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Bachelor of Applied Hospitality and Tourism Management

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Mokoia Campus


Do you want to become a leader, manager or entrepreneur within the hospitality and tourism industry?

This innovative three-year degree is designed to do all of the above. From school leavers to seasoned employees, this flexible and hands-on degree has something for everyone.

In the first two years, you’ll learn all the operational, managerial and business skills required for a trainee manager or junior manager position in any business within the industry.

Once you get to the final year, you’ll develop valuable entrepreneurial skills that will open doors to a wide range of career opportunities, from creating your own product or service, to working for various national and regional tourism organisations.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • Bachelor of Applied Hospitality and Tourism Management (Level 7)


Graduates can pursue career opportunities in a wide range of organisations and roles in the hospitality and tourism industry, and related sectors. Graduates may become self-employed or progress to employment in advisory, team leader, supervisory or management roles in a variety of areas, including:

  • hotel/accommodation management, including sales and marketing, concierge and front desk operations
  • food and beverage, restaurants and catering
  • tourism, hotel and event venue facilities management
  • tourism ventures and operations
  • event and conference planning and management
  • travel agencies and tourism information centres
  • reservations and ticketing
  • destination management, and business and trade development
  • brand and value proposition management
  • owner/operator ventures
  • other service sector, trade and enterprise fields

Year One

  • Professionalism and Core Skills for Tourism and Hospitality
  • Introduction to the Tourism and Hospitality Industry
  • Supervisory Skills for Tourism and Hospitality
  • Showcasing Tourism, Travel, Hospitality and Gastronomy
  • Managing the Customer Experience
  • Planning and Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality Enterprise
  • Hotel Operations
  • Tourism Operating Environments
  • Food and Beverage Operations
  • The Destination Experience

Year Two

  • Cultural Dimensions of Tourism and Hospitality
  • Tourism and Hospitality Staff Development and Retention
  • Planning for Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Enterprise
  • Product Development for the Tourism and Hospitality Industry
  • Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality Enterprise and Investment
  • Event Management for Tourism and Hospitality
  • Innovation in Food and Beverage
  • Impacts of Tourism and Travel
  • Hotel Management
  • Destination Management

Year Three

  • Entrepreneurship for the Service Sector
  • Branding and Marketing Strategies for the Hospitality Sector
  • Branding and Marketing Strategies for the Tourism Sector
  • Product Innovation and Development for the Hospitality Sector
  • Product Innovation and Development for the Tourism Sector
  • Internship
  • Industry Project

Entry criteria

You must:

  • meet the University Entrance criteria as specified by NZQA or have education achievement at least equivalent to NZQA University Entrance (where an applicant did not attend schooling in New Zealand, the relevant equivalent to University Entrance will be considered on a case-by-case basis); or
  • have a New Zealand Certificate at Level 4 or an equivalent qualification (in a relevant field is recommended).

Meet all programme entry requirements.

Provide evidence of ability to complete academic and other requirements (special admission requirements).

English Language requirements:

IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5; TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5.0 TWE); Cambridge English Qualifications: 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; PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42.

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