Tourism Management for International Students Diploma

Program Highlights

Are you looking for a career in an industry with global career options? Tourism is one of the world’s fastest growing industries!

Learn about the tourism industry and gain key management skills to use in your new career with the Tourism Management for International Students Diploma.

Join your instructors on field trips, gain knowledge from guest speakers, attain real life work experience from the 280 hours of practicum and participate in hands-on activities with your classmates who have come to North Vancouver from around the world.

We don't just sit in a classroom here! This program is designed for international students with English as a Second Language.

  • Identify, define, and explain all aspects of the tourism industry.
  • Select and use audience and purpose-appropriate communication strategies.
  • Acquire and practice analytical skills.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking.
  • Apply the fundamental principles to environmental and cultural sustainability as they relate to the tourism industry.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour appropriate to the tourism industry.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverFallFull-Time
North VancouverSpringFull-Time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

International Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$21,906 $1,695 $23,601
Year 2$14,604 $1,214 $15,818
Year 3$0 $0 $0
Year 4$0 $0 $0
Year 5$0 $0 $0
Total$36,511 $2,909 $39,420

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.

Lower Level Required Courses

Total credits: 27.00


Lower Level Specialty Courses

Total credits: 27.00

TOUR 145Tourism Work Practicum Preparation3.00 credits
TOUR 150Tourism Practicum6.00 credits
TOUR 200Revenue Management for Tourism3.00 credits
TOUR 201Tourism and Technology3.00 credits
TOUR 205Tourism Sales3.00 credits
TOUR 216Financial Planning in Tourism II3.00 credits
TOUR 233Cross Cultural Tourism3.00 credits
TOUR 250Tourism Operations I3.00 credits


Lower Level Electives

Total credits: 6.00

Choose 6.00 credits of electives:
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
REC 252Project Change: How to Think and Act Like a Changemaker3.00 credits
TOUR 104Marine Tourism and Interpretation3.00 credits
TOUR 120Adventure and Eco-Tourism3.00 credits
TOUR 202Strategic Marketing Management - Case Study Approach3.00 credits
TOUR 220Special Events - Tourism Generators3.00 credits
TOUR 221Conference Services3.00 credits
TOUR 227Heritage, Cultural and Arts Planning for Tourism3.00 credits
TOUR 232Tourism Planning3.00 credits
TOUR 255Management Concepts in the Adventure Industry3.00 credits
TOUR 256Adventure Education and Recreation Programming3.00 credits
WLP 153Guiding Leadership3.00 credits


Total program credits: 60.00

Important Dates

Application Dates

Feb 5, 2019 - Dec 3, 2019

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Nov 12, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 17, 2019 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 1, 2019 - Aug 4, 2020

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 6, 2020

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 24, 2020 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Feb 4, 2020 - Dec 1, 2020

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Nov 16, 2020

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 21, 2020 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 (pdf).

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Have questions about this program?

School of Tourism Management

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