Hospitality Management

CREDENTIAL: Post-Degree Diploma
May 2023
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Learn job-ready operations and management skills for leadership roles in the global hospitality and tourism industry.

Tuition: 31853*
Credential: Post-Degree Diploma
Length: 2 0 years
Hours: Full-time
Delivery: Class-based
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Campus: Downtown Downtown
Start Dates: Jan, May, Sep

What you will learn

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Identify and explain emerging trends within the various sectors of the hospitality industry.
  • Apply Human Resources Management and Organizational Behaviour concepts to effectively attract, develop and engage a professional, competitive hospitality workforce.
  • Apply professional and ethical standards to corporate, social, and environmental responsibilities.
  • Conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner consistent with industry standards while communicating effectively and efficiently with all stakeholders, including employees, suppliers, customers, owners, and industry network.
  • Apply advanced business knowledge and concepts to make sound, operational business decisions.
  • Demonstrate a level of interpersonal and inter-cultural awareness that contributes to a positive workplace culture.
  • Use critical thinking, problem-solving, and negotiation techniques to make sound hospitality management decisions.
  • Apply employment, labour relations, health and safety, and privacy legislation standards in their work as hospitality professionals.

What to expect

The program has been designed to involve students in a variety of learning environments and instructional delivery methods. Throughout the program students participate in interactive lectures, seminars, group discussions, role plays, case studies, career development, and authentic learning activities within the hospitality and tourism environment. The industry-related practicum further distinguishes the Hospitality Management Post-Degree Diploma program, readying future hospitality leaders to manage efficiently.

Most of the classroom time exposes students to both the theory and practical application of hospitality management concepts and skills. Course projects strengthen the understanding of course topics and give students opportunities to apply effective leadership and management practices. Some projects require students to choose their own topic, allowing them to research information and ideas that are of interest and in keeping with their own career goals. Students will have the opportunity to self-reflect and build upon managerial and leadership strengths and interests when developing career plans, portfolios and industry networks. Instruction has been designed employing learner-centred activities to promote collaboration, engagement, and active learning.

Admission requirements


  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university as determined by the institution
  • Knowledge of English demonstrated by one of the following:


  • 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 hospitality industry is primarily a people business. The Hospitality Management Post-Degree Diploma Program has been designed to strengthen and encourage interpersonal skills and a leadership/team approach to course work. Students work with fellow students, industry representatives, members of the college community, hospitality employers and their workers, and the public. Students must have a hospitality mindset of going above and beyond, the desire to work effectively as a team, and the ability to work well with others in an environment that embraces diversity and inclusion.

Courses *

Classes may be scheduled during the daytime, as well as evenings. Students will receive their schedules before classes begin.

Prior learning assessment and recognition

Prior learning assessment and recognition is not available for this program.

Fees and other costs *

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

Tuition Deposit

10250 (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 31853
Student union283
College initiative146
Materials0 not including textbooks
Campus resource319
Tools (deposit)0
Coverall (deposit)0
Uniform (deposit)0
Medical and Dental 570
Temporary Medical Insurance 149
U-PASS 736
Program-specific extra fees0
Textbooks or other supplies may be required for this program. For information and prices, visit the VCC Bookstore.

This is an international cohort program. As international cohorts are exclusively for international students, international fees apply throughout the duration of the program.

Apply now

Jan 2025
(Winter term)
February 01, 2024
May 2025
(Spring/Summer term)
June 01, 2024
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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