Global Tourism & Hospitality Management Advanced Certificate

Gain the management skills to launch a career in global tourism. Advance your degree or diploma with post-graduate study of business, including marketing and accounting, and hospitality management, including international hotels, food & beverage and events.

Where: Comox Valley
Starts: September, January
Length: 1 year
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NIC is great because it prepares you to be a leader in a global industry. The education and international experience I am receiving at NIC are giving me the skills and confidence to pursue my dream career in corporate hotel management.

Elena Simonova, Global Tourism and Hospitality Management Advanced Diploma alumna

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Program Requirements

  • BUS-100 Financial Accounting Fundamentals
  • BUS-370 International Marketing
  • THM-203 Conventions & Special Events Management
  • THM-238 Service Management & Operations
  • THM-250 International Hotel Management
  • THM-275 Food Fundamentals & Service OR THM-276 Food & Beverage Management
  • THM-300 Global Tourism
  • Plus 2 electives totaling 6 credits*

Note: ENG-160 is a prerequisite for a number of courses in the program. Students who have not taken a first year college-level English course as part of their undergraduate diploma or degree will be required to use one of their electives to take ENG-160 in the first term.

*Note:   Electives may be chosen from any other NIC tourism courses or any other non-tourism courses that transfer to a degree-granting institution.

Completion Requirements

The 1 year Global Tourism & Hospitality Management Advanced Certificate must be completed within 5 years of admission to the program.

To successfully complete the program, students must pass all courses and attain an overall average of at least 60%.

Admission Requirements

  1. Minimum 2 year Diploma or 3 year Degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.
    Including the following:
  2. C in one of Provincial English 12, English Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG-096, or ENG-098; or C+ in ESL-092 and ESL-095; or equivalent assessment; and
  3. C+ in Foundations of Math 11; or C in one of Pre-calculus 11, Principles of Math 11, Applications of Math 12, NIC MAT-053 or MAT-055; or equivalent assessment.

The number of qualified applicants normally exceeds the number of seats available therefore fulfillment of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. Admission is offered through a selective admission process.

International Language Requirements

International students must meet NIC international admission requirements.

Consider NIC’s Academic English Language program if you need to gain the skills to speak and understand English in the college environment.

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To Be Successful

  • You will be required to use a variety of Microsoft Office software immediately upon entering the program. Refreshing or developing your computer skills before entering the program is encouraged.
  • Serving it Right (TFB-011) and FoodSafe Level 1 (TFS-010) may be completed before classes begin, allowing you to get a head start on your program requirements. Separate fees are required for registration in these courses.
  • The program uses both an applied and theoretical approach and all courses have an emphasis on hospitality and tourism-related businesses. The more service industry experience you bring to the program, the more relevant the learning will be. You are encouraged to gain as much tourism industry experience as possible before the program starts, either through work volunteer opportunities.

Accessible Learning

Making education accessible for those with a documented disability is a key priority for NIC. We offer a wide range of services, supports and resources for students. For more information visit: Accessible Learning Services.

Pedro Caraballo Acosta

Pedro Caraballo Acosta


Tourism & Hospitality Mgmt

MBA (University of Wales, 2012)


Subjects: Tourism Customer Services, Tourism - Food And Beverage, Tourism & Hospitality, Tourism & Hospitaly Mgmt, Tourism Management
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4240 | Location VLG - G3

Harley Elias

Harley Elias


Business Administration, Tourism & Hospitality Mgmt

MBA, Strategic Planning and Marketing (University of Washington)

Subjects: Business, Tourism & Hospitaly Mgmt
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4014 | Location TTB - 114

Murray Erickson

Murray Erickson


Business Administration, Tourism & Hospitality Mgmt

Bachelor of Business Administration (Simon Fraser University)
Chartered Accountant designation (CPA Canada)

Subjects: Business, Tourism & Hospitaly Mgmt
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4032 | Location TTB - 114

Program Highlights

Build on your previous education and experience to launch your career in the growing international tourism and hospitality management industry. Gain a solid understanding of hospitality and tourism operations through a global lens, combining practical, hands-on experience in hotel, restaurant and event management with core business skills in accounting and marketing.
This program focuses on the business skills needed for supervisors and managers. You will learn develop strong accounting, marketing, events management, communication and leadership skills enabling you to compete effectively for rewarding positions in the tourism industry.

Tourism is one of the world's fastest growing industries offering a wide variety of career possibilities. It employs over 200,000 people in BC and, according to Statistics Canada, 354,000 job openings are predicted nationwide in the next 10 years. Over 65,000 of those openings are anticipated to be for supervisors and managers. So, whether you are just starting out, looking to advance your current situation, transferring yours skills from another industry or run your own businesses, NIC can put you on a path to a successful career.

Course work for this advanced certificate is entirely at the second and third-year level, and you will complete the program with the advanced skills and knowledge to successfully launch your career, or study toward NIC's Global Tourism and Hospitality Management advanced diploma.

Career Opportunities

With an advanced certificate in Global Tourism and Hospitality Management, you will be prepared for supervisory and management roles in both domestic and international tourism industries. Depending on previous credentials and work experience, there may be an opportunity for tourism careers in niche markets ranging from the arts to agri-tourism. Career possibilities include, but would not be limited to professional management in resorts, hotels, restaurants, attractions and other special interest tourism operations.

Tuition & Costs Estimate

Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.

While we do our best to share accurate and timely fee information, changes may occur. For more information, visit our tuition page.

Domestic Fees

Tuition $2,870
NISU Fees $115
Lab Fees $240
Books $2,000
Learner Resource $145
Health and Dental $275
Total $5,645

Books and Equipment costs vary.  The book costs noted are estimates for planning purposes.  Accurate book costs are available by course through the NIC book search.

Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan ($275).

International Fees

Year 2 Grand Total
Tuition $12,150 $0
NISU Fees $115 $0
Student Services Fees $810 $0
Lab Fees $240 $0
Books $2,000 $2,000
Learner Resource $145 $0
Health and Dental $275 $0
Total $15,735 $2,000 $17,735

Additional Costs for International students include the $100 application fee (required).

Books and Equipment costs vary.  The book costs noted are estimates for planning purposes.  Accurate book costs are available by course through the NIC book search.

Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan ($275).

For more information on tuition costs and refunds refer to International Tuition and Costs.