Bachelor of International Tourism and Hospitality Management - Pending Approval .xml Bachelor of International Tourism and Hospitality Management - Pending Approval

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Bachelor in International Tourism and Hospitality Management
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Degree3 years

Annual Fees(indicative 2016)

Programme code




February 2017, July 2017




Course related costs

Advised on enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

20 January for February start


Christchurch, City campus


Become a leader in the fast-evolving tourism and hospitality sectors.

This programme has been created in direct response to the substantial growth in tourism and hospitality forecast for New Zealand, and the corresponding need for skilled professionals to fill management roles in this fast-evolving sector. The programme is designed to ensure that when you graduate you'll have the knowledge and skills needed for this dynamic industry, and that you can be a flexible, future-focused, creative leader who can adapt to changing circumstances.

Your studies will cover hospitality and tourism trends, marketing strategies for local and international hospitality and tourism contexts, financial management strategies, communication, self-management, problem solving, teamwork and planning. You'll learn how to operate in a broad range of contexts and you'll explore the technology used in the industry (including the impact of social media on marketing, revenue management, customer relationships, and reputation management). Much of your study will take place in simulated tourism and hospitality environments using authentic situations. You'll also undertake a research project investigating a real-world hospitality workplace issue, and work experience within the sector.

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete a minimum total of 360 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • New Zealand University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at level 3 and 20 credits at level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved* subjects, and

    • Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and
    • Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627)


    New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)

    Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact Ara for requirements.

    * NZQA approved subjects: see

Alternative requirements
  • Skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) may be acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can demonstrate these skills may be approved for alternative entry. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.

    Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English language skills.










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Selection criteria

Applicants who meet the requirements for admission are accepted into the programme in the order their applications are received.

Next steps

Pleaes complete:

  • an admission and enrolment form

Application documents

Career opportunities

With this qualification, your career opportunities will include hotel manager, sales and marketing manager, fast food restaurant manager, tourism information officer/manager, holiday park manager, front office manager, human resources manager (tourism and hospitality specialist), rooms division manager, customer services manager, catering and tourism event manager, resort operations manager, tourism reception management, food and beverage manager.

Study pathways

After completing this degree, you can enrol for a further degree or postgraduate qualification in hospitality, tourism or business.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Food technology
  • Business-related subjects (eg accounting, statistics, economics)