Fuel Your Wanderlust with CapU’s Diploma in Tourism Management International

The field of tourism stands as one of the globe’s largest and most rapidly expanding industries. Following the COVID-19 era, where a surge in leisure, business, and miscellaneous travel is anticipated, the demand for adept professionals in tourism management is poised to soar even higher. With 196,000 job openings currently present in Canada’s tourism sector, embarking on this journey could position you to shape the future of travel and craft unforgettable experiences for globetrotters.

About Capilano University

Introducing Capilano University (CapU) Situated in North Vancouver, a stone’s throw away from scenic hiking trails and merely a 20-minute drive from downtown Vancouver, Capilano University (CapU) boasts its primary campus. Hosting approximately 8,833 students spread across three campuses, including 3,851 international students representing 86 nations, CapU stands as an ideal destination for international scholars to commence their academic pursuits.

Diploma in International Tourism Management

At a Glance (Video)

With CapU’s Diploma in International Tourism Management, your educational journey transcends the mere exploration of opulent hotels, exotic locales, and sightseeing escapades. Delve into the intricacies of consumer behavior, delve into financial mathematics, and forge industry alliances to uncover the underlying dynamics propelling the tourism sector. Comprising a 280-hour practicum, students are immersed in real-world scenarios, accompanying instructors and peers on educational excursions to glean insights from seasoned industry practitioners and guest lecturers.

Program information

  • Credential: Diploma
  • Program length: 2 years
  • Tuition: $24,114 CAD (Year 1); $16,162 CAD (Year 2)
  • Intake dates: Fall 2024, Spring 2025


Each course is worth 3 credits. For each term, students will take 15 credits, making it a total of 60 credits by the end of the 2-year program. Examples of courses in the program include:

  • BADM 102 – Introduction to Financial Mathematics
  • CMS 164 – Advanced Communication and Interactions for Tourism Management
  • TOUR 190 – Destination Canada
  • TOUR 111 – Tourism & Hospitality Management: A Global Network
  • REC (Elective) – Outdoor Recreation
  • SATO (Elective) – Study Abroad – Tourism/OREC 

How to apply

To apply for this program, applicants should: 

  1. Review admission requirements below to examine eligibility
  2. Collect documents demonstrating the fulfillment of secondary school requirements or indicating ongoing progress towards completion.
  3. Apply to CapU through EducationPlannerBC (EPBC), a website for applying to universities and colleges across British Columbia

See here for more information on CapU’s admissions process.  

Admission requirements


Before applying, all candidates must have finished their secondary education and obtained a high school diploma.


Applicants will need to submit a resume alongside their application. 

English Language

Mastery of English is mandatory for all CapU applicants. For this particular program, candidates must exhibit a suitable level of English proficiency. Individuals whose first language is not English or who have been educated in a language other than English must validate their proficiency through one of the following methods:

  • TOEFL: 520 (Paper); 67 (Internet)
  • English Language Assessment: 114
  • IELTS Academic: 5.5 overall, and no one score less than 5.0
  • CAEL: 50
  • PTE Academic: 50
  • CapU EAP 080, with a minimum B grade
  • Articulated level completion from approved Pathway Partner

Future career opportunities

With a diploma in Tourism Management, graduates of the program can make their way into roles like: 

  • Tourism Manager
    • Overseeing operations of tourist destinations, attractions and travel agencies to enhance visitor experiences
      • National median wage of $52.85/hr
  • Event Planner
    • Organizing and coordinating events such as conferences, festivals, corporate retreats and more
      • National median wage of $26.44/hr
  • Marketing Specialist
    • Developing marketing strategies to promote tourist destinations, attract visitors and boost tourism revenues
      • National median wage of $31.19/hr
  • Hotel/Resort Manager
    • Managing day-to-day operations of hotels, resorts and/or accommodation facilities to ensure guest satisfaction and maintaining high standards of service
      • National median wage of $36.06/hr
  • Travel Consultant
    • Assisting clients in planning and booking their travel arrangements, and providing advice on destinations, transportation options, accommodations, etc.
      •  National median wage of $19.75/hr

Source: Capilano University – Diploma in Tourism Management International, Government of Canada – Job Bank – Labour Market Information

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