Tourism and Hospitality Management (2021)

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.


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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(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.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    MRKTG101Fundamentals of Successful Marketing15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21C (Waikato Pathways College), 21H (Hamilton) & 21X (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.
    THMGT101Fundamentals of Tourism and Hospitality15.021A (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 Points Occurrence / Location
    MRKTG203Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communications15.021B (Hamilton) & 21B (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 Experiences15.021B (Hamilton) & 21G (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 Management15.021B (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 Points Occurrence / Location
    PUBRL303Events Management15.021A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga)
    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.
    THMGT301Commercial Accommodation Management15.021A (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.
    THMGT303Destination Management15.021A (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.
    THMGT304Food & Beverage Systems Management15.021B (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on food & beverage systems management. It will provide students an understanding of production efficiencies, financial resources, meal experience, food safety & hygiene to acquire sustained profits.
    WSOMM396Management Internship15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga), 21C (Hamilton) & 21C (Tauranga)
    The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within an organisation.
    WSOMM399Report of an Investigation15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga), 21C (Hamilton) & 21C (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.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    ANTHY515Ethnographic Research30.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper provides an in depth introduction to ethnographic research, including its ethical, theoretical, and methodical components.
    DIGIB555Digital Business Management30.021A (Hamilton) & 21A (Online)
    A focus on the successful management of digital business applications based on rapidly evolving technologies; from business case to competitive impact.
    INMGT517Current Issues in International Management30.021C (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...
    INMGT588International Business Strategy30.021A (Online) & 21B (Online)
    This paper focuses on the international business strategy of organisations, industries and countries. International business strategy at the level of the organisation identifies the differences between national and international competitors and the complex environment in which they operate. The international strategy utilised by an...
    STMGT503Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice15.021A (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.
    STMGT504Strategies for Sustainability15.021B (Hamilton)
    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.
    THMGT502Tourism Development and the Environment30.021B (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 Management30.021B (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 Dissertation30.021X (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    THMGT592Tourism Management Dissertation60.021X (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    THMGT593Tourism Management Thesis90.021X (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    THMGT594Tourism Management Thesis120.021X (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
  • 800 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    THMGT800Tourism Management MPhil Thesis120.021X (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    THMGT900Tourism Management PhD Thesis120.021I (Hamilton), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
    No description available.

2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 30 September 2020 8:57am

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