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Bachelor of Tourism Management

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: 22-February-2021
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Lincoln University's Bachelor of Tourism Management degree focuses on tourism in relation to people and places as well as businesses and has been designed with industry consultation, it is also a part of an internationally established programme of study that has been taught at Lincoln for more than 20 years. Tourism (domestic and international) is one of New Zealand’s and the world’s most rapidly growing industries and there is an increasing demand for university graduates who have a specialised understanding of the requirements of this diverse and exciting sector. The Bachelor of Tourism Management is a specialised programme which provides students with skills and knowledge of the characteristics and management of the tourism sector. The programme focuses on tourism in relation to people and places as well as businesses and has been designed in consultation with industry.

Completing your Lincoln University degree specialising in tourism management means you’ll have a qualification with strong theoretical and applied learning that gives a broad understanding of the industry at all levels, and trains you for positions of responsibility and management roles.

Summary of Regulations

All of the following:

  • Pass at least 360 credits (24 courses)
  • Complete all compulsory courses
  • Complete no more than 165 credits (11 courses) at the 100 level
  • Complete at least 75 credits (5 courses) at the 300 level


The Bachelor of Tourism Management equips students with the knowledge and skills to take on a multitude of managerial, planning, business leadership, advisory or research roles within the industry. Career opportunities in tourism-related industries include: hospitality and hotel management, transport, tourism operations, attractions and activities, conservation and environmental management, ecotourism and agritourism. A qualification in tourism management also provides students with highly transferable skills which can be applied within a range of private and public sector roles. Private sector opportunities include: tourism/destination marketing, event management, tourism consultancy, and human resource advisors. Public sector roles at the national, regional and local levels include: policy analyst, researcher, market analyst, destination planning/ management, and tourism product development.

Students can start in:
• Semester One (late February) or
• Semester Two (mid July)
There are also options for starting in summer semesters.

Entry criteria

One of the following:
• University Entrance through NCEA, or an approved equivalent qualifications
• International qualifications

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that your English is good enough to study successfully at university. Lincoln University recognises achievement through a limited number of recognised tests of English Language. Below are the minimum standards for entry to the programme:

  • IELTS academic score of 6.0 overall, with no individual component less than 5.5
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 60 (with at least 18 in writing)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 169, with no individual component less than 162
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 50 with no communicative skills score less than 42
  • Lincoln University English Language LU EL 65%.


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