International Travel Management BA(Hons) and International Tourism Management BA(Hons) 5 Oct 2013
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International Travel Management BA(Hons) and International Tourism Management BA(Hons) 5 Oct 2013



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International Travel Management BA(Hons) and International Tourism Management BA(Hons) 5 Oct 2013 International Travel Management BA(Hons) and International Tourism Management BA(Hons) 5 Oct 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • Studying International Travel Management or International Tourism Management with the School of Sport and Service Management
  • Outline for today • Why study International Travel Management or International Tourism Management? • Why study here? • How do we do it? • Levels of study • Some examples • Any questions?
  • Some thoughts: Why two courses? What is the difference?
  • International Travel Management ? • Multi faceted concept • Not just about transportation! • Involves destinations, host populations, product design, planning, strategy, business development, distribution etc • Enormous scale of opportunity Applied Operations Strategic developmen planning analysis
  • Why Study Travel with us? • We are unique in the only Travel specific Honours degree in the UK • All tutors are highly experienced in their fields; Most have proven track records in their sector • We are an established travel course with an excellent track record • Highly regarded by both UK leisure and business travel sectors • Strong links with industry
  • 6 International Tourism Management? • Reflects both applied and academic nature of sector. • Examines and contextualises the structure, political and economic role of tourism. • Critically evaluates the local and global impacts. • Investigates the strategic management and planning of tourism. • Linked to core management subjects including marketing, human resources, finance and accounting. • Progresses from a general operational context to a theoretical and then finally, a critically evaluative applied context. ………………………………………………………………………………
  • Links and Accreditations
  • So, how do we do it.? • Yrs 1 & 2. Travel/Tourism core and Management focused content • Taught over semesters with three modules per semester • At L4 and L5, each module is worth 20 credits so 120 credits per year • L6. Final year the two routes mirror and merge • L6. 2 compulsory cores of 20 credits each and a Dissertation/Placement report at 40 credits with an additional 40 credits of options • Full BA Hons requires 360 credits
  • Course Delivery • 2 or 4 hours per week, per module of direct classroom time (lectures, seminars, workshops.) • Plus 4-6 hours a week, per module, of directed study (reading, tasks, writing essays, revising, preparing presentations, individual tutorials, etc.) • Typical week • 12 hours timetabled on three to six modules • 1 hour personal tutorials • 20+ hours directed and personal study
  • How will I learn? • Interactive lectures • Seminar work and presentations • Group discussion • Large key note lectures • Virtual Learning Environment VLE (Studentcentral) • On line quizzes • Practical workshops • Reading and personal research • Tutorials
  • How will I be assessed? • Assessment is specific to each module and may be a mixture of group and individual work. • Assessment methods may include not only:- • Essays, exams, written reports • but also: • Poster presentations • Practical demonstrations • Use of contemporary digital media • Oral group presentations
  • How will I get feedback? • Normally this will be within 20 days of the hand in and may be: • Written, as a hard copy • Online, via Turn It In • Audio, via Podcast, audio on Turn It In or separate MP3 file • Tutorials • Feedback may be on-going (formative) as well as at the end of each assessment task (summative) • All 1st years will get feedback on a piece of work within 6 weeks of starting their course
  • Levels of Study • 3 years with optional placement between years 2 and 3. • Yr 1. Operational. A grounding year, allows the cohort to balance. Relevant and focused content. • Yr 2. Management based, looking at both understanding and the application of theories. • Yr 3. Focusing on critical analysis allied to a strategy and research based theme.
  • Management Thread: • Management Level Four • Economics and the business environment. • Marketing Principles • Applied Learning Techniques Level Five • Managerial Accounting • Understanding and Managing People • Research Methods Level Six • Strategic Management • Dissertation or Placement Report
  • Subject threads: Tourism Level Four International Tourism Dynamics Tourism Impacts Travel and Tourism Geography Level Five Tourism Society and Culture Tourism Planning and Development Tourism Management in Action Level Six Contemporary Issues in T&T Elective options of 40 credits Travel Level Four International Travel Dynamics The Holiday Business Travel and Tourism Geography Level Five Business Travel International Transportation Travel Management in Action Level Six Contemporary Issues in T&T Elective options of 40 credits Corporate Practices for Business Travellers
  • Placement Opportunities • After level 2 • Overseas or UK based • 48 weeks paid work experience • Fully supported and supervised • Opportunity to submit Placement Report in lieu of dissertation • Builds personal confidence, industry knowledge and contacts for after graduation
  • Employability in the School of Sport and Service Management Employability. “A set of achievements, skills, understandings and personal attributes that makes graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations” (Yorke 2006) Employability as a core philosophy is embedded in ALL of our courses Ongoing development of an outlook and competences including: personal self management, communication, enterprise, research and critical thinking.
  • Employability development • Personal and professional development • Placement opportunities from full year to short blocks • Live consultancy projects, working with clients to solve problems and presenting solutions. Research field trips both in UK and abroad • Students are actively encouraged to participate in community projects and activities
  • Employability • Visiting speakers from industry and academia also involved in mentoring and assessing students • Opportunity to joining industry and sectoral bodies such as BASES, NCTJ, ITT, ITM • Ongoing CV development through participation in University schemes for volunteering, mentoring, teaching etc • Supported by SASM Employability Centre in Hillbrow
  • ITM ROUTE-WAY All students on the International Travel Management BA(Hons) degree will be offered a unique opportunity to enhance their award with certification from the ITM by following a specific route-way after Level 5 of their studies. Graduates shall be entitled to use the designatory letters “ ITMG ” after their names reflecting their successful completion of an ITM endorsed graduate course of study following the award of their degree A business travel specialism
  • Benefits • Students choosing this University of Brighton exclusive route-way, will benefit from: • Accreditation from ITM • Membership to the leading professional body for buyers, managers and suppliers of business travel • Input from industry experts • Access to industry specific research and assistance with access to corporate members and suppliers, for research purposes • Assistance with finding placement opportunities where possible • Introduction to graduate opportunities in the business travel sector
  • Opportunities of the Degree: Business Management Skill Set Project mgmt Business Travel Adventure Travel Destination Development Ethical Travel Your own business Travel Industry Other sectors Marketing Consultancy Tourism industry Tour Operations Applied Knowledge
  • 2 Graduates • Tourism destination management consultant. • Backpackers Hostel. Cambodia • Head of Sales, Scandanavia. Specialist Holidays Group.TUI Travel • Technology Manager, • Web Manager, Ordnance Survey, So’ton. • Independent cruise travel agent • Cruise product developer • Adventure Tourism Operator • Marketing Manager. RICS. • Resource Planner. OCADO • Further study and post-grad degrees to PhD. • Senior Lecturer, Otago University 17 ………………………………………………………………………………
  • Don’t just take our word for it! Explore the campus (and the town) Ask us any questions And most to our student ambassadors!