Postgraduate Certificate in International Tourism Management

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This qualification is designed to meet the increasing demand from tourism professionals for a postgraduate qualification with an international focus.

  • Students who have staircased through undergraduate programmes and who wish to embark on more advanced papers in hospitality management may choose to enrol directly in the half year Postgraduate Certificate.
  • The certificate also caters for those already in the industry who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge at a more advanced level.

Programme code: AK1072
Level: 8
Points: 60
Duration: Half-year full-time / up to 2 years part-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 26 February 2018 / 16 July 2018

Career opportunities

  • Senior level positions in the New Zealand and international tourism industry.

Entry requirements

  • Guidelines to entry
  • Applicants may be required to provide evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level and/or to attend a selection interview.
  • One of the following or equivalent with a B average or higher in papers at level 7:
    • Bachelor of International Tourism Management
    • Graduate Diploma in International Tourism Management.
  • May be admitted to this degree based on professional qualification or experience approved by the dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor's degree.

Structure and content

Using a strategic approach, students gain advanced knowledge and skills in the field of international tourism management.


The programme requires students to gain 60 points from the following papers:

TOUR801 Management and Entrepreneurship in Tourism
TOUR802 Tourism in Coastal and Marine Environments
TOUR803 Tourism in Asia
TOUR804 Tourist Experiences and Consumer Perspectives
TOUR805 The South Pacific and Tourism
TOUR806 Contemporary Topics in Tourism
TOUR807 Special Topic I
TOUR808 Special Topic II
TOUR810 Directed Reading
TOUR812 Sustainable Leadership in Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Fees information

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Last updated: 12-Dec-2017 10.50am

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