Diploma in Tourism Management International

Faculty of Global & Community Studies School of Tourism Management


2 year(s)

Program Highlights

Learn about the tourism industry and gain key management skills to use in your new career with the Diploma in Tourism Management International program at Capilano University.

Join your instructors on field trips, gain knowledge from guest speakers and take part in a 280-hour practicum placement as part of your concentrated tourism training.

We don't just sit in a classroom here! Participate in hands-on activities and make lifelong friends with classmates who are coming to study in North Vancouver from around the world.

Canada and British Columbia’s tourism industry needs tourism workers in the accommodation and food services sectors. There are currently 196,000 tourism industry jobs available across Canada.

As the world begins to travel again, due to pent up demand the tourism industry, especially in beautiful British Columbia, needs educated and engaged people to support the industry.

The Diploma in Tourism Management International program is specifically for international students who speak English as a Second Language.

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, students must produce evidence of their English Language Proficiency:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=520 internet=67, or
  • English Language Assessment (ELA)=114, or
  • International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=5.5 overall, and no one score less than 5.0, or
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=50, or
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=50 or
  • CapU EAP 080 with a minimum B grade

Basic requirements

  • High school graduation

Program-specific requirements

  • Resume

Program Requirements

Required Courses

Total credits: 51.00

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
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
CMNS 164Advanced Communication and Interactions for Tourism Management International Students3.00 credits
CMNS 185Presentation Skills for Public Speaking3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
TOUR 190Destination Canada3.00 credits
TOUR 191Tourism Destinations: IATA Areas 1 and 23.00 credits



Total credits: 9.00

Choose 9.00 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


Total program credits: 60.00


Have questions about this program?

School of Tourism Management

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