Hospitality Management, Graduate Diploma | Vancouver Island University | Nanaimo, Canada
24 months
19227 CAD/year
4958 CAD/year
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Students interested in the diploma must apply to the Bachelor of Hospitality Management. Prior to completion of their first year, students must indicate their interest in exiting with their Hospitality Management Diploma from Vancouver Island University.  

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Upon successful completion of the first two years (60 credits including co-operative work placements), students will be eligible to receive the Hospitality Management Diploma.

The two-year Hospitality Management diploma from Vancouver Island University develops the learner's knowledge and skills required to build a successful hospitality career. 

The students acquire their hospitality knowledge through a blend of classroom learning, and experiential activities in an on-campus dining room, in teaching kitchens and participation in special events. Finally, students are required to complete two paid co-operative work placements where they apply their learning at resorts throughout British Columbia and Alberta.

This two year diploma program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of supervisory and management positions in the tourism industry. Students examine management from behavioural, functional, situational and systems perspectives. 

The unique applications of management to service organizations are a focal point of the program. Students are encouraged to explore and develop their individual leadership styles in the management labs offered in the program. Since the marketing concept forms the basis for developing management practices used in the tourism industry, the marketing/management relationship is studied in detail.

Career Opportunities 

Graduates of this program hold positions in hotels and resorts, golf and country clubs, restaurants, convention centres, ski resorts and large food service companies providing management services to hospitals, universities and airlines. 

Specific positions available to graduates in hotels and resorts may include rooms division manager, marketing manager, food and beverage manager and general manager. In convention centres, positions in convention planning, marketing and food and beverage management may be available. Golf and country clubs may offer positions in food and beverage management and club management.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Lodging Organizations and Operations
  • Dining Room Operations 
  • Leadership Skills for Hospitality Professionals
  • Accounting Principles
  • Property Management Systems
  • Beverage Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


80 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • General admission requirements apply.
  • English 12 with minimum “C+” grade or equivalent.
  • A minimum "C+" grade in Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-calculus 10 or Workplace Mathematics 10 or equivalent. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19227 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19227 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4958 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4958 CAD per year during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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