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
2.102 Management Principles
2.103 Marketing Principles
3.119 Principles of Tourism
2.120 English: Study Writing
3.121 Economics for Tourism and Hospitality
3.220 Tourism and Hospitality Regulations
3.221 Tourism and Hospitality Marketing
3.222 Tourism and Hospitality Management
3.223 Human Relationships in Tourism and Hospitality

Plus one of:
3.120 Tourism in New Zealand
3.122 Tourism in Pacific Island States

Plus one of:
2.223 Financial Management
2.236 Managerial Accounting

Plus one Stage 2 elective course selected from:
3.224 Impacts of Tourism
3.225 Asia-Pacific Tourism
3.226 Heritage Tourism Studies
2.261 Research Methods

Plus three Stage 3 courses selected from:
3.311 Events 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
3.317 Tourism Policy Planning and Development
5.312 Resorts and Hospitality Management

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

Plus four elective courses, including no more than two at Stage 1 and no less than one at Stage 3, selected from Tourism Management, Hospitality Management or Business.


7-9 semesters full-time

Start Dates in 2017

31 January, 22 May, 11 September

Semesters and scheduled breaks:

Semester 3, 2016 - 12 September  to 16 December
Between Semester Break - 17 December 2016 to 30 January 2017

Semester 1, 2017 - 31 January to 5 May
Between Semester Break - 6 May to 21 May

Semester 2, 2017 - 22 May to 25 August 
Between Semester Break - 26 August to 10 September 

Semester 3, 2017 - 11 September  to 15 December

Entry Requirements

International Students

2017 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

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

2017 Programme Fees:    NZ$4,116 per 7 courses
Resource Fees:    NZ$840
Total:    NZ$4,956 per 7 courses


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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