The Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management (GDTM) is a one-year programme comprising seven courses, and is designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than Tourism Management who wish to broaden their career options. For some students, it is a prelude to postgraduate study in Tourism Management; for others it is a bridge into an employment situation which meaningfully utilizes their dual skill set.
National tourist offices, travel agencies, reservations, marketing and sales, events organization and management, tour operators, airlines and transportation companies, resorts and hospitality providers, heritage bodies, environment and conservation agencies, customer service.
The programme comprises seven courses, including:
3.119 Principles of Tourism
5.204 Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Management
3.222 Tourism and Hospitality Management
3.317 Tourism Policy Planning and Development
And three Stage III elective courses selected from Tourism Management or Hospitality Management programmes.
This option includes the four courses listed above, 3.398 Tourism Internship, and one Stage III elective course selected from Tourism Management or Hospitality Management programmes.
The internship comprises 20 hours per week over 12 weeks (240 hours minimum)
Bachelor degree at least equivalent to New Zealand pass standard; and
IELTS 6.0 with no individual band lower than 5.5 / TOEFL iBT 60 (with a writing score of 18) / Pearson 50 / TEP 52 or equivalent with no band less than 12
Candidates without a Bachelor degree but with an appropriate mix of a lesser qualification and work experience may be approved for special admission by the Academic Board