Program Information

School: Cape Breton University
Faculty: Shannon School of Business
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Description: The Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management degree program is a three-year general degree offered through the School of Business that encompasses courses spread over the hospitality, tourism, business/management, humanities, social science, and English academic disciplines. Graduates of this specialist degree are specifically skilled to fill the growing demand worldwide for management positions in the hospitality and tourism industry. The Bachelor of Hospitality Tourism Management program integrates the strengths of a business education with the theories of tourism development and hospitality management to give the graduate an understanding of the key areas of the industry.

While earning your BHTM degree at Cape Breton University, you will also be preparing yourself through industry internships to begin a career in the exciting and fun filled fields of travel, tourism and hospitality management. The BHTM program will assist you in developing the people skills, creativity and critical thinking required for the management, marketing and operations positions in this expanding market. The program includes two compulsory six-month paid industry internships which occur between May and October in the first and second year of study. Internships must meet suitable industry internship criteria. An internship co-ordinator (Paul Hanna) will arrange recruitment presentations and provide students with the opportunity to be interviewed on campus by national, provincial, and regional establishments for internship placement. Students are also encouraged to seek internship opportunities on their own, although all eligible internship placements are subject to approval by the Internship Co-ordinator.

URL: Hospitality and Tourism Management (BHTM) at Cape Breton University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,024

This cost estimate is based on students taking five full-year undergraduate-level courses.

Careers: Hotel Managers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 65

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

Applicants are required to have English 12 (academic or advanced); 1 Math 12 (academic or advanced) course; and 3 additional Grade 12 academic or advanced level courses, with a minimum overall average of 65%.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Cape Breton University has strong relationships with several english language partners including, International Centre EAP, English School of Canada (ESC), EC English Language School and ILAC. If your first language is not English, you will need to provide documentation to show that CBU’s English language proficiency requirements have been met. If you have completed at least two years in a secondary school (as recognized by CBU) where English is the primary language of instruction, you do not require a language score. Official documentation, however, is needed. If you have completed at least 30 credit hours (or equivalent) at a post-secondary institution (as recognized by CBU) where English is the primary language of instruction, you do not require a language score. Official documentation is required.