• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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You will not only learn to use entrepreneurship, leadership, and management skills to contribute to community and business development, you will come away with a distinct competitive advantage.

Experiential learning is an important component of this program; you will be taken out of the classroom and exposed to actual tourism operations and situations through a 1-week field trip course. Here you will explore some of the best that Vancouver Island has to offer, including the beaches of Tofino and slopes of Mount Washington. 

You will meet tourism entrepreneurs and professionals to better understand the issues and realities faced by the tourism industry. You will learn the practical aspects of travel management and tour operations while travelling to different destinations on Vancouver Island.  

At the same time, you will be given the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities including skiing, snowboarding, whale watching, surfing and stand-up paddle boarding.


The Global Tourism Management focuses program at the Royal Roads University ensures you will have the tools and knowledge to advance your career in tourism and hospitality within Canada or globally. 

Improve your career prospects while learning to use entrepreneurship, leadership, and management skills to contribute to community and business development, and open ups a variety of potential careers in areas such as:

  • Hotels and resorts - hotel, resorts, cruise ships, clubs, food and beverage, operations and facilities management.
  • Consulting – product development, tourism marketing, information technology, real estate development, destination development, tourism research.
  • Tourism management - travel and tourism, transportation, culture and heritage, sports and recreation.
  • Event management - meeting/event planning, spa, fitness and health, sports events, event and venue management, special events.
  • Recreation and entertainment - casinos, museums, resorts, private homes/boats.
  • Other sectors and services - sales and marketing, human resources, education, finance. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      • 2 years (degree completion) or 4 years (international)
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Academic Integrity
  • Selected Topics in Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Digital Communication in Global Business
  • Writing, Critical Thinking and Research Literature
  • Research Methods for Tourism
  • Financial Management for Tourism
  • Special Events Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completion of a high school diploma with a minimum ‘B’ (3.00/4.33) average in 4 relevant academic grade 12 courses including math 12 or equivalent from a recognized institution

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20796 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41580 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    9168 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18340 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Victoria

  • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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