamburg

The full-time degree program in Business is an accredited, nationally recognized courses offered by the NBS Northern Business School School of Management and Security. [+]

The full-time degree program in Business is an accredited, nationally recognized courses offered by the NBS Northern Business School School of Management and Security.

This program is offered at the NBS in two time models, in full-time during the day for high school graduates and technical school graduates and Friday evenings and Saturdays for professionals and trainees.

The particular advantageYou can change the time model while studying. So you are welcome to attend the courses in occupational time model and so pursue your studies quickly as during an extended internship.

The vocational options

Graduate economics and business courses have a comprehensive insight into the company and accompany planning, management and control, they lead employees and make decisions on personnel matters. Professional and social skills, organizational skills and an ability to work independently are essential. You must know the interdependencies between the various departments and be able, if applicable classify the resulting respective issues and preparing the necessary strategic decisions.... [-]


Bachelor in Tourism Management

IUBH University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 6 - 7 semesters October 2019 Germany Bad Honnef

Make sure that your customers enjoy the best time of the year, negotiate with hotels, advertising agencies, airlines and much more. As a manager in the multifaceted tourist sector, you will encounter many responsibilities. [+]

Make a career out of travel!

Make sure that your customers enjoy the best time of the year, negotiate with hotels, advertising agencies, airlines and much more. As a manager in the multifaceted tourist sector, you will encounter many responsibilities.

Start your career by studying for a Bachelor's degree at the IUBH, the only university in Germany awarded the quality certificate of the United Nations.

Facts & Figures What are the professional prospects as a Tourism Manager?

After you have successfully completed your double Bachelor in International Tourism Management or the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Tourism Management, the many-sided world of the tourism sector will open up for you.... [-]


BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) (CMI)

Arden University
Online Full time Part time 3 - 6 years April 2019 United Kingdom Coventry + 1 more

Do you have a passion for business, travel, and tourism? Developing professional level skills alongside an understanding of the dynamics of the tourism industry could get you where you want to be. [+]

Do you have a passion for business, travel, and tourism? Developing professional level skills alongside an understanding of the dynamics of the tourism industry could get you where you want to be. This course prepares you to become an effective manager in the tourism sector – but also delivers a range of transferable business skills.

Course Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent qualifications in two subjects at GCE A-level plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level. If you are not an English native speaker, you will be required to provide us with a proof of English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above.

[-]

BAIS - Hospitality and Tourism Management

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver Campus
Campus Full time 120 hours September 2019 Canada Vancouver

The Vancouver area is one of Canada’s most popular tourism destinations and as a result a location rich with career opportunities for people seeking employment in the hospitality and tourism industry. The Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies (B.A.I.S.) program provides an ideal opportunity for both individuals wanting to prepare themselves for a career in the hospitality and tourism industry locally or internationally, and for those currently working in the industry wanting to obtain an undergraduate degree for advancement in their profession. At F.D.U. Vancouver, you can earn the educational credentials needed for a rewarding career in the hospitality industry through this specialized program offered by the university’s International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. [+]

Specialization in Hospitality and Tourism Management

A POWERFUL EDUCATION A program for you to earn the credentials you will need to begin or advance in your career in the world’s fastest-growing industry.

The Vancouver area is one of Canada’s most popular tourism destinations and as a result a location rich with career opportunities for people seeking employment in the hospitality and tourism industry. The Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies (B.A.I.S.) program provides an ideal opportunity for both individuals wanting to prepare themselves for a career in the hospitality and tourism industry locally or internationally, and for those currently working in the industry wanting to obtain an undergraduate degree for advancement in their profession. At F.D.U. Vancouver, you can earn the educational credentials needed for a rewarding career in the hospitality industry through this specialized program offered by the university’s International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.... [-]


BSc in International Hotel and Tourism Management (Hons)

HTMi - Hotel And Tourism Management Institute
Campus Full time 3 years January 2019 Switzerland Lucerne

