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International Hospitality Management

Tourism and hospitality is the largest industry in the world, and possibly one of the most exciting ones to work in!

With a diploma in International Hospitality Management, you’ll be ready to manage all the behind-the-scenes details that make a restaurant, resort, hotel, or nightclub a great experience for customers. From the front desk to food and beverage—you’ll be ready to handle it all.

Your training will combine theory and practical, hands-on experiences in both management and technical skills, so you can hit the ground running in your first workplace. Every aspect of the program was designed with input from industry, ensuring you’ll meet international standards of excellence.

Your practical experience will include working and learning in the Lucy Maud Dining Room, and participating in numerous industry-related events. These events give you the added bonus of building yourself a network of industry contacts.

Tourism and hospitality is a constantly changing industry in an ever-shrinking world. Globalization is the future and this program will prepare you for it—giving you the cross-cultural competencies you’ll need to compete and succeed.

This is a US Federal Aid Approved program.


As part of the program, you will complete a mandatory term of paid internship in a work environment related to your field of study. The placement is a minimum of 500 hours over the summer between your first and second year. The internship placement officer and program instructors work to ensure you are ready for this employment.

Educational Study Tour

Get your passport ready! In your second year, you will participate in an educational study tour, typically in an international destination.

Semester Abroad Opportunities

Holland College has partnerships in Austria and Switzerland that may allow you to complete one semester abroad during your second year of study. You must meet specific conditions in order to participate in this opportunity.

Program Facts

Start: September
Length: 2 years
Location: Tourism and Culinary Centre, Charlottetown
Credential: Diploma, International Hospitality Management
Minimum passing grade per course:

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Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.

Note: Applicants must have the ability to perform physically challenging tasks

Graduate Opportunities

After graduating from the International Hospitality Management Program, you’ll be ready to work in:

  • Hotels, motels, and country inns
  • Resort operations
  • Restaurants
  • Pubs, lounges, and night clubs
  • Catering operations
  • Front office and guest services
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Food and beverage
  • Sales and marketing
  • Convention and conference services

Opportunity NOCs

NOC stands for National Occupational Classification. It’s a system used by the Government of Canada to classify jobs based on the type of work a person does. In the International Hospitality Management Program, you will learn the skills described in NOC 0631. You can look for job opportunities by searching for openings within your NOC.


Open Academic Studies program

Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.

Credit Courses

Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.

Tuition & Fees

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If you have any questions concerning the International Hospitality Management program, contact:

Degree Pathways

This program has degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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