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Hospitality Management

Learn how to manage sustainable hospitality operations that make long lasting impressions on visitors.

Hospitality is a fast-growing, vibrant, energetic industry that faces constant demand for skilled staff. It needs skilful operators who can plan, control, make strategic decisions, and understand the legal requirements for this sector - which is where you come in.

Study Hospitality Management at Waikato to get the experience you need to pursue a management career across hotels, cruise ships, restaurants, cafes and other businesses in the hospitality industry.

Hospitality Management focuses on the organisation of businesses that supply food, drink, accommodation and entertainment to the domestic market, as well as tourists from around the world.

As a student, you'll analyse factors that impact on menu planning and meal experience in food and beverage outlets, work in teams and critique food product flows, kitchen designs and procurement. You'll also learn about key issues in food safety and production; and have an appreciation of service management, human and financial resources, and communication and leadership.

For more information about Hospitality Management at Waikato, visit the department's website.

Internationally recognised

Waikato is ranked in the world's top 150 universities for Accounting, Finance, Business & Management Studies, and Communication & Media Studies by the prestigious QS Subject Rankings.

You'll study at our internationally recognised Waikato Management School, which has Triple Crown Accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, placing it in the top 1% of all business schools worldwide.

300 level

400 level

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 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.

Prescriptions for the BMS(Hons)

Hospitality Management may be taken as a major for the BMS(Hons). The requirements for the major are prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.

Students enrolling in 500 level Hospitality Management papers should normally have a minimum of a B grade average in undergraduate Hospitality Management papers, with no less than that in 300 and 400 level Hospitality Management papers. All students should discuss their programme with the Management Student Centre before enrolling.

Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)

To complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Management Studies major, you must pass 120 points at 200-level or above from one subject area, and include at least 60 points at 300-level or above of which 40 points must be at 400-level. You must also meet the specific requirements prescribed for any subject.

The specific requirements for Hospitality Management as a first major are that you must include:

  • TOMG206 Food and Beverage Management and TOMG216 Food and Beverage Management Placement
  • TOMG207 Accommodation Management and TOMG217 Accommodation Management Placement
  • TOMG306 Tourism and Hospitality Management Decision Making
  • TOMG406 Hospitality Operations and Sustainable Management

Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours (BMS(Hons))

To complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours major, you must pass 120 points at 200-level or above from one subject area. You must include at least 60 points at 300-level or above, which includes at least 40 points at 400-level or above and at least 30 points at 500-level. You must also meet the specific requirements for any subject.

The specific requirements for Hospitality Management as a first major are that you must include:

  • TOMG206 Food and Beverage Management and TOMG216 Food and Beverage Management Placement
  • TOMG207 Accommodation Management and TOMG217 Accommodation Management Placement
  • TOMG503 Hotel and Resort Management

And at least one of:

  • TOMG306 Tourism and Hospitality Management Decision Making
  • TOMG406 Hospitality Operations and Sustainable Management

If you are taking two majors you can count either the compulsory 599 or MNGT596 towards your WMS major papers, provided it is approved as relevant to that major and you have included a further 30 points at 500-level in that major.

Don't forget, you must pass 120 points at 500-level for the qualification and submit a Portfolio of Achievement. If you have only selected 30 points at 500-level for your major, then a further 90 points at 500-level is required to meet this degree regulation.

Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality Management (BTour(THMgt))

Please note that Hospitality Management is only available for students who were previously taking the major. No new enrolments in this major will be possible. If you have any queries please contact the Management Student Centre .

To complete the requirements for a BTour(THMgt) major, you must pass 120 points at 200-level or above from one subject area, and include at least 60 points at 300-level or above. You must also meet the specific requirements prescribed for any subject.

The specific requirements for Hospitality Management are that you must include:

  • TOMG206 Food and Beverage Management and TOMG216 Food and Beverage Management Placement
  • TOMG207 Accommodation Management and TOMG217 Accommodation Management Placement
  • TOMG304 Tourism and Hospitality Law
  • TOMG306 Tourism and Hospitality Management Decision Making
  • TOMG405 Entrepreneurship in Tourism and Hospitality
  • TOMG406 Hospitality Operations and Sustainable Management

If Hospitality Management is your first major and you are taking two majors then you can count TOMG390 or MNGT496 as a major paper for this subject in place of TOMG304, TOMG306, TOMG405 or TOMG406.

Bachelor of Tourism with Honours (BTOUR(Hons))

To complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Tourism with Honours, you must pass 120 points at 500-level, include at least 60 points from one subject area and at least 30 points in research (Directed Study, Dissertation or Research Methods Papers), and submit a Portfolio of Achievement (see the qualification information for further details).

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

  • MNGT501 Research Methods in Management Studies
  • TOMG591 Dissertation

And choose 60 points from:

  • TOMG502 Tourism Development and the Environment
  • TOMG503 Hotel and Resort Management
  • TOMG510 Heritage Management in Tourism
  • TOMG518 Tourism and Hospitality Human Capital Management
  • TOMG519 Tourist Behaviour and Markets
  • TOMG520 Hospitality Operations Service Management
  • TOMG590 Directed Study

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 degree.

Hospitality Management as a Second Major

Even if you are enrolled in an undergraduate degree that doesn't list Hospitality Management as a major subject, you may normally still take it as a second major. In these circumstances you are required to pass 120 points at 120 points at 200-level or above from one subject area, and include at least 60 points at 300-level or above. You must include:

  • TOMG206 Food and Beverage Management and TOMG216 Food and Beverage Management Placement
  • TOMG207 Accommodation Management and TOMG217 Accommodation Management Placement
  • TOMG304 Tourism and Hospitality Law
  • TOMG306 Tourism and Hospitality Management Decision Making
  • TOMG405 Entrepreneurship in Tourism and Hospitality
  • TOMG406 Hospitality Operations and Sustainable Management

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

To complete the requirements for a Graduate Certificate in 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. You must also meet the specific requirements prescribed for any subject.

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

  • 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, Tourism and Hospitality Management (GradDip(THMgt))

To complete the requirements for a Graduate Diploma, 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. You must also meet the specific requirements prescribed for any subject.

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

  • 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

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

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

To complete the requirements for a Postgraduate Certificate, 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 Convenor to discuss an appropriate personal programme of study.

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, Tourism and Hospitality Management (PGDip(THMgt))

To complete the requirements for a Postgraduate Diploma, 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

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.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Please contact the Graduate Convenor.

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 Hospitality Management

Bobbie Wisneski
Undergraduate/Graduate Advisor

Phone: +64 7 838 4195
Email: bobbie@waikato.ac.nz

Associate Professor Tim Lockyer
Graduate Convenor

Email: lockyer@waikato.ac.nz

Professor Alison McIntosh
Graduate Convenor (Master of Management Studies)

Email: mcintosh@waikato.ac.nz

Dr Jenny Cave
Graduate Convenor (PhD)

Email: cavej@waikato.ac.nz