Bachelor of Tourism Management

Programme details

Translation Te Tohu Paetahi Whakahāere Tāpoi
Code WR2723
Level 7
Credits 360
Duration 3 years
Domestic student fee $6,840* (per year)
IntakesSemester 1, Semester 2
Study options Full-time
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
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Information for international students

Tuition fee$19,950
IntakesFebruary, July
Minimum IELTS6.0 with no band less than 5.5
Duration (length of study)3 years
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Programme aim

Gain a specialist advantage in the tourism and hotel/hospitality industry.

Students' study is complimented with business, management and communications skills enabling graduates the ability to contribute in hotel/hospitality and tourism at varying levels of decision making.

Specialist majors in this programme

Hotel Management, Tourism Operations

Career opportunities

tourism consultant, marketing manager, general manager, operations manager, account manager

Award information

To achieve the award of the Bachelor of Tourism Management, students must pass a total of 360 credits, including:

  • a maximum of 150 credits at Level 5;
  • a minimum of 120 credits at Level 6;
  • a minimum of 75 credits at Level 7.

No Major

  • 210 compulsory credits;
  • 60 credits from the options list; and
  • 90 elective credits.
Single Major
  • 210 compulsory credits;
  • 75 credits in a chosen major and 30 additional credits from the options list; and
  • 45 elective credits.
Double Major
  • 210 compulsory credits;
  • 150 credits in two chosen majors (75 for each major) from the options list.

Special Awards

By completing the requirements for a single major, students may achieve the award of the Bachelor of Tourism Management, with an endorsement in Tourism Operations or Hotel Management.

By completing the requirements for a double major, students may achieve the Bachelor of Tourism Management with two endorsements for both of the majors.

Please note: The Bachelor of Tourism Management is only open to international students


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Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will be able to:

  • apply fundamental management principles including organisational management, accounting, and marketing;
  • produce, analyse and synthesise empirical data contributing to well-informed decision-making;
  • exploit business models to construct practical tourism industry solutions;
  • refine verbal and written communication skills, including the appropriate use of technology, to achieve workplace proficiency that meets or exceeds standards expected by employees;
  • understand the nature of the tourism industry, and the sound management of tourism related businesses;
  • think independently and critically with respect to the management of tourism industries in both domestic and international contexts;
  • manage a tourism related business/organisation in a multicultural environment, apply research techniques to real-world situations, as part of their development as independent and effective problem-solvers; and
  • pursue an area of interest.

In addition, graduates are likely to gain employment in a diverse range of organisations, including hotels, attractions, airlines, consulting companies, regional tourism operations, educational institutions and government. Some graduates may also enter into postgraduate study in tourism management in New Zealand or overseas.

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations. All students must:

  • have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline; or
  • have completed a minimum of a two year diploma equivalent to NZQA Level 7 or higher in a related discipline; or
  • be able to demonstrate at least three years equivalent relevant practical and/or professional experience (a curriculum vitae must be submitted detailing relevant work experience and professional achievements).

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Compulsory courses

Course details
MGMT.5000 Accounting Principles
Students will develop the ability to interpret financial statements and reports and analyse business performance for sole traders and small companies.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.5930 Organisation and Management
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the factors that influence management and management decisions within an organisation.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.5941 Fundamentals of Marketing
The aim of this course is to provide students with a working knowledge of fundamental marketing concepts relevant to contemporary organisations.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.6910 Financial Analysis and Decision Making for Managers
The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge to evaluate and apply a range of financial management components to assist decision-making in business contexts. This course will provide knowledge of management accounting information to enable students to analyse, plan and apply appropriate decisions in business operations...
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1
MGMT.6936 Applied Management
Students will identify a managerial problem, and research and apply management concepts and tools to find and recommend possible solutions to the problem.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, May
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
TOUR.6690 Cultural Aspects of Tourism
The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of culture and its implications for tourism operations and management. This includes building student awareness of the impacts of tourism on culture, understanding the 'new' sociology of culture in the context of post modernity and globalisation and development...
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1
TOUR.7702 Service Management
The aim of this course will enable students to appreciate the philosophies and theories of quality service management, and the implications for management and operations of business.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1
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
COMM.5960 Business Communications
Gain the ability to communicate effectively using a wide range of techniques and technologies within a business environment. This course will enable students to be better equipped to write business letters, reports, take notes from meetings and write up minutes. The course will also enable students to develop research skills...
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.5910 Introduction to Commercial Law
The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and skills in law relevant to business.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2, May
MGMT.5920 Economic Environment
The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge to apply elements of economic theory to the contemporary New Zealand environment.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2, May, November
MGMT.6902 Management Accounting
Collect, interpret, present, and use, relevant management accounting information for an organisation to effectively plan, control and make appropriate decisions regarding business operations.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.6930 Leadership
The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of the concepts of leadership and to enable them to apply principles of leadership. Students will create a personal plan to develop leadership capabilities.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.6932 Operations Management
The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of the principles and functions of operations management and apply techniques to ensure efficient and effective production of goods and services.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.6933 Human Resource Management
The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the roles, functions and application of Human Resource Management within contemporary New Zealand organisations.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.6944 Buyer Behaviour and Communication Strategies
The aim of this course is to provide students with the tools to examine buyer behaviour and develop appropriate marketing communication strategies to reach target markets.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.6948 Marketing Planning and Control
The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge to produce an operational marketing plan for a market or business of interest.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.6955 Information Management
The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge to critically analyse and apply information management skill in a business environment.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1
MGMT.7934 Creative Management Practices
The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge to explore creative management practices to identify alternative / sustainable management applications.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1
TOUR.7910 Environmental Management and Planning for Tourism
This course introduces students to the concepts of sustainable tourism practices.
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.

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