Do you have global ambitions? CapU’s School of Tourism Management can guide you to a rewarding career in some of the most beautiful places in the world. (And that might be right here in B.C.)

CapU tourism management students during a field study at Mosquito Creek.

Why study tourism management at CapU?

Tourism is one of the world’s fastest-growing industries – particularly in British Columbia, where it generates $16 billion in annual revenue and sustains 18,000 tourism-related businesses.

Jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities in the field are growing faster than ever.

Behind every resort, attraction or tour company is a team of skilled professionals working to shape visitor experiences and build the business through savvy management and marketing. You could be one of them!

Capilano University has been a leader in tourism education for more than 40 years, focusing on exemplary business practices as the foundation of our Tourism Management studies.

CapU's School of Tourism Management will help you develop leadership and business management skills in sales, marketing, operations, finance and human resources.

You’ll also gain industry-specific expertise in areas such as event planning, destination marketing, hotels and resorts and adventure tourism. Learning by doing is part of your studies. Field trips, case competitions, networking events and industry guest speakers all help deepen your knowledge of the dynamics of the industry.

A UNWTO-certified school

The School of Tourism Management is proud to have received international certification from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the Tourism Management Co-operative Education Diploma and Bachelor of Tourism Management degree programs.

CapU is only Canada's second university and North America's third to receive this prestigious, internationally recognized qualification.

This recognition places CapU on a global stage with the leading universities worldwide and affirms our reputation for the finest teaching and learning experiences for our faculty and students.

Logo for the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

Study abroad opportunities

As a tourism student at CapU, one of many exciting opportunities is to study, live and/or work in another country as a part of your tourism program.

Visit our Study Abroad page to learn about options that may fit your academic journey at CapU.

General resources for CapU students

We’re here to support you at every step of your education journey. Check out Learning Support– an area for all students to grow in confidence as they master course material. Here you’ll find specialized support centres including:

CapU’s Career Development Centre can help you find employment throughout your studies and as your move into the professional world. 

And keep an eye out for the many student associations that offer networking events, opportunities to meet industry leaders from your field of study, and social get-togethers.


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