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Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Closed for Fall 2020

Closed for Fall 2020 (International)

Length: 2 years Credential: Bachelor Degree Delivery: Full Time Classroom

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All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Fall 2020 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines.

Overview

Accelerate your career with SAIT's Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management program. With a degree in hospitality and tourism, you can move towards managerial, executive or entrepreneurial opportunities in a flourishing and diverse sector.

This post-diploma degree program is designed in consultation with industry and taught by hospitality professionals. You’ll graduate with a global skill set that can take you to destinations worldwide.

We provide a personalized approach to learning with small class sizes and professional mentorship along the way. You’ll expand your breadth of knowledge across disciplines as you study key areas including leadership and project management, intercultural communications, global tourism, sales and marketing, sustainability in hospitality and tourism and much more.

At SAIT, we pride ourselves on our close connection to the industry as we deliver relevant, skills-focused education. In your capstone course, you will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with industry partners as you strategically solve a real-world challenge with a comprehensive business plan.

Program brochure

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Is this the right fit for me?

To be successful in this program, you should:

  • attend and actively participate in all classes
  • be willing to work in a collaborative team environment
  • be prepared for an academically challenging program
  • have strong written and oral communication skills.

If you engage in campus life and take advantage of SAIT services and resources, you’ll be more likely to experience success in SAIT’s programs.

Credentials

After successfully completing the program, graduates will receive a SAIT Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management degree.

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Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue job opportunities in: 

  • hotel and resort management 
  • restaurant management 
  • events and attractions management 
  • tourism management 
  • hospitality entrepreneurship 

Related careers include: 

  • accommodation manager 

Tuition and fees per year*

Year 3: $7,358
Year 4: $7,358
Year 3 (International): $21,200
Year 4 (International):$21,200

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change

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Requirements

This is a competitive program. If applicants meet the admission requirements they will be assessed based on additional criteria. Applicants will be offered admission to this program if they’re qualified through the competitive process and space is available.

When can you apply?

  • Applications for fall 2020 open Oct. 2, 2019, and are accepted until the program start date. 
Term Program start
Fall 2020 Sept. 8, 2020

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Admission Requirements

Admission and selection

  • Fall 2020 start: applications open Oct. 2, 2019 and are accepted until the program start date.

Admission requirements

Completion of the following courses or their equivalents: 

  • A SAIT Hospitality Management diploma or equivalent from an accredited post-secondary institution, with a minimum 2.3 cumulative GPA (67% or C+)
  • At least 50% in English 30-1, or at least 60% in English 30-2
  • At least 50% in Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or Pure Math 30, or at least 60% in Applied Math 30.

Note: Admission alternatives for English include successful completion of COMM 240: Business Communications I or COMN 220: Communications and Presentation Skills. 

All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.

SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada. 

New to post-secondary? Our Hospitality Management diploma could be the right fit for you.

If you're passionate about a career in the hospitality and tourism industry, but don't yet have the education or experience needed for this degree program, our 2-year diploma in Hospitality Management is the perfect place to start.

Upon completion, you'll be prepared to hit the ground running and complete your degree in just two additional years of study.  

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Competitive entry: six-step process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Review the selection of information to understand the process and deadlines. 

  • Applications and proof of the admission requirements ( transcripts and/or anticipated final grades) must be submitted by Aug. 15 to be included in the selection. 
  • Applicants who have graduated from SAIT with a diploma in Hospitality Management with a minimum GPA of 2.3 will be offered admission on a first-qualified, first-offered basis. Once the program is full, qualified applicants will be placed on a waitlist.
  • Applicants who have a diploma in Hospitality Management from another accredited post-secondary institution will be placed into selection for review to determine equivalency. Completion of additional courses may be required.

Step 4: Apply to Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management and submit your transcripts.

Step 5: Log in to mySAIT.ca to check your admission status. If eligible, your status will indicate that you're "In Selection."

Step 6: Continue to monitor changes to your application status through mySAIT.ca. Failure to meet anticipated final grades will result in offers being rescinded.

Communication during selection

Email is the primary source of communication during the selection process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications. 

Courses

Program outline

Hospitality and Tourism core courses

Junior Hospitality and Tourism core courses

Course code Course name Credit
PHIL 1011 Critical Thinking 3.0
STAT 2040 Quantitative Methods 3.0

Senior Hospitality and Tourism core courses

Course code Course name Credit
COMM 3300 Intercultural Communications 3.0
FNCE 4210 Financial Management in Hospitality and Tourism 3.0
HLTH 3110 Health and Safety in Hospitality and Tourism 3.0
LDSH 3050 Leadership 3.0
MGMT 4210 Hospitality Design and Development 3.0
MKTG 2336 Marketing Action 3.0
MNGT 2321 Project Management 3.0
OPMT 4110 Operational Data and Analytics 3.0
PHIL 3010 Ethics 3.0
STAT 4010 Research Methodologies 3.0
TOUR 3210 Global Tourism 3.0
TOUR 4110 Tourism Policy and Planning 3.0
TOUR 4120 Sustainability in Hospitality and Tourism 3.0
TOUR 4410 Hospitality and Tourism Capstone 3.0

