VPC has numerous articulation agreements through which students are able to acquire advanced credit for transfer to VPC’s partner with Swiss-based business and hospitality management schools including Caesar Ritz Colleges, Glion Institute of Higher Education, HIM Hotel Institute in Montreux, and, the SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School, a member of the Swiss Education Group which is currently the largest private hospitality educator in Switzerland. VPC’s articulation agreements offer VPC students with expedited third year entry into a number of baccalaureate business programs with specializations in Tourism, Hospitality Management, International Business and Business Management.
VPC graduates gain entry to Semester 4 and will be awarded the Associate Degree in Hospitality Administration after one academic semester. A variety of Bachelor of Arts degrees in hospitality with 7 majors to choose from are also offered after two more academic semesters and one internship semester. After the Bachelor’s Degree students can continue their education for another year towards a Master’s of Business Administration in Leadership or Marketing or to a Master of Science in International Hotel Finances.
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VPC graduates will be accepted into semester 5 (of a 6-semester program) of the Bachelor’s Degree in International Hotel Management or the Bachelor’s Degree in International Hotel and Tourism Management. Students have the option of continuing on for one more semester to complete an MBA in International Hospitality and Tourism Management.
VPC graduates can transfer credits to Les Roches. Students will be awarded a Diploma in Hotel Management after completing semester 4 and two internships. Only one internship is required for students who wish to continue with semester 6 and 7 semesters towards a Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration with a major in Finance, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Innovation & Sustainability, Culinary Business Management, Event Management or Spa & Health Management. After the Bachelor’s Degree, students can go on to a one-year Master’s Degree program in Business Administration.
VPC graduates are guaranteed entry into Term 5 at SHMS (year three first semester). After completing Term 5 and an internship, students will be awarded the Swiss Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management (with various major options). With just one more term of study (Term 6), students can complete the British/SHMS Bachelor’s Degree in International Hotel Management (with various major options). Upon completing the Bachelor’s Degree, students can continue for another year of studies to complete the British Master’s of Arts (with various major options).
Successful graduates of VPC Hotel Management Diploma enter term five of the eight terms Bachelor of International Business program. Each term is 11 weeks and VPC students are required to complete one five months paid internship in order to graduate with a Bachelors in International Business. Students can further enhance their academic qualifications by pursuing a Masters of Arts in International Business in Hotel and Tourism Management or Master of Science in International Hospitality Management.
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VPC graduates of the Business and Management Diploma and General Studies Diploma programs earn 2-years of credit towards TWU’s Bachelor of Arts Degree in Leadership, which can be completed in 16 months. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.
VPC’s articulation agreement with BCIT creates a VPC-BCIT Pathway through which VPC graduates may gain entry into BCIT’s School of Business. VPC students who complete the pathway may gain direct entry to BCIT’s Business Management Advanced Diploma through which they may gain entry to BCIT’s Bachelor of Business Administration degree. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required along with a 70% or higher in both ENGL 109 and COMM 225.
VPC’s articulation agreement with Capilano University enables VPC graduates to block transfer their credits to complete the final 2 years of the Bachelor of Tourism Management program. A CCPA of 2.0 is required along with an equivalent of CapU’s ENGL 100.
VPC’s articulation agreement with VCC enables VPC Hospitality Management (with Coop) graduates to enter Semester 5 of the Bachelor of Hospitality Management Degree program at VCC. A minimum GPA of 3.0.is required.