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New for 2019 Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Open for Fall 2019

Length: 2 Years
Credential: Bachelor Degree
Available: Full Time Classroom

Program Highlights

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

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Tuition and fees per year*

Year 3: $6,667
Year 4: $6,667
Year 3 (International): $20,872
Year 4 (International): $20,872

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

Requirements

You will be offered admission to this program if you meet the admission requirements and qualify through competitive entry.

When can you apply?

  • Applications are accepted until Aug.15, 2019
  • Applications for fall 2019 open Feb. 7, 2019
Term Program start
Fall 2019 Sept. 3, 2019 

Bring your own device

This is a bring your own device program, you are responsible for bringing a laptop that meets the minimum BYOD requirements approximately $600- $800 in value.

Program outline

Program description

Accelerate your career with SAIT's new Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management program. With a degree in hospitality and tourism, you can advance your career as you move towards managerial, executive or entrepreneurial opportunities in a flourishing and diverse sector. Designed in consultation with industry and taught by hospitality professionals, you will leave the program with a global skill set that can take you to destinations worldwide.

In this post-diploma degree, 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 relevantly, skills-focused education - and this program is no exception. 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.

The School of Hospitality and Tourism was named one of the Top 50 Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools in the world by CEOWORLD Magazine — join the ranks and take your career to the next level with an education that goes beyond the border.

Program brochure

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Your career

Graduates of the Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management degree can pursue careers in hotel and resort management, restaurant management, events and attractions management, tourism management and hospitality entrepreneurship.

Student success

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 may be more likely to experience success in SAIT's programs. The program is open to not just recent high school graduates but also those looking for a career shift.

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.

Credentials 

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will receive a SAIT Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management degree.

Admission Requirements

Admission and selection

  • Fall 2019 start: applications open Oct. 3, 2018.
  • Applications are accepted until Aug. 15, 2019.

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: Admissions 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. 

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.

Courses

Program outline

To find the description for a course shown below please go to our course finder based on the desired area of study below:

  • Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management

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 330 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

Costs

Domestic tuition and fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees SAITSA fees 2018/19 total
3 $5,682 $462 $523 $6,667
4 $5,682 $462 $523 $6,667

International tuition and fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees SAITSA fees 2018/19 total
3 $19,887 $462 $523 $20,872
4 $19,887 $462 $523 $20,872

SAIT fees

Campus athletic and recreation fee: $160
Universal Transit Pass (UPass): $302

SAIT Students' Association fees

Health plan: $110**
Dental plan: $125**
SAIT Students' Association (SAITSA): $288

Books and supplies*

Approximately $1000- $1500 per full-time year.

Find out more about tuition and financial aid.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.
** For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the SAITSA website for information on opting out.

Contact 

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

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