Travel Management major - Bachelor of International Tourism Management

Study the Travel Management major in the Bachelor of International Tourism Management and gain the specialist management skills needed in the outbound travel sector.

Every year more and more New Zealanders are spreading their wings; travelling overseas for business and leisure. This major is designed to meet the need for specialist management skills in the travel sector, and focuses on the concepts and processes critical to delivering a high standard of service to clients.


This is part of the Bachelor of International Tourism Management.

Year 1

In Year 1, you complete eight papers that provide a comprehensive awareness of tourism as an industry and its role in New Zealand and around the world.

Complete the following papers

You’ll automatically be pre-enrolled in your first-year papers, which include three recommended elective papers. In Semester 1, you’ll have the opportunity to choose another elective if you prefer.

Year 2 & 3

In Year 2 you take the paper Knowledge and Inquiry, as well as papers from your major.

You also need to complete additional papers in your second and third year to make up the total of 360 points you need for your degree. You can do this by:

  • Option 1: studying Travel Management and elective papers
  • Option 2: studying Travel Management, one minor and electives
  • Option 3: studying Travel Management and two minors
  • Option 4: studying Travel Management and one other major (depending on your chosen second major you may need more than 360 points to complete your degree)

You can talk to us about which option is best for you. You don’t need to make this choice until you're at AUT.

Travel management papers

Workplace experience

In your final semester, you complete valuable workplace experience with an organisation (this is the Tourism Work Integrated Learning paper). It's a great opportunity to develop industry networks and make a decision on your professional career after graduation.

Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of the Bachelor of International Tourism Management are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

More details about papers in this programme

Detailed programme structure and paper outlines (Blackboard)

  • Retail travel businesses
  • Corporate travel businesses
  • Database management
  • Digital and social media marketing
  • Airlines and airline support services
  • General sales agencies
  • Wholesale travel businesses

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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