Bachelor of Tourism Management Degree

Faculty of Global & Community Studies, School of Tourism Management


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 with the skills and knowledge 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 attributes more than $17 billion in revenue to the economy.

Do you want to join a field that challenges you? Discover what the Bachelor of Tourism Management has to offer.

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  • 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 VancouverFallBoth
North VancouverSpringBoth
North VancouverSummerBoth

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$4,463 $1,134 $5,597
Year 2$3,987 $1,134 $5,121
Year 3$5,342 $1,134 $6,476
Year 4$4,625 $1,134 $5,759
Total$18,417 $4,536 $22,953

Note: Fees are subject to change.

Program Requirements

60 Credits

Total credits: 60.00

Choose 60.00 credits from the following list

Completion of one of the following Diploma programs (60 credits) Outdoor Recreation Management, Tourism Management Co-op Education, Destination Resort Management, Tourism Management for International Students programs OR complete 48 credits of Lower Level Required courses and 12 credits of Lower Level Tourism electives, including the required credits for one of the concentration options, if selected. In the event that the English language requirement was waived for the diploma program, the language requirement must be achieved before acceptance into the BTM program. Students who have not completed all of the lower level required courses as part of their diploma program will need to take these credits in addition to general education and upper level degree requirements.

Lower Level Required Courses: CMNS 154, ENGL 100, REC 152, TOUR 111 or REC 111 or TOUR 160, TOUR 112, 113, 116, 133, 149, 208, 216, 233, 250, REC 225 or TOUR 225, and choose 6.00 credits from TOUR 140, 150 or REC 255,48.00 credits
Lower Level Tourism Electives: Choose 12.00 credits from REC, TOUR, WLP12.00 credits

General Education Required Courses

Total credits: 15.00

Choose 9.00 credits from the following list
Any 9.00 credits from outside REC, TOUR or WLP at the 100 level or higher9.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list
BADM 210Business Statistics3.00 credits
MATH 101Introduction to Statistics3.00 credits
TOUR 350Quantitative Methods for Tourism Management3.00 credits
Statistics at the 100 level or higher3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list

Upper Level Required Courses

Total credits: 30.00


Note: Students who have successfully completed TOUR 212 at Capilano University are required to take an additional upper level elective from the approved list 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 422People Management - Human Relations in Tourism3.00 credits
TOUR 423Tourism Planning and Policy3.00 credits
TOUR 450Tourism Operations II3.00 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 435Applied Project Management in Tourism3.00 credits
TOUR 440Applied Research in Tourism3.00 credits

Upper-Level Tourism Electives

Total credits: 15.00

Choose 15.00 credits from the following list
TOUR 301Business Law in Tourism3.00 credits
TOUR 306Directed Study in Tourism II3.00 credits
TOUR 307Tourism and Climate Change3.00 credits
TOUR 321Organizational Leadership in Tourism3.00 credits
TOUR 326Advanced Topics in Cross-Cultural Tourism3.00 credits
TOUR 328International Destination Marketing3.00 credits
TOUR 331Regional Topics in Tourism3.00 credits
TOUR 341Advanced Tourism Product Development3.00 credits
TOUR 342Environmental Stewardship: Advanced Principles and Applications3.00 credits
TOUR 343Cultural Tourism Management3.00 credits
TOUR 344International Ecotourism3.00 credits
TOUR 351Tourism Consumer Behaviour3.00 credits
TOUR 356Adventure Sport Event Management3.00 credits
TOUR 400Revenue Management and Advanced Sales in Tourism3.00 credits
TOUR 404Travel Distribution Management3.00 credits
TOUR 406Directed Study in Tourism III3.00 credits
TOUR 416Applied Hotel Financial Management3.00 credits
TOUR 435Applied Project Management in Tourism3.00 credits
TOUR 440Applied Research in Tourism3.00 credits
TOUR 450Tourism Operations II3.00 credits
TOUR 451Hotel Operations II3.00 credits
TOUR 455Adventure Tourism Community-based Economic Development3.00 credits
TOUR 456Land Use and Tourism Operations3.00 credits
TOUR 457Adventure Advanced Risk Management and Tourism Law3.00 credits

Study Abroad

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 24.00 credits in one of the following areas:

- Adventure Concentration: 9.00 lower-level credits: TOUR 253, 255, 256; 15.00 upper-level credits: TOUR 356, 344, 455, 456, 457

- Hotel and Resort Concentration: 12.00 lower-level credits: TOUR 205, 221, 251, 252; 12.00 upper-level credits: TOUR 400, 404, 416, 451

Important Dates

Application Dates

Jul 4, 2017 - Jun 22, 2018

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Jul 9-20, 2018

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 27, 2018  4 p.m.

Application Dates

Jan 2, 2018 - Dec 4, 2018

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Nov 13-22, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 18, 2018  4 p.m.

Application Dates

May 1, 2018 - Apr 2, 2019

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Mar 4-8, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

May 1, 2019  4 p.m.

Application Dates

Jul 3, 2018 - Aug 6, 2019

Note: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status

English 12 (C) or English 12 First Peoples (C) or EDT (ENGL 100-level placement) or LPI (essay score=24, essay level=4); and Principles of Math 11 (C) or Pre-calculus 11 (pass) or Foundations of Math 11 (C) or BMTH 044 (C) or BMTH 048 (C) or MATH 096 (C) or MATH 097 (C) or Applications of Math 12 (pass) or Foundations of Math 12 (pass) or Principles of Math 12 (pass) or Pre-calculus 12 (pass) or BMTH 054 (pass) or BTEC 115 (B-)

Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University 2018-2019 Calendar (pdf).


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