|Programme Name||Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management|
|Qualification Ownership||Auckland Institute of Studies Limited|
|Programme Level||NZQF Level 7|
|Qualification Code||NZQA PC9799|
|Programme Credits||124 credits|
|Number of papers||Dependent on student elective choice|
|Programme Length||12 months|
|Tuition fee (International)||$18,500 (inclusive)|
|Tuition fee (Domestic)||Please enquire. Scholarships available.|
This programme is owned by Auckland Institute of Studies, and delivered at Elite Management School in Wellington. Graduates will be awarded the qualification by Auckland Institute of Studies.
Students in the Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management will have improved knowledge and sound managerial skills relevant to management positions in the tourism, travel, hospitality and airlines industries. The programme is intended to provide the equivalent of a major in a subject other than that in which the student has majored for their first degree.
Graduates will be able to:
– Apply appropriate skills and knowledge from their first qualification to relevant contexts in the tourism industry.
– Integrate relevant theory, experience and skills to implement best practice in specific areas of tourism operations and management.
– Relate their experience in working in a tourism environment to the application of broader management principles.
– Draw on the theories and tools of analysis they have learned to manage tourism organisations efficiently and enhance organisational performance.
– Take responsibilities for their own learning, conduct independent investigation, identity problems, and develop creative solutions which exhibit academic rigour.
– Communicate effectively with guests, prospective guests, co-workers, senior management, industry suppliers and other stakeholders.
– Take responsibility for practicing ongoing personal development in the tourism industry.
Graduate Options in Tourism
|#1 – Employment Pathway in New Zealand||#2 – Academic Pathway|
|Work opportunities in management positions in tourist offices, travel agencies, transport companies, resorts and hospitality industries.||Graduates will be able to continue to postgraduate studies in tourism management, or engage in interdisciplinary postgraduate studies utilising their expertise gained in both the GDTM and prior degree studies.|
- must hold a Bachelor degree (at least equivalent to New Zealand pass standard) awarded by a tertiary institution approved by the AIS Academic Board, or equivalent qualification.
International students must:
- have an IELTS proficiency level in Academic English at a 6.0 level with no band score lower than 5.5, OR,
- TOEFL iBT 60 (with a writing score of 20)
- PToE academic score of 50
- AIS Test of English Proficiency (TEP) 52/80 (with no band less than 12)
- gain approval under Admission Regulation 3: Special Admission.
2018 Intake Schedule
We have two intakes and start dates for the 2018 academic year:
- 2 July
- 22 October
As per normal at EMS, there will be three intakes in 2019 (March, July, October – exact dates to be arranged).