Be part of a $1.8 billion Nova Scotia industry, with opportunities worldwide.
What is Tourism?
It’s hotels and B&Bs. It’s excursion and adventure tour companies. It’s restaurants, and exclusive resorts. It is the tourism and hospitality industry, an exciting, vibrant and rapidly growing sector of economies around the world. In Nova Scotia alone, it is a $1.8 billion a year industry.
What kind of career opportunities exist in Tourism?
A career in tourism and hospitality offers many rewarding avenues to explore. You can go into the planning and development of tourism destinations, or into growing environmentally friendly tourism and travel, or devising solid business strategies.You can also take advantage of opportunities in hospitality and embark on a career in the food and beverage industry, accommodations, sales, leisure management, tour operations, or the airline industry.
In our Tourism & Hospitality Management Program, you can choose from four different levels of credentials, from bachelor’s degree to certificate. See the Program Description page for details. Whatever you choose, you will be on your way to being part of a growing, global industry with excellent opportunities to create a challenging and fulfilling career.
- The Business & Tourism Learning Passport (LP) program encourages our students to become engaged. You will have the opportunity to gain bonus points in your eligible LP business & tourism courses as you participate in extracurricular activities within our department , the University, and the broader community.
- You will have an opportunity to meet and network with industry leaders at the annual Business & Tourism Learners & Leaders Igniting Success conference.
- One of the ways our students stay informed about what is going on in the Business & Tourism program is by reading our Business & Tourism Newsletter.
- You will gain relevant work experience while you study either through the co-operative education or practica programs. Our department hosts a Career Week featuring expert panels each semester and often partners with Career Planning Services to help prepare students for the workplace after graduation.
- Students taking tourism classes benefit from small class sizes and faculty who have a wide range of research interests and "real world" industry experiences. You also have the option of taking many courses by distance.
- You have an opportunity to take courses in our on-campus teaching kitchen.