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.

The Bachelor of International Hospitality Management degree focuses on issues of sustainability, digital integration and global citizenship to ensure you have industry-relevant skills to launch an exciting hospitality career anywhere in the world.

Your final year includes valuable workplace experience in the hospitality industry, working with an industry organisation on a project related to your studies.

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Minimum entry requirements

International student entry requirements

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

Majors you can study in the Bachelor of International Hospitality Management

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The Cruise Ship Management minor develops a sound understanding of the cruise ship sector. You’ll explore innovative ways of aligning the industry’s economic goals with efforts to mitigate its environmental impact.

Restaurant Management

The Restaurant Management minor will equip you with the skills to make a positive impact in the restaurant sector. You’ll explore food preparation, presentation and service for audiences in a wide variety of settings.

Additional majors and minors for bachelor’s degrees

Add an additional major or a minor to your bachelor’s degree and study another area that interests you. You can choose from a wide range of additional majors or minors.

Additional majors and minors for bachelor’s degrees

Year 1

In your first year you take courses that cover fundamental hospitality concepts, including the courses International Hospitality Management and Applied Food and Beverage Management (Restaurant).

You explore themes of hospitality for social change and what it means to be hospitable within hospitality organisations and society, while still focusing on the practical skills required.

Year 2 and 3

In your second and third year, you develop in-depth skills and knowledge of hospitality through your chosen major and can take courses from a range of other areas. Issues of sustainability, ethics and social justice will be explored in all the hospitality courses you take.

In your final core course, Work Integrated Learning, you complete workplace experience in an organisation related to your major.

The degree is flexible enough to enable you to specialise in more than one hospitality discipline, or to take a major or minor from outside hospitality. You can choose from hundreds of majors, minors and electives and build a degree that fits your passions and interests.

You choose:

  • A Bachelor of International Hospitality Management major (120 points) and
  • One of the following options
    • A second major from the Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (120 points); or
    • A major from another AUT degree (120 points); or
    • A first minor (60 points) and a second minor (60 points)*
    • A minor (60 points) and elective courses (60 points)*

*From hospitality or elsewhere at AUT

Broaden your options - study the Bachelor of International Hospitality Management and:

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. You need to maintain a B grade average across all courses and do courses from each degree every year.

Other undergraduate study options

Postgraduate study options

Quick facts
Programme code:
3 years full-time / part-time available
City Campus
18 Jul 2022
27 Feb 2023
17 Jul 2023
$7,835 - $8,166 (for 120 points)
($6,901 - $7,232 tuition fees + $934 student services levy)
$34,634 (for 120 points)
($33,700 tuition fees + $934 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

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