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: 13358*
Credential: Bachelor's Degree
Length: 2 0 years
Hours: Full-time
Delivery: Class-based
Program Flyer: Download
Campus: Downtown Downtown
Start Dates: Sep
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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.


  • This program is available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. See program options for international students at VCC International.
  • Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous are strongly encouraged to connect with VCC’s Indigenous Education and Community Engagement team to learn more about VCC’s Indigenous Enrolment policy, application preparation/completion, program advising, and a range of other individualized services.
  • Applicants must be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts and other documents as required by their course or program. Seats are offered to eligible applicants with completed applications, in order of application completion date (except for programs with competitive admissions). A complete application includes an application form, evidence of educational pre-requisites (e.g. transcripts), any required supporting documents (e.g. language proficiency, audition video), and the required deposit or fee payment. If you do not meet the requirements for the term applied, your application may be cancelled.

Missing prerequisites? Learn more about VCC's tuition-free academic upgrading or English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, or discover which university transfer options are right for you.

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 *

Program general hours

Monday to Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 Deposit

0 (0 non-refundable)

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

Fee descriptionFee AmountNotes
Application fee36
Tuition Tuition 13358
Student union256
College initiative171
Materials0 not including textbooks
Campus resource268
Tools (deposit)0
Coverall (deposit)0
Uniform (deposit)0
Medical and Dental 550
Temporary Medical Insurance 0
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.

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Sep 2024
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October 01, 2023
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VCC Registrar's Office
1155 East Broadway
Vancouver, B.C., V5T 4V5

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