HTMi Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland prepares students for a management career in the global hospitality industry. The institute has five centres for excellence; they are: The School of International Hotel and Tourism Management, The International Hospitality Research Centre, The International Centre for Events Management Training, The Centre for Career Management and The Centre for Culinary Management. The mission for all students is “Come as Student, Become a Manager.” [+]

Objectives and Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the programme, students will be able to:

Combine an understanding of a range of practical, theoretical and personal skills required for professional management roles within a variety of international hotel and tourism organisations. Synthesise strategic, human resource and marketing processes of a commercial hospitality enterprise within the context of the global nature of the business. Cultivate a professional management attitude by nurturing corporate culture and social responsibility to add value to an organisation. Confidently debate, research and synthesise theories. Critically analyse different multilateral institutions and transnational organisations involved in international tourism management. ... [-]

BA in Hotel Resort and Tourism Management (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire
Campus Part time 4 years September 2019 United Kingdom Gloucester

Learn how to develop and manage outstanding customer experiences from industry-experienced staff. Gain essential skills and experience in an international or UK-based work placement. Make the most of opportunities to visit tourist destinations such as Barcelona and Amsterdam on field trips. [+]

Learn how to develop and manage outstanding customer experiences from industry-experienced staff. Gain essential skills and experience in an international or UK-based work placement. Make the most of opportunities to visit tourist destinations such as Barcelona and Amsterdam on field trips.

Gaining professional experience is a core part of the course. In addition to placement opportunities with a range of national and local businesses, you can follow in the footsteps of students who’ve had adventures overseas, making the most of our links in the USA including Sea Pines Resorts, Marriott Hotels, Q Hotels and Smoke Tree Ranch.

To help you build your understanding of the industry, you’ll work on live business briefs and hear from hospitality and tourism practitioners in lectures with recent guests including directors from Travel Bag and Travel Foundation. You’ll have opportunities to undertake field trips to tourist hot-spots such as Cardiff, Gloucester Cathedral, Cheltenham Racecourse and other sites within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There will also be opportunities to visit international locations such as Barcelona and Amsterdam.... [-]


First-cycle studies, Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Vincent Pol University in Lublin, Poland
Campus Full time Part time 6 semesters October 2019 Poland Lublin + 1 more

Bachelor’s degree graduates of Tourism and Hospitality Management have knowledge of nature, social, economics and organization-legal fields and practical skills enabling them to run business activity in tourism, recreation, and hotel industry. [+]

Bachelor’s degree graduates of Tourism and Hospitality Management have comprehensive knowledge of the environment, society, economics, and legal organization. This course will appeal to you if you are looking for a career in tourism, reputed to be the world’s biggest industry.

The 3-year full-time programme combined in-depth study of the tourism industry at home and abroad with the development of essential business knowledge and skills. A special feature of this course is an emphasis on increasingly important forms of tourism such as rural tourism, sustainable tourism, and ecotourism. The 12-week practical training forms an integral part of the educational process. Students can check their theoretical knowledge and put it into practice in prestigious hotels in Poland such as Europa Hotel, travel agencies, guest houses and in nature reserves and parks. They take part in a one-week field practice in the University Education and Recreational Centre in Piotrawin upon the Vistula and in the national tourist trade fairs (in Poznan, Warsaw) or can go to Berlin for the international fairs (ITB Berlin).... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Leisure & Tourism Management

EU Business School
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 Spain Barcelona Switzerland Montreux Geneva + 3 more

Tourism is the fastest growing industry in the business world. Our program provides a solid foundation in the theory and practice of tourism management and prepares students for a successful career within the tourism and leisure industry. In addition to industry-specific modules, our course options enable participants to develop a range of business skills applicable to the wider commercial market. [+]

Tourism is the fastest growing industry in the business world. Our program provides a solid foundation in the theory and practice of tourism management and prepares students for a successful career within the tourism and leisure industry. In addition to industry-specific modules, our course options enable participants to develop a range of business skills applicable to the wider commercial market.

