Study Hospitality & Tourism Management on Canada’s #1 Island

Hospitality is an important part of our Island’s culture. At Cape Breton University, our Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management program combines hospitality with tourism, business and education. Explore careers in hotel management, food and beverage and much more.

Program Start Dates:
September, January & May
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Estimated Tuition & Fees:
$8,500 (Nova Scotian Resident)
$9,800 (Canadian Resident)
$19,600 (International)
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Program Overview

Upon completing this program, you’ll walk away with:

  1. Event Planning and Management. Discover how small details make every guest feel special, and how unforgettable moments are brought to life every single day.
  2. Hands-On Experience. Students have the opportunity to work for employers on Cape Breton Island and abroad; leaving with more practical experience than you could ever imagine.
  3. Destination Marketing. A blended program approach, in conjunction with two paid internships, prepares students for a position in a multifaceted industry.

Course Details

Gain the skills and knowledge to become a valuable part of any organization.

HATM-1506 Intro. to Tourism Marketing

This course examines the concept of markets, market studies, market segmentation, consumer behaviour, and the development of marketing strategies from a tourism service/product market perspective.

HATM-2501 Food Sci. Fund: Hosp. Fd Mgrs

This course focuses on the preventive measures that promote food safety. Causative agents and control mechanisms are thoroughly addressed through the use of appropriate production processes, legislation, inspection and food safety systems such as HAACP. This course includes segments on menu development, costing, mixology, and wines.

HATM-3125 Tourism Operation Planning

The course emphasizes the use of knowledge and skills acquired in accounting, marketing, facilities management, human resources and restaurant operations in the tourism manager’s decision making. The emphasis is on the interrelationship of the core business areas required to plan, develop and sustain demand for the organization in the tourism industry.

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Like many institutions, CBU recognizes education completed at other post-secondary institutions. Students who have been successfully admitted to CBU and who already have some education behind them can apply for transfer credit.

Transfer credit is awarded for any course a student has successfully taken that is a good match with a course offered by CBU. Students can then use these credits to fulfill up to 50% of the requirements for their CBU degree. Learn more at

Your time spent at CBU isn’t just about what you study, it’s much more than that. It’s about the friendships you make, the adventures you take and the sense of CBU pride you build while earning your degree.

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On Campus Housing

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Off Campus Housing

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