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Pathways from Diploma Programs to Degree Program

Hospitality Student


Pathways to the Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality) Degree Program (H301)

If you already have earned a post-secondary diploma in a hospitality-related discipline, you may be eligible for one of our advanced standing pathways to our Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality) degree program.

Option 1: Do you have a two-year Hospitality diploma from George Brown College?

If you have completed or will be completing a diploma in one of the following diploma programs:

  • Food and Beverage Management (H102)
  • Hotel Management (H103)
  • Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure (H110)
  • Special Events Planning (H121)

Then you may be eligible for our internal Fast-Track Option, in which students do a bridging semester from May-August and then gain direct entry into Semester 5 (Year 3) in September. 

The bridge semester runs from May-August every year and includes the following six courses:

(H302) Bridge Semester Pathway for Spring entry

  • HOST 1201 Integrated Hospitality Operations
  • BBUS 1007 Macroeconomics
  • BBUS 1006 Microeconomics
  • HOST 2106 Food Service and Culinary Operations Management 1
  • HOST 2107 Food Service and Culinary Operations Management 1
  • HOST 1203 Research Fundamentals

Successful completion of the bridge semester means entrance into Semester 5 of the degree program the following September.  This pathway will give you an opportunity to earn a degree credential in just two additional years plus the one summer semester, with a minimum 3.0 program GPA which includes 4 general education electives. Note that your diploma must be within Hospitality to apply for the bridge semester.

There’s no need to apply via the Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS) – all you need to do is contact the program coordinator (Gary Hoyer 416-415-5000 Ext 6231 or Paula Johnson 416-415-5000 Ext 3784) to start the process and you’re on track to earn an Degree in Hospitality.

Option 2: Do you have a two-year Hospitality diploma from another post-secondary institution?

Graduates with Hospitality diplomas from other colleges both in Ontario and beyond may be eligible to enrol in the one semester diploma to degree bridging program (H302) which allows direct entry into Semester 5 (Year three) of the Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality) degree program.

Graduates must have a program GPA of 3.0 or above from their relevant diploma program with credits for 4 general education courses. Applications must be made via the Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS) (www.ontariocolleges.ca) and the program code is H302. The diploma to degree bridging program for external students consists of the same courses listed above for the Bridge Semester Pathway for spring entry .

To facilitate entry into the Bachelor’s Degree program we recommend that you contact the program coordinators (Gary Hoyer 416-415-5000 Ext 6231 or Paula Johnson 416-415-5000 Ext 3784) before applying via for the H302 bridging programs through www.ontariocolleges.ca. This meeting will help ensure you meet all eligibility requirements before you submit your application and inform you of all the ways that George Brown helps to make your journey a success.

Option 3:  Do you have partial credits in the area of Hospitality or Business from another post-secondary institution?

For anyone that has obtained at least one credit from a college or university in Hospitality or Business you may be eligible for advanced standing in our Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality) degree program (H301).  Anyone interested in exploring this option would need to select the H303 Advanced Standing program option when applying online through www.ontariocolleges.ca

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma with six Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses, or equivalent, including: Grade 12 (U) English and any Grade 12 (U) Mathematics.
  • A grade of 60 or higher in all prerequisite courses and an overall average of 65% in six Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses.
  • One core hospitality or business credit (or equivalent) from a college or university with a GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher

OR

  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older): Grade 12 (U) English and any Grade 12 (U) Mathematics are required; grade of 65 or higher in all required courses.
  • Post-secondary courses in English and Mathematics with a grade of B or higher will be considered.
  • One core hospitality or business credit (or equivalent) from a college or university with a GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher

Please note that the final advanced standing status will be determined by the academic division.

English language proficiency required:

George Brown College ESL Level 9; TOEFL 580 (Paper), 237 (Computer), 92 overall and 22 in each skill band (Online); IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each skill band; MELAB 85; CAEL overall 70 (writing 60);

Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details.

Note: There is no admissions assessment (testing) for this program. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of seats available for this program, final student selection will be based on overall academic standing and/or grades in the required courses.

 

 

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