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Bachelor of Tourism Management Degree

Credential
Bachelor

Duration
4 year(s)

The Bachelor of Tourism Management degree at CapU will give you the business, management and communication skills to succeed in a competitive and changing 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 tourism.

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

We encourage students to take advantage of international exchanges through a field school, or a study abroad semester with one of our global partner institutions.

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

Learning outcomes

  • 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.

Intakes

Important dates

Applications open

Feb 2, 2021 – Dec 7, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting start

Nov 22, 2021

Fee payment deadline

4:00 PM - Dec 20, 2021

Important dates

Applications open

Jun 1, 2021 – Apr 5, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting start

Mar 7, 2022

Fee payment deadline

4:00 PM - May 2, 2022

Important dates

Applications open

Oct 5, 2021 – Aug 2, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting start

Jul 4, 2022

Fee payment deadline

4:00 PM - Aug 22, 2022

NOTE: Important dates may change.

How to Apply

Are you applying as a domestic or as an international student?

Every student must apply to CapU through EducationPlannerBC (EPBC), a website for applying to universities and colleges across British Columbia.

Visit Apply Now to make sure you're ready to fill in your application.

  • When you submit your application, you will need to pay an application fee of $50, which gives you the opportunity to apply for 2 programs. 
  • You will need to upload a digital (PDF) copy of your transcripts and supporting documents at this time.
  • If you are currently in Grade 12, you must request that the Ministry of Education submit your transcript directly to Capilano University.
  • Documents must be in the original language of issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.
Apply on EPBC

After submitting your application on EducationPlannerBC you will receive an acknowledgement message from us to your personal email.

  • This email will include your Student ID number and your myCapU account and email address.
  • Instructions on how to track your application will also be included.
  • All future messages from us will be sent to your myCapU email.
  • If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.

For students who have previously attended post-secondary, even though you submitted a digital copy of your transcripts on EducationPlannerBC, you must submit official university or college transcripts for transfer credit.

Please send all official documents to:

Registrar's Office
Birch Building, Room BR230
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, BC
V7J 3H5

Official documents may include:

These documents must be sent directly from that institution to Capilano University. They must include the seal of the institution and the signature of the authorizing school representative.

We will accept photocopies of transcripts if certified by the authorizing university or college officer. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Students may also submit photocopies of academic documents verified by the issuing authority. These authorities include the Ministry of Education, the high school, university, or college, the apostille* or by the appropriate examination board.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

*Apostille countries refers to an international form of a notary seal as certified by the Hague convention. These would be official notary documents from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, etc. and can be accepted in place of original or school-certified documents. The Apostille is prepared by either the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Justice in these countries.

Please note: Documents issued in a language other than English must also include certified English translations. Documents must be in the original language of the issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.

An academic document is original if issued to the student by the institution following that institution’s policies.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Once you've been accepted into a program, you'll need to start planning your courses.

  • You will be notified of your acceptance through your CapU email and your myCapU account.
  • View our page for admitted students to learn how to prepare for your first day.
  • If you wish to receive transfer credits, please submit official university/college/International Baccalaureate (IB)/Advanced Placements (AP) transcripts either electronically or by mail:

     

    Registrar's Office
    Birch Building, Room BR230
    2055 Purcell Way
    North Vancouver, BC
    V7J 3H5

Admitted Students

Most CapU programs need proof that you:

Every student must apply to CapU through EducationPlannerBC (EPBC), a website for applying to universities and colleges across British Columbia.

Visit Apply Now to make sure you're ready to fill in your application.

  • When you submit your application, you will need to pay a non-refundable application fee of C$135, which gives you the opportunity to apply for 2 programs.
  • You will need to upload a digital (PDF) copy of your transcripts and supporting documents at this time.
  • If your original transcripts and supporting documents are not written in English, please submit a translated copy.
Apply on EPBC

After submitting your application on EducationPlannerBC you will receive an acknowledgement message from us to your personal email.

  • This email will include your Student ID number and your myCapU account and email address.
  • Instructions on how to track your application will also be included.
  • All future messages from us will be sent to your myCapU email.
  • If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.
Funding for International Students

You've already sent digital copies of your transcripts to EducationPlannerBC as part of your CapU application, but we also need physical copies of your official high school, college or university transcripts.

If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.

Please send your official documents to:

Capilano University
Centre for International Experience, Room LB127
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, B.C.
V7J 3H5

Official documents may include:

Students must submit official high school and university or college transcripts for admission.

These documents must be sent directly from that institution to Capilano University. They must include the seal of the institution and signature of the authorizing school representative.

We will accept photocopies of transcripts if certified by the authorizing high school, university, or college officer. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Students may also submit photocopies of academic documents verified by the issuing authority. These authorities include the Ministry of Education, the high school, university, or college, the apostille* or by the appropriate examination board.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

*Apostille countries refers to an international form of a notary seal as certified by the Hague convention. These would be official notary documents from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, etc. and can be accepted in place of original or school-certified documents. The Apostille is prepared by either the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Justice in these countries.

Please note: Documents issued in a language other than English must also include certified English translations. Documents must be in the original language of the issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.

An academic document is original if issued to the student by the institution following that institution’s policies.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

If you are accepted into a program, you will receive a letter of offer in your myCapU email inbox.

  • You will need to confirm your acceptance into the program by paying a tuition deposit outlined in your letter of offer.
  • This deposit will go towards your first-semester tuition once you are registered for courses at CapU.

After paying your tuition deposit, you will receive a letter of acceptance in your myCapU inbox. This may be used to apply for, or renew, a study permit.

  • Depending on your citizenship, you may also need to apply for an entry visa.
Permits & Visas

Once you've been accepted into a program and have applied for your study permit, you'll need to start planning your courses.

  • You will be notified of your acceptance through your CapU email and your myCapU account.
  • View our page for admitted international students to learn how to prepare for your first day.
Info for Admitted International Students

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Are you ready to rise to the challenge?

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Transfer Students

Find out how you can transfer your credits from another post-secondary institution to CapU.

Applying as a Transfer Student

Returning Students

If you're returning to CapU to complete your program or to apply into a new program, please contact the Registrar's Office.

Contact Registrar's Office

Switching Programs

If you want to change your program of study, you need to submit a new application to CapU.

Re-apply to CapU

Tuition and Fees

Are you applying as a domestic or as an international student?

Tuition Fees Total
Year 1 $4,736 $1,638 $6,374
Year 2 $4,554 $1,638 $6,192
Year 3 $5,686 $1,638 $7,324
Year 4 $6,582 $1,638 $8,220
Total $21,558 $6,552 $28,110
Tuition Fees Total
Year 1 $19,159 $1,638 $20,797
Year 2 $18,977 $1,638 $20,615
Year 3 $20,109 $1,638 $21,747
Year 4 $21,005 $1,638 $22,643
Total $79,250 $6,552 $85,802

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Entrance Awards

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Term Awards

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Required Courses

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
Required:
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

Required:

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

Additional Program Information

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

Have a question?

Get in touch with us!

About this program

School of Tourism Management
604 984 4960
tourism@capilanou.ca

General inquiries

Student Information Services
Birch Building, room BR230

604-984-4900
604-984-1798 (fax)
registration@capilanou.ca