Tourism and Hospitality Management (2023)
This subject looks at how to design and deliver memorable tourism, travel and hospitality experiences to international and domestic visitors in the modern digital era. This includes hotels, resorts and accommodation, bars and restaurants, transport services, leisure activities, and even hospitals and banks. Gain the skills to forecast changes in visitor demand; and manage the social-environmental impacts of tourism and hospitality.
Tourism and Hospitality Management is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Business (BBus) and the Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours (BMS(Hons)). Tourism and Hospitality Management may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Tourism and Hospitality Management as a single major for the BBus and BMS(Hons), students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Tourism and Hospitality Management, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete MRKTG101, THMGT101, MRKTG203, THMGT201, THMGT203, PUBRL303, THMGT301, THMGT303 and THMGT304. BBus and BMS(Hons) students may count one of WSOMM396 or WSOMM399 in place of PUBRL303.
To complete Tourism and Hospitality Management as part of a double major for the BBus, BMS(Hons) or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Tourism and Hospitality Management, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete MRKTG101, THMGT101, MRKTG203, THMGT201, THMGT203, THMGT301, THMGT303 and THMGT304.
To complete a minor in Tourism and Hospitality Management, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Tourism and Hospitality Management major, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must complete THMGT101.
 There will be no new enrolments into the BMS(Hons) from 2024. Students who commenced a BMS(Hons) in 2023 or prior should contact the Waikato Management School for programme advice.
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- Prescriptions for the GradCert(THMgt) and GradDip(THMgt)
- Prescriptions for the PGCert(THMgt) and PGDip(THMgt)
- 100 Level
- 200 Level
- 300 Level
- 500 Level
- 800 Level
- 900 Level
Prescriptions for the GradCert(THMgt) and GradDip(THMgt)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management are available to graduates who have not included Tourism Management or Hospitality Management at an advanced level in their first degree.
The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma. There are no specified subject papers that must be completed for these programmes.
Prescriptions for the PGCert(THMgt) and PGDip(THMgt)
The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the PGCert(THMgt) and PGDip(THMgt). There are no specified subject papers that must be completed for the PGCert(THMgt) programme.
PGDip(THMgt) students must complete THMGT502 and THMGT503; and 30 points from ANTHY515, DEVST504, THMGT590, or THMGT591.
All students should discuss their programme with the Management Student Centre before enrolling.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location MRKTG101 Fundamentals of Successful Marketing 15.0 23A (Hamilton), 23A (Online), 23A (Tauranga), 23B (Hamilton), 23B (Hamilton Waikato College), 23B (Online), 23G (Hamilton), 23VB (National Economics University, Vietnam) & 23X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) This paper focuses on the role of Marketing in business, introducing students to marketing research, consumer behaviour, and analysis, as essential tools for developing brand positioning strategies that create value. THMGT101 Fundamentals of Tourism and Hospitality 15.0 23A (Hamilton) This paper introduces fundamental tourism and hospitality concepts, their global context, history, key tourist markets, and industry structure; together with their impacts and challenges for achieving sustainable destination management.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location MRKTG203 Integrated Marketing Communications 15.0 23B (Hamilton) & 23B (Tauranga) This paper covers online and offline media and techniques, in addition to traditional advertising and promotional tools. Students develop a promotional campaign plan based on strategic decision-making for an organisation. THMGT201 Visitor Experiences 15.0 23A (Hamilton) The design of visitor experiences should anticipate and respond to changing demand and behaviour. This paper creates scenarios for innovative ways to sustain the connected tourism, hospitality and event economy. THMGT203 Tourism and Hospitality Enterprise Management 15.0 23B (Hamilton) This paper examines contemporary trends in the management of operations and service in the tourism and hospitality enterprise, strategies for hospitality human resource, ethics, business sustainability and environmental responsibility.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location PUBRL303 Events Management 15.0 23A (Hamilton) This experiential paper draws together best practice in event management from a practical, business, and operational perspective. The paper covers researching, designing, planning, and implementing an event for a client. THMGT301 Commercial Accommodation Management 15.0 23B (Hamilton) The design of visitor experiences should anticipate and respond to changing demand and behaviour. This paper analyses the nature of visitor experiences and patterns of demand for the tourism, hospitality and event industries. THMGT303 Destination Management 15.0 23A (Hamilton) Destinations are the core of tourism offering attributes that meet tourist needs. However, social, cultural, environmental and economic consequences result, and the paper examines ways in which these might be managed. THMGT304 Food & Beverage Systems Management 15.0 23B (Hamilton) This paper focuses on food & beverage systems management. It will provide students with an understanding of production efficiencies, financial resources, meal experience, food safety & hygiene to acquire sustained profits. WSOMM396 Management Internship 15.0 23A (Hamilton), 23A (Tauranga), 23B (Hamilton), 23B (Tauranga), 23C (Hamilton) & 23C (Tauranga) The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within an organisation. WSOMM399 Report of an Investigation 15.0 23A (Hamilton), 23A (Tauranga), 23B (Hamilton) & 23B (Tauranga) This paper offers students the opportunity to complete a directed investigation of an approved topic relevant to an organisation or industry and in an area related to their management discipline of study.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ANTHY515 Ethnographic Research Methods 30.0 23A (Hamilton) This paper provides an in depth introduction to ethnographic research, including its ethical, theoretical, and methodical components. DIGIB555 Digital Business Management 30.0 23A (Hamilton) & 23A (Online) A focus on the successful management of digital business applications based on rapidly evolving technologies; from business case to competitive impact. INMGT517 Current Issues in International Management 30.0 23C (Online) This paper identifies and examines a wide range of current management issues, both internal and external to the organisation, that impact on international managers operating across national borders. It helps students understand the implications of a global economy by highlighting the key challenges of managing across cultural and n... STMGT503 Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice 15.0 23A (Hamilton) Entrepreneurship and new venture creation provide a major impetus for economic growth and development. This paper introduces the key issues and questions relating to the theoretical perspectives on entrepreneurship. STMGT504 Strategies for Sustainability 15.0 No occurrences This paper aims to enhance students' understanding of sustainability issues confronting today's managers and to develop ability in analysing situations and in formulating strategies where sustainability business concerns are implicated. THMGT503 Hotel and Resort Management 30.0 23A (Hamilton) This paper provides students with an awareness of the essential issues involved in the management and operations specific to hotels and resorts. The paper covers definitions, history and the hotel and resort industry; resort planning and development; lodging and resort management and operations. THMGT591 Tourism Management Dissertation 30.0 23X (Hamilton) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. THMGT592 Tourism Management Dissertation 60.0 23X (Hamilton) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. THMGT593 Tourism Management Thesis 90.0 23X (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. THMGT594 Tourism Management Thesis 120.0 23X (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location THMGT800 Tourism Management MPhil Thesis 120.0 23X (Hamilton) No description available.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location THMGT900 Tourism Management PhD Thesis 120.0 23I (Hamilton), 23J (Hamilton), 23K (Hamilton), 23X (Hamilton) & 23X (Tauranga) No description available.
2023 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 7 June 2023 9:03am