Bachelor of Tourism Management Degree

Faculty of Global & Community Studies School of Tourism Management


4 year(s)

Program Highlights

The Bachelor of Tourism Management degree at CapU will give you the business, management and communication skills to succeed in a competitive and changing industry.

A degree in tourism management broadens your understanding of the global issues, impacts and challenges facing the tourism industry and prepares you to be effective in complex situations.

We encourage students to take advantage of international exchanges through a field school, or a study abroad semester with one of our global partner institutions.

This program includes a co-op work term, which reinforces classroom learning by providing the chance to test your skills and tourism knowledge in the workplace.

  • Evaluate social and environmental issues and create positive change.
  • Determine and apply communication strategies appropriate to audience, purpose, and context.
  • Plan, lead, organize and control resources for effective and efficient business operations.
  • Implement strategies for evidence-based decision making.
  • Make decisions based on the organizational structure of local, provincial, national, and international tourism industry.
  • Apply effective networking practices to develop industry connections and build professional relationships.
  • Exhibit an exemplary level of professional, culturally - aware interpersonal communications with a diverse audience in areas of team functioning, customer service and conflict resolution.
  • Act in a way that exhibits integrity, ethics, and determination as is relates to the tourism and hospitality industry.

Admission Requirements

English language requirements

English is the language of instruction at CapU. All applicants are required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission.

If English is not your first language or you’ve received your education in a language other than English, you must meet our English Language Requirements.

Basic requirements

  • High school graduation
  • English Studies 12 (C) or
    • English 12 (C)
    • English First Peoples 12 (C) or
    • EDT=ENGL 100
  • Principles of Math 11 (C) or
    • Pre-calculus 11 (pass) or
    • Foundations of Math 11 (C) or
    • BMTH 044 (C) or
    • BMTH 048 (C) or
    • MATH 096 (C) or
    • MATH 097 (C) or
    • Applications of Math 12 (pass) or
    • Foundations of Math 12 (pass) or
    • Principles of Math 12 (pass) or
    • Pre-calculus 12 (pass) or
    • BMTH 054 (pass) or
    • BTEC 115 (B-)

Additional information

The School of Tourism Management welcomes students with previous tourism management, hospitality management or related disciplines to apply for direct entry into the Bachelor of Tourism Management. Your institution may already be part of our articulation network; to find out please visit www.bctransferguide.ca and search block agreements or course by course.

Direct Entry

Students who have completed 30 credits or a 30-credit tourism management, hospitality management, or related certificate can apply for direct entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Tourism Management. Students are to have a minimum CGPA of 2.0 and meet program entry requirements.

Students who have completed 60 credits or a 60-credit tourism management, hospitality management, or related diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution can apply for direct entry into the third year of the Bachelor of Tourism Management (BTM) program. Students who were admitted into their home institution with an IELTS or equivalent of 6.0 or higher and studied in English for the duration of the program are deemed to have met the ELR for the BTM. Students are to have a minimum CGPA of 2.0 and meet the program requirements.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

Total credits: 18.00

Choose 9.00 credits from the following list:
Elective 100-level or higher (excluding REC, TOUR, WLP or SATO)9.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
BADM 102Quantitative Methods3.00 credits
BADM 210Business Statistics3.00 credits
MATH 123Contemporary Mathematics3.00 credits
STAT 101Introduction to Statistics3.00 credits
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
ECONEconomics at the 100 level or higher3.00 credits


Lower Level Required Courses

Total credits: 36.00


Lower Level Elective Courses

Total credits: 15.00

Choose 15.00 credits from the following list:

Courses at the 100 or 200-level from the prefixes below:

RECOutdoor Recreation
SATOStudy Abroad - Tourism/OREC
TOURTourism Management
WLPWilderness Leadership


Upper Level Required Courses

Total credits: 36.00


Note: Students who have successfully completed TOUR 212 at Capilano University are required to take an additional upper level elective in place of TOUR 312.

CMNS 354Advanced Communications Skills for Tourism Management3.00 credits
TOUR 312Tourism Marketing II3.00 credits
TOUR 316Financial Management for Tourism3.00 credits
TOUR 327Research Methods and Applications in Tourism3.00 credits
TOUR 335Strategic Management in Tourism3.00 credits
TOUR 360Contemporary Topics Shaping Tourism – A Global Perspective3.00 credits
TOUR 423Tourism Planning and Policy3.00 credits
TOUR 435Applied Project Management in Tourism3.00 credits
TOUR 440Applied Research in Tourism3.00 credits
TOUR 471Human Capital Development in Tourism Management3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
TOUR 307Tourism and Climate Change3.00 credits
TOUR 342Environmental Stewardship: Advanced Principles and Applications3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
TOUR 450Operations Management in Tourism & Hospitality II3.00 credits
TOUR 451Hotel Operations II3.00 credits
TOUR 456Land Use and Tourism Operations3.00 credits


Upper Level Elective Courses

Total credits: 15.00

Choose 15.00 credits from the following list:

Courses at the 300 or 400-level from the following prefixes:

SATOStudy Abroad - Tourism/OREC
TOURTourism Management


Total program credits: 120.00

Program Notes

Students starting in their baccalaureate degree on or after Fall 2018 and graduating on or after June 2022 must meet Cap Core graduation requirements in addition to their program requirements.

Students may obtain a concentration by completing 15.00 upper level credits in one of the following areas:

- Adventure: TOUR 344, 356, 455, 456, 457

- Hotel and Resort: TOUR 373, 400, 404, 416, 451


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