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Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management

VIU International, Canada


Next enrollment cycle

January 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 17,793

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  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Diploma
The Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management will produce graduates who are innovative hospitality management decision-makers equipped with demonstrable analytical skills, functional area knowledge, strong communication skills and abilities, combined with an applied human capital knowledge and skill set, who influence an organization’s performance through their future orientated leadership.

This is a full-time, cohort-based program that incorporates face-to-face delivery with experiential learning, both in internship work experience and laboratory modules. Curriculum delivery will be enhanced through the use of hospitality industry specific simulations, case studies, and a robust semester-long visiting scholar or professors of practice (hospitality industry experts) interactive lecture series on meaningful issues and trends facing the hospitality executive today and in the future. Further, GDHM students will contribute and mobilize knowledge to the industry through the completion of an integrated business project completed in conjunction with their graduate internship.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2023
  • October 2023
  • An undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with a "C " grade point average from the last 60 credits completed and a minimum of 1 year work experience in a supervisory or managerial capacity, preferably in a service organization
  • An undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with a "C " grade point average from the last 60 credits completed and a minimum of 3 year work experience in the hospitality industry demonstrating increased responsibility
  • An undergraduate degree in hospitality management, or a related discipline, from a recognized university, with a "C " grade point average from the last 60 credits completed.
  • A minimum of 10 years of directly related work experience in a hospitality organization at a supervisory or managerial position, may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Such applicants must show a minimum of "C " grade in Mathematics 11 or equivalent.
  • Applicants whose previous degree was obtained in a country where English is not the primary/official language and from a university where English was not the language of instruction must meet one of VIU’s English Language requirements for Graduate Programs.

Year 1 – Fall Semester

  • Managing Hospitality Service Marketing
  • Using Hospitality Financial Data
  • Managing An Accommodation Rooms Division
  • Managing Destination Resorts

Year 1 – Spring Semester

  • Evaluating Financial Statements
  • Analyzing Operational Data
  • Managing Hospitality Brands
  • Leveraging Hospitality Market Research

Year 1 - Intersession Semester 

  • Visiting Professors Lecture Series
  • Designing Food and Beverage Operations
  • Building Customer Loyalty

Year 2 – Fall Semester

  • Managing Hospitality Revenue
  • Emerging Consumer Trends and Issues
  • Managing Business Events

Year 2 – Spring Semester

  • Making Strategic Decisions
  • Leading Culturally Diverse High-Performing Teams
  • Integrating Professional and Personal Development
  • Preparing for Graduate Consulting Project

Year 2 – Intersession Semester

  • Graduate Internship and Consulting Project

Year 2 - Summer Semester

  • Graduate Internship and Consulting Project
  • Fees Amount Tuition (63 credits x $567.02 per credit) 35,722.26 
  • Student Activity fee (63 credits x $9.41 per credit) 592.83 
  • VIU Students' Union fee (24 months x $20.90 per month) 501.60
  •  Health and Dental Plan fee (2 years x $275.00 per year) 550.00 
  • Total 37,366.69

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