Graduate Diploma in hotel Management

Programme details

Translation Te Pōkairua Tauira Whakahaere Hotera
Code WR3031
Level 7
Credits 120
Duration 1 year
Domestic student fee $6,777* (per year)
IntakesSemester 1, Semester 2, November
Study options Full-time, Part-time
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
*Fees are applicable to study in 2017 and are indicative only; fees will vary depending on the courses selected, and/or course-related costs where applicable.
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Information for international students

Tuition fee$19,950
IntakesFebruary, July, November
Minimum IELTS6.0 with no band less than 5.5
Duration (length of study)1 year
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Programme aim

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Develop current theoretical and applied knowledge and skills, and to broaden their expertise in the hotel management industry to complement their current experience and/or qualifications.

Career opportunities

Employment as hotel professionals in any accommodation sector organisations, self employment in any type of business

Award information

To achieve the award of the Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management, students must pass a total of 120 credits.

NOTE: The Industry Project must be new study or a new initiative and cannot be cross credited from a previous project or internship. The internship or project must be relevant to hotel management

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will be able to:

  • think independently and critically with respect to the management of an accommodation business;
  • apply research techniques to real world situations, as part of their development into independent and effective problems solvers; and
  • be equipped to undertake further learning at a Masters level or specific professional development in management topics.

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.

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Compulsory courses

Course details
MGMT.7990 Industry Project
The aim of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to apply knowledge gained from theoretical courses in a practical context that relates to the student's chosen area of specialisation.
Credits 30 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2, May, November
MGMT.7991 Industry Project
The aim of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to apply knowledge gained from theoretical courses in a practical context that relates to the student's chosen area of specialisation.
Credits 30 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2, May, November
TOUR.7750/7751 Industry Internship
The aim of this course is to provide students with First hand, contemporary field experience in the tourism sector under the supervision of a staff member and the opportunity to reflect on tourism studies and learning.
Credits 30 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2

Optional courses

Course details
TOUR.6700 Hotel Management
The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge to evaluate and apply a range of financial management and commercial strategies to assist in improving the quality of the visitor experience and the profitability of the operation.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
TOUR.7786 Hospitality Issues and Strategies
This course will provide students with an understanding of the national and international environment in which New Zealand hospitality industry operates, an awareness of critical issues facing the hospitality sector and knowledge of strategies for the development of competitive advantage.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1
TOUR.7800 Hotel Sales and Marketing
The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and skills enabling them to analyse sales and marketing cycles within the hotel industry and to develop a strategic marketing plan and sales tactical plan.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2


*Course cost: Standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the International Programmes and Tuition Fees information page.

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017