Tourism Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Postgraduate Diploma in Canada

Thompson Rivers University

Study in:Canada
77 days
Deadline: 1 Oct 2019


One advantage of a PBD is that it takes less time to complete than a second degree.The Tourism Innovation and Entrepreneurship degree from the Thompson Rivers University is intended for those who are seeking to complement their undergraduate studies with an additional specialization, for career advancement, for a career change, for professional development or in the pursuit of life-long learning.


Employment opportunities are similar to those for graduates of our existing concentration in Festivals and Events in our Bachelor of Tourism Management (BTM) program. Our BTM has a good employment success rate.

Programme Highlights

Students will gain a foundation of basic knowledge and skills for working in the general field of tourism, as well as developing more specialized knowledge and skills relevant to event and festival planning and management. In the first year of the program, they will gain an overview of the industry; demonstrate understanding of issues fundamental in tourism planning, marketing, and service provision; and gain an awareness of central issues related to tourism’s engagement with culture and the natural environment, as well as exploring the experiential dimensions of this phenomenon.

Program Structure

Courses included:

  • Business, Professional and Academic Composition
  • Introduction to Tourism
  • Marketing and Customer Service
  • Environmental Issues in Tourism
  • Tourism Policy and Planning
  • Research in Tourism
  • Practicum in Tourism

Academic Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree from any discipline
  • English Language Proficiency:Students who have completed their studies in a country where English is not an official language will be required to provide proof of English language proficiency. This can be achieved by meeting one of the following:
    • TOEFL minimum of 570 (paper-based with a TWE 4.5) or 88 (iBT) with no section below 20
    • IELTS Min overall score of 6.5 with no subtest score below 6.0
    • MELAB with a minimum of 8
    • CAEL – Minimum overall score of 70 with no subtest below 60
    • Accuplacer
    • ESAL 0570 and ESAL 0580 with a minimum grade of C+ in both
  • Detailed Program Facts

    Starting in January 2020

    You can apply until: 1 Oct 2019

  • For more details please visit program website.

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