Bachelor of Tourism Management (BTM)

The Bachelor of Tourism Management (BTM) is a unique three-year, 21-course programme designed for students seeking employment in professional roles in the tourism industry leading to future leadership positions.

Graduates will learn to integrate relevant theory, analytical tools and applied skills to implement best practice across a broad range of tourism management functions.

BTM NZQA Qualification Overview »

Programme Structure/Courses

The BTM is designed to meet the needs of students seeking positions of responsibility in the growing domestic and international tourism sectors. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of a range of tourism topics, and a strong foundation in the key aspects of management, marketing and economics, to prepare them for managerial roles in the tourism industry.

The programme comprises 21 courses, including:

2.101 Accounting Principles
2.103 Marketing Principles
3.119 Principles of Tourism
3.120 Tourism in New Zealand
3.122 Tourism in Pacific Island States
3.124 Tourism and Hospitality Business Information Systems  
3.125 Managing the Visitor Experience
5.204 Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Management
3.222 Tourism and Hospitality Management
3.225 Asia-Pacific Tourism
3.227 Sustainable Tourism
3.228 Integrated Marketing Communication
3.229 Gastronomic Tourism
3.317 Tourism Policy Planning and Development

And one of:

2.223 Financial Management
2.236 Managerial Accounting 

And two elective courses selected from:

3.301 Tourism Industry Practice
3.311 Events Management
5.312 Resorts and Hospitality Management
3.313 Entrepreneurship and Small Business for Tourism and Hospitality
3.314 Travel and Air Transport Management
3.315 Tourism and Hospitality Consumer Behaviour
3.316 Ecotourism Management

And one of:

3.310 Applied Tourism Management Project
3.336 Research Project

And three elective courses selected from Tourism Management, Hospitality Management or Business programmes, including at least one course at Stage III.

(Please note that not all elective courses are offered every semester.)

Duration & Start Dates

7-9 semesters full-time

Start Dates in 2019
29 January, 20 May, 9 September

Semesters and scheduled breaks:
Semester 1, 2019 - 29 January to 3 May
Semester 2, 2019 - 20 May to 23 August
Semester 3, 2019 - 9 September to 13 December

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 14 NCEA credits in each of 3 subjects at Level 3, and a minimum of 14 numeracy credits at Level 1 or higher, and a minimum of 8 literacy credits at Level 2 or higher; or
Successful tertiary study; or
Successful completion of a Level 4 qualification in Tourism and Travel; or
Equivalent overseas qualification; and
IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 / TOEFL iBT 60 (with a writing score of 18) / Pearson 50 / TEP 52 or equivalent with no band less than 12; and
17 years and over


International Students

2019 Programme Fees: NZ$17,920 per 7 courses
Resource Fees: NZ$875
Total: NZ$18,795 per 7 courses

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).

Domestic Students

2019 Programme Fees: NZ$4,200 per 7 courses
Resource Fees: NZ$875
Total: NZ$5,075 per 7 courses

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).

This programme is eligible for a student loan from Studylink. Contact Studylink on 0800 88 99 00 or log on to to apply for student finance.

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