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Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism Studies

Global Tourism & Hospitality Management

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

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Program facts

  • Tuition fees per year -
  • Total tuition fees -
  • Program type Diploma
  • Language taught in English
  • Start date January, May, July, September

Program Overview

What North Island College says about their program:
"Launch a career in international tourism by combining post-graduate business studies with valuable workplace experience. Qualify for leadership and management opportunities in resorts, hotels, restaurants and other special interest tourism operations."

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Program Structure

  • Curriculum

    View Course Descriptions Program Requirements Year 1 - Hospitality Option

    EMP-010 Internship Workshop - Students must complete EMP-010 as a prerequisite to THM-390

    BUS-100 Financial Accounting

    BUS-340 Leadership OR BUS-350 Organizational Behaviour

    BUS-370 International Marketing

    THM-238 Service Management & Operations

    THM-250 International Hotel Management

    THM-275 Food Fundamentals & Service OR THM-276 Food & Beverage Management

    THM-300 Global Tourism

    Plus 2 electives totaling 6 credits*

    *Note: ENG-160 is a prerequisite for a number of courses in the program. Students who have not taken a first year college-level English course as part of their undergraduate diploma or degree will be required to use one of their electives to take ENG-160 in the first term.

    Year 2 - Hospitality Option

    THM-215 Tourism & Hospitality Managerial Accounting OR BUS-217 Management Accounting

    THM-203 Convention & Special Event Management

    BUS-255 Human Resources Management

    BUS-380 Globalization and International Business OR BUS-360 Intercultural Dimensions of International Management

    THM-201 Internal Controls

    THM-275 Food Fundamentals & Services OR THM-276 Food & Beverage Management

    THM-390 Internship

    Plus, choose one course (3 credits) from the following:

    BUS-293 Business Simulation

    BUS-264 Professional Selling

    BUS-368 Advertising & Marketing Communication

    THM-212 Tourism & Hospitality Law & Ethics

    THM-219 Tourism & Hospitality - Year 2 Field Trip

    THM-320 Independent Study in Tourism

    Plus 2 electives totaling 6 credits at the 200 level or higher*

    *Note: Electives may be chosen from any other NIC tourism courses or any other non-tourism courses that transfer to a degree-granting institution.

    Year 1 - Sustainable Tourism Option

    EMP-010 Internship Workshop - Students must complete EMP-010 as a prerequisites to THM-390

    BUS-100 Financial Accounting Fundamentals

    BUS-340 Leadership OR BUS-350 Organizational Behaviour

    BUS-370 International Marketing

    THM-238 Services Management & Operations

    THM-225 Cross Cultural Tourism

    THM-300 Global Tourism

    Plus choose one course (3 credits) from the following:

    THM-212 Law & Ethics

    THM-219 Tourism & Hospitality - Year 2 Field Trip

    THM-250 International Hotel Management

    THM-275 Food Fundamentals & Service

    THM-276 Food & Beverage Management

    Plus 2 electives totaling 6 credits*

    *Note: ENG-160 is a prerequisite for a number of courses in the program. Students who have not taken a first year college-level English course as part of their undergraduate diploma or degree will be required to use one of their electives to take ENG-160 in the first term.

    Year 2 - Sustainable Tourism Option

    THM-215 Tourism & Hospitality Managerial Accounting OR BUS-217 Management Accounting

    THM-203 Convention & Special Event Management

    BUS-255 Human Resources Management

    BUS-380 Globalization and International Business OR BUS-360 Intercultural Dimensions of International Management

    BUS-452 Advanced Topics in Entrepreneurship OR THM-222 Entrepreneurship in Tourism

    THM-211 Sustainable Tourism

    THM-390 Internship

    Plus choose one course (3 credits) from:

    IMG-220 Introduction to Social Media

    BUS-267 Services Marketing

    BUS-293 Business Simulation

    BUS-362 Market Research

    BUS-368 Advertising & Marketing Communications

    ENG-216 Travel Writing

    ENG-260 Advanced Communication & Professional Writing

    THM-320 Independent Studies in Tourism

    Plus 2 electives totaling 6 credits at the 200 level or higher*

    *Note:   Electives may be chosen from any other NIC tourism courses or any other non-tourism courses that transfer to a degree-granting institution.

    Completion Requirements This 2 year Global Tourism & Hospitality Management Advanced Diploma must be completed within 5 years of admission to the program.

    To successfully complete the Advanced Diploma program, students must pass all courses and attain an overall average of at least 60%.

Admissions requirements

Each year, hundreds of students from countries around the world choose to make Vancouver Island their home away from home. Please see below, the requirements required in order to join them.

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TOEFL 80 (no section less than 19) IELTS 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5) PTE Academic 54 minimum with no component less than 46

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older within the calendar year in which they are applying to study.
  • Consideration may be given for younger students who have completed high school and meet all other admission requirements.
  • Meet the English language requirement or complete the Academic English Language program offered at NIC. English language proficiency results must be taken within the last two years.
  • Meet other academic and admission requirements for your chosen program.

Admission Requirements (Bachelor of Business Administration)

  • C+ in one of Provincial English 12, English Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG-060, ENG-096, or ENG-098, or ESL-090; or English assessment; and
  • C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or NIC MAT-055; or C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre-Calculus 11, Applications of Math 12, NIC MAT-053; or Math Assessment;
  • Or, CPA-CGA designation to enter CPA Bridging Pathway;
  • Or, CPA-CMA designation to enter CPA Bridging Pathway;
  • Or, permission of the department.

Academic programs: Fall Semester (September) – no deadline Winter Semester (January) – no deadline Spring Semester (May) – no deadline

Academic English program: September – October – January – February – May – June Open admissions, no deadline

Fees and funding

NIC Foundation administers several awards ranging from $100 to $3,000 each, totaling more than $290,000 in recognition of outstanding students. Financial awards are available for new and continuing students both internally and externally for new and continuing students. Most awards or scholarships are available after the first semester of study as they are dependent on competitive grades reflective of the student's academic achievement.

NIC offers entrance awards for applicants with high levels of English language proficiency. All applicants are automatically reviewed for this award, therefore no award application is required. Students in receipt of this award will be notified upon enrollment.

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Academic English - $5,045 per term Other programs - $6,365 per term

Entrance Award: IELTS Entrance Awards whereby students are automatically assessed upon application.

  • IELTS 7.0 Award = $500
  • IELTS 7.5 Award = $1,000
  • IELTS 8.0 Award = $1,500

Scholarships and Awards: Available after the first semester of study at NIC. They would receive their first grades in December/January and the deadline for scholarships is April.

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Visa requirements for North Island College

Many international students will require a visa to study in Canada, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

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