Tourism is the world’s largest service industry and the second largest industry overall. At the Mount, we know that tourism is about hotels, restaurants, and resorts, but it does not stop there! It is also about customer engagement, adventure tour companies, destination planning and marketing, and boutique inns – creating experiences and memories that last a lifetime. Careers in tourism and hospitality are available locally and around the world. Here in Nova Scotia, the tourism and hospitality industry is an exciting, vibrant and rapidly growing sector. Students in our program benefit from small class sizes, flexible learning options, experiential learning, and faculty who have a wide range of research interests and industry experience.
Paulette Cormier-MacBurnie, Coordinator, Tourism and Hospitality Management program
In our Tourism & Hospitality Management program, you can choose from four credentials ranging from bachelor’s degree to certificate. 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. You can be assessed for Previous Educational experiences through our Prior Learning Assessment and obtain Transfer Credits. You also have the option of taking many courses through online learning. Learn more about the admissions process »
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Experiential Learning and Professional Development
At the Mount, you’ll gain relevant work experience while you study through the co-operative education or work experience programs. Growing your network is an important part of being a Mount student, and our students, faculty and staff make every effort to ensure you have ample opportunities to connect with industry professionals at various points throughout the year.
- Learning Passport Program – The Learning Passport (LP) program will encourage you to get involved within the department while gaining bonus points in your eligible courses. By signing up, you’ll be exposed to a wealth of extracurricular, volunteer and university-wide events and activities that make a difference in our community and your future career. This program will help prepare you for the workplace after graduation, and offer assistance on developing your resume, interview skills and more.
- Vincent’s Teaching Kitchen & Restaurant – As a student, you’ll have an opportunity to take courses in our on-campus teaching kitchen and restaurant, Vincent’s.
- The Annual Business & Tourism Learners and Leaders Conference is just one of the many events we offer – Here, you’ll meet and hear from expert panels of industry professionals who will offer you real-world advice.
- Want to get the most out of your degree? Accelerate Your Learning by attending our annual events.
Advancing your Career
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.
We are creating a sustainable Indigenous tourism student cohort program. Learn about our Kinu Tourism Project