Online Bachelor of Arts in Business –Tourism

Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Arts in business with a concentration in tourism can help you develop the skills and experience needed to pursue careers in travel, recreation and related industries. This innovative and interdisciplinary tourism degree combines foundational business abilities, such as management and marketing, with industry-specific knowledge to support your growth in the field. In this program, you’ll gain an understanding of travel and tourism marketing techniques and learn to effectively interact with many different types of businesses.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 01/09/2023


Total classes:

Total classes: 41

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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What is a business degree with a concentration in tourism?

In the business tourism degree concentration, you’ll build a practical foundation in topics that are useful for a variety of paths, like economic development and how to deploy established management techniques to promote efficient and effective operations. The curriculum emphasizes a blend of transferable abilities with skills that are unique to areas like travel and tourism. Additionally, you’ll study how to create campaigns using marketing techniques tailored to the tourism industry and prepare for leadership roles in recreation and affiliated professions.

Where do graduates who have a travel and tourism degree concentration work?

 

With a tourism degree concentration, you can compete for management and analyst roles, as well as other specialized careers, allowing you to work for private businesses, nonprofit groups and other types of firms, including:

  • Commercial recreation businesses.
  • Resorts.
  • Tourism and development companies.
  • Travel and tourism bureaus. 

Is a business tourism degree concentration worth it?

 

By extensively exploring topics relevant to the business and tourism industries, a business degree with a concentration in tourism can set you apart from the competition, especially those who can’t balance these concepts to promote economic growth. According to the International Trade Association, which is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the travel and tourism industry supported 9.5 million jobs as of 2019. In the coming years, leaders in tourism, recreation and related fields will create original solutions designed to meet new demands spurred by globalization.

Will my tourism degree concentration say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Bachelor of Arts in business. Your concentration in tourism will not appear on your diploma, but it will be noted on your transcripts.

Featured tourism degree concentration courses

The core business curriculum in the tourism degree concentration focuses on broadly applicable skills such as accounting, economics, statistics and more. Electives support your learning in areas such as hospitality, events and international tourism. Courses include:


TDM 205: Introduction to Travel and Tourism (G)


What can I do with a business degree with a concentration in tourism?

A tourism degree concentration shows your potential to succeed in a variety of careers. This includes management and specialist roles, administration, sales and marketing. You can also explore paths with travel agencies, tour companies and other organizations. Career examples include, but are not limited to:

Business Analyst


Growth: 10.7 %
Salary: $87,660

Employee Training Manager


Growth: 7.3 %
Salary: $115,640

Event Planner


Growth: 7.8 %
Salary: $51,560

Front Desk Manager


Growth: -11.7 %
Salary: $56,670

General Manager (GM)


Growth: 5.8 %
Salary: $103,650

Office Manager


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Salary:

Public Relations Specialist


Growth: 7.2 %
Salary: $62,810

Sales Manager


Growth: 3.5 %
Salary: $132,290

Tour Guide


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Global faculty with an expansive perspective on the industry

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Global faculty with an expansive perspective on the industry

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Tourism degree concentration admission requirements

General admission requirements

First year additional requirements

Transfer additional requirements

Earned Admission pathway

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

A leading institution for research, education and student enrichment

The W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the top business schools in the country. Our AACSB-accredited business school is committed to delivering excellent quality and great value. Our 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect our commitment to academics, groundbreaking research and positive student outcomes.

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Tuition calculator

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Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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