Tourism (Robert Kennedy College) - MBA

  • Full or part time
    Distance learning & Part time available
  • Course fees
  • Course Disciplines
  • Course Start
    Any Month
  • Course Duration
    Part-time, 1 - 5 years
  • MBA Program Type
    MBA

Course Description

This course is run in exclusive partnership with the Robert Kennedy College in Zurich, Switzerland and applications should be made directly at their website.

The MBA Tourism is the prime management qualification for managers. Designed for your success, the MBA creates distinctive managers with a comprehensive knowledge of the latest business practices. This specialised MBA in Tourism explores the range of concepts of the functions of management within the tourism industry, evaluating how tourism is structured and organised as a business, and how it can be sustainably operated as a destination in the global context. Although there may be some bias towards UK practice in particular with respect to case study discussions, the programme should be considered global in terms of its coverage of tourism.

The MBA programmes benefit greatly from the internationality derived from recruiting students from across the globe, and drawing on tutors well qualified in their field.

  • Gain a UK Higher Education Institution accredited MBA
  • Study in your own time 
  • Study at your own pace (within the current period of University of Cumbria regulations for part-time study)
  • Attend a residential event in the heart of the English Lake District, with opportunities for further travel in the UK if desired
  • Continue to live in your own country/location without disrupting family life
  • Continue to pursue your existing career without a break.

For the majority of your studies you enjoy the flexibility of online learning at your own pace from anywhere in the world, through Robert Kennedy College’s OnlineCampus state-of-the-art course delivery system. There will also be a one-week residential at our Ambleside campus in the idyllic setting of the Lake District.

The residency gives you the opportunity to complement your flexible online learning programme with a learning experience that will leave you with lifetime memories. You will be taught by expert University of Cumbria staff, along with students from every continent. It will be a truly international experience and an opportunity to network with fellow leaders from all over the world.

Course summary 

The MBA Tourism programme aims to develop an understanding and critical appreciation of the theories, tools and techniques of leadership and management that will enable graduates to more effectively participate in leading organisational change. In doing so, the programme seeks to improve the quality of management as a profession. In particular, the overarching purpose is, in the context of the specific award, to provide students with:

  • An advanced understanding of the management of organisations and the changing external context in which they operate;
  • Opportunities for the systematic development of the skills of objective analysis, evaluation, and presentation to enable students to develop confidence in effectively appraising and implementing management strategies;
  • An ability to apply knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, and to have a critical understanding of how business and management practice may be improved;
  • A stimulating academic environment which is based upon the values of academic openness and critical appraisal.

The programme consists of the standard 180 Level-7 credits that constitute an NQF (UK National Qualifications Framework) Masters award, the content being informed by QAA (UK Quality Assurance Agency) benchmark statements for Business and Management programmes. 60 credits of the programme are provided by a dissertation.


Visit the Tourism (Robert Kennedy College) - 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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