Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management

The Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management is designed to meet the increasing demand from hospitality professionals for a postgraduate qualification that has an international focus.
  • Students complete papers covering contemporary hospitality issues, including the key areas of strategic management, human resource management and financial management.
  • 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 this one-year postgraduate diploma.
  • Also caters for those already in the industry who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge base at a more advanced level.

Programme code: AK3747
Level: 8
Points: 120
Duration: 1 year full-time / up to 3 years part-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 29 February 2016 / 18 July 2016

Entry requirements

  • Guidelines to entry
  • Applicants may be required to submit examples of previous academic work and/or to attend a selection interview.
  • One of the following or equivalent:
    • Bachelor of International Hospitality Management
    • Graduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management.

Structure and content

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


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

Core papers (at least 90pts from the following papers)
218100 Strategic Hospitality Management
HOSP806 Human Behaviour in Hospitality Organisations
COMM800 Critical Thinking, Analysis and Argument: Hospitality
HOSP802 Hospitality Financial Management: A Strategic Approach
219213  Advanced Human Resource Management for Hospitality and Tourism

Electives (up to 30pts from the following papers)
HOSP801 Contemporary Topic: Hospitality Management
TOUR801 Tourism Management and Entrepreneurship
TOUR802 Coastal and Marine Tourism
TOUR803 Asian Tourism
TOUR810 Directed Reading
TOUR804 Consumer Perspectives in Tourism
219119  Research Project Management
TOUR805 Tourism and the South Pacific
TOUR806 Contemporary Issues in Tourism
MGMT801 Introduction to Research Methods 
MGMT802 Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis
MGMT803 Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis

OR a paper from any other postgraduate programme with approval from the programme leader.

Career opportunities

  • Senior level positions in the New Zealand and international hospitality industry

Last updated: 17-Aug-2015 1.26pm

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