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GradDip - Tourism and Hospitality Management as a subject

Studying a graduate diploma helps you develop knowledge and skills in your chosen subject area which will enable you to undertake a new career or further study.

Tourism and hospitality is one of the world's largest industries and a major player in New Zealand's economy – we need experts to steer that growth. Learn how to manage sustainable operations that will make a lasting impressions on visitors.

Key information

Years: 1.0
Start Dates: Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Faculty/s:
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.
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Career opportunities

  • Hotel/resort/cruise ship manager
  • Tourism/hospitality business consultant
  • Sport/leisure manager
  • Restaurant/bar manager
  • Special events planner
  • Adventure tourism operator
  • National or regional tourism planner/promoter
  • Catering services manager
  • Business entrepreneur
  • Government policy advisor
  • Operations manager

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 Management or Hospitality Management at an advanced level in their first degree.

The requirements for the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.

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Scholarships and prizes

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Graduate or postgraduate study lets you develop advanced knowledge in an area of management that you are passionate about, giving you an edge in the job market.

Choose from the following options:

For more information about the best study pathway for you, please talk to an adviser in the Management Student Centre (MSC).

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You can meet like-minded people through student clubs, such as:

We also have a WMS student mentoring programme to  help ease the academic and social transition from high school to university, by connecting you with other students who've been in your shoes before.

Student mentors can offer advice on everything from papers, study strategies, student groups and resources to entertainment and social activities.

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Graduate Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management (GradCert(THMgt))

To complete the requirements for a Graduate Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management, you must pass 60 points at 100-level or above and include at least 40 points at 300-level or above. At least 40 points must be from one subject area.

The specific requirements for Tourism and Hospitality Management are that you must include the paper:

  • TOMG201 Tourism Management

And choose 40 points from:

  • TOMG304 Tourism and Hospitality Law
  • TOMG306 Hospitality Management Decision Making
  • MKTG354 / 454 Marketing of Services
  • STMG385 Strategy for Enterprise
  • TOMG405 Entrepreneurship in Tourism and Hospitality
  • TOMG406 Hospitality Operations and Sustainable Management
  • TOMG409 Destination Management

Please note: You may need to meet any additional paper prerequisites unless a waiver is obtained and depending upon your programme of study.

Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management (GradDip(THMgt))

To complete the requirements for a Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management, you must pass 120 points at 100-level or above and include at least 80 points at 300-level or above, and pass the Writing Competency Module.

The specific requirements for Tourism and Hospitality Management are that you must include the papers:

  • TOMG201 Tourism Management
  • TOMG202 Managing Tourism Demand and Behaviour

And choose 80 points from:

  • TOMG304 Tourism and Hospitality Law
  • TOMG306 Hospitality Management Decision Making
  • TOMG307 Consumer Perspectives in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry
  • TOMG380 Aviation Management
  • MKTG354/454 Marketing of Services
  • TOMG404 Event Management Strategies
  • TOMG405 Entrepreneurship in Tourism and Hospitality
  • TOMG406 Hospitality Operations and Sustainable Management
  • TOMG409 Destination Management
  • TOMG496 Tourism and Hospitality Internship: From Theory to Practice

Please note: You may need to meet any additional paper prerequisites unless a waiver is obtained and depending upon your programme of study.

Postgraduate Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management (PGCert(THMgt))

To complete the requirements for a Postgraduate Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management, you must pass 60 points at 500-level from one subject area and meet the specific requirements prescribed for any subject.

The specific requirements for Tourism and Hospitality Management are that you must meet with the department's Graduate Convenorto discuss an appropriate personal programme of study.

Please note: If you fail a paper then you may repeat it once. If you fail more than one paper, or you fail the same paper twice, then you will not be permitted to proceed with the certificate. You may need to meet any additional paper prerequisites unless a waiver is obtained and depending upon your programme of study.

Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management (PGDip(THMgt))

To complete the requirements for a Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management, you must pass 120 points at 500-level and submit a Portfolio of Achievement (see the Postgraduate Diploma qualification information for further details). You must also meet the specific requirements prescribed for any subject. You can choose to take up to 30 points from other graduate subjects with the permission of the department's Graduate Convenor.

The specific requirements for Tourism and Hospitality Management are that you must meet with the department's Graduate Convenor to discuss an appropriate personal programme of study and include:

  • TOMG502 Tourism Planning and Environment
  • TOMG503 Hotel and Resort Management

And choose 60 points from:

  • TOMG518 Tourism and Hospitality Human Capital Management
  • TOMG519 Tourist Behaviour and Markets
  • TOMG520 Hospitality Operations Service Management
  • TOMG590 Directed Study
  • TOMG591 Tourism Management Dissertation
  • TOMG592 Tourism Management Dissertation
  • ANTH515 Ethnographic Research
  • DEVS504 State Policies on Indigenous Development
  • GEOG521 Advanced Tourism Research
  • MNGT501 Research Methods in Management Studies

Please note: If you fail a paper or papers (no more than 30 points), then you may repeat the paper once, or take an alternative paper. If you fail more than 30 points you will not be permitted to proceed with the diploma. You may need to meet any additional paper prerequisites unless a waiver is obtained and depending upon your programme of study.

Documents

Waikato Management School Student Handbook 2017

Contacts

Management Student Centre (MSC)

Phone: +64 838 4303 or 0800 654 303
Email: msc@waikato.ac.nz
Website: www.management.ac.nz/msc

Opening hours: 8.45am - 4.45pm Monday to Friday
Location: MSB.1.50, Hillcrest Road, University of Waikato, Hamilton

One of the best times to pop into MSC is Open Advice Day, held every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm.

Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Associate Professor Asad Mohsin
Undergraduate Convenor

Email: ahmosin@waikato.ac.nz

Professor Chris Ryan
Graduate Convenor

Email: caryan@waikato.ac.nz