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Bachelor of Hotel Management

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Southern Institute of Technology


The Bachelor of Hotel Management equips students for supervisory and management positions within the accommodation, hospitality and tourism related sectors, nationally and internationally.

You will study marketing, operations, human resources, food and beverage, event management, legislation, entrepreneurship and financial accounting, focussing on management concepts and using a blend of theoretical and practical learning that emphasises applied knowledge.

The theory, assessments, field trips and internship allows students to experience the industry first hand and prepares them for employment in hotel and tourism management positions.

Career opportunities:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Hotel Management will be well suited for employment in a supervisory or management capacity within the accommodation, hospitality and tourism related sectors, including hotels, resorts, restaurants and convention centres.

Recent graduates of the Bachelor of Hotel Management have gained employment in accommodation, hospitality and tourism, and been promoted to supervisory positions with their current employers, or even successfully started their own small businesses.

Satisfactory Completion

In order to be awarded the Bachelor of Hotel Management the student will have been credited with all required papers and electives as specified in the schedule of papers (360 credits).

The student completing the Bachelor of Hotel Management will normally be expected to complete the three-year programme (full-time equivalent) over no more than seven years.

The Head of Faculty may approve longer periods to complete the programme, following consideration by the Board of Studies.

Entry criteria

School Leavers

University Entrance - NCEA Level 3: three subjects at Level 3, made up of:

14 credits each, in three NZQA University Entrance approved subjects, and
Literacy – 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of five credits in reading and five credits in writing, and
Numeracy – 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of specified achievement standards through a range of subjects, or a package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 – all three required)

Mature Applicants

The entry requirements noted above may be applicable to mature entry applicants. Adults over the age of 20 years who do not have the minimum entry requirements may be admitted if they can satisfy the teaching institution they are capable of studying at this level and have a reasonable chance of successfully completing each paper attempted.

English Language Requirements

IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
Language Cert - C1 Expert International ESOL Written (LRW) PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS
Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

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