Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality) (Fast-Track) (H312)

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality) (Fast-Track)
School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
St. James Campus
5 semesters* plus 2 co-op terms
Bachelor's Degree
Our mission: the delivery of passionate and service-obsessed industry professionals for the urban hospitality and culinary experience. We are anchored in the heart of the Canadian hospitality and culinary industry with global reach and influence. The explosive growth in the hospitality industry has led to larger and more complex hospitality enterprises and a greater demand for managers with advanced critical thinking skills and the business and leadership skills to make these organizations successful. This is the place for discovering unmatched opportunities for exceptional graduates. Get ready to join the world’s most exciting industry with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality) (Fast Track). *5 semesters or longer based on individual transferable credits granted.

Full Program Description



This fast-track program is designed for students with a two-year Hospitality diploma or degree in a related field wishing to pursue a degree in business focusing on hospitality.

Qualified applicants who have completed one of the following diploma programs may be eligible:

  • Food and Beverage Management (H102)
  • Hospitality - Hotel Operations Management (H133)
  • Special Events Management (H131)
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management (H130)

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality) (Fast Track) students will complete a bridging semester from May to August and then go on to complete all outstanding credits toward their degree. This pathway will give students an opportunity to earn a degree credential in two additional years plus the one summer semester, or more, depending on the total transferrable credits granted (please see ’How to Qualify and Apply’ section for specific admission requirements).

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

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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, research, sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

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 two paid summer 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 


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

Course Outline

Required Courses 

Please speak to a program coordinator for more information on required courses and potential course exemptions. Contact Gary Hoyer at or Paula Johnson at

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

After completing the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality) (Fast Track) program, you'll be ready to step into multiple roles within a multifaceted hospitality operation. Many of our graduates are now working in supervisory and management positions, while others have reached more senior level corporate positions in large hospitality enterprises.

There are many career opportunities awaiting you in the diverse sectors of the hospitality industry:

  • Accommodations (hotels, motels, resorts)
  • Assembly and event management (meetings, conventions, expositions, special events)
  • Food service (restaurants, catering, clubs and managed services)
  • Sports and recreation (attractions, gaming, parks, recreation)
  • Travel (airlines, cruise ships, railways, bus coach, ecotourism)

Future Study Options 

Graduates of the program can continue their studies by pursing a Master's or post-graduate education. 

Tuition and Fees


$9,169.00 * † ‡

Additional Cost 

*Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2016. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2017 and at later dates.

Fees for this program do not include the cost of the co-op work term.

‡ Students should also expect to pay approximately $500 for textbooks and $100 for field trips and industry site visits per semester. International students please check with the International Centre at 416-415-5000, ext. 2115.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

George Brown has been granted a consent by the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development to offer this applied degree for a 5–year term starting September 5, 2014. In conformity with the Minister’s criteria and requirements, George Brown will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. George Brown will ensure that all students admitted to this program will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

Applicants with a two-year Hospitality diploma from George Brown College

  • Two-year Hospitality diploma
  • Program GPA of 2.7 of higher
  • A Grade of 'B' or higher in the courses that will be transferred for credit

Please note: The credits that remain to be completed in order to achieve the H312 Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality) (Fast Track) degree will be assessed on an individual basis, in consultation with a program coordinator.

How to apply: You are not required to apply on Please contact the program coordinators (Gary Hoyer or Paula Johnson to start the application and qualification process.

Applicants with a Hospitality diploma from another post-secondary institution

  • Two-year Hospitality diploma
  • Program GPA of 2.7 of higher
  • A Grade of 'B' or higher in the courses that will be transferred for credit

Please note: The credits that remain to be completed in order to achieve the H312 Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality) (Fast Track) degree will be assessed on an individual basis, in consultation with a program coordinator.

How to apply: You are required to apply on

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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

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 84 overall and 21 in each skill band (Online); IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each skill band; MELAB 85; CAEL overall 70 (writing 60). 

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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.

Course Exemptions

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit for more information.

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Health Policy  

Students should be aware that various allergens, including nuts, dairy and shellfish, are routinely used in practical labs. Students should also note that George Brown College is sensitive to religious observances; however, while products purchased for production and consumption meet all provincial and federal regulations, they may not meet specific dietary laws related to Halal and Kosher foods.

Student Success

Success Stories  

"My learning experience at George Brown College has led me to new heights in my personal and professional career. One of the many key attributes to my learning experience was the co-op opportunities the college has to offer in collaboration with their industry partners. I embraced the opportunity to have two co-op placements throughout my degree. Both co-op opportunities further enhanced the learning experience and made it easy to get exposure to the real-life workforce.

"The faculty members at the college do not only educate but they mentor students. I can think of a number of situations in which faculty provided invaluable advice and knowledge on leadership, career advancement and industry trends. All of this support has continued to help grow my resume and personality."

Audrius Valiulis (Graduate 2013)

Contact Us

Contact Us  

Contact Gary Hoyer or Paula Johnson, Degree Program Coordinators, Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, at or

If you are an international applicant, please contact the International Centre at 416-415-5000, ext. 2115 or email

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

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