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.
Length: One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program
Waterloo - September/2015 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Waterloo - January/2016 (Open) - Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall
First-Year Capacity: 24
- Diploma or degree in hospitality or business from an accredited college or university
- Applicants who have completed business diplomas or degrees should submit a letter of application and/or a resume outlining relevant education and/or industry experience.
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Applicants possessing degrees/diplomas from institutions where the language of instruction was not English will be required to provide test scores as evidence of their English language proficiency. Test scores, if required, would be a minimum of TOEFL PBT 580 with a TWE of 4.5 or iBT 88; IELTS 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; CAEL 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60; CAAT D at 65%; or equivalent scores in other recognized standard tests of English.
- We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. You will be eligible for admission to the graduate certificate program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Your placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.
- Submit proof of admission requirements.
- Applicants not meeting the admission requirements will be considered on an individual basis following an assessment of relevant education and/or industry experience.
- Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
- Through independent study, students will also cover curriculum for seven (7) of the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) modules in the areas of word processing, spreadsheets and presentation applications.
- Fees will be collected to enable students to write seven (7) ICDL examinations.
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 AssistanceFinancial Assistance is not available for this program.
- Co-op programs add value to your education. Earn while you apply what you learn in a real workplace environment. See the Co-op and Career Services webpage for more details.
- The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Co-op Office.
Graduate OpportunitiesThis 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: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
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.
- Recommend corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethical practices to support global hospitality business initiatives.
- Perform effectively as a leader and professional in interactions with peers, co-workers, supervisors, customers and industry partners.
- Employ technological tools and strategies including relevant hospitality and business systems to support business functions and decisions.
- Examine the influence of international cuisines on the North American hospitality industry.
- Develop food and health safety protocols and practices to manage a hospitality business considering the nature and context of the particular hospitality environment.
- Recommend strategies that develop and optimize human resources in domestic and international hospitality organizations.
- Plan, develop, market and manage hospitality establishments in the international marketplace using contemporary management concepts.
- Conform to provincial, national and international legislation regulating the operation and management of international hospitality environments.
- Apply revenue management decisions on short and long-term activities that occur in hospitality businesses based upon an analysis of financial information.
Program Advisory CommitteesThe 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 ProgramDomestic 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 www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms.
Send completed applications to:
299 Doon Valley Dr.
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.