Get a comprehensive understanding of business practices in the hospitality industry. Learn to manage guest services for hotels, cruise ships, convention centres, and fine dining establishments.
What you will learn
- Top hospitality business and management practices
- Planning, design, and implementation of hospitality initiatives
- Business and community impact evaluation
- Financial and operations management
- Research and statistical analysis
- E-business and social media marketing
- Current events and change management
- Effective communication in the local, national, and global hospitality market
- Formal and informal meeting procedures
- Labour relations, ethics, and hospitality-related law
- Cultural diversity in British Columbia and Canada
- Community leadership and issue resolution
What to expect
Program Duration and Maximum Time for Completion
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.
- Lectures, seminars, and group discussions
- Oral presentations
- Reflective writing
- Research papers and case studies
- Individual and group projects
- Computer simulations
- Final exams
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*.
- 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.
- Seats are offered to applicants who have met all admission requirements, on a first-qualified, first-served basis.
- International applicants must be 17 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
- Applicants must submit official transcripts and educational documents as required by their course or program.
- All VCC applicants are required to function successfully in an English-speaking classroom. English requirements vary by program. For details, visit VCC International - English Requirements.
The following are recommended characteristics of BHM students:
- Regular access to a personal computer and high-speed internet connection for course materials, including online texts, social media and video conferencing, among others, and online course instruction
- A confident oral and written command of the English language
- Ability to work well in face-to-face and online learning environments
- Ability to work well with others in an environment that embraces diversity
- Ability to maintain a positive ‘hospitality’ attitude
- Proficient computer literacy (knowledge and experience with iPad and tablet computing is a plus)
- Excellent study skills
Program general hours
Classes are generally run on Monday to Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Class times are subject to change.
Prior learning assessment and recognition
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
- Pass a standardized test of more than 80% in the PLAR requested subject material; and /or,
- Complete a project which will be evaluated based on a pre-determined rubric and/or,
- 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.
|HOSP 3310||Contemporary Canadian Business||3|
|HOSP 3320||Operations Management||3|
|HOSP 3820||Hospitality Financial Management||3|
|HOSP 3910||Statistical Decision Making||3|
|GNED 3210||Multiculturalism in Business||3|
|HOSP 3360||Decision Making Analysis||3|
|HOSP 3460||Canadian Labour Relations||3|
|HOSP 3860||Capital and Asset Management||3|
|HOSP 3670||Service Marketing||3|
|HOSP 3960||Research Methods for Business||3|
|HOSP 4320||Strategic Hospitality Management||3|
|HOSP 4330||Hospitality Capstone 1||3|
|HOSP 4620||New Media in Hospitality||3|
|HOSP 4810||Hospitality Revenue Management||3|
|HOSP 4360||Hospitality Capstone 2||3|
|HOSP 4370||Revenue Management Analysis||3|
|HOSP 4460||Leadership in Organizations||3|
|HOSP 4660||Business Innovation||3|
|GNED 4260||Sustainability in Business||3|
Students in the Regular Cohort program may not register for more than five courses in one term.
* This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.
Fees and other costs*
Tuition Deposit: $10,300 ($5,000 non-refundable)
Tuition deposits are payable usually within two weeks after a Letter of Offer is issued.
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|Materials||0||not including textbooks|
|Medical & Dental||550|
|Program-specific extra fees||0|
* Fees are approximate and subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Application and assessment fees are non-refundable.
Fees listed are for international students. For domestic programs, visit vcc.ca.
Any refunds are issued according to VCC's international refund policy.
OPEN DATE APPLICATION STATUS*
- Apply Now: Qualified applicants may receive offers of admission if seats are available, or placed on waitlists if seats are full.
- Closed: Applications are not accepted.
- For details about application availability based on study permit status and recommendations if the application status is closed, visit the Availability Status page.
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