Tourism Management - MBA


Course Description

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.

As a programme of applied learning that is designed to allow you to work and study at the same time, the MBA Tourism Management provides you with flexible learning options that include online study materials and face-to-face-teaching offered in a 3 day block at our stunning Ambleside campus. All modules are delivered by our team of subject experts, all of whom have industry and academic expertise, providing you with the opportunity to discuss the most up to date challenges and issues confronting businesses operating in this dynamic and fast moving industry.

In addition to the core modules that make up the programme, you can also opt to study two modules that focus on a key sector of industry, allowing you to build your expertise as a manager and develop your creativity, problem solving, interpersonal and strategic thinking capabilities, ensuring that you can have a positive impact on any company you work for.

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.

Resources and facilities

Our teaching staff are former managers, who offer a wealth of experience in theory and practical application of knowledge. They teach in refreshing, innovative and motivating ways to ensure you get the most from your studies, supporting you every step of the way in your qualification.

Graduate destinations

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


Visit the Tourism Management - MBA page on the University of Cumbria web site for more details!

Entry Requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree.

Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course, please contact the Enquiry Centre for further details.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) may be considered for relevant prior learning at the same academic level.

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