Bachelor Hospitality Tourism Management

Bachelor Hospitality Tourism Management

Become a future leader

The PIHMS degree is designed to help students get into management or business positions in Hotels, hospitality or tourism – It is also designed for those who want to start up their own successful business.

This course is perfect if you are interested in hospitality or tourism and want to make a successful career out of it.

Hotel Campus

You are not going to get a better understanding of how hotels, tourism and hospitality operate anywhere else than living and studying in an actual hotel. Students are totally immersed in an hotel environment. You will be living in twin share hotel rooms.  Meals will be served in our La Vista Restaurant onsite. 

Paid Industry Placement

One of the highlights of the course is our 2x 6 month paid hotel Internship

How does the Industry Placement help me?

Become employable - Gain valuable quality work experience as part of your course

Guaranteed Job*

We give you two jobs – To ensure you graduate with the right skills and experience to succeeded

Get Paid to study

You actually get paid to study. Don’t graduate with your student debt maxed out.

*You are required to successfully complete sections of the course before you go on Industry Placement. This is to ensure you are up to doing the job, and so that our Partner Hotels can rely on the quality of our students.

Earn up to $55,000 during your study

Potential earnings of $30,000 - $55,000 during your study. Placements are sourced by the PIHMS industry placement team, in leading hotels throughout New Zealand and Australia. Please note placements in Australia are only available for New Zealand Citizens.

Mini Gap Year

  • Travel while you study
  • You can live, study and get paid on a sunny tropical island! Or hang out in Sydney, Wellington or Auckland
  • Stay local with family and friend or check somewhere new
  • Grow as a person
  • Life changing - Gain loads of invaluable Life skills
  • Experience different cultures 
  • 30+ cities, 4 countries - Find a place you love
  • Go with friends. Great frendships are formed at PIHMS and on your Industry Placement 

As a manager or hospitality / tourism professional you will need to consider the origination and industry as a whole, and work with other colleagues and stakeholders from other sides of the industry. The experience you gain from your two Industry placements in multiple sides of the industry give you the ability to be promoted into these roles.

Bachelor of Applied Hospitality & Tourism Management Level 7 details  

- 370 credits total


Year 1 

6 months at PIHMS


6 month Paid Hotel Internship


Year 2

6 months at PIHMS


6 month Paid Hotel Internship


Year 3

1 year at PIHMS



Students in the third year will build on the learning attained from their first and second years in classroom bassed business and managment studies. They will also utilize the PIHMS hotel campus with duty management experience and training, and develop and implement an event management project.


Entry Requirements:

All applicants are interviewed. Students under 17.5 will be assessed on a case by case basis. Students are required to have completed year 12 and successfully attained NCEA level 2 with at least a total of 80 credits (or equivalent for overseas students).

  • 60 credits must be obtained at level 2 or above
  • 20 credits can be obtained from any level
  • The Level 1 literacy and numeracy requirements must also be met
  • Should students not gain the required numeracy and literacy credits from Maths and English then the remaining numeracy and literacy credits from other subjects will be assessed on a case to case basic

Overseas ESOL minimum of IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 213 (comp adaptive) or 550 (written). Level 5 Students with IELTS 5.5 will be required to take business communication elective.