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Bachelor of Hospitality Management


Become the ultimate host. Manage guest services for a hotel or a cruise ship, events and convention services, or a fine dining establishment. The Bachelor of Hospitality Management program will prepare students for advancement into graduate programs as well as advanced corporate training programs in business, hospitality, sport management, finance, law and public administration, among others.

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Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September 2 years Bachelor Degree Downtown Full-time

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Program Description

Program Description

The purpose of the Bachelor of Hospitality Management (BHM) Program is to prepare students for employment and / or a career as managers in the hospitality industry.

Upon completion of the BHM Program, graduates will have a comprehensive understanding of management and business practices related to the hospitality industry. Employment areas may include positions within the hotel and restaurant industries or in related fields, such as the cruise ship and assisted living industries, sport management, event management, convention services, meeting planning and services, and human resources management. In addition, a number of graduates may embrace the spirit of entrepreneurship by conceiving, developing and implementing a business of their own.

Students will be strongly positioned for advancement into graduate programs as well as advanced corporate training programs in business, hospitality, sport management, finance, law and public administration, among others.

The Hospitality Degree offers two delivery options:

  1. Regular Program

  2. The Regular Cohort is intended for students with minimal or no experience in the hospitality industry. These students would not qualify for advanced standing as outlined in the Executive Cohort admissions criteria. In the Regular Cohort students will normally complete the 60-credit course requirement over two years, consisting of four terms. In extenuating circumstances individual student needs will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

  3. Executive Cohort

  4. The Executive Cohort allows students with significant professional management experience and accomplishments in the hospitality and related industries to complete the 60-credit course requirement for the degree within a 24-month period. In extenuating circumstances individual student needs will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

Important Notes

  • Students in the Regular Cohort Program may not register for more than five courses in one term.
  • Normally, the Executive Program students take all of the same classes over a 12-month period.
  • Normally, students in the Four Term Program including transfer and insert students, may not enrol in Accelerated Program courses.

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Hospitality Management, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply the principles and key skill sets of successful management and business practices to current events and cases in the hospitality industry.
  2. Plan, design and implement sustainable hospitality management and business practices and evaluate their impact on business and community.
  3. Conceptualize and apply models of financial management, operations management, statistical analysis, research methods, e-Business, social media, marketing and strategic management to current events and simulations in the hospitality industry.
  4. Conceptualize and apply models of change management.
  5. Communicate effectively and professionally with local, regional, national and global hospitality management and business professionals both in person, in writing and on-line via social media and videoconference settings.
  6. Lead effective informal and formal meetings.
  7. Analyze critical issues related to labour relations, ethics and law in the hospitality industry.
  8. Attend to the diverse cultural, interactional and structural dimensions of hospitality management in British Columbia and Canada.
  9. Provide workplace and community leadership to resolve issues in hospitality management operations.
  10. Apply entrepreneurial skills in all aspects of their work.

Instructional Activities, Design and Delivery Mode


Instructional activities include presentations, discussions, research, reflective writing, case studies, and individual and group work. A variety of interactive and collaborative learner engagement activities are employed.

Learning materials are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure they are current and relevant to the hospitality industry.

Computer simulation learning further distinguishes the BHM program, readying tomorrow’s hospitality leaders to manage efficiently today.

Evaluation of Student Learning


Student learning is evaluated in a variety of ways including midterm and final examinations, research papers, oral presentations, individual and group projects, quizzes, homework assignments, case studies, and simulations. The final capstone course combines modern case analysis and community service to assess students’ integration of the knowledge and skills acquired during the program.

Students must receive a minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0) upon completion of the required courses to successfully graduate, and a minimum cumulative grade point average of C- (1.67) in each term to advance into subsequent courses/terms in the program.

Note: Upon successful completion of the Program, students must apply for graduation through the VCC Office of the Registrar. Students are responsible for ensuring they meet all of the requirements for their degree completion before applying for graduation. Academic advising is available from the Department Head upon request


Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Applicants may choose to apply to one of two tracks: Four Term Program or Accelerated Program.


