Tourism Management now available as a major in the Bachelor of Commerce

Victoria Business School’s respected Tourism Management programme is now available as a major in the popular Bachelor of Commerce.

The Tourism Management major, available through the School of Management, sets students up for rewarding careers as tourism leaders.

“Tourism is New Zealand’s largest export earner. It’s both a local and global industry that is at the forefront of innovation and entrepreneurship,” says Head of the Tourism Management Group, Associate Professor Ian Yeoman.

“The new tourism major is focused on giving students the skills and knowledge they need to be future managers in this fun, creative and customer focussed industry."

Tourism Management at Victoria is well regarded and has been awarded the Tourism Education Quality (TedQual) certification by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.

"The learning environment at Victoria is simply the best with close relationships with industry and teaching excellence,” says Associate Professor Yeoman.

Students can tailor their study to focus on the areas that interest them most through a wide range of electives. Many of the courses feature a strong practical component—giving students real-world experience. Tourism Management can also be studied as a minor in any degree across the university.

“The tourism industry is not the same as it was 20 or 30 years ago. It’s a very exciting field of study,” says Tourism Management graduate Diána Kham.

“Tourism Management at Victoria teaches students the skills they need to be able to adapt and innovate, as well as to consider a wide range of perspectives.”

More information about the Tourism Management programme is available on the School of Management website or by contacting Tourism Management Programme Director Ina Reichenberger on ina.reichenberger@vuw.ac.nz.