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Course Content

Course content

Get ahead in the travel industry as you learn the skills to fast-track your journey into leadership and management.

Using insights from senior executives from the world's best known travel organisations, including ABTA, easyJet and Virgin Holidays, we created this course to help you become a successful travel manager.

You will study all areas of the industry, from tour operators to transport providers, as you learn the essential practices for leading and managing travel organisations. This course focuses on developing your business acumen and your financial management and strategic management skills. You will also explore the role of technology in the travel industry and the impact of social media on contemporary marketing.

Taught purely online, this course makes it easier to fit your studies around your job and family life - our Virtual Learning Environment will provide access to all the support and resources you will need.

You will become a student member of the Institute of Travel & Tourism, the leading professional membership body, giving you access to networking opportunities with other travel industry professionals.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: 59% of our research submitted was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent.

Course Benefits

We are one of only four universities in the UK to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT). You will become a student member of this professional body, giving you access to networking opportunities. You can attend the ITT's student-focused events such as the annual student conference at World Travel Market in London - a great place to meet like-minded people and create connections to help you in the future.

Delivered purely through online learning, this flexible way of studying makes it easier to fit your work around your current job and family life. You only need to commit to 10 hours online study a week.

Core modules

  • Responsible Tourism Theory & Practice for Travel
  • Technology for Travel
  • Experiential Marketing
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Financial Management for Travel
  • Strategic Management for Travel
  • Masters Research Methods
  • Masters Research Project

Job Prospects

Your enhanced expertise will enable you to lead effectively at operational and strategic levels within the global travel industry, both in the public and private sectors. You will be capable of working in planning roles where your problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making abilities will enable you to inspire and lead teams. Graduates have secured managerial positions for airlines and tour operators, and they have also taken up senior sales and marketing roles and directorships.

  • Product Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Business Development Manager

Visit the Travel Business Leadership - MSc /PG Dip/PG Cert page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

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