PGDip - Tourism and Hospitality Management as a subject
Postgraduate diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a masters degree.
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.
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Entry usually requires a bachelors degree (or equivalent) and an advanced level of study in your subject area.
|Start Dates:||Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)|
|Fees (International):||$29,370-$38,350 per year|
|Entry Requirements:||Postgraduate International|
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|*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.|
- 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
Papers available within Tourism and Hospitality Management
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.
All students should discuss their programme with the Management Student Centre before enrolling.
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Graduate study options
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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:
- Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma
- Postgraduate Certificate in Tourism Management
- Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism Management
- Master of Management Studies in Tourism Management
- Doctor of Philosophy in Tourism Management
For more information about the best study pathway for you, please talk to an adviser in the Management Student Centre (MSC).
Waikato Management School has a vibrant student culture that offers plenty of social and learning opportunities.
You can meet like-minded people through student clubs, such as:
- Waikato Management School Students' Association (WMSSA)
- Management Communication Students' Association (MCSA)
- Te Ranga Ngaku- the Maori management student network
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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Management Student Centre (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.