3.300 Bachelor of Tourism Management

The Bachelor of Tourism Management (BTM) is a unique three-year, 21-course programme designed for students seeking employment in professional roles in the tourism industry leading to future leadership positions. Graduates will learn to integrate relevant theory, analytical tools and applied skills to implement best practice across a broad range of tourism management functions.

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Job Opportunities

National tourist offices, travel agencies, reservations, marketing and sales, events organisation and management, tour operators, airlines and transportation companies, resorts and hospitality providers, heritage bodies, environment and conservation agencies, customer service.

Programme Information

The BTM is designed to meet the needs of students seeking positions of responsibility in the growing domestic and international tourism sectors. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of a range of tourism topics, and a strong foundation in the key aspects of management, marketing and economics, to prepare them for managerial roles in the tourism industry.

The programme comprises 21 courses, including:

2.101 Accounting Principles
2.103 Marketing Principles
3.119 Principles of Tourism
3.120 Tourism in New Zealand
3.122 Tourism in Pacific Island States
3.124 Tourism and Hospitality Business Information Systems  
3.125 Managing the Visitor Experience
5.204 Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Management
3.222 Tourism and Hospitality Management
3.225 Asia-Pacific Tourism
3.227 Sustainable Tourism
3.228 Integrated Marketing Communication
3.229 Gastronomic Tourism
3.317 Tourism Policy Planning and Development

And one of:
2.223 Financial Management
2.236 Managerial Accounting 

And two elective courses selected from:
3.301 Tourism Industry Practice
3.311 Events Management
5.312 Resorts and Hospitality Management
3.313 Entrepreneurship and Small Business for Tourism and Hospitality
3.314 Travel and Air Transport Management
3.315 Tourism and Hospitality Consumer Behaviour
3.316 Ecotourism Management

And one of:
3.310 Applied Tourism Management Project
3.336 Research Project

And three elective courses selected from Tourism Management, Hospitality Management or Business programmes, including at least one course at Stage III.

(Please note that not all elective courses are offered every semester.)


7-9 semesters full-time

Start Dates in 2019

► 9 September

Semesters and scheduled breaks:

Semester 1, 2019 - 29 January to 3 May
Between Semester Break - 4 May to 19 May

Semester 2, 2019 - 20 May to 23 August 
Between Semester Break - 24 August to 8 September 

Semester 3, 2019 - 9 September  to 13 December

Entry Requirements

International Students

2019 Programme Fees:    NZ$17,920 per 7 courses
Resource Fees:    NZ$875
Total:    NZ$18,795 per 7 courses

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).

Domestic Students

2019 Programme Fees:    NZ$4,200 per 7 courses
Resource Fees:    NZ$875
Total:    NZ$5,075 per 7 courses

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).


This programme is eligible for a student loan from Studylink. Contact Studylink on 0800 88 99 00 or log on to www.studylink.govt.nz to apply for student finance.


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