BA degree in International Hotel Management

Hospitality Management degree at University in Canada

Who can join this program?

The BA in International Hotel Management is a leading-edge degree that builds professional credentials and advances careers in the hospitality industry.

Designed with ongoing input from hospitality leaders, this dynamic program develops a broad range of leadership, analytical and interpersonal skills and provides a firm grounding in hospitality management.


The international context of the degree program is vital to a successful career in hospitality.

In Year 1, you study a common academic curriculum. In Year 2 you increasingly focus on subjects related to hotel management.

Years 3 and 4 blend academic theory and industry experiences. Experiential learning is highly valued and throughout the year you will learn in industry settings while participating in exciting events and class studies with leading hoteliers and educators in the region.

Courses themes

  • international hotel operations
  • food and beverage operations
  • financial strategy
  • accounting
  • entrepreneurship
  • marketing
  • ethics
  • human resources
  • sustainable tourism
  • communications
  • work term preparation


The internship is the capstone course, and is the stage where students' careers are launched after successful completion of the academic studies on campus.

During your internship - a 3-month internationally-based industry field work experience - you will continue to learn, complete assignments, and find exceptional opportunities for permanent employment.


Years 1 and 2 combine full academic courses with English language and study skills for international students to support your academic studies. Years 3 and 4 of the BA program are academic classes and the internship.

Students must earn 120 credits (30 credits in Year 1, 30 credits in Year 2, 60 credits in the final 12-months) to complete the degree program.

There are 26 hours per week of class time, including an academic advisory hour.

What can I do after graduation?

The BA International Hotel Management degree prepares graduates for a career with national and international hotels, boutique properties, resort groups, cruise lines, restaurants, suppliers of goods and services to the hospitality industry, and specialty companies such as destination management companies, and event planning organizations.

Professional career opportunities

  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Sales associate
  • Front Desk supervisor
  • Spa Coordinator
  • Reservations Agent
  • Front Desk Manager
  • Assistant Restaurant Manager

Are you ready?

Online application


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Sun Hyung Kim - international student at University in Canada

Student Testimonial

Sun Hyung Kim

From: South Korea
Degree: BA International Hotel Management

"I was able to improve my job application, interview, and social media networking skills as well as prepare an internship plan and SWOT analysis for my organization."

Key Facts

Course length:

4-year degree

Next start date:

  • January 11, 2016
  • September 6, 2016


$8,940 per semester

Entry requirements:

High School completion with 75% average

English language level equivalent:

  • IELTS 5.5
  • TOEFL 68 iBT


Students who have a lower English level than the bachelor's degree entry requirement first take the University Bridging Program.