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Global Hospitality Management (Graduate Certificate) (Co-op)

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Program Code:
Business and Hospitality
Academic Year:
2015 / 2016
Accelerated Delivery?

About the Program

The Global Hospitality Management program is open to international students with a background in hospitality. This program will complement a diploma or degree, and enable applicants to gain a work visa in Canada to work in management jobs in the hospitality industry. Graduates of the Global Hospitality Management program will have significantly more management and finance ability specific to the hospitality industry than graduates from a diploma program in a similar field, and will be able to progress into a management position in a hospitality organization very quickly upon completion of the program.

The program will focus on essential operational and management areas building on prior knowledge in finance, human resources, and sustainable hospitality operations, while introducing a strong understanding of event management and in the global hospitality industry.

Students will earn the TrainCan Advanced Food Safety Certificate, Smart Serve (responsible alcohol service), and WHMIS as part of the core curriculum.

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program
Delivery Sequence: Waterloo - September/2015 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Waterloo
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 24

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition: Please refer to the previous academic year program fee chart for an approximation as fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time.
*Fees are higher for international students on a Student Visa. Please refer to the international program fee chart for an approximation as fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time.
*Books and supplies are additional.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is not available for this program.

Co-op Information

Graduate Opportunities

This one-year graduate certificate program is structured to meet the growing needs of the hospitality and tourism industry. The program focuses on essential operational and management areas building on prior knowledge in finance, human resources, and sustainable hospitality operations, while introducing a strong understanding of customer service, event management and the global hospitality industry. Graduates of this program will be able to work in all areas of the accommodation, restaurant and tourism sectors and progress into an entry level supervisor, management trainee or mid-management level position within either the domestic or international hospitality environments.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website:

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

For more information on the PLAR process, please visit the testing website.

Course Information
Course # Courses
Level One
ACCT8090 Financial and Managerial Accounting
BUS8320 Global Business Environment
CDEV1020 Co-op and Career Preparation
HRM8130 Human Resources Management
INFO8060 Global Computer Skills for Business Managers
MGMT8420 Sustainable Development: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
MKT8030 Global Markets and Strategies
Level Two
BUS8510 International Accommodation Management
BUS8520 International Event Planning and Management
COMM8090 Communicating in the Business World
FOOD8000 North American Food and Culture
FOOD8010 Advanced Food Safety and Health and Safety
HOSP8110 International Hospitality Law: Risk and Security
MGMT8110 Global Perspectives
Level Three
COOP8060 Co-op Work Term (Global Hospitality)

Program Outcomes

Program Advisory Committees

The College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.

For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees.

How to Apply to the Program

Domestic students should apply using a Conestoga College Program Application Form. This form can be obtained from any Conestoga College campus OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office OR by using the College website at

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr.
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.

For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Disclaimer The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.
Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
JAN, 2015 Waterloo Suspended
SEP, 2015 Waterloo Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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