Hospitality Management

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Do you love dynamic and fast-paced environments? A career in hospitality is flexible and creative and will allow you to meet new people every day.

Through labs and lectures, the NAIT Hospitality Management program will prepare you to hit the ground running with broad business knowledge and career-ready skills focused on the accommodations, food and beverage, event management, and tourism industries. We’ll also help you develop your supervisory skills and progress towards more complex management roles.

Upcoming Intakes

Select your preferred intake to see relevant program information. Program details, including tuition and course information, may vary by intake.

Selection Start Date Delivery Mode Time Campus Length Domestic Status International Status
Sep. 03, 2024 (Fall) In-person Weekdays - Daytime Main 2 Years (Full-time) Open Waitlisting
 
             
 

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Delivery Mode

  • In-person - All your class activity will be delivered in person, on campus.
  • Online - All your class activity will be delivered online.
  • Hybrid - Your classes will be a mixture of in person and online learning. You must be able to come to campus and participate remotely online.
  • Your choice - Your program offers a variety of class delivery options (in person, online, or a mixture of both) and you can select which type of classes to take. If you wish, you can complete your entire program either in-person or online.
  • HyFlex - All your classes are delivered for simultaneous participation in person and online. You can choose daily to attend your classes in person or join remotely online.

Time

  • Your choice - You can select class times and days that fit your schedule. There are a variety of class options for you to choose from including daytime, evening, weekdays or weekends.
  • No set time - No set class days or times, content is access on-demand. You can complete your studies on your own schedule within the scheduled class dates; may have set due dates and deadlines.
  • Evenings & Weekends - Classes are scheduled after 5 p.m. on weekdays or anytime on weekends.
  • Weekdays - Daytime - Classes are scheduled on weekdays, before 5 p.m.
  • Weekdays - Evening - Classes are scheduled on weekdays, after 5 p.m.
  • Weekends - Classes are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays.

Campus

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Length

  • Full-Time - This is the standard length to complete the program, with a full course load per term.
  • Part-Time - Students follow a structured schedule of classes so they can progress in their studies part-time while balancing everyday life.

Domestic Status

The program availability status for domestic applications is updated as applications are reviewed and assessed. Program availability is subject to change without notice.

  • Open - Program intake is accepting applications.
  • Waitlisting - Program intake is accepting applications, but qualified applicants will be placed on a waitlist.
  • Closed - Program intake is not accepting applications.
  • Upcoming - Applications will open soon for this intake. View the upcoming terms for open dates.
  • N/A - Not available for this intake.

International Status

The program availability status for international applications is updated as applications are reviewed and assessed. Program availability is subject to change without notice.

  • Open - Program intake is accepting applications.
  • Waitlisting - Program intake is accepting applications, but qualified applicants will be placed on a waitlist.
  • Closed - Program intake is not accepting applications.
  • Upcoming - Applications will open soon for this intake. View the upcoming terms for open dates.
  • N/A - Not available for this intake.

Credit programs that accept international applicants also meet the eligibility for the Post-Graduation Work Permit program. Each student is responsible for maintaining their eligibility throughout their studies.

Hands-on, industry-relevant skills

The Hospitality Management program is a 2-year program that will help you foster skills and abilities required to work in the hospitality industry.

We’ll focus on service skills for food and beverage, catering and front-desk operations, in addition to foundational business courses. In your second year, we’ll examine marketing, financial management, supervisory skills and advanced courses in hotel, restaurant, and catering operations. 

Hands-on learning

We immerse students in a combination of classroom teaching, industry-relevant case work, industry visits  and networking. You will develop an understanding of modern hospitality dynamics and learn to work well within culturally diverse organizations.

Our industry relevant property management system and service in Ernest's dining room will give you hands-on experience in contemporary settings.

Classroom and study hours

On average, you can expect to spend:

  • 20 hours per week attending classes over the course of each semester
  • An additional 20-30 hours per week studying, completing assignments, reading, and researching.

The Hospitality Management program provides training and skill development in:

  • Operations management
  • Front-desk supervisory procedures
  • Food and beverage management
  • Banquets and catering service
  • Software and technology
  • Hospitality legislation
  • Tourism marketing
  • Hospitality accounting
  • Business communications
  • Organizational behaviour
Chris Jeon

" This program allowed me to master revenue management, sales promotion, menu design, staff management and procurement."

Chris Jeon, Hospitality Management '11

JR Shaw School of Business

The JR Shaw School of Business harnesses the power of a polytechnic providing relevant, multi-disciplinary business education integrated with industry partnerships and applied learning.

Enter the workforce with confidence

Our Hospitality Management graduates go on to pursue careers in businesses such as hotels, restaurants, catering companies, golf and country clubs, casinos, resorts, convention centres and seniors residences.

You can expect to find employment in a variety of positions,  such as:

  • Food and beverage managers, supervisors, or servers
  • Front-desk managers, supervisors, or agents
  • Banquet and catering managers, coordinators, or supervisors
  • Reservations agents
  • Night auditors
  • Business owners
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Career Outcomes

Courses and Advanced Credit

Current and recently admitted students can find information and updates about their program on their My Program page in the MyNAIT Portal. To monitor your course progress and the courses still needed to graduate, visit your Academic Progress Report.

Advanced Credit

You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit

In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section, your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:

  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 5 year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of D+ in the course(s) or program

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

Read more about advanced credit or contact us about applying for credit for this program.

Scholarships & Awards

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