In our Hospitality and Tourism Management programs, you'll integrate all of your knowledge in an action-based setting.

Depending on your path, you'll apply your knowledge in one of our unique live classrooms, including a fine dining setting at the Highwood Kitchen + Bar or trip-planning at Destinations, North America's only student-run travel centre.

Diploma and degree programs

Develop an understanding of the hospitality and tourism industry, which requires adaptability, enthusiasm, resilience, and teamwork.

Our diploma program trains you in guest experience delivery, sales and marketing, service, and applied leadership, complementing a strong financial management foundation. You will focus your skills by choosing a specialization.

Accelerate your career with SAIT's Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management degree program. This unique 2+2 program is designed for graduates of SAIT’s Hospitality & Tourism Management diploma program or its equivalent from an accredited post-secondary institution.

Hospitality and Tourism Management - Beverage Management

Credential type  Diploma   International applicants  International applicants accepted   Program length  2 years

Obtain in-depth beverage project knowledge in non-alcoholic beverages, wine, beer and spirits.

Training will cover beverage sales and retail operations, inventory control and basic culinary understanding to build your skills in creating sustainable beverage programs.

Beverage Management



Hospitality and Tourism Management - Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Credential type  Diploma   International applicants  International applicants accepted   Program length  2 years

This specialization introduces you to the entrepreneurial mindset, design thinking and new venture planning.

You'll have the opportunity to study current industry trends and identify gaps to help provide creative solutions and drive new product development.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation



Hospitality and Tourism Management - Event Management

Credential type  Diploma   International applicants  International applicants accepted   Program length  2 years

Learn all aspects of the event and meeting planning industry, from conventions to live events and festivals.

Gain applied knowledge in contract and stakeholder negotiations, event strategy planning and execution as you bring several events to life on campus and with industry partners.

Event Management

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Hospitality and Tourism Management - Hotels and Accommodation

Credential type  Diploma   International applicants  International applicants accepted   Program length  2 years

Develop hotel industry knowledge on the interconnectivity of all departments that bring a guest experience to life through two practicum placements with leading hotel partners.

You'll also gain practical experience in front office management, hotel event planning, hotel revenue management and facilities design.

Hotels and Accommodation



Hospitality and Tourism Management - Multi-Disciplinary

Credential type  Diploma   International applicants  International applicants accepted   Program length  2 years

Choose a multi-disciplinary approach and select electives from various specializations to build a customized hospitality and tourism path.

Put your knowledge to work with practical, hands-on operations and execute special events on and off campus with leading industry partners.

Multi-Disciplinary



Hospitality and Tourism Management - Restaurant and Service Operations

Credential type  Diploma   International applicants  International applicants accepted   Program length  2 years

Learn service operations management skills through practical, hands-on training in the renowned Highwood restaurant and executing special events on and off campus with our key industry partners.

Your training will cover beverage and service operations, facility management and design, people leadership and inventory management.

Restaurant and Service Operations



Hospitality and Tourism Management - Travel and Tourism

Credential type  Diploma   International applicants  International applicants accepted   Program length  2 years

Gain travel product knowledge to prepare for a career in destination and travel planning.

Your training will cover product and reservation systems, itinerary planning and design, special interest and sustainable tourism. 

Connect with industry partners to solve problems and sell and market products at our on-campus Travel Centre, Destinations.

Travel and Tourism

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Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Credential type  Degree   International applicants  International applicants accepted   Program length  2 years

With a degree in hospitality and tourism, you can move towards managerial, executive or entrepreneurial opportunities in this flourishing and diverse sector.

Designed for those who have previously completed our Hospitality and Tourism Management diploma or who have existing hospitality education, you'll graduate with a global skill set that can take you to destinations worldwide.

Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management


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Investing in your education guarantees a bright future. From hands-on classroom experience to student clubs to studying abroad, Lisa has made the most of her student experience.

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Contact us

School of Hospitality and Tourism

E.H. Crandell Building G230, SAIT Main Campus
1301 16 Ave. NW
Calgary, AB T2M 0L4

403.284.8612 hospitality.info@sait.ca

Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm