Tourism has major economic importance and is New Zealand's largest export earner. Study tourism with us, and you'll be well prepared to play an effective role in this exciting industry.
Our Bachelor of International Tourism Management has received TedQual accreditation from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). TedQual is the only international quality certification issued by UNWTO for higher tourism education, training and research programmes.
You develop a sound understanding of the tourism industry in a global and local context.
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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.
Explore inbound and outbound tourism perspectives, including how tourism and travel businesses operate. Your study includes workplace experience in your last semester.
This programme is guided by the UNWTO's Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and committed to promoting tourism as an instrument in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
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. You can also choose a second major or a minor.
In Year 2 you take the paper Knowledge and Inquiry, as well as papers from your chosen major. You can also take papers from a second major or a minor.
In your final semester, you complete valuable workplace experience with an organisation; a great opportunity to develop industry networks and make a decision on your professional career.
In Year 3, you also study any remaining major or minor papers as well as electives.
24 Feb 2020
13 Jul 2020
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