Bachelor of Tourism Management Degree

Global & Community Studies, School of Tourism Management

Credential
Bachelor

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

Intakes

Campus Terms Full/Part Time
North Vancouver Fall Both
North Vancouver Spring Both
North Vancouver Summer Both

Program Requirements and Outlines

60 Credits


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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,

 

Lower Level Tourism Electives: Choose 12.00 credits from REC, TOUR, WLP


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60 Credits Credits Required 60.00

General Education Required Courses


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Choose 9.00 credits from the following list:

Any 9.00 credits from outside REC, TOUR or WLP at the 100 level or higher


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Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:

Statistics at the 100 level or higher

BADM 210 Business Statistics 3.00 credits

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TOUR 350 Quantitative Methods 3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
ECON 100 Introduction to Economics 3.00 credits
ECON 111 Princ of Microeconomic Theory 3.00 credits
ECON 112 Princ of Macroeconomic Theory 3.00 credits
ECON 207 Managerial Economics 3.00 credits
ECON 210 Money and Banking 3.00 credits
ECON 211 Interm Microeconomic Analysis 3.00 credits
ECON 212 Interm Macroeconomic Analysis 3.00 credits
ECON 250 Econ Hist-Pre Industrial Era 3.00 credits
ECON 252 Econ History Industrial Era 3.00 credits
ECON 255 Understanding Globalization 3.00 credits
ECON 290 Public Policy I 3.00 credits
ECON 291 Public Policy II 3.00 credits
ECON 342 Economic Growth 3.00 credits
ECON 350 Economic Revolutions 3.00 credits
ECON 378 Economies of the World 3.00 credits
ECON 390 Public Policy 3.00 credits
ECON 490 Directed Studies 3.00 credits
General Education Required Courses Credits Required 15.00

Upper Level Required Courses

Required:

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 354 Adv Cmns for Tourism Mgmt 3.00 credits
TOUR 312 Tourism Marketing II 3.00 credits
TOUR 316 Financial Management 3.00 credits
TOUR 327 Research Methods 3.00 credits
TOUR 335 Strategic Management 3.00 credits
TOUR 422 People Mgmt - Human Rel Tour 3.00 credits
TOUR 423 Tourism Planning and Policy 3.00 credits
TOUR 450 Tourism Operations II 3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
TOUR 307 Tourism and Climate Change 3.00 credits
TOUR 342 Adv Environmental Stewardship 3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
TOUR 435 Project Management 3.00 credits
TOUR 440 Applied Research in Tourism 3.00 credits
Upper Level Required Courses Credits Required 30.00

Upper-Level Tourism Electives

Choose 15.00 credits from the following list:
TOUR 301 Business Law in Tourism 3.00 credits
TOUR 306 Directed Study - Tourism 3.00 credits
TOUR 307 Tourism and Climate Change 3.00 credits
TOUR 321 Organizational Leadership/Tour 3.00 credits
TOUR 326 Cross-Cultural Tourism 3.00 credits
TOUR 328 Destination Marketing 3.00 credits
TOUR 331 Regional Topics in Tourism 3.00 credits
TOUR 341 Product Development 3.00 credits
TOUR 342 Adv Environmental Stewardship 3.00 credits
TOUR 343 Cultural Tourism Management 3.00 credits
TOUR 344 International Ecotourism 3.00 credits
TOUR 351 Tourism Consumer Behaviour 3.00 credits
TOUR 356 Adventure Sport Even Mgmt 3.00 credits
TOUR 400 Revenue Mgmt and Sales 3.00 credits
TOUR 404 Travel Distribution Management 3.00 credits
TOUR 406 Directed Study in Tourism III 3.00 credits
TOUR 416 Applied Hotel Financial Mgmt 3.00 credits
TOUR 435 Project Management 3.00 credits
TOUR 440 Applied Research in Tourism 3.00 credits
TOUR 450 Tourism Operations II 3.00 credits
TOUR 451 Hotel Operations II 3.00 credits
TOUR 455 Adventure Tourism Economic Dev 3.00 credits
TOUR 456 Land Use & Tourism Operations 3.00 credits
TOUR 457 Advanced Risk Management & Law 3.00 credits
Upper-Level Tourism Electives Credits Required 15.00

Study Abroad

Choose from the following list:
SATO 301 Study Abroad - Tourism 0.00 credits
SATO 302 Study Abroad - Tourism 0.00 credits
SATO 303 Study Abroad - Tourism 0.00 credits
SATO 304 Study Abroad - Tourism 0.00 credits
SATO 305 Study Abroad - Tourism 0.00 credits

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

Term

Fall 2018

Application & Document Deadline

August 7

Course Registration & Waitlisting

July 9-20

Fee Payment Deadline

August 27

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.

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