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Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
The Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism degree will provide you with the opportunity to expand your academic and practical knowledge of hospitality and tourism management. The degree will assist you in moving toward entrepreneurial, managerial or executive careers in your chosen fields. As a graduate, you will have the comprehensive strategic business knowledge and skills that, when combined with industry experience, will allow you to achieve key leadership roles in hospitality and tourism. Graduates will fill a role in the Alberta marketplace as qualified, career-ready hospitality and tourism professionals. The knowledge and skills gained will include leadership, management, technical and practical competencies required for personal and professional success within the industry. Graduates are also well-placed to continue on in graduate study, which will open doors for further learning opportunities.

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1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2M0L4, Canada

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  • Program Type Bachelor's
  • Credential Type Degree
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Completion of the following courses or their equivalents: 

  • A SAIT Hospitality Management diploma or equivalent from an accredited post-secondary institution, with a minimum 2.3 cumulative GPA (67% or C+), AND,
  • At least 50% in English 30-1, or at least 60% in English 30-2, AND,
  • At least 50% in Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or Pure Math 30, or at least 60% in Applied Math 30.

Note: Admission alternatives for English include successful completion of COMM 240: Business Communications I or COMN 220: Communications and Presentation Skills.


All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Competitive Entry: Six Step Process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Review the selection information to understand the process and deadlines. 

  • Applications and proof of the admission requirements (transcripts and/or anticipated final grades) must be submitted by August 15th to be included in selection. 
  • Applicants who have graduated from SAIT with a diploma in Hospitality Management with a minimum GPA of 2.3 will be offered admission on a first-qualified, first-offered basis. Once the program is full, qualified applicants will be placed on a waitlist.
  • Applicants who have a diploma in Hospitality Management from another accredited post-secondary institute will be placed into selection for review to determine equivalency. Completion of additional courses may be required.

Step 4: Apply to Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management and submit your transcripts.

Step 5: Log in to to check your admission status. If eligible, your status will indicate that you're "In Selection."

Step 6: Continue to monitor changes to your application status through

Failure to meet anticipated final grades will result in offers being rescinded.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2020/08/01 to 2021/07/31*.

  • Tuition $6,136.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $3,800.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,222.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated July 23, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
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