Bachelor of International Hospitality Management

Want a career in hospitality? Develop a sound understanding of the way hospitality businesses operate and what it takes to create memorable customer experiences.

With a hospitality degree you can take your career anywhere. Hospitality careers cover everything from creating experiences for people in some of the world’s most exciting and exotic destinations to hosting, accommodating and managing events. The degree is widely recognised and acclaimed by the country’s top hospitality and tourism operators.

It’s a highly flexible degree. You learn to manage food and beverage, and accommodation operations and develop key skills in human resource management, strategic management, and sales and marketing. Your final year includes valuable workplace experience, working with an organisation on a project related to your studies.

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Minimum entry requirements

If you have New Zealand qualifications

If you have qualifications from another country

See entry requirements for students from other countries. Select your country from the dropdown menu.

Useful New Zealand school subjects

  • All subjects are useful, in particular language rich subjects from AUT’s subject list

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent.

English language requirements

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Other requirements

The practical side of this programme involves working in front of house in our two training restaurants, and learning to use commercial kitchen tools and equipment to a professional level without compromising health and safety standards.

Skills needed for culinary arts courses

You can build your degree in a way that suits you and your interests, and include subjects from outside of hospitality as part of your studies.

To graduate with a Bachelor of International Hospitality you need to complete:

Core courses (120 points)

These are courses all students in this degree need to take, and cover fundamental hospitality principles. One of the core courses is the workplace experience you complete in your third year.

Your chosen major (120 points)

Your major is the subject area you want to specialise in. This makes up one third of your degree, and usually consists of eight courses related to your chosen subject. You can view the list of majors in this degree in the ‘Majors’ tab.

Flexible component (120 points)

You can choose one of the following options

  • Two minors (60 points each); or
  • A minor (60 points) and elective courses (60 points); or
  • A second major (120 points)

Your second major, minor(s) and elective courses can be from different AUT degrees; they don’t need to be from hospitality.

Build your degree

Use our online tool to build your own degree and see what your three years of study could look like.

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Your major is the subject area you want to specialise in. It makes up one third of your degree, and usually consists of eight courses related to your chosen subject.

Choose one of these majors as part of your degree

Add a second major

If you want to include a second major, you can choose another subject from the list above or view more options from different AUT degrees

A minor is smaller than a major. It usually consists of four courses.

Hospitality minors you could choose

If you decide to include one or two minors in your degree, you could choose from:

Add a minor from outside of hospitality

You can also choose your minor(s) from subjects outside of hospitality to complement your degree.

View more options from different AUT degrees

Other undergraduate study options

With these conjoint programmes you study two degrees at the same time in a single programme of study. It’s usually possible to complete two three-year degrees in four to five years.

Postgraduate study

Quick facts
Programme code:
3 years full-time / part-time available
City Campus
15 Jul 2024
3 Mar 2025
21 Jul 2025

Key semester dates
$8,435 - $8,784 (for 120 points)
($7,289 - $7,638 tuition fees + $1146 student services levy)
$37,246 (for 120 points)
($36,100 tuition fees + $1146 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.
  • Fees-free study may be available for domestic students


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