Bachelor of Applied Management - Tourism Management (Level 7)

Tourism Management Major

Programme highlights

With tourism as the second-largest export earner for New Zealand, managers and supervisors with the ability to understand the sector and its issues, as well as plan for its growth and future, are essential to any tourism business or product.

Combine core business skills and practices with specific tourism management skills in adopting sustainable tourism practices, managing and operating accommodation services and tourist destinations, marketing and selling tourism products and destinations using a variety of media, and understanding the industry from a strategic and operational perspective. Plus each student is matched to a company to complete a real-world project management project. Further apply your skills in creating multimedia product and content for use in a tourism business. Your skills will be relevant in both New Zealand and overseas.

We teach all of our practical programmes at MIT Manukau, located right in the heart of Manukau and easily accessible by train, bus and car. Our small class sizes mean our passionate staff work closely with you to achieve your goals. And our strong industry relationships keep you up to date with the latest business practices.

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Fast-track your programme of study to graduate sooner

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme is designed for those who already have the on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money, but also help you to complete your qualification faster. To learn more make an appointment to speak with one of our RPL facilitators by phoning 0800 62 62 52 (or email enquiries@manukau.ac.nz).

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, May, July, October
Study Location(s) MIT Manukau
Level 7
Domestic fees $6,200 (approx.) per year
Youth Guarantee Not available
Programme Code MN4535
Duration

Three years (full-time) or part-time

Study Method Three years (full-time) or part-time
Credits 360
International Fees $20,300 (approx.) per year
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not available
Qualification MIT Degree

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Information is correct as at August 2017. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2018 fee structure. [Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2018 are based on the 2017 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2018.] All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Successfully completed at least 42 NCEA credits (or equivalent) at Level 3 or higher, made up of 14 credits in one approved subject, 14 credits in another approved subject, 14 credits from one or two additional domains or approved subjects; and
  • 8 credits in NCEA English Level 2 (four in reading and four in writing from the NZQA Literacy Requirements for University Entrance list) (or equivalent); and
  • 14 credits in NCEA mathematics (or pangarau) Level 1 (or equivalent) or
  • Have successfully completed a minimum of 72 credits at NCEA (or equivalent) Level 2 including a minimum of 14 credits in each of four subjects and a minimum of 30 credits at Merit or Excellence. Applicants will need to have achieved degree entry standards for numeracy and literacy or
  • provide evidence of equivalence through practical, professional or educational experience e.g.,three to five years' full-time work experience (relevant to business). Evidence of literacy and numeracy will be required. MIT literacy assessments are available; and
  • have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 or greater (with no score below 5.5 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent.

Applicants who meet the requirements for admission are accepted into the programme in the order their applications are received.

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Faculty Dean.

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Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Faculty Dean.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities include roles in tourism, festival and event management, local and national council event co-ordination, airport operational management, transport management, policy planning for tourism destinations, marketing and communications for national or local tourism organisations and destination branding. Tourism enterprises will benefit from the skills you will possess as a Bachelor of Applied Management (Tourism Management) graduate.

Programme structure

When planning your degree, remember that not all courses are available each quarter. You must check the programme structure below, the pre-requisites (click), electives (click) and availability of your chosen courses in advance (click T3)
COMPULSORY COURSES

Level 5

311.537 Introduction to Accounting

Learn the basics of accounting in a New Zealand business context; create and understand financial statements; and analyse business performance for small companies

181.519 Professional Communication

Study oral and written communication skills and interpersonal communication skills in the New Zealand business context.

341.571  Business Heritage, Culture and Sustainability

Develop an understanding of New Zealand’s diverse cultural and commercial history, and how its cultural heritage relates to business today.

323.510 Commercial Law

Learn the fundamentals of the legal system as it relates to business, including liability, contract law and consumer rights.

371.514 Economics

Develop an understanding of elements of economic theory and how they relate to contemporary business issues, including exchange rates, international trade, and the relationship between market economics and regulation.

