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.
The Bachelor of International Tourism Management provides you with a sound understanding of the tourism industry in a global and local context. Our newly developed majors, Destination Management and Travel Management, explore inbound and outbound tourism perspectives, including how tourism and travel businesses operate. Your study includes workplace experience in your last semester; an invaluable opportunity to make industry contacts.
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.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.