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.
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.