Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Bachelor of Tourism Management
Qualification Type Bachelor Degree
Level 7
Credits 360
Subject Area
  • Management and Commerce » Business and Management » Tourism Management
Strategic Purpose Statement
The aim of this qualification is to provide students who have a particular interest in the service sector a range of specialised learning in the tourism and hotel/hospitality industry. The specialist knowledge gained from the hotel major is to clearly give advantage to students who wish to pursue careers in the hotel/hospitality industry. Similarly, the Tourism Operations major allows for specialist advantage in the nature of tourism operations.

Those choosing to study the degree without majors are able to determine their learning to accommodate diversity in both Tourism Operations and Hotel Management.

Students' study is complemented with business, management and communications skills enabling graduates to contribute in hotel/hospitality and tourism at varying levels of decision making.
Graduate profile
Bachelor of Tourism Management Graduate Profile: no major
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 will be qualified 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 or hotel management in New Zealand or overseas.

Bachelor of Tourism Management Graduate Profile: Tourism Operations major
Graduates will be able to:
* apply fundamental management principles including organisational management, accounting marketing and sustainable management;
* produce, analyse and synthesise empirical data contributing to well informed decision making including future trends;
* 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, the impacts of tourism on host communities 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 will be qualified 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.


Bachelor of Tourism Management Graduate Profile: Hotel Management major
Graduates will be able to:
* apply fundamental management principles including organisational management, accounting, marketing, including food and beverage management, and hotel and hospitality operations;
* apply specialised sales and marketing techniques for the Hotel/Hospitality operations;
* produce, analyse and synthesise empirical data contributing to well informed decision making including future trends;
* exploit business models to construct practical hotel/hospitality 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 hotel/hospitality industry, and hospitality strategies;
* think independently and critically with respect to the management manage a small to medium sized accommodation operation in both domestic and international contexts;
* 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 will be qualified 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 hotel management in New Zealand or overseas.
Education pathways
Students may continue onto study at levels 8 and 9.
Employment pathways
Graduates will be qualified 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.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are open in accordance with Waiariki academic regulations.
Developed By Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number WR2723
Status Discontinued
Created August 2003
Next Review December 2020

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