Duration: Seven semesters/three years (240 credits)

Locations: Barcelona, Geneva, Montreux

Teaching Language: English

Starting dates: October/February/June/August

Admission: Year-round

Semester Fee: 6,450€

Degree Awarded

Upon the successful completion of the program, you graduate with a private internationally accredited bachelor’s degree from EU Business School Switzerland and a state-accredited BA (Hons) in Business Management from the University of Derby. These bachelor’s programs are additionally accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), which gives you the possibility of achieving an extra international qualification: CMI’s Diploma in Management and Leadership.... [-]


Bachelor of arts tourism economy

Diploma University of Applied Sciences
Online Campus Full time Part time 7 semesters April 2019 Germany Bad Sooden-Allendorf Berlin Hanover Mannheim Germany Online + 6 more

The study tourism industry is a focused on management skills Bachelor's degree program, which allows first academic qualification for middle and senior management in the international tourism industry. [+]

The Studies Tourism industry is a focused on management skills Bachelor ProgrammeWhich allows a first academic qualification for middle and senior management in the international tourism industry. For professionals, the DIPLOMA offers the degree program tourist industry as a correspondence course in two versions: as a virtual distance learning with virtual Online Lectures and tests Saturday in nationwide testing centers or, alternatively, as a part-time study with real presence phases Saturdays at the study centers Berlin, Hannover or Mannheim. In addition to distance learning tourism industry is also available as a full-time campus program at the headquarters of the university in Bad Sooden-Allendorf.... [-]


BA Honours in Tourism Management (Top-up)

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom London

This degree is offered as a top-up for those students with a Foundation Degree in Travel and Tourism. Applicants would enter at Year 3 (Credit Level 6) of an undergraduate degree. It provides the opportunity to focus on key aspects of the industry such as aviation, events and sustainable tourism, as well as offering the chance to investigate contemporary tourism issues. [+]

This degree is offered as a top-up for those students with a Foundation Degree in Travel and Tourism. Applicants would enter at Year 3 (Credit Level 6) of an undergraduate degree. It provides the opportunity to focus on key aspects of the industry such as aviation, events and sustainable tourism, as well as offering the chance to investigate contemporary tourism issues.

Subjects of study

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document.

Course content Year 3 (Credit Level 6)

Core subjects of study include:

Conference and Events Planning Individual Project (Dissertation) Sustainable Tourism in the Developing World The Airline Business Tourism in Society ... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Hotel, Tourism and Event Management

European University Cyprus
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Cyprus Nicosia

The BA in Hotel, Tourism and Event Management provides a broad knowledge on the wider hotel, tourism and event industries. The program covers business principles of the hotel, tourism and event enterprises, including revenue and pricing, financial management, culinary business management, human resource management, as well as tourism management, destination planning and sustainable development, event organization and international strategic marketing practices. Students also gain practical training in front-of-house tasks such as service techniques, rooms division management, and food hygiene. [+]

The BA in Hotel, Tourism and Event Management provides a broad knowledge on the wider hotel, tourism and event industries. The program covers business principles of the hotel, tourism and event enterprises, including revenue and pricing, financial management, culinary business management, human resource management, as well as tourism management, destination planning and sustainable development, event organization and international strategic marketing practices. Students also gain practical training in front-of-house tasks such as service techniques, rooms division management, and food hygiene.

Objectives & Outcomes

General Objectives

To communicate to students the social, moral and ethical values necessary as the foundation of one's relationship to others and one's responsibilities to the community. To provide students with a broadly relevant knowledge, competences and ethical aspects related to business and management studies. Apply strategic management principles to accomplish goals and objectives of contemporary organizations. To develop the analytical, decision-making and communication competencies of students and cultivate their self-reliance, responsibility, integrity and self-awareness which will project personal achievement and contribution to organizations. To provide the student with the necessary requirements for academic and/or career advancements. ... [-]