351.515 Introduction to Marketing

Gain a basic understanding of the theory and practice of marketing, including market analysis, segmentation and consumer behaviour

341.576 Management

Understand and apply the factors that influence people and change management of an organisation

341.582 Managing Operations

Understand and apply the factors that influence the operational and financial management of an organisation

COMPULSORY COURSES

Level 6

CORE COURSES

341.628 Applied Management

Build on the skills learnt in the Management course by proposing, developing and executing a project that meets the needs of a specific business problem.

341.629 Research Methodology

Train in the key analytical tools used in business and how they affect management decision-making. You will learn to apply research methodologies to identify and solve a practical businessrelated problem

COURSES IN THIS MAJOR:

445.604 Tourism Multimedia

Students will gain an appreciation of the influence multimedia, and in particular social media, has on the marketing and selling of tourism products and destinations. Students will also have the opportunity to create multimedia product and content, for use in a tourism enterprise

445.606 Tourism Industry and Enterprises

Students will gain an understanding of the historical development of tourism. They will analyse and examine its structure and the components which make up the tourism industry nationally and internationally. They will look at tourism enterprises from an operational perspective and the strategies which drive their success in this dynamic business environment.

445.608 Accommodation Services Management

Students will gain an understanding of management and operational concepts for the sustainable operation of accommodation organisations.

COMPULSORY COURSES

Level 7

341.736 Co-operative Education Project (equivalent to  four courses)

As part of the final year of your Bachelor of Applied Management, you will work ‘hands-on’ within a real business environment applying your learning. During this time you will also complete a significant research project for your host organisation, overseen by an MIT lecturer. This experience will ensure you graduate with both a qualification and practical experience

445.701 Contemporary Issues in the Tourism Industry

The student will be able to critically examine contemporary issues in human resource management locally nationally and internationally. Once identified the issues will be evaluated for their impact on the human resource professional and the human resource function within organisations. The issues researched and analysed will reflect the dynamic nature of the current HRM environment.

445.703 Destination Management

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the multifaceted and complex, strategies and practices involved with the management of a sustainable tourist destination.

ELECTIVE COURSES

In addition, for each major you must select five other elective courses from the list (click here).  If you are doing a double major you will not be able to take elective courses, you will need to take five courses from your other major.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Offered by

Faculty of Business and Information Technology, MIT Manukau, Corner of Manukau Station Road and Davies Avenue, Manukau (directly above Manukau Station)

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Information and Application Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct as at August 2017. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2018 fee structure. [Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2018 are based on the 2017 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2018.] All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

Key information for students

Bachelor or Applied Management (Level 7)

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. Applicant s must meet the following entry requirements Academic entry requirement Successfully completed at least 42 NCEA (or equivalent) credits at Level 3 or higher, made up of 14 credits in one approved subject 14 credits in another approved subject 14 credits from one or two additional domains or approved subjects AND 8 credits in NCEA English Level 2 (four in reading and four in writing from the NZQA Literacy Requirements for University Entrance list) (or equivalent) AND 14 credits ln NCEA Mathematics (or Pangarau) Level1 (or equivalent) OR Successfully completed a minimum of 72 credits at NCEA (or equivalent) Level 2 including a minimum of 14 credits in each of four subjects and a minimum of 30 credits at Merit or Excellence. Applicants will need to have achieved degree entry standards for numeracy and literacy (see 7.1.2 and 7.1.3 above). Provide evidence of equivalence through practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three to five years full time work experience (relevant to business). vidence of literacy and numeracy will be required. MIT literacy assess ments are available . AND Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicants whose first language-is not English may be required to provide li:lvldence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 or greater (with no score below 5.5 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent.
Detailed requirements [?] Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification. More information about entry to this qualification
Duration [?] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification. 3 Years
Tuition Fees Annual Total Qualification
Student fees [?] Annual:
The annual tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Total Qualification:
The total tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
$5,778 $17,335
Government tuition subsidy [?] Annual:
The average annual amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The average total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$6,258 $18,773
Total [?] Annual:
The combined total of the annual amount paid by both the student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The combined total of the amount paid by both the student and government towards the total tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$12,036 $36,107
Compulsory student services fee
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Student Success
Successful course completions [?] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year. 81%
National Graduate Outcomes (3 years after completion)
Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $49,333
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. $39,283 - $59,876
In employment [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 80%
In further study [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 13%
On a benefit [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 1%
Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
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