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Bachelor of Commerce (Tourism)

The BCom (Tourism) critically explores multiple and dynamic facets of the international tourism industry.

This innovative major prepares you for a career in tourism and related industries. A BCom (Tourism) explores the effects and ongoing planning and management issues associated with tourism, at destination and business levels, in New Zealand and globally. 

There are five core papers in the BCom (Tourism) - BSNS 111, BSNS 112, BSNS 113, BSNS 114 and BSNS 115.

The Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Tourism consists of the following papers:

Level Papers Points

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



TOUR 217 Tourist Behaviour
TOUR 218 Tourism and Hospitality Enterprise Management
TOUR 219 Destination Management


TOUR 309 Tourism Research Methods
THREE Further papers from:
TOUR 301 Cultural and Heritage Tourism
TOUR 303 Visitor Accommodation Management
TOUR 304 Events and Conventions Management
TOUR 305 Tourism Product Development
TOUR 306 Ecotourism and Sustainable Development



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

For students who have commenced their studies prior to 2017, please discuss transitional arrangements with the Tourism Course Advising Team.

Study for double major in Tourism

Trying to decide between a major in Tourism and another subject area, but not sure which to choose? You don't have to!

Study for a double major within a Bachelor of Commerce. Popular options include:

  • BCom Tourism and Marketing Management
  • BCom Tourism and Management
  • BCom Tourism and Economics

Or, you can study for a double degree. Popular options include:

  • BCom Tourism and BA (e.g. Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, or Languages)
  • BCom Tourism and BPhED
  • BCom Tourism and DAppSc (e.g. Consumer Food Science or Sport and Exercise Nutrition)
  • BCom Tourism and BSc (e.g. Geology, Geography, Human Nutrition or Psychology)

Interested in doing a BCom (Hons) in Tourism?

Please read our Honours programme details, for information on a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Tourism.