Program Highlights

People working in tourism are skilled professionals in the business of facilitating travel. The Tourism Management degree is your best competitive advantage in this dynamic 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. Courses emphasize sustainability, community engagement, global consciousness and experiential learning with options to earn concentrations in hotel and resort management or adventure.

With over 1 billion international travellers each year, tourism is a global economic driver. In addition, 1 in every 11 jobs in Canada is directly attributed to tourism and in BC contributes more than $17 billion to the economy.

We encourage students to take advantage of international exchanges through a field school, a study abroad semester with one of our global partner institutions (usually in the third year) or our academic exchange that includes a work term at Walt Disney World.

Read about the co-op work term for students and employers.

  • 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.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverSpringFull-time or part-time
North VancouverSummerFull-time or part-time
North VancouverFallFull-time or part-time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$4736 $1638 $6374
Year 2$4554 $1638 $6192
Year 3$5686 $1638 $7324
Year 4$6582 $1638 $8220
Year 5$0 $0 $0
Total$21558 $6551 $28109

Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.

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

Important Dates

Application Dates

Oct 6, 2020 - Aug 3, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 5, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 23, 2021 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Feb 2, 2021 - Dec 7, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Nov 15, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 20, 2021 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Jun 1, 2021 - Apr 5, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Mar 7, 2022

Fee Payment Deadline

May 2, 2022 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 5, 2021 - Aug 2, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 4, 2022

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 22, 2022 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

How to apply

  1. Check the admissions requirements.
  2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
  3. Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
    1. Upload all your required/supporting official documents.
    2. Pay your application fee.
  4. Admissions will review your application and contact you.

Admission Requirements

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar.

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