Bachelor of International Tourism Management

Our strong industry connections with tourism entities gives our students the opportunity to complete workplace experience, inform our curriculum and meet the demand for skilled professionals in the New Zealand travel sector. Explore our industry partnerships in Travel Management in this video.

Travel Management major

This major will provide the specialist management skills needed in the outbound travel sector. The international travel market is also booming. Year on year, more and more Kiwis are spreading their wings; travelling overseas for business and leisure.

This major focuses on:

  • The outbound travel industry–servicing New Zealanders travelling internationally.
  • Designed to meet the need for specialist management skills in the travel sector
  • Focuses on the concepts and processes critical to delivering a high standard of service to clients.

The outcomes for graduates of this programme are outlined in the Graduate Profile pdf icon

Entry requirements

Structure and content

Year 1
You complete eight papers (120 points) that include the three core papers: Academic Communication: Conventions and Expectations, Introduction to Tourism and Culture and Society plus Level 5 papers from your major:

TOUR505 Customer Service and Interpersonal Skills

And one of the following:
TOUR506 Product Development
TOUR510 World Geography
FINA502 Accounting and Finance for Hospitality, Tourism and Event: A Practical Approach 

Year 2
In Year 2 you take CLSY504 Knowledge and Inquiry and papers from your chosen major.

TOUR604 Travel Distribution Management 

And one of the following:
TOUR606 Travel and Tourism Marketing
TOUR608 Transportation Operations and Management
HOSP604 Hospitality and Tourism Human Resource Management 

You also choose one of following pathways:

Option 1 – Single major no minor  
Electives 120 points
Option 2 – Single major with one minor  
Minor 60 points
Electives 60 points
Option 3 – Additional major  
Additional major 120 points

Additional major, Minors and Electives

If you choose an additional major or minor you can study an area of interest from an extensive range of subjects. Elective papers can be chosen from any degree programme within the university.

Year 3
In Year 3 you complete final year paper/s, plus advanced level papers in your chosen second major and electives.

HOSP704 Strategic Management for Hospitality and Tourism 

And one of the following:
TOUR706 Tourist Behaviour
TOUR711 Travel Management and Entrepreneurship
TOUR710 Tourism in the Information Age

In your final semester, you complete valuable work integrated learning with an organisation. It’s a great opportunity to develop industry networks and make a decision on your professional career after graduation.

Career opportunities

  • Wholesale travel businesses
  • Retail travel businesses
  • Corporate travel businesses
  • Database management
  • Digital and social media marketing
  • Airlines and airline support services
  • General sales agencies

Last updated: 10-Jan-2018 11.12am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.