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Tourism Management

Note: The Tourism Management Associate Certificate is currently under review.

New courses are in development that will either replace or complement existing courses. No new applications for the program will be accepted until the review is complete. If you are currently registered in the associate certificate you will be able to complete the program either by completing your course profile or through approved substitution. For more information, contact Christina Hagberg at christina_hagberg@bcit.ca or 604-412-7675.
BCIT's tourism management program focuses on the business of tourism, and will prepare you for a leadership role in B.C. second largest industry. You will also develop a solid understanding of core business concepts including marketing, finance, and leadership.

Tourism is fast becoming a top economic driver in the province of British Columbia. With the provincial tourism industry growing, there is an increased need for top notch tourism graduates. BCIT will provide you with the job ready skills to become a leader in the tourism industry, both globally and locally.

Going to university or college is a life-changing experience. A BCIT marketing tourism education will provide you with a solid well rounded business toolbox that will provide you with the knowledge and leadership essentials to create the career path of your choice.

Program Entry

About Part-time Studies

Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that's right for you.

Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there's space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring/Summer (April).

To apply to a Part-time Studies program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.

To be successful in BCIT's fast paced applied learning environment, it is strongly recommended that students have English proficiency in all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Two years of education in English in an English-speaking country and English 12 are strongly recommended for success. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Program declaration

Note: The Tourism Management Associate Certificate is currently under review.

New courses are in development that will either replace or complement existing courses. No new applications for the program will be accepted until the review is complete. If you are currently registered in the associate certificate you will be able to complete the program either by completing your course profile or through approved substitution. For more information, please contact Christina Hagberg at christina_hagberg@bcit.ca or 604-412-7675.

Scheduled intakes

Ongoing Part-time Studies intakes: January, April and September

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Program matrix

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1. Required Courses: Credits
  MKTG 1102 Essentials of Marketing 3.0
  TOUR 1250 Retail Travel Sales and Marketing 3.0
  TOUR 1260 Foundations of Tourism 3.0
  TOUR 2302 Travel and Tour Management 3.0
  TOUR 2307 Resort and Hotel Marketing 3.0
  TOUR 3320 Meetings, Conventions and Incentive Travel 2.0
 
2. Complete 6.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  MKTG 1051 Search Marketing & SEO 1.0
  MKTG 1112 Customer Relations 3.0
  MKTG 1120 Event Planning 3.0
  MKTG 1123 Sustainable Event Management Operations 3.0
  MKTG 1126 Live Entertainment Events and Festivals 3.0
  MKTG 1133 Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship 3.0
  MKTG 1219 Professional Sales Skills 3.0
  MKTG 1352 Digital Marketing 3.0
  MKTG 1550 Social Media for Business 3.0
  MKTG 1552 Social Media Marketing 3.0
  MKTG 2203 Marketing Communications Essentials 3.0
  MKTG 2225 Project Management in Marketing 4.0
  MKTG 2525 Global Marketing 3.0
  MKTG 3406 Brand Innovation and Development 3.0
  MKTG 3554 Digital Branding 3.0
 
Total Credits: 25.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Many courses are also offered through distance and online learning.

Graduating & Jobs

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2013-2015 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2012-2014 graduates and for Degree 2010-2012 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

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Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Contact Us

Christina Hagberg
Part-time Studies Program Assistant - Marketing Management
604-412-7675 | Christina_Hagberg@bcit.ca

Stacy Laviolette
Part-time Studies Coordinator - Marketing Management
604-412-7608 | Stacy_Laviolette@bcit.ca

Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
  • Course selection and program planning
  • Declaring your program
  • Making changes to your approved program plan
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Laddering options
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
  • Student life

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