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Hi! I'm an Italian girl. Soon I'll graduate from college but I'm can't decide between "Languages and Tourism" or "Business Administration"...can you help me? I'm interested in tourism field but I'm worried due to the Covid situation; It would be better to study Business?
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Original post by Beeenedetta
Hi! I'm an Italian girl. Soon I'll graduate from college but I'm can't decide between "Languages and Tourism" or "Business Administration"...can you help me? I'm interested in tourism field but I'm worried due to the Covid situation; It would be better to study Business?

Are you applying to UK universities now? If so, the equal consideration deadline is in 5 days.
Maybe look into geography, politics or management.
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Original post by Aspstudent
Are you applying to UK universities now? If so, the equal consideration deadline is in 5 days.
Maybe look into geography, politics or management.

No. I'm applying in Milan but I wanted only some advices :smile:
Original post by Beeenedetta
No. I'm applying in Milan but I wanted only some advices :smile:

It will be hard to get any since this is a British student forum but there might be someone there to help.
Original post by Beeenedetta
Hi! I'm an Italian girl. Soon I'll graduate from college but I'm can't decide between "Languages and Tourism" or "Business Administration"...can you help me? I'm interested in tourism field but I'm worried due to the Covid situation; It would be better to study Business?

Hey @Beeenedetta!

As someone who did their undergrad in Tourism and Hospitality Management, I completely understand the concerns that you have. One of the things you must understand is that the tourism industry is interlinked with other industries as well so your degree can be used as a bridge between those industries and tourism. Additionally, there are numerous sectors within the tourism industry that you can use your degree in. Yes, the COVID situation is one to worry about, but tourism is very important to society and based on the trends that are being published, the industry will bounce back. You indicated that you're interested in Languages and Tourism. Think about the impact your degree can have on transportation (airline and cruise industry), foreign consulates and foreign tourism boards.

I hope this helps! I'll be more than happy to discuss it with you further if you have any additional concerns or questions.

- Dennis (PhD Air Transport Management student) :biggrin:
Original post by Beeenedetta
Hi! I'm an Italian girl. Soon I'll graduate from college but I'm can't decide between "Languages and Tourism" or "Business Administration"...can you help me? I'm interested in tourism field but I'm worried due to the Covid situation; It would be better to study Business?

Hi,

I am a final year Business Administration student at the University of Bath so hopefully can help with your question! I have really enjoyed studying Business Administration for multiple reasons. I will tell you the 2 I think are the most influential.

Firstly, I have been able to choose specific Business modules over my 4 years of studying the degree that interest me the most. For example, I do not believe finance is my strong point so I have chosen more creative subjects such as advertising. Whereas, some of my friends studying the same degree have chosen more finance based subjects to study such as accounting. This means that Business Administration as a degree is very versatile and allows you to become a specialist in a certain area. Secondly, I have found this degree has made me a stronger candidate when it comes to applying for graduate roles. Businesses really like to see that I have done work placements (time taken out of University to work in an industry, something which counts towards my degree) as well as studying, as this shows I have real-life experience in the Business world. This helps me be more competitive as I can use this experience to illustrate why I'd be suitable for some graduate roles I apply for.

On top of these reasons for wanting to study Business Administration, it was Bath as a university (and city) that also made me really want to choose this degree. So it is definitely important to do your research into both the degree and the university you want to apply to. If you have any questions about Bath or the Business Administration degree at Bath specifically, I'd be very happy to answer them.

Best of luck,
Kayley

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