Hospitality Management Study and Internship
Obtain a higher level education, then gain practical experience with a paid internship.
Obtain specialized qualifications at a top Vancouver college and then further your skills with professional work experience. You can study for 1 year or 2 years in Hospitality Management. The program is divided equally into two components: 50% study and 50% co-op work experience.
The program is instructed by industry professionals, and certified by the internationally recognized American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA). In class, you will build a solid foundation in managerial skills and acquire key concepts and techniques related to hotel and restaurant operations, such as sales, marketing, accounting and more.
Given the hands-on nature of the hospitality industry, the program includes a paid internship, which will allow you to gain practical work experience, develop your professional network, and create future career development opportunities.
You can also work part-time during the study part of your program, which will enable you to earn money to support your studies. Having a higher level qualification from a recognized Canadian College along with a related work experience will allow you to gain an insight into North American business cultures and better develop your career.
You are allowed to work during the whole duration of the program, using your study permit. This is a great way to earn money to pay off your living expenses (rent, food etc.). You can work up to 20 hours per week during regular in-class study period, and full time during scheduled breaks and holidays (i.e. spring break).
Most students find jobs with flexible schedule such as entry-level job positions in the service and hospitality industry such as; waiter, hostess, busser, dishwasher, barista, cook, room attendant, store clerk, cashier, room attendant, food counter clerk. Minimum wage is $10.45/hr.
1 year Diploma – Hospitality Management (6 months study + 6 months paid hospitality internship)
This specialization is designed to equip graduates with both applied and theoretical Hotel and Tourism management skills necessary to compete successfully in a highly competitive global environment. Mandatory classes include Business Management & Business Communication along with elective courses like: Managing Service in Food and Beverage Operations, Managing Front Office Operations, Supervision in the Hospitality Industry, Managing Housekeeping Operations, Convention Management, International Hotel Management & more!
2 years Honours Co-op Diploma in Business Management with specialization in Hospitality(12 months study + 12 months paid hospitality internship)
Courses include all classes from the above 1 year programs plus: Business English, Leadership, Accounting 1,2,3, Economics (Micro and Macro), Social Media Marketing & MS Office Suite, along with elective courses like: Managing Service in Food and Beverage Operations, Managing Front Office Operations, Supervision in the Hospitality Industry, Managing Housekeeping Operations, Convention Management, International Hotel Management & more!
The BBA (Bachelor of Business in Administration)
Degree Program Overview:
- Location: Downtown Vancouver
- International students are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week (part-‐time) off campus and full-‐time during term break
- International students who graduate from the program, are eligible to apply for a post-‐graduation work permit for up to 3 years
- 4 intakes per year: January, April, July and October
The BBA Degree Program is designed to prepare students fully for careers in today’s complex global organizations. The emphasis is on combining theory with practical applications.
• Marketing Management
• Human Resources Management
• International Business Management
• General Business Management