Junior complementary core courses

Junior Humanities electives (choose one)

Course code Course name Credit
ARCH 1010 History of Architecture 3.0
ENGL 1010 Critical Reading and Writing 3.0
HUMN 2010 Introduction to Humanities 3.0
PHIL 1030 Ethics in Technology 3.0
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Philosophy 3.0

Junior science electives (choose one)

Course code Course name Credit
BIOL 2220 Organisms and their Relationships 3.0
ENVS 2010 Environmental Science for Sustainability 3.0
SCIE 2230 Science of Health and Wellness 3.0
SCIE 2240 Science Past Present Future 3.0

Junior social science electives (choose one)

Course code Course name Credit
ANTH 2230 Indigenous Studies 3.0
PSYC 1010 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
SOCI 2010 Introduction to Sociology 3.0

Senior complementary core courses

Senior social sciences electives (choose one)

Course code Course name Credit
ENGL 3370 Comparative World Literature 3.0
SOCI 3060 Technology and Society 3.0
SOCI 3340 Society and the Workplace 3.0
SOCI 3380 Conformity and Deviance in the Workplace 3.0

Suggested program structure

Year 3

Semester 5

Course code Course name Credit
PHIL 1011 Critical Thinking 3.0
PHIL 3010 Ethics 3.0
STAT 2040 Quantitative Methods 3.0
TOUR 3210 Global Tourism 3.0
Plus one (1) junior humanities elective 3.0
Semester 5 total 15.0

Semester 6

Course code Course name Credit
COMM 3300 Intercultural Communications 3.0
HLTH 3110 Health and Safety in Hospitality and Tourism 3.0
MKTG 2336 Marketing Action 3.0
STAT 4010 Research Methodologies 3.0
Plus one (1) junior social science elective 3.0
Semester 6 total 15.0

Year 4

Semester 7

Course code Course name Credit
FNCE 4210 Financial Management in Hospitality and Tourism 3.0
LDSH 3050 Leadership 3.0
MNGT 2321 Project Management 3.0
TOUR 4110 Tourism Policy and Planning 3.0
Plus one (1) junior science elective 3.0
Semester 7 total 15.0

Semester 8

Course code Course name Credit
MGMT 4210 Hospitality Design and Development 3.0
OPTM 4110 Operational Data and Analytics 3.0
TOUR 4120 Sustainability in Hospitality and Tourism 3.0
TOUR 4410 Hospitality and Tourism Capstone 3.0
Plus one (1) senior social science or humanities elective 3.0
Semester 8 total 15.0
Program total

60.0

Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue

Progression

Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Transfer options

The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available. Visit Transfer Options to learn more.

Costs

Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
3 $6,136 $682 $288 $252 $7,358
4 $6,136 $682 $288 $252 $7,358

International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
3 $19,887 $682 $288 $344 $21,200
4 $19,887 $682 $288 $344 $21,200

*Fees and tuition are based on a two-semester full course load structure. There may be additional fees for practicums and terms held outside this time frame.

SAIT Fees

Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $171.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): $310 - Check eligibility here.
Student support fee: $100
Student technology fee: $100

Health and Dental Fees

Domestic Students 

  • Health Plan: $122
  • Dental Plan: $130
  • For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the Saitsa website for information on opting out.

International Students 

  • Health and Dental Plan: $344
  • For more information on Health and Dental Benefits for International students please contact the International Centre.

Books and supplies*

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.

Next steps for incoming students

Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.

Important dates and deadlines

Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.

Important Dates

Fall 2020

Orientation

Orientation for new students will take place online on Sept. 4, 2020.

To find the time and platform, visit our orientation page.

Delivery

All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Fall 2020 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines.

How to register for classes

You'll follow an adjustable block registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.

Computers and laptops

This is a bring your own device program with a standard hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page

Required attire:

You must also dress in proper business attire for class presentations and industry visits.

Tips for success:

  • Most successful students spend approximately 20 hours per week doing homework and review, with additional study required to prepare for exams.
  • Students require one business dress outfit to wear at guest speaker presentations and during industry field trips. This outfit can also be used for job interviews and other contact with industry.Keep in mind hospitality industry hours can range from early morning to late in the evening and often include holidays.

Preparation courses

To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices. 

Required textbooks

The booklist will be available about two weeks before classes start.

Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.

Contact 

Andy Trache, Academic Advisor
Phone: 403.210.4343
Email. andy.trache@sait.ca

Academic chair

Margaret Walsh, Academic Chair 
Phone: 403.210.4254
Email. cindy.findlay@sait.ca

Have questions about this program?

Contact us at

School of Hospitality and Tourism
403.284.8612
hospitality.info@sait.caa

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