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BDBA910 Global Environmental Impacts on Tourism

Local, national and global natural resources and environments associated with tourism business management and the impacts of environmental issues on tourism business development.

This paper will focus on tourism and business management within natural environments in light of global environmental issues. Students will develop an understanding of modern developments in tourism policy and planning and their relationship with issues of environmental sustainability. Students will also understand the importance of global, national and local settings and frameworks that underpin tourism business development and management.

Paper title Global Environmental Impacts on Tourism
Paper code BDBA910
Subject Doctor of Business Administration
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,403.61
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Teaching staff
Professor James Higham
Paper Structure
The lectures will cover:
  • The social and theoretical concepts of nature
  • Conservation and capitalism
  • Globalisation and mobility
  • Production and consumption of nature
  • Tourism and global climate change
  • Wilderness management
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures will be supplemented by field trips.
There is no essential textbook. Suggested readings are listed in the course outline.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Global perspective, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Communication, Information literacy.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will gain

  1. A highly developed ability to critically evaluate the theoretical issues associated with the notion of nature and the natural world, the concept of wilderness, and ideas of access to the natural world by people for the purposes of tourism
  2. A highly developed ability to present ideas logically and persuasively to a wide audience using both written and oral means
  3. A highly developed ability to understand the interrelatedness of the legislative and management frameworks relating to the natural world, the processes that occur within these frameworks, and the significance of designated areas of wilderness/wildlife tourism
  4. A highly developed ability to critically evaluate issues of environmental sustainability arising from tourism development and the implications for tourism policy and planning and for tourism business development and management

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Monday 11:00-11:50 28-34
Monday 13:00-14:50 28-34
Tuesday 10:00-11:50 28-34
Tuesday 13:00-14:50 28-34