5.300 Bachelor of Hospitality Management

The Bachelor of Hospitality Management (BHM) is designed for students wishing to acquire a managerial role in the fast-growing hospitality sector in New Zealand or overseas. The BHM includes courses that provide a strong foundation in the key functions of management, marketing and economics. Students will also acquire the skills to implement best practice across a broad range of hospitality operations.

With a focus on hospitality business acumen, the BHM also allows students the opportunity to gain first-hand industry practice at Stage 3 level. To support BHM students further, and through quality hospitality industry relationships, students are assisted with employment opportunities during their study via the AIS Student Careers Centre.

BHM NZQA Qualification Overview »

Job Opportunities

Marketing and sales, events organisation and management.

Programme Information

The programme comprises 21 courses, including:

2.101 Accounting Principles
5.101 Principles of Hospitality Management
5.102 Food Production Operations
2.103 Marketing Principles
5.103 Food and Beverage Service Operations
3.124 Tourism and Hospitality Business Information Systems  
3.125 Managing the Visitor Experience
5.202 Food and Beverage Management
5.203 Accommodation Management
5.204 Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Management
3.222 Tourism and Hospitality Management
3.228 Integrated Marketing Communication
3.229 Gastronomic Tourism
5.303 An Integrated Approach to Hospitality Management

And one of:
2.223 Financial Management
2.236 Managerial Accounting 

And two elective courses selected from:
3.311 Events Management
3.313 Entrepreneurship and Small Business for Tourism and Hospitality
3.315 Tourism and Hospitality Consumer Behaviour
5.301 Hospitality Industry Practice
5.302 International Food and Beverage Management
5.312 Resorts and Hospitality Management

And one of:
5.310 Applied Hospitality Management Project
5.336 Hospitality Management Research Project

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

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


7-9 semesters full-time

Start Dates in 2018

21 May, 10 September

Start Dates in 2019

29 January, 20 May, 9 September

Semesters and scheduled breaks:

Semester 1, 2018 - 30 January  to 4 May
Between Semester Break - 5 May to 20 May

Semester 2, 2018 - 21 May to 24 August 
Between Semester Break - 25 August to 9 September 

Semester 3, 2018 - 10 September  to 14 December
Between Semester Break - 15 December 2018 to 28 January 2019


Entry Requirements

*Pathway From New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Café Services) (Level 3)

An option available to students to meet the entry requirements for the BHM is by completing our New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Café Services) (Level 3) and also having IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.


International Students

2018 Programme Fees:    NZ$17,080 per 7 courses
Resource Fees:    NZ$840
Total:    NZ$17,920 per 7 courses

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$270 per year (or NZ$27 per month or part thereof).

Domestic Students

2018 Programme Fees:    NZ$4,200 per 7 courses
Resource Fees:    NZ$840
Total:    NZ$5,040 per 7 courses

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$270 per year (or NZ$27 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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