MBA Tourism Management
The MBA Tourism Management The MBA Tourism Management is a focused postgraduate course aimed at tourism professionals. Through a combination of taught modules, work placement or work based learning, and dissertation students develop skills and knowledge which can be directly applied within the workplace.
All MBA programmes start in September each year, there are no other intakes planned at present, and the courses are taught on the Lampeter campus (no distance learning).
Typical Pathway Modules:
- Tourism Contexts
- Project Management
Assessment is by coursework and involves a range of formats such as essays, reports, financial tasks, work placement reflection and presentations.
Following successful completion of the taught modules students will be able to embark on the dissertation, which is an independent piece of research of 20,000 words.
The main educational aims of the programme are:
- to enhance lifelong learning skills and personal development to enable students to work with self direction, originality and to contribute to business and society at large;
- to enable students to undertake advanced study of organisations, their management and the changing external context in which they operate;
- to develop students’ ability to apply knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve business and management practices;
- to enhance students’ transferable skills of research, interpretation, critical evaluation and their ability to turn theory into practice;
- to develop students’ intellectual skills, including critical reasoning, analysis, creativity and reflection;
- to prepare students for a career or career development in business and management by developing professional skills;
- to prepare students for research or further study in the field of business and management;
- to develop master's level knowledge and skills in business and management subjects to enhance students’ employability and the utility of their first discipline;
- to provide a detailed understanding of the nature of tourism within a regional, national and international perspective;
- to maximise local linkages and partnerships to provide students with the experience of a wide range of tourism organisations and projects;
- to enable students to undertake advanced study of tourism organisations, their management and the changing external context in which they operate.
Knowledge and Understanding
- Relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, their diversity and the external context in which they operate and how they are managed.
- The processes, procedures and practices for effective leadership and management of organisations.
- Managing and responding to change and consideration of the future of organisations and the external contexts in which they operate.
- Interconnections and interrelationships between management functions, decision making and the external context.
- The functions, cultures, purposes, structures and behaviour of organisations.
- The external environment and its effects at local, national and international levels upon the strategy, behaviour, management and sustainability of organisations.
- The management of contemporary issues relevant to both internal and external contexts.
- The critical application of models, frameworks, theories and techniques to the advancement of management practices.
- The role of tourism in the communities and environments that it affects.
- The concepts, principles, theories and techniques relevant to a postgraduate level of study in tourism management.
- The moral, ethical and environmental issues which underpin best practice.
- Being able to think critically and be creative: manage the creative processes in self and others; organise thoughts, analyse, synthesise and critically appraise. This includes the capability to identify assumptions, evaluate statements in terms of evidence, detect false logic or reasoning, identify implicit values, define terms adequately and generalise appropriately.
- Being able to solve complex problems and make decisions: establish criteria, using appropriate decision-making techniques including identifying, formulating and solving business problems; and the ability to create, identify and evaluate options; the ability to implement and review decisions.
- The ability to conduct research into business and management issues either individually or as part of a team through research design, data collection, analysis, synthesis and reporting.
- Using information and knowledge effectively: scanning and organising data, synthesising and analysing in order to abstract meaning from information and to share knowledge, gained from critical analysis of research.
- Effective performance within team environments and the ability to recognise and utilise individuals' contributions in group processes and to negotiate and persuade or influence others; team selection, delegation, development and management.
- Leadership and performance management: selecting appropriate leadership style for different situations; setting targets, motivating, monitoring performance, coaching and mentoring.
- Ability to recognise and address ethical dilemmas and corporate social responsibility issues, applying ethical and organisational values to situations and choices.
- Numeracy and quantitative skills including the development and use of relevant business models.
- Effective use of Communication and Information Technology.
- Effective two-way communication: listening, effective oral and written communication of complex ideas and arguments, using a range of media, including the preparation of business reports.
- High personal effectiveness: critical self-awareness, self-reflection and self management; time management; sensitivity to diversity in people and different situations and the ability to continue to learn through reflection on practice and experience.
- MBA (180 credits)
- PG Diploma (120 credits)
- PG Certificate (60 credits)
- Lampeter Campus
How to Apply
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Faculty Office 01267 676696
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