Hospitality Management (Post-Degree Diploma)


Winter 2023: Currently accepting applications

Summer 2023: Currently accepting applications

Fall 2023: Applications open Oct. 3, 2022

Learning Format
Admission Type
Limited Enrolment


Prepare for leadership roles in operations, marketing and event-planning in hotels and restaurants with the Post-Degree Diploma in Hospitality Management. The program is designed to help professionals like you get ahead in the hospitality industry, one of the fastest-growing industries in B.C., Canada and the world.

You’ll learn about event management, revenue management, strategic planning and more. Gain a better understanding of leadership roles in the tourism industry, improve your marketing and event-planning skills, and complete a 100-hour work experience component. Upon graduation, you’ll be qualified to take on your dream role.

Excellent job prospects

The hospitality sector is growing rapidly, with over 105,000 hospitality job openings expected in B.C. until 2028.

Graduate job-ready with the Career Boost program

Designed for post-degree students, the Career Boost program prepares you for part-time paid or volunteer positions that complement your studies. You’ll participate in career-building workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, career fairs, networking with employers, peer-led leadership meetings and more. Once you graduate, you’ll get the continued support, skills and knowledge you need to find a full-time job in your field.

Get valuable work experience through the Business Internship program  

In the Business Internship Program, you’ll apply the theory and knowledge you’ve learned in class into a real-world business setting. During your unpaid part-time internship, you’ll be assigned tasks and projects that junior management, marketing, business, administrative and/or sales employees complete in the modern workplace. 

To be accepted into the internship program, you must contact the Career Centre early in your studies at Douglas College. 

Please note that you must have a bachelor's degree in order to take this program. 

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 30 program credits with a 2.0 GPA
  • 70% (21 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College.
  • Courses used towards a previously received credential can be used to meet program requirements, but additional courses will need to be taken to replace these credits.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Required Courses:

ACCT 3008

Accounting for Managers


HOSP 2240

Front Desk Operations


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


Total Credits



HOSP courses offered at Coquitlam Campus only

BUSN/ACCT/SOSC  courses may be offered at New Westminster or Coquitlam Campuses.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or an equivalent credential from an approved institution of a different country. Any applicant who earned their credential in a language other than English must meet the Douglas College English language proficiency requirement.


You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

Career Pathways

Career opportunities include:

  • Accommodations Manager
  • Event Manager
  • Food and Beverage
  • Operations Manager
  • Revenue Manager

Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

More Information

Special academic requirements

A minimum of 70% of the required courses for this program must be taken at Douglas College.