Bachelor of Hospitality Management

CREDENTIAL: Bachelor's Degree

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.

Tuition: 37841*
Credential: Bachelor's Degree
Length: 2 0 years
Hours: Full-time
Delivery: Class-based
Program Flyer: Download /media/vancouver-community-college/content-assets/documents/international/flyer-hospitality-management-degree.pdf
Campus: Downtown Downtown
Start Dates: Sep

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
  • Entrepreneurship

What to expect

  • Lectures, seminars, and group discussions
  • Oral presentations
  • Reflective writing
  • Research papers and case studies
  • Individual and group projects
  • Computer simulations
  • Quizzes
  • Homework
  • Final exams

Admission requirements


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.   

Recommended Characteristics

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

Courses *

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

  1. Pass a standardized test of more than 80% in the PLAR requested subject material; and /or,
  2. Complete a project which will be evaluated based on a pre-determined rubric and/or,
  3. 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.

Fees and other costs *

Tuition deposits are payable usually within three weeks after a Letter of Offer is issued.

Tuition Deposit

10750 (10000 non-refundable)

Tution deposits are payable usually within two (2) weeks after a Letter of Offer is issued.

Fee descriptionFee AmountNotes
Application fee145
Tuition Tuition 37841
Student union256
College initiative177
Materials0 not including textbooks
Campus resource379
Tools (deposit)0
Coverall (deposit)0
Uniform (deposit)0
Medical and Dental 550
Temporary Medical Insurance 149
U-PASS 663
Program-specific extra fees0
Textbooks or other supplies may be required for this program. For information and prices, visit the VCC Bookstore.

Apply now

Sep 2024
(Fall term)
October 01, 2023


  • 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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