Admission for both tracks is based on the following options:

  1. Standard Admission:
    • An earned two-year diploma of at least 60 credits in hospitality management, business or a related field of study; with a cumulative grade point average of C or higher (2.0), according to the current VCC grade scale*.
  2. Executive Cohort
  3. Students interested in the Executive Cohort Program can visit the Bachelor of Hospitality Executive Cohort webpage.

    Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)

    VCC recognizes Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) as one of multiple pathways for students to complete their individual course of study. PLAR is distinguished from transfer credit and flexible admission. PLAR is available in all courses of the program except for HOSP 4360: Hospitality Business Capstone 2.

    The BHM Department, in collaboration with the VCC Office of the Registrar, may grant credit for learning acquired through experience and / or non-formal education and training. BHM students who request PLAR must:

    1. Pass a standardized test of more than 80% in the PLAR requested subject material;
    2. and /or,

    3. Complete a project which will be evaluated based on a pre-determined rubric;
    4. and/or,

    5. Produce a professional portfolio that validates a working knowledge of the learning outcomes of the PLAR requested course.

    Methods 2 & 3 require a presentation before a BHM-faculty assessment panel, inclusive at all times of the Department Head and the PLAR requested course instructor. The Department Head, in collaboration with the PLAR requested course instructor, will determine the manner of assessment.

    PLAR fees for every course apply without exception. The maximum credits of PLAR that a student may receive towards the degree are 6 (two courses).


    Recommended Characteristics:

    The following are recommended characteristics of BHM students:

    • Regular access to a personal computer and high-speed internet connection for course materials, including online texts, social media and video conferencing, among others, and online course instruction
    • A confident oral and written command of the English language
    • Ability to work well in face-to-face and online learning environments
    • Ability to work well with others in an environment that embraces diversity
    • Ability to maintain a positive ‘hospitality’ attitude
    • Proficient computer literacy (knowledge and experience with iPad and tablet computing is a plus)
    • Excellent study skills

Course Schedule

Fees and Other costs


Application Fee $35
Tuition Fee $11,860.80
Student Union Fee $119.08
College Initiative Fee $151.07
Student Union Health Plan Fee $292.08
Student Union Dental Plan Fee $292.08
U-Pass Fee $656
Other Costs
$21.22 - Graduation Fees
$237.22 - Campus Resource Fee
$150 - Approximate Textbooks & Supplies per course
At the time of acceptance, a $300 non-refundable deposit will be required to hold your seat if accepted more than two months before the start date of the program. Full payment of the first installment will be required within two months before the start date.


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Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made. The application fee is non-refundable. Fees are refunded according to the refund policy. For further clarification, see withdrawals and refunds information page.

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

The future is in hospitality management.

The hospitality industry has a growing number of management positions in a wide variety of sectors including accommodation, food and beverage services, transportation, recreation and entertainment, and travel services.

Meet faculty members and learn about entrance requirements to our two-year hospitality management diploma program and Bachelor of Hospitality Management program.





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Program Highlights

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Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 

Term 1

(GNED 3210) Multiculturalism in Business
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 3310) Contemporary Canadian Business
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 3320) Operations Management
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 3820) Hospitality Financial Management
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 3910) Statistical Decision Making
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3.0 credits


Term 2

(HOSP 3360) Decision Making Analysis
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 3460) Canadian Labour Relations
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 3670) Services Marketing
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 3860) Capital and Asset Management
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 3960) Research Methods for Business
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3.0 credits


Term 3

(HOSP 4320) Strategic Hospitality Management
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 4330) Hospitality Capstone 1
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 4610) Entrepreneurship
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 4620) New Media in Hospitality
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 4810) Hospitality Revenue Management
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3.0 credits


Term 4

(GNED 4260) Sustainability in Business
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 4360) Hospitality Capstone 2
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 4370) Revenue Management Analysis
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 4460) Leadership in Organizations
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3.0 credits
(HOSP 4660) Business Innovation
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3.0 credits