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Study Tourism at Otago

Students in the Commerce building

Overview

Tourism is an interdisciplinary field of study that has links to business studies, resource analysis, social theory and environmental studies. The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) majoring in Tourism degree helps students develop an understanding of the key issues surrounding tourism, its impact and ongoing management.  

Students are encouraged to take papers in other fields such as Commerce (e.g. Accounting, Management or Marketing) or Humanities (e.g. Anthropology, Geography, History, Languages, Māori Studies) depending on their interests and their intended career destination.

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Contact details

Email tourism@otago.ac.nz
Website otago.ac.nz/tourism

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Qualifications

Papers

See the full list of Tourism (TOUR) papers.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) majoring in Tourism

Level Papers Points
100-level

TOUR 101  Introduction to Tourism

TOUR 102  Global Tourism or TOUR 103  Introduction to Hospitality

BSNS 111 Business and Society, BSNS 112 Interpreting Business Data, BSNS 113 Economic Principles and Policy, BSNS 114 Financial Decision Making, BSNS 115 Accounting and Information Systems – must normally be taken in first year of study

18

18

90

200-level

TOUR 217  Tourist Behaviour

TOUR 218  Tourism and Hospitality Enterprise Management

TOUR 219  Destination Management

18

18

18

300-level

TOUR 309  Tourism Research Methods

Three further 300-level TOUR papers

18

54

Plus

108 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above. Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Commerce.

108

 

Every programme must include BSNS 111-115. At least three of these papers must be passed before enrolling in any 200-level Commerce paper, and all must be passed before enrolling in any 300-level Commerce paper. For single-degree BCom students, all five must be attempted in the first year of study or equivalent.

STAT 110 or STAT 115 will be accepted as an alternative to BSNS 112 as a required paper or as part of the major subject requirements or as a prerequisite when:
(a) the paper has been passed before the student has enrolled for a BCom degree; or
(b) a student is enrolling for both a BCom and another degree for which STAT 110 or STAT 115 is required.

 
Total   360

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Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons)) in Tourism

Papers

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Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) in Tourism

Papers

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MCom in Tourism degree table

Thesis
  • Thesis: TOUR 5

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Master of Tourism (MTour)

Papers Points

TOUR 423  Advanced Tourism Concepts

TOUR 424  Tourism Methods and Analysis or TOUR 427  Tourism and Development Ethnographic Field School

Four further 400-level TOUR papers, or three further 400-level TOUR papers and one other 400-level paper from outside Tourism

TOUR 590 Research Project (60 points)

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20

 

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60

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Minor Subject Requirements

Tourism as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree

Level Papers Points
100-level

TOUR 101  Introduction to Tourism

18

200-level

TOUR 219  Destination Management

One of:
TOUR 216  Sport Tourism
TOUR 217  Tourist Behaviour
TOUR 218  Tourism and Hospitality Enterprise Management

Also see below

18

18

300-level

One of:
TOUR 301  Cultural and Heritage Tourism
TOUR 305  Tourism Product Development
TOUR 306  Ecotourism and Sustainable Development
TOUR 309  Tourism Research Methods

18

Plus

One further paper from TOUR 216, TOUR 217, TOUR 218, TOUR 301, TOUR 305, TOUR 306, TOUR 309

18

Total   90

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