Bachelor of International Tourism Management Overview
Tourism is the world's largest industry, and makes a huge contribution to the global economy and workforce. Study tourism with us, and you'll be well prepared to play an effective role in this exciting industry.
The Bachelor of International Tourism Management provides you with a sound understanding of the tourism industry and its role in the world. Explore how tourism businesses operate, how tourists behave and the impact of tourism on countries, cultures and the environment. Your study includes an industry placement in your last semester — an invaluable opportunity to apply what you have learnt and make industry contacts.
Programme code: AK1277
Duration: 3 years full-time / equivalent part-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 29 February 2016 / 18 July 2016
AUT encourages early application. These qualifications will remain open until all places have been filled.
No major option
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.
Structure and content
You complete core papers, a minimum of eight tourism papers, plus papers from your major. These provide the essential knowledge to understand the tourism industry and its position within New Zealand as a major employer and contributor to the economy.
You complete eight papers that provide a comprehensive awareness of tourism as an industry and its role in New Zealand and around the world. This includes three core papers: Undergraduate Writing for Academic Purposes, Introduction to Tourism, and Customer Service and Selling. You will also select a major or choose the generic pathway of study.
Papers in business management, social sciences, hospitality, and environmental studies broaden your understanding of the social, cultural and economic perspectives of tourism.
You will complete one of the core papers, Tourism Information and Research, plus advanced level papers in your chosen major and/or electives in Semester 1. In your final semester, you complete a co-operative education project that involves practical experience. This helps you build further skills in the workplace, develop industry networks and help you make a decision on your professional career after graduating.
Core papersCOMM510 Undergraduate Writing for Academic Purposes
215020 Introduction to Tourism
215101 Customer Service and Selling
217004 Cooperative Industry Placement
217903 Tourism Information and Research
215010 Tourism Industry Operations
215011 Visitor Attractions and Activities
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
217900 Tourism Planning and Development
217901 Contemporary Issues in Tourism
217902 Tourist Behaviour
216010 International Spa Contemporary Issues
216012 Gastronomic Tourism
216013 Gastronomy Aotearoa
217014 Spa Design and Management
217015 Wellness Tourism
MGMT721 Leadership Practices and Principles
Additional majors and minors
Having skills in more than one discipline can give you the competitive edge and increase your career opportunities. If you choose a second major or a minor you can study an area of interest from a range of subjects.
- Read the Additional Majors and Minors Schedule (11 pages/0.78mb)
- View the schedule of available majors and minors in the Faculty of Culture and Society
Last updated: 12-Aug-2015 11.19am
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.