• Application Deadline
  • 3 months
The world of tourism needs people with advanced understanding of industry trends, the ability to develop and lead organizations and communities in a competitive global tourism marketplace. Create a customized Tourism Management programme, available only at Royal Roads University.


If you are thinking of continuing with graduate studies in the field of tourism and hospitality management then the Graduate Certificate in Tourism Management might be for you. The Tourism Management programme, available only at Royal Roads University ladders fully into the MA in Tourism Management program, enabling those who are unsure about committing to a master's level program, to sample graduate studies.

This program has been designed in collaboration with industry experts, students, faculty and education partners and contains timely and relevant program content to provide students with skills in destination development, leadership, sustainability and tourism.

Who It’s For

This program is designed for managers, owners and executives in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors who want to increase their competency as managers in the tourism and hospitality industry.

The program’s flexible schedule allows you to further your education while maintaining professional and personal responsibilities. The certificate can be applied in full toward the MA in Tourism Management.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Orientation To Tourism Graduate Studies (Required)
  • Trends And Issues In Hospitality Management
  • Finance For Tourism And Hospitality Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Strategic Planning For Tourism
  • Tourism Leadership
  • Global Tourism
  • Transforming Destinations
  • Product & Market Innovations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 3 months
    • Duration description
      PROGRAM LENGTH - From 3 to 18 Months
  • Credits
    9 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

Standard Admission
  • Four year (or comparable) undergraduate degree, preferably in a related field, from a recognized post-secondary institution, normally with a minimum admissions GPA of ‘B’ (3.00/4.33).
  • At least two years of full-time work experience within the tourism or hospitality industry.
Flexible Admission
  • Under flexible admission, the combination of work experience, education, and professional development is assessed. Applicants must show evidence of having sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to complete a demanding academic course of study at a graduate level and have significant industry related experience.

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2646 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2646 CAD per module and a duration of 3 months.
  • National

    2111 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2111 CAD per module and a duration of 3 months.
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  • Tuition fee per 3 credit course.

Living costs for Victoria

  • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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