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Bachelor of Tourism Management

  • If you want the best competitive advantage in your career, then the Bachelor of Tourism Management is your starting point. The four- year degree provides you with the skills, knowledge and experience to move into managerial roles that make an impact within the businesses you work. Your courses demand more from you as the focus is on developing an advanced set of skills in critical thinking, problem solving and decision making, all of which are in demand from today’s top employers along with:

    • Valuable work experience through your summer co-operative work term
    • Opportunities like the LinkBC Case Competition help you network and develop industry connections
    • Study abroad options in your 3rd year
    • Work on real-time projects for industry in your 3rd and 4th years

    Hear how Frankie took advantage of all of these opportunities to land her in a career path that not many realize even exists in our industry!

    We are the only public post-secondary institution in the lower mainland that offers a Bachelor of Tourism Management and now, you can specialize your degree even further with two concentration options. These are a set of eight courses taken throughout the four years.

    Hotel and Resort Concentration

    Hear Laurel's story on how the program helped her land her dream job with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts.

    Select this option as part of the degree if you are interested in developing your career within hotels or resort environments. Whether you want to work in a more urban setting, tourism destination or an all-inclusive, these courses provide specific skills and knowledge in the management and decision-making required in this highly competitive field.

    Courses were developed through extensive consultation with our industry friends and focus on the interrelationship of departments, stakeholders and suppliers. Graduates work in a variety of roles including front desk, operations, rooms, sales, conference services and food & beverage.

    Adventure Concentration

    Selecting this option as part of the degree you are interested in developing your career with outdoor tourism operations. Courses focus on activities as part of the vacation experience. The development of appropriate activity programming, sporting events, and using adventure tourism as catalyst for community based tourism are just a few of the skills and knowledge required for this complex industry.

    Graduates work in a variety of positions including group sales, front office, activity programming, and community development.

    Already have some Post-Secondary?

    Have you already attended a college or university elsewhere? We accept courses from other institutions that may count towards your degree. Your best bet is to consult the BC Transfer Guide and to get you started. Once you're accepted you can work with an academic advisor.

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