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Hospitality Management PD Diploma Douglas College

Hospitality Management PD Diploma Douglas College

Douglas College, Canada

About This Program

The curriculum of this Hospitality Management post-degree program of Douglas College focuses on:

  • Event management;
  • Revenue management and;
  • Strategic planning.

You will then be prepared to take on leadership roles in the operations and marketing of hotels, restaurants and event planning.  Upon course completion, you will be conferred the Post-Degree Diploma in Hospitality Management award.

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Course Delivery

This Hospitality Management (Post-Degree Diploma) is offered at the Coquitlam campus of Douglas College and is taught full-time for one year. It includes a work experience component.

Please note that you will be responsible for your own transportation to complete co-op, externship, internship or practical lab requirements when these are included in a program.


Depending on your work experience and academic background, you may check leadership opportunities in the operations and marketing  following fields:

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Event Planning

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Learning Outcomes

Once you have completed this program, you should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  1. Apply appropriate skills and knowledge to relevant contexts in the hospitality industry;
  2. Integrate relevant theory, experience and skills to implement best practice in specific areas of hospitality operations and marketing;
  3. Select and use current relevant principles of marketing to increase the likelihood of success of events;
  4. Implement strategies for effective human resource management in the planning and operating of a hotel, restaurant and a variety of events;
  5. Create, plan and implement effective programming for events;
  6. Coordinate food and beverage services appropriate to the event;
  7. Use principles of sustainability in the management of events.

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Course Outline

You will be taking a total of 30 credits for this program as follows:

  • Select one course from the following options
    • HOSP 1235:  F&B Service Operations
    • HOSP 2240:  Front Desk Operations
    • HOSP 2255:  Beverage Management
  • These are mandatory courses for the program:
    • ACCT 3008:  Accounting for Managers
    • HOSP 2330:  Food and Beverage Cost Controls
    • HOSP 2415:  Hospitality Sales and Advertising
    • BUSN 3350:  Human Resources Management
    • HOSP 3100:  Revenue Management in Hospitality
    • HOSP 3110:  Strategic Management in Hospitality
    • HOSP 3120:  Sustainable Event Planning and Simulation Exercise
  • Select two courses from the following three options:
    • BUSN 3100:  Global Business Environment
    • BUSN 3310 or SOSC 2140:  Organizational Management Skills or Behaviour in Organizations
    • BUSN 3380:  Operations Management

Please note the following:

  • HOSP courses offered at Coquitlam Campus only
  • BUSN/ACCT/SOSC  courses may be offered at New Westminster or Coquitlam Campuses.

Course Info

Course Code : PDHOSP

College : Commerce & Business Administration

Duration : One year

Qualifications Level : Post-Degree Diploma

Fees :

All fees listed below are quoted in Canadian Dollar (CAD).

  • Registration & Service Fee:  34
  • Base Tuition Fee:  8,700 (for 15 units)
  • Students' Union Fee :  62.40
  • Other Student Activity Fees:  47.70
  • U-Pass: 164

Take note of the following:

  • The above figures represent what Douglas College expects will be your reasonable international fees.  Textbooks and mandatory health insurance have not been included
  • Externship, internship, work term, apprenticeship fees are not included in the tuition fee.  This could range from $450 to a full term.
  • You will be responsible for your own transportation to complete externship, internship or practical lab requirements not listed above.

Intake Dates :

There are three intakes per year:

  • Winter (usually January)
  • Spring (usually May)
  • Fall (usually September)

IVC however, accepts applications for an intake date up to 7 months before the start of classes.  This preparation period includes:

  • Review by the department/school for your eligibility;
  • Processing by the Admissions Office of the college;
  • Enrollment;
  • Processing of insurance;
  • Seeking accommodation;
  • Processing of your student visa application.

The long period will also allow you sufficient time to:

  • Review for the English language proficiency exam;
  • Collate your documents;
  • Put together funds for the initial Tuition Fee payment and maintenance funds.

So be sure you apply early!  After all, you deserve the best professional service we can offer.

Entry Criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations of Douglas College:

  • You must have finished an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or an equivalent credential from an approved institution of a different country.
  • As an international student, you must be able to demonstrate a level of English competency. You must therefore meet the minimum scores in ANY of the following tests:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Test (TOEFL iBT):  Overall score of 83, minimum 20 in all sections;
    • IELTS (Academic Module):  Overall score of 6.5, no band below 6.0.

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