If you already have a bachelor’s degree, UFV’s one-year Hospitality and Event Management post-degree certificate can help fast-track your career in a diverse and flourishing industry.
The World Travel Organization predicts that the hospitality sector will triple in size by the year 2020, making it one of the largest industries worldwide. Such rapid growth propels the demand for strong leaders with top-notch business and organizational skills.
UFV Hospitality post-degree certificate is specifically designed to provide you with the marketing, e-business, operations, and event planning knowledge you need to position yourself as a leader in the field and work your way into a management position.
Integrated into the program are lectures and interactive experiences delivered by industry leaders in the fields of accommodation, food and beverage, transportation, attractions and events, and travel services.
The program capitalizes on British Columbia’s tourism diversity and cosmopolitan culture by providing you with two overnight field trips to nearby world-class travel destinations. As a capstone to your studies, you also complete a three-month internship to apply what you learn, get firsthand experience, and build a network of connections in the industry.
Canadian Business magazine reports that over the last year, the number of job postings in the hospitality sector grew by 46 per cent.
Long-term prospects predict sustained growth. The Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council states that, by 2030, demand for labour in the hospitality and tourism sectors is expected to climb 33 per cent and outstrip the supply by as much as 228,500 jobs. As a result, Canada’s tourism sector may be unable to reach its full economic potential and could forego $31.4 billion in revenues.
Such growth potential makes it an excellent time to launch a career in the hospitality industry and have your pick of rewarding leadership opportunities anywhere in the world.