The Bachelor of International Tourism Management (BITM) provides you with a sound understanding of the tourism industry and its role in the world. You explore 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
Starting date: 4 March 2013 / 22 July 2013
AUT encourages early application. Late applications will be accepted if the programme is not full.
No major option
Students may undertake the Bachelor of International Tourism Management with no major.
Additional majors and/or minors
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.
Students complete four core papers, plus a minimum of seven elective tourism papers, which provide essential material required to understand the concepts of tourism as an industry and its position within New Zealand, both as an employer and a contributor to the economy of the country.
Students also have a range of options to complement their knowledge of tourism by doing a selected major or a generic qualification of study.
The papers studied in year one provide students with a comprehensive awareness of tourism as an industry, its role specifically within New Zealand, and also from a global perspective. The student should, during this year, either identify a major or a generic pathway of study that they perceive will enhance their individual learning and future employment opportunities.
Papers in this year build on students' core knowledge of tourism. Papers within their selected major augment and broaden their understanding and perception of tourism and its potential impact from an environmental, social, cultural and/or economic perspective through completion of business, social sciences, hospitality and environmental studies papers.
Students are now capable of reflecting on their learning and using their knowledge to identify a career in the tourism industry.
As a final component of their course of study, students undertake a Co-operative Education project within the context of work placement — a joint venture between AUT and employers to help students define their professional aspirations on completion of their undergraduate qualification.
Tourism Major papers
215010 Tourism Industry Operations
215011 Tourism Visitor Attractions
215012 Maori and Tourism in Aotearoa
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
217900 Tourism Planning and Development
217901 Contemporary Issues in Tourism
217902 Tourist Behaviour