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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.

    No new enrolments for the minor in Hospitality are being accepted for 2024.

    Please contact the Department of Tourism for more information about study options.

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    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.

    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.

    Hospitality at Otago

    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.

    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.


    Hospitality as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BCom, BEntr, 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 Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntr), 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

    No new enrolments for the minor in Hospitality are being accepted for 2024 or 2025.  Please contact the Department of Tourism for more information about study options.

    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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