Tourism and Hospitality Management (2019)

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 and the Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours. Tourism and Hospitality Management may also be included as a second major or as a minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to the approval of the Faculty 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, or one of ACCTN101, ECONS101, FINAN101, either MGSYS101 or MGSYS201, STMGT101 if MRKTG101 has already been included as part of another major; THMGT101, THMGT201, MRKTG203, THMGT203, THMGT301, PUBRL301, THMGT303 and THMGT304. BBus students may count one of MNMGT395, MNMGT396 or MNMGT399 in place of THMGT304.

To complete Tourism and Hospitality Management as part of a double major for the BBus and 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 or one of ACCTN101, ECONS101, FINAN101, either MGSYS101 or MGSYS201, STMGT101 if MRKTG101 has already been included as part of another major; THMGT101, THMGT201, MRKTG203, THMGT203, THMGT301, PUBRL301, and THMGT303.

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.


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  • 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(Mgt). 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, THMGT591.

    All students should discuss their programme with the Management Student Centre before enrolling.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ACCTN101Accounting for Management19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga) & 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper explains that accounting is an important social practice; an integral aspect of organisational management and covers both the technical aspects of the provision and use of accounting information.
    ECONS101Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy19A (Hamilton), 19A (Secondary School - Unistart), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga), 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) & 19S (Hamilton)
    This paper offers insights into the behaviour of consumers, firms and the government within the economy, giving students skills in analysing and predicting the actions of individuals and businesses.
    FINAN101Introduction to Finance19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga), 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) & 19S (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the three core areas of finance -- financial management, investments, and capital markets and institutions. The paper also examines applications of corporate finance concepts to personal finance.
    MGSYS101Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga) & 19B (Hamilton)
    This paper explores the dual concepts of digital business and supply chain management. The interactive lectures help in developing critical thinking skills and highlight many topical case studies.
    MRKTG101Fundamentals of Successful Marketing19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) & 19S (Hamilton)
    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.
    STMGT101Introduction to Management19A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga) & 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    Explores the world of management in organisations, the roles of managers and how they strategise, plan, organise, and motivate staff to achieve goals.
    THMGT101Fundamentals of Tourism and Hospitality19A (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.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MRKTG203Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communications19B (Hamilton) & 19B (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.
    THMGT201Visitor Experiences19B (Hamilton) & 19T (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.
    THMGT203Tourism and Hospitality Enterprise Management19A (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.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MNMGT395Industry Experience19C (Online)
    The industry experience course is a NET delivered course, which runs over the summer from early November to early February. Students search for and find their own host organisation, anywhere in the world, that agrees to take them on for 4 to 13 weeks during the summer period.
    MNMGT396Management Internship19C (Hamilton)
    The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within an organisation.
    MNMGT399Report of an Investigation19C (Hamilton)
    The Report of an Investigation offers students the opportunity to complete a secondary data based research report on an area related to their management discipline of study. Students also complete 100 hours of voluntary work co-ordinated through the University of Waikato Employability Plus Program.
    PUBRL301Stakeholder and Community Engagement19A (Hamilton)
    This paper is designed to develop capacity in students to develop and facilitate ethical collaborative communication and relationship engagement activities with a diverse range of stakeholders within communities.
    THMGT301Hotel and Venue Management19B (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on the management of tourism and hospitality accommodation, venues and events. It provides students with an understanding of accommodation sales differentiations, rates structures, profits and operations planning.
    THMGT303Destination Management19B (Hamilton)
    Destinations are 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.
  • 400 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MNMGT495Industry Experience19C (Online)
    The industry experience course is a NET delivered course, which runs over the summer from early November to early February. Students search for and find their own host organisation, anywhere in the world, that agrees to take them on for 4 to 13 weeks during the summer period.
    MNMGT496Management Internship19C (Hamilton)
    The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within an organisation.
    MNMGT499Report of an Investigation19C (Hamilton)
    The Report of an Investigation offers students the opportunity to complete a secondary data based research report on an area related to their management discipline of study. Students also complete 100 hours of voluntary work co-ordinated through the University of Waikato Employability Plus Program.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ANTHY515Ethnographic Research19A (Hamilton)
    This paper concentrates on ethnographic approaches to research, with a particular focus on 'participant observation'.
    THMGT502Tourism Development and the Environment19B (Hamilton)
    This paper provides students with an opportunity to learn about the tourism industry, and to appreciate the different management issues from a tourism perspective.
    THMGT503Hotel and Resort Management19A (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.
    THMGT591Tourism Management Dissertation19C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    THMGT592Tourism Management Dissertation19C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    THMGT593Tourism Management Thesis19C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    THMGT594Tourism Management Thesis19C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
  • 800 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    THMGT800Tourism Management MPhil Thesis19C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    THMGT900Tourism Management PhD Thesis19C (Hamilton) & 19C (Tauranga)
    No description available.

2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 15 November 2018 2:19pm

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