Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Executive Cohort)

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.

Admission to the program is granted according to the flexible admission policy at the recommendation of the review committee.

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Program Hours: The Bachelor of Hospitality, Executive Cohort runs Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Program Status:
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Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Sep 24 months Bachelor Degree Downtown Part-time

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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 completing 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 businesses 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

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. Instruction has been designed employing learner centred activities to promote collaboration and engagement.

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.

Program Duration

The Executive Cohort allows students with significant professional management experience and accomplishments in the hospitality and related industries to complete the 60-credit course requirement for the degree within a 24-month period. In extenuating circumstances individual student needs will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

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.

Important Notes

  • 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.
  • Students in the Regular Cohort program may not register for more than five courses in one term.
  • Normally, Executive Cohort program students take all of the same classes over a 24-month period.
  • Normally, students in the Regular Cohort program including transfer and insert students, may not enrol in Executive Cohort program courses.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements


This program welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Program options for international students can be found at VCC International.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

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

Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.
  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-HOSP grade scale.
  2. OR
  3. Flexible Admission: Upon reviewing an applicant’s dossier, a review committee may recommend admission. Applicants with a grade point average lower than a C (2.0) are welcome to apply to the BHM Executive Cohort Program but must have Department Head approval prior to registration.

Proof of work experience:

An applicant must provide proof of seven to ten years of corporate managerial and/or entrepreneurial experience and accomplishments in hospitality management and/or business and/or a related field of work. Professional experience should contain an array of experience from various content clusters:

Financial & Service Mgt.
  • Financial Management
  • Statistical Decision Making
  • Services Marketing
Asset and Innovation Mgt.
  • Decision Making Analysis
  • Capital and Asset Mgt.
  • New Media in Hospitality
Leadership & Strategy
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Strategic Hospitality Management
Business & Project Mgt.
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Revenue & Analysis
  • Independent Study Project
Current Issues & Operations
  • Multiculturalism
  • Sustainability in Business
  • Operations Management
Canadian Context
  • Contemporary Cdn Business
  • Canadian Labour Relations

Students interested in the Executive Cohort need to provide three professional references, at least two of which are from industry professionals with direct contact and knowledge of the applicant in a business environment, and interview with the Department Head.

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.

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. As per provincial and institutional practice, students can PLAR up to 30.0 credits. Please note: PLAR is distinguished from transfer credit and flexible admission.

The BHM Executive Cohort 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 Executive Cohort students who request PLAR must:

  1. Receive an 80% pass on a standardized test in the subject matter;
  2. OR
  3. Submit a project based on pre-determined criteria;
  4. OR
  5. Present a portfolio reflecting sufficient knowledge of course content learning outcomes of the PLAR requested course.

Methods 2 & 3 include a presentation before a BHM Executive Cohort faculty assessment panel, inclusive of the Department Head and the PLAR requested course instructor, as well as an addition subject matter expert. The Department Head, in collaboration with the PLAR requested course instructor, will determine the manner of assessment.

If PLAR is successful, student transcripts will reflect a grade of "S" (satisfactorily completed). "S" grades are not included in GPA calculations.

PLAR fees for every course apply without exception.

NOTE: Students cannot PLAR HOSP 4365 Independent Study Project

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

Fees and Other costs

Application Fee $35
Tuition Fee $12,098
Student Union Fee $330
College Initiative Fee $154
Student Union Health Plan Fee 292
Student Union Dental Plan Fee 292
U-Pass Fee $820
Other Costs
$40 - Graduation Fees
$242 - Campus Resource Fee
$150 - Approximate Textbooks & Supplies per course
At the time of acceptance, a $300 non-refundable deposit will be required to hold your seat if accepted more than two months before the start date of the program. Full payment of the first installment will be required within two months before the start date.

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Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made. The application fee is non-refundable. Fees are refunded according to the refund policy. For further clarification, see withdrawals and refunds information page.

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Program Highlights

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule


Term 1

(GNED 3210) Multiculturalism in Business
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 3310) Contemporary Canadian Business
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 3320) Operations Management
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 3820) Hospitality Financial Management
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 3910) Statistical Decision Making
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 4365) Independent Study Project
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15 credits course outline
(HOSP 4375) Hospitality Revenue and Analysis
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3 credits course outline

Term 2

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

Term 3

(HOSP 4320) Strategic Hospitality Management
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 4610) Entrepreneurship
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 4620) New Media in Hospitality
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3.0 credits

Term 4

(GNED 4260) Sustainability in Business
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 4460) Leadership in Organizations
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 4660) Business Innovation
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3.0 credits