Hospitality Management

Learn Hospitality Management in Exotic New Zealand - Top 5 Ranking Institutes

Posted By : Mr Anand Dhillon/Posted on: May 01, 2017

If you are planning to study a hotel management course abroad; New Zealand is an option you cannot miss to consider.

New Zealand is a perfect getaway with mesmerizing destinations, a tourist hotspot for regular travellers and adventure junkies. The flourishing wine industry and delicious cuisines make New Zealand a study abroad destination for students who want to pursue hospitality courses or hotel management abroad.

New Zealand offers a host of options like certificate and diploma level courses that provide students with practical training and skills for the industry. There are also hotel management and hospitality degrees, professional chef practice and cookery offered by prestigious universities and colleges.

Here are some reasons, which favour New Zealand as a great place to study hotel management.

Courses are less expensive when compared to the USA and the UK

Courses are taught in English

Most institutions run and operate restaurants for on-the-job training

One of the fastest growing tourism destinations

Excellent opportunities for employment in New Zealand on completion of studies.

Below listed are the top universities and colleges for hospitality in New Zealand:

University of Waikato

The University of Waikato ranks amongst the top 2% of the world's 17,000 universities and is ranked 46th in the world for universities under 50 years old.

Waikato offers two undergraduate degrees - Bachelor of Management Studies and Bachelor of Tourism.

The courses include modules on - food and beverage management, accommodation management, tourism and hospitality law, tourism and hospitality control and decision-making, entrepreneurship in tourism and hospitality, and hospitality operations management.

Auckland University of Technology – AUT

AUT is one of New Zealand’s premier universities and is known for its excellent quality of teaching and state-of-the-art learning facilities.

The Department of Hospitality at AUT offers the following courses - Bachelor of International Hospitality Management, Postgraduate Certificate in International Hospitality Management, Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management, Master of International Hospitality Management, Master of Philosophy and the coveted Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

The Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (BIHM) is the only specialised hospitality management degree in the New Zealand university sector. It is widely recognised in the industry and acclaimed by the country's top hospitality operators. 'Four Seasons' is AUT University’s premier fine dining restaurant. It offers classic New Zealand cuisine and is staffed by AUT students.

'Piko' is AUT University's bistro restaurant, offering fresh, modern cuisine and staffed by AUT students.

Pacific International Hotel Management School – PIHMS

PIHMS is based out of New Plymouth a popular tourist destination, which offers visitors the chance to snowboard, ski, water ski and surf all in the same day. PIHMS offers the following courses - International Diploma in Hotel Management, Bachelor of Applied Hospitality & Tourism Management and Postgraduate Diploma in Hotel Management.

PIHMS is dedicated to the hospitality industry in further building the standards of hospitality management within New Zealand and globally.

It operates as a co-operative venture between the hospitality industry and higher education institutions. Students also get to work on paid industry placements to secure real-time work experience.


NZMA has multiple campuses in New Zealand and offers diplomas across learning levels in hospitality management and cookery.

These courses are very popular among international students and combine training in hospitality, cookery and business training, in small classes taught by industry-experienced tutors.

Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT)

Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology is a popular higher education institute in Christchurch city. A team of talented and dedicated tutors make for the perfect faculty at CPIT along with providing a creative and supportive environment to learn.

The various courses you can choose from are hospitality management, chef training, cafe bar service, bakery and travel. Their hospitality facilities include five kitchens, fully licensed training restaurant, professional bakery facility, training bar and barista room, bar and café environments, and training reception and hotel suite that aid students in learning better.

Almost every institution in New Zealand offers hospitality courses. However, ensure you do ample research before finalizing a college as this field requires access to high-quality, industry-standard facilities and equipment.

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Author : Mr. Anand Dhillon [M.B.A.]

Anand Dhillon loves to write & share knowledge on Education in India, Career choices & Studying Abroad; helping Students in need of relevant information. He is a Mechanical Engineer & an MBA by qualification. He keeps himself updated with the constant changes in the Education arena & provides answers on Quora, Shiksha.

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