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Bachelor of International Tourism and Hospitality Management

STARTS: February 2021
Madras Street
International Close Date: 20 January for February start

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

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. It's 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; business analysis for hospitality and tourism; communication; self-management; problem solving; teamwork and planning. In addition, you'll explore New Zealand's heritage and indigenous Māori culture, and gain an understanding of sustainability issues relating to tourism, such as its impact on the environment.

You'll learn how to operate in a broad range of contexts and you'll examine 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.

To meet Health and Safety requirements, applicants must be physically able to undertake the practical components of the programme in an industry emulated environment.

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6,800 - $7,550 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$21,240 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6,700 - $7,500 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$21,880 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2021

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*

as well as 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)

OR New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5) or equivalent

  • OR New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 6) or equivalent
  • OR New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation(Level 4) Ara Tourism and Hospitality Management Pathway or equivalent.

Due to Covid-19 disruption, if you studied and achieved NCEA Level 3 during 2020, you only need 12 credits per Level 3 subject (i.e. total of 36 credits). Literacy and Numeracy requirements remain the same

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

* NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • 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.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 6.0 Academic

  • 5.5 Listening
  • 5.5 Reading
  • 5.5 Writing
  • 5.5 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

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

Bachelor of International Tourism and Hospitality Management

FULL-TIME - 3 Years

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

Information
Type Degree
Code CH4055
Next Starts February 2021
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date 20 January for February start
Credits 360
Level 7
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised on enrolment
May be eligible for Studylink? Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference CH4055-STRU

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6,800 - $7,550 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$21,240 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6,700 - $7,500 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$21,880 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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