Hospitality and Tourism Management Programs
Developed with input from industry experts, our Hospitality and Tourism Management diploma and degree programs will give you practical hands-on education, ensuring you have the real-world knowledge and skills to achieve success in the workforce.
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, all complemented by a strong financial management foundation. You will focus your skills by choosing a specialization.
Accelerate your career further 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.
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.
Restaurant and Service Operations
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, as well as people leadership and inventory management.
Travel and Tourism
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 Center.
Hotels and Accommodation
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 will also gain practical experience in front office management, hotel event planning, hotel revenue management, and facilities design.
Choose a multi-disciplinary approach and select electives from various specializations to build a customized hospitality and tourism path.
Put your new knowledge to work with practical, hands-on operations and execute special events on and off campus with leading industry partners.
Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management
With a degree in hospitality and tourism, you can move towards managerial, executive or entrepreneurial opportunities in a flourishing and diverse sector.
Designed for students who have completed our Hospitality and Management diploma program, or who have existing hospitality education, you’ll graduate with a global skill set that can take you to destinations worldwide.
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