Tourism continues to play an important role in communities across the world. Experience tourism first-hand and develop a sound understanding of tourism’s potential to contribute to a more sustainable future.
New Zealand was the first country to establish a national tourism organisation in 1901 and today remains a world leading destination to both visit and study tourism. In addition to addressing the business and managerial aims of tourism, the Bachelor of International Tourism Management equips you with a critical awareness and understanding of tourism’s ethical, cultural, social and environmental dimensions.
Our Bachelor of International Tourism Management has accreditation from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO); AUT being one of just three institutions in Australasia with UNWTO certification for higher tourism education, training and research programmes.
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Start date: 2022
Start date: 2023
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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.
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’ll study concepts and practices that are essential in creating a sustainable and resilient tourism industry. With courses focusing on New Zealand and global case studies, you’ll be equipped with extensive knowledge for developing and managing a tourism industry that sustains the economy, society and natural environment.
In Year 1, you complete eight courses that provide a comprehensive awareness of tourism as both an industry and a system and the role of tourism in New Zealand and internationally. You can also choose a second major or a minor.
In Year 2 you take the course Knowledge and Inquiry, as well as courses from your chosen major. You can also take courses 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 courses as well as electives.
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