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.

          Part-time Work

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.

        Programs Available

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.

Concentrations:
• Marketing Management
• Human Resources Management
• Accounting
• International Business Management
• General Business Management