MBA (for the Sustainable Tourism sector)

Develop the knowledge and skills in key sustainable tourism and business management approaches and understand how to apply them to the industry, destinations and policy agencies.

Understand and apply contemporary sustainable tourism principles and practices.

Tourism continues to expand, experiencing consistent year-on-year growth. This MBA is designed to develop your skills and provide a critical understanding of different approaches to sustainable tourism management.

You will develop knowledge and skills in traditional and contemporary planning approaches such as Environmental Impact Assessment, monitoring and forecasting demand and increasing tourist satisfaction. The degree will embrace contemporary debates and challenges and facilitate implementation in destinations and industry.


Develop the knowledge and skills in key sustainable tourism and business management approaches and understand how to apply them to the industry, destinations and policy agencies.
Part time 2-5 years
£15,900 GBP (total tuition fee)
£1,325 GBP (price per program)
11 programs
Start dates
16 Sep 2019 (apply by 16 Sep 2019)

What do I need to apply?

An honours degree in any discipline, obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or an equivalent qualification in a business related area.

Applicants will also need to have a minimum of two years of post-degree full-time work experience in a management, administrative or professional capacity.

Additionally, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL 600 or equivalent if English is not your first language.

How much will it cost?

September 2019 start: £16,700
January 2020 start: £16,700
May 2020 start: £16,700

What are the learning outcomes?

A student who successfully completes the degree will have achieved the following learning outcomes.

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the social, political, economic and environmental impact of an enterprise and the need to develop ethical and responsible management practices.

  • Act in a culturally sensitive manner towards all of an enterprise’s stakeholders through having an understanding of the interconnected global nature of business.

  • Demonstrate reflective practice for the development, and achievement, of personal career goals.

  • Critically assess the basis of an enterprise’s value creating activities and the impact of the external environment on value creation.

  • Critically assess the manager’s role in ensuring that an enterprise creates sustainable value in the context of dynamic internal and external environments.

  • Demonstrate the ability to think strategically and explore potential solutions to complex and ambiguous problems.

  • Explore, critically evaluate and apply a range of sector/role specific models and concepts within a practice setting.

  • Formulate potential solutions to complex and ambiguous problems whilst acknowledging the risks and evaluating potential outcomes.

  • Initiate and lead a sector/role specific change management project.

Programs on this degree

Financial Analysis Available now
Leadership and Change ManagementAvailable now
Organisational Behaviour and Learning Available now
Strategy and Decision-Making Available now
Business Models and Processes
Geopolitical, Economic and Legal Environments
Global Marketing
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Critical Issues in Tourism Management
Sustainable Tourism Management
The MBA Consultancy Project

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