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Master in Travel Business Leadership

Get ahead in the travel industry as you learn the skills to fast track your journey into a leadership and management role. Our course is perfect if you're working in travel and want to progress into a senior position, or simply if you want to take your first steps into this dynamic sector.

We know what travel executives are looking for when recruiting managers - using insights from our contacts at some of 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 foundations of leading and managing travel organisations. Our course focuses on business acumen, 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 marketing, together with the hot topics that dominate travel today, including sustainable tourism and the growth of online booking.You'll examine the demand areas of the industry as they continue to grow and learn what it takes to keep ahead in this vibrant and diverse field.

Who is it for




You will have the grounding you need to move into management in the travel industry, whether you work for, or aspire to work for a travel agency, tour operator or in the marketing and insurance sectors. Benefit from our industry partnerships with the top-name travel companies who contributed to our course content. Created by the travel industry to suit their specific needs, you'll gain from this expertise so you stand out in the job market.

  • Product Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Business Development Manager
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 ten hours online study a week.

You'll explore emerging markets, market entry strategies, trading blocks, business environments, international marketing and cultural awareness.

Learn about new developments, how technology influences business, how to assess the need for technology and make investment decisions.

Learn how experiences can communicate brand values and influence consumer behaviour within offline and online environments including social media.

You'll learn methods and techniques to help organisations innovate effectively and professionally.

Develop advanced financial management skills, with insights into corporate finance, money markets, and foreign exchange.

Develop your critical evaluation skills and learn how to create and deliver successful management strategies.

Gain the knowledge, skills and techniques to develop your abilities to conceive, plan and execute research, preparing you for your chosen major research project.

Undertake an extended study of a topic related to the travel industry using the skills and knowledge you've developed during the Masters Research Methods module.

We were the first UK University to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence for tourism education by the Institute of Travel & Tourism. We are recognised by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation for our work in Responsible Tourism. Our graduates are much sought-after and can be found in organisations such as tour operators, travel distribution agencies and tourist attractions.

Home to the UK Centre for Events Management, we are the leading provider of events education in Europe. Our academics and events professionals have developed world-class courses, providing our graduates with excellent career prospects in the sport, arts, music, conference, exhibition, and charity sectors.

Our Hospitality and Retailing academic group is one of the most successful of its kind in Europe - offering student work placement opportunities around the world, real consultancy projects and visits from industry speakers – it gives our students the hands-on experience they need to succeed. We are active in developing continuing professional development opportunities for employees of leading licensed retail businesses.
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Mode100% Online
  • Duration2 years
  • Awarding InstitutionLeeds Beckett University
  • Title of AwardMaster of Science in Travel Business Leadership
  • Entry RequirementsAt least a second class honours degree or equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment plus competency in the language of instruction
  • FeesGBP 6250
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