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Study Hospitality at Otago

Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of business operation that makes the hospitality sector unique.

Study aspects of hospitality relating to the business of wine, tourist behaviour, sport tourism management, accommodation management, events and conventions management, and foodservice industry management.

A career in hospitality will allow you to build and use skills in problem solving, project planning, time management and leadership. You’ll be challenged and find excitement in the  variety of tasks that come your way – no two days will be the same.

Why study Hospitality?

Students are not only introduced to key business concepts, but also to the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of the phenomenon of hospitality – this is what sets Otago’s hospitality minor apart from other courses in hospitality.

Background required

There is no formal requirement to have studied a prerequisite. Students will benefit from a sound English background and exposure to topics such as geography and tourism at secondary school.

Teaching style

Students engage in fun, hands-on and collaborative learning. The lecturers have extensive industry experience, blending theoretical research with practical industry knowledge, to prepare graduates to think critically while operating in a diverse and dynamic work environment.

Career opportunities

The minor will appeal to students interested in the accommodation, events, and food and beverage sectors, or in running their own hospitality businesses in the future.

Students who are excellent communicators, good at multi-tasking and enjoy leading teams and projects will thrive in a career in hospitality.

Career opportunities can include, but are not limited to: Hotel management – sales and marketing, front office, reservations, revenue, event management – business and corporate events, exhibitions and convention events, private events such as weddings and celebrations, food and beverage management – sales, quality assurance, regional outlet management, online travel company roles – market development, pricing and revenue, marketing and sales.

Minor subject requirements

Hospitality as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, BACom, BASc or BComSc 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), Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) or Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc) degree

Level Papers Points
100-level TOUR 103  Introduction to Hospitality 18
200-level and above

TOUR 218  Tourism and Hospitality Enterprise Management

TOUR 303  Tourist Accommodation Management or TOUR 304  Event and Conventions Management

and two further papers from:
HUNT 246  Applied Nutrition
TOUR 214  Introduction to Wine Business
TOUR 216  Sport Tourism
TOUR 217  Tourist Behaviour
TOUR 303  Tourist Accommodation Management
TOUR 304  Event and Conventions Management





Total 90

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