Explosive growth in the hospitality industry has led to larger and more complex hospitality enterprises, and an increased demand for well-educated professionals with analytical skills capable of leading them. That’s where George Brown’s Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality) comes in.
The program is designed to teach you how to plan and manage complex integrated hospitality operations so that you can become one of the skilled, knowledgeable leaders the hospitality sector is pursuing. The employment prospects in this sector are outstanding. In Canada, the hospitality industry employs more than 1.1 million people, representing over 6 per cent of all employment[i], and estimates indicate year-over-year job growth of 46% in the sector[ii]. In the Greater Toronto Area alone, the hospitality sector accounts for almost 224,000 jobs[iii].
Institute of Hospitality Program Accreditation
A Comprehensive Curriculum
The curriculum has been developed to prepare students for management, supervisory and administrative careers through training in analysis and problem-solving, critical thinking, integrated operations, customer management and international applications. Students will become technically proficient in the major components of a hospitality business, including operational processes, finance, human resources, facilities, risk management, corporate social responsibility and sustainability.
In addition, the curriculum is designed to:
- Integrate knowledge and practical applications developed through projects and hands-on experience in two paid work placements at the end of the second and third years.
- Build strong management abilities, with every student working on projects individually and with team members.
Applied Learning – Benefit from Hands-on Training
Co-operative education is an important component of this degree program. Students spend at least two 4-month paid terms working full-time in industry, giving them a chance to apply the knowledge they have acquired in a real-life, hands-on situation. Students obtain practical experience and further develop their skills – an asset for our graduates and their future employers. Students also establish valuable contacts with potential employers, and many graduates find full-time employment with their co-op employer.
Field Education Available
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
Each George Brown College degree program is designed to deliver degree-level, discipline-specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study.
Degree learning outcomes must include exposure to a breadth of learning beyond the core disciplinary or vocational field of a program, to increase students’ awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory Liberal Studies courses in the program curriculum.
To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes