Bachelor of International Tourism Management

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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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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Majors you can study in the Bachelor of International Tourism Management

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

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.

Year 1

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.

Year 2

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.

Quick facts
Programme code:
3 years full-time / part-time available
City Campus
18 Jul 2022
27 Feb 2023
17 Jul 2023
$7,835 - $8,162 (for 120 points)
($6,901 - $7,228 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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The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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