The Bachelor of International Tourism Management (BITM) provides you with a sound understanding of the tourism industry and its role in the world. You study how tourism businesses operate, how tourists behave and what impact tourism has on countries, cultures and the environment.
Programme code: AK1277
Duration: 3 years full-time / equivalent part-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 2 March 2015 / 20 July 2015
AUT University encourages early application. These qualifications will remain open until all places have been filled.
You can also study the Bachelor of International Tourism Management without a major. Students undertaking the BITM without a major may choose a subject from the list of additional majors and minors available from outside of their degree to fulfill the elective component. The availability of additional majors and minors will depend on timetabling and some subject restrictions.
You complete core papers in your chosen major, plus a minimum of seven elective tourism papers. These provide the essential knowledge required to understand the tourism industry and its position within New Zealand as a major employer and contributor to the economy.
You do eight papers in Year 1 that provide a comprehensive awareness of tourism as an industry and its role specifically within New Zealand, as well as internationally. The eight papers include three core papers: Undergraduate Writing for Academic Purposes, Introduction to Tourism and Customer Service and Selling.
Papers in business, social sciences, hospitality, environmental studies and event management broaden your understanding and perception of the social, cultural and economic perspectives of tourism.
You will complete advanced level papers in your chosen major and/or electives in Semester 1. For your final semester, you will undertake a cooperative education project that involves practical experience. This helps you build further skills in the workplace, develop networks and consolidate your decision on your professional tourism career after graduating.
215010 Tourism Industry Operations
215011 Tourism Visitor Attractions
215012 Maori and Tourism in Aotearoa
215103 Inbound Tourism Product Development
215109 IATA International Fares
216001 Tourism Heritage and Culture
216004 Asia and Tourism
216014 Distribution and Information Systems
216015 Global Tourism
216901 Tourism Marketing
217001 Urban Tourism
217002 Tourism in the Information Age
217003 Tourism and Indigenous Cultures
217005 Special Topic
217011 Tourism and Popular Culture
217900 Tourism Planning and Development
217901 Contemporary Issues in Tourism
217902 Tourist Behaviour
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