The Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management has been designed to provide students with a solid academic foundation from which they will be able to pursue advanced studies as well as seek employment in the growth oriented business and hospitality industries. The Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management integrates theoretical and pragmatic knowledge through both theory and expert in-class and/or online instruction.
The Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management was designed for students who have successfully completed an academic credential (i.e. diploma and/or degree) but require updating of their skill sets as well as a more recent or a more competitive GPA to actively pursue a better job opportunity or to further advanced their studies.
The Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management will provide access to post-graduate intensive education programming for students from both local and international destinations and will enable students to study in VPC’s supportive multi-cultural learning environment. This program facilitates the development of skills necessary to succeed in the current and future workforce, while also addressing the projected skill shortages for small business and the hospitality industry across British Columbia over the next decade.
The Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management program provides students with a pathway to select VPC articulation partner institutions, it also prepares students to acquire many of the essential employment skills that are in high demand by business, accommodation and hospitality employers across the Canadian and British Columbia economy. The Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management program enables students to develop the industry knowledge and skills needed in the current and future workforce and specifically as accommodation service managers; food service supervisors; and accommodation, travel, tourism, and related services supervisors.
1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree*
2. Be at least 19 years of age
3. Provide proof of English proficiency:
> Grade 12 or higher-level English course.
> High School English 12: C (or equivalent) from an English speaking country.
> University or College level English course (non‐ESL): C from an institution where English is the language of instruction.
English Language Test (only valid for two years):
• TOEFL: 68 iBT (with no individual score less than 16), 190 CBT, or 520 PBT
• IELTS: Academic version 6 (with no band test score less than 5.5)
• Cambridge International Exam: GCE O level C
• TOEIC: 700
• LPI: 4
• VPC English Proficiency Exam: 75%
• Completion of VPC ENGL 099
• Completion of AEL/ESL to an equivalent level
• Completion of at least 12 credits from a post secondary institution in Canada or where English is the principal language of the country and the language of instruction.
*This is based on new PTIB policy guidelines for use of the term “Post-graduate” in a program title.
The program must meet both of the following criteria:
1. The admission requirements of a post-graduate program must include at minimum a baccalaureate degree, and
2. Content must be at a post-baccalaureate level.
The Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management is a 600 hour, 30 credit program that can be efficiently completed in 30 weeks through both in-class and online instruction. The program is comprised of 10 courses which enable students to acquire the needed industry skills while also gaining insight into their chosen career or field of employment.
The Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management with Co-op is a 1,200 hour, 45 credit program that can be completed in 60 weeks through 30 weeks of in-class and/or online instruction and 30 weeks of co-op participation at a hotel or related business. This pragmatic approach enables students to acquire needed industry skills while also gaining experience in their chosen career or field of employment. The Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management with Co-op is comprised of 45 credits, 30 credits of which can be earned through the completion of 10 courses while another 15 credits can be earned via completion of a 30 week VPC-supervised co-op placement.
|Advanced Writing and Research I
|Advanced Writing and Research II
Managing Front Office Operations
Facilities Management and Design
|Essentials of Marketing
|International Tourism & Hospitality
|Planning & Control for F&B Operations
|Human Resource Management in the Hospitality Industry
Introduction to Conflict Resolution
|Business Research Methods
|Hospitality Management Capstone
|Co-op Placement (if enrolled in the Co-op program)
Vancouver Premier College
of Hotel Management
103-5300 No. 3 Road,
Richmond, BC, Canada V6X 2X9
Monday – Friday 9:00A.M. – 5:30P.M.