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Bachelor of Hospitality Management

Become the ultimate host. Manage guest services for a hotel or a cruise ship, events and convention services, or a fine dining establishment. The Bachelor of Hospitality Management program will prepare students for advancement into graduate programs as well as advanced corporate training programs in business, hospitality, sport management, finance, law and public administration, among others.

VCC is dedicated to developing programming that meets the needs of students and industry partners.

Program Hours: Regular Entry: Monday to Wednesday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Executive Entry: Tuesday Evening from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Sep 2 years Bachelor Degree Downtown Full-time

Program Description

Program Description

The purpose of the Bachelor of Hospitality Management (BHM) Program is to prepare students for employment and / or a career as managers in the hospitality industry.

Upon completion of the BHM Program, graduates will have a comprehensive understanding of management and business practices related to the hospitality industry. Employment areas may include positions within the hotel and restaurant industries or in related fields, such as the cruise ship and assisted living industries, sport management, event management, convention services, meeting planning and services, and human resources management. In addition, a number of graduates may embrace the spirit of entrepreneurship by conceiving, developing and implementing a business of their own.

Students will be strongly positioned for advancement into graduate programs as well as advanced corporate training programs in business, hospitality, sport management, finance, law and public administration, among others.

This program is intended for students with minimal or no experience in the hospitality industry. These students would not qualify for advanced standing as outlined in the Executive Cohort admissions criteria. In this program, students will normally complete the 60-credit course requirement over two years, consisting of four terms. In extenuating circumstances individual student needs will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.


Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Hospitality Management, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply the principles and key skill sets of successful management and business practices to current events and cases in the hospitality industry.
  2. Plan, design and implement sustainable hospitality management and business practices and evaluate their impact on business and community.
  3. Conceptualize and apply models of financial management, operations management, statistical analysis, research methods, e-Business, social media, marketing and strategic management to current events and simulations in the hospitality industry.
  4. Conceptualize and apply models of change management.
  5. Communicate effectively and professionally with local, regional, national and global hospitality management and business professionals both in person, in writing and on-line via social media and videoconference settings.
  6. Lead effective informal and formal meetings.
  7. Analyze critical issues related to labour relations, ethics and law in the hospitality industry.
  8. Attend to the diverse cultural, interactional and structural dimensions of hospitality management in British Columbia and Canada.
  9. Provide workplace and community leadership to resolve issues in hospitality management operations.
  10. Apply entrepreneurial skills in all aspects of their work.

Instructional Activities, Design and Delivery Mode


Instructional activities include presentations, discussions, research, reflective writing, case studies, and individual and group work. A variety of interactive and collaborative learner engagement activities are employed.

Learning materials are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure they are current and relevant to the hospitality industry.

Computer simulation learning further distinguishes the BHM program, readying tomorrow’s hospitality leaders to manage efficiently today.

Evaluation of Student Learning


Student learning is evaluated in a variety of ways including midterm and final examinations, research papers, oral presentations, individual and group projects, quizzes, homework assignments, case studies, and simulations. The final capstone course combines modern case analysis and community service to assess students’ integration of the knowledge and skills acquired during the program.

Students must receive a minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0) upon completion of the required courses to successfully graduate, and a minimum cumulative grade point average of C- (1.67) in each term to advance into subsequent courses/terms in the program.

Note: Upon successful completion of the Program, students must apply for graduation through the VCC Office of the Registrar. Students are responsible for ensuring they meet all of the requirements for their degree completion before applying for graduation. Academic advising is available from the Department Head upon request

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.

Applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Proof of English Proficiency

VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.

Applicants for whom English is a second language should submit proof of English proficiency.


Program Specific

VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.

Applicants for whom English is a second language should submit proof of English proficiency.

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Applicants may choose to apply to one of two tracks: Four Term Program or Accelerated Program.


Admission for both tracks is based on the following options:

  1. Standard Admission:
    • An earned two-year diploma of at least 60 credits in hospitality management, business or a related field of study; with a cumulative grade point average of C or higher (2.0), according to the current VCC grade scale*.

    Note:

    • Applicants must submit all post-secondary transcripts. The College reserves the right to request a language and math assessment from an applicant. Applicants are responsible for the payment of assessment services and fees.
  2. Executive Cohort
  3. Students interested in the Executive Cohort Program can visit the Bachelor of Hospitality Executive Cohort webpage.

    Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)

    VCC recognizes Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) as one of multiple pathways for students to complete their individual course of study. PLAR is distinguished from transfer credit and flexible admission. PLAR is available in all courses of the program except for HOSP 3960 Research Methods in Business; HOSP 4330 and HOSP 4360 the Capstone courses.

    The BHM Department, in collaboration with the VCC Office of the Registrar, may grant credit for learning acquired through experience and / or non-formal education and training. BHM students who request PLAR must:

    1. Pass a standardized test of more than 80% in the PLAR requested subject material;
    2. and /or,

    3. Complete a project which will be evaluated based on a pre-determined rubric;
    4. and/or,

    5. Produce a professional portfolio that validates a working knowledge of the learning outcomes of the PLAR requested course.

    Methods 2 & 3 require a presentation before a BHM-faculty assessment panel, inclusive at all times of the Department Head and the PLAR requested course instructor. The Department Head, in collaboration with the PLAR requested course instructor, will determine the manner of assessment.

Courses Schedule

Courses Schedule

 

Term 1

Contemporary Canadian Business (HOSP 3310)
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3.0 credits
Hospitality Financial Management (HOSP 3820)
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3.0 credits
Multiculturalism in Business (GNED 3210)
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3.0 credits
Operations Management (HOSP 3320)
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3.0 credits
Statistical Decision Making (HOSP 3910)
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3.0 credits


Term 2

Canadian Labour Relations (HOSP 3460)
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3.0 credits
Capital and Asset Management (HOSP 3860)
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3.0 credits
Decision Making Analysis (HOSP 3360)
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3.0 credits
Research Methods for Business (HOSP 3960)
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3.0 credits
Services Marketing (HOSP 3670)
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3.0 credits


Term 3

Entrepreneurship (HOSP 4610)
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3.0 credits
Hospitality Capstone 1 (HOSP 4330)
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3.0 credits
Hospitality Revenue Management (HOSP 4810)
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3.0 credits
New Media in Hospitality (HOSP 4620)
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3.0 credits
Strategic Hospitality Management (HOSP 4320)
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3.0 credits


Term 4

Business Innovation (HOSP 4660)
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3.0 credits
Hospitality Capstone 2 (HOSP 4360)
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3.0 credits
Leadership in Organizations (HOSP 4460)
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3.0 credits
Revenue Management Analysis (HOSP 4370)
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3.0 credits
Sustainability in Business (GNED 4260)
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3.0 credits


Fees and Other costs

Fees and Other Costs:


International Application Fee $145
Tuition Fee $32,968
Student Union Fee $330
College Initiative Fee $154
Student Union Health Plan Fee $292
Student Union Dental Plan Fee $292
U-Pass Fee $656
Other Costs Graduation Fee - $40

Campus Resource Fee - $330

Textbooks and supplies - $150 per course (approximately)

Contact Us/Request Info

Contact Us/Request Info

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