Bachelor of Commerce - Hotel and Tourism Management Major

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 1 - 19 Feb 2024

    Semester 2 - 15 Jul 2024

    November Summer School - 11 Nov 2024

  • Qualification


  • Duration

    3 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

Tourism will recover to once again be the world’s largest business. As the industry retakes its shape, hotels and other tourism providers in New Zealand and around the world will need strongly qualified managers prepared to help them grow by offering fulfilling and sustainable travel experiences. This degree expands your opportunities.

Choosing this major opens up a future that meets the exciting and evolving needs of the hotel and tourism industry. While recent global events have had a dramatic impact on tourism in New Zealand and elsewhere, it is recovering, and all sides of the industry will be on the look-out for qualified, well-prepared managers with the vision and expertise to regrow business into a more future-fit way.

How you’ll grow

  • With lectures, tutorials and field trips from both guest experts from the hotel and tourism industry as well as Lincoln University’s own specialists.
  • Supplemented by practical work experience (post-secondary school) in New Zealand or overseas.
  • By being trained to be a resourceful critical thinker, innovator and problem-solver.
  • By graduating with the knowledge and experience to make an impact in a rapidly regrowing industry anywhere in the world.

Career opportunities

Lincoln's Bachelor of Commerce- Hotel and Tourism Management major opens the doors to executive-level careers in general management and operations in the tourism and hotel industry: tourism activity businesses, airlines, hotels, resorts, marketing, food and beverage, and human resources in New Zealand or overseas.

Practical work requirements

You’re required to complete 480 hours of approved practical work experience after leaving school as a condition of graduation:

  • Approved practical work can be taken overseas
  • You’ll need to submit evidence of completed hours and a satisfactory written report to the Practical Work Coordinator

For more information on the practical aspects of study, or request a copy of the Practical Work Handbook, contact the Practical Work Coordinator at or phone +64 3 423 0061.

Lincoln’s Hotel and Tourism Management major prepares you for a fascinating, fulfilling job where no two days are the same. And what’s really exciting is how the sector is expanding how it creates sustainable outcomes.

Kate Sweeney

Bachelor of Commerce - Hotel and Tourism Management major

Upon successful completion of this degree programme, you will be awarded a Bachelor of Commerce with a Hotel and Tourism Management major.

Programme information

Programme Structure

  • Compulsory courses
  • Elective courses
  • Refer to the list below

This degree structure is indicative only.  A course advisor will help you to select your electives and plan your degree. You can check out our courses to see what electives might interest you.


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Programme contacts

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