Bachelor of International Tourism and Hospitality Management

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Subject area




3 Years

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The degree will:
* Support growth in the tourism and hospitality industry in New Zealand while improving the quality of the customer experience.
* Meet the industries need for graduates with the applied skills, knowledge, strategic and critical thinking skills to quickly move into management and leadership roles.
* Produce graduates with industry competencies, understandings, strategic and critical thinking skills to be in demand in the labour market and be able to quickly gain and succeed in high reward leadership and management positions.
* Meet the needs of international partners by delivering a degree level qualification, whose graduates are sought after in New Zealand and internationally.
* Provide new entrants to the tourism and hospitality industry with a qualification pathway into leadership roles.
* Through regulations and Ara policies enable those with current experience in the industry and formal or informal learning to have access to advancement through the qualification.
* Enable graduates to enhance the industry through acquisition of cultural knowledge and understandings of New Zealand and what makes it unique.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

New Zealand University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at level 3 and 20 credits at level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved* subjects, and Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627) OR New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5) or equivalent OR New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 6) or equivalent OR New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Ara Tourism and Hospitality Management Pathway or equivalent. Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact Ara for requirements. * NZQA approved subjects: see English Requirements: IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in any subtest), please see Ara website for further details.

Detailed requirements

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3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,389 $22,167
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$6,770 $20,310
Total $14,159 $42,477

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 242 476
Phone: (03) 940 8669
Fax: (03) 366 6544

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