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Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Tourism Resort Experience Management


Earn a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Tourism Resort Experience Management at Thompson Rivers University

A post-baccalaureate diploma (”post bac” or PBD) is designed for those who already have an undergraduate degree. It is not a master’s degree, but it is more advanced than a traditional diploma. Essentially, a PBD is an alternative to a second degree. One advantage of a PBD is that it takes less time to complete than a second degree.

The PBDs in Tourism are 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.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years
Intake: September / January
Tuition Fee:
  • C$1,725/course ($575/credit)
  • C$5,175/semester (9 credits/3 courses)
  • C$7,320/semester (12 credits/4 courses)
  • C$9,150/semester (15 credits/5 courses)
Location: Kamloops, Canada


Employment opportunities are similar to those for graduates of the Resort Experience Management concentration in our Bachelor of Tourism Management program. Our BTM has a good employment success rate in the accommodation sector.

The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Tourism Resort Experience Management is offered at Thompson Rivers University.

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Before coming to TRU, I couldn’t even imagine how fast my life would change here. TRU gave
me all the opportunities I was looking for to unearth my true potential. I’ve met people from
various parts of the world, gained real-world work experience and most importantly, I have
learned more about myself. Being a part of the TRU community has been one of the most
meaningful and rewarding experiences in my life. One of the best things I did in my program
was my co-op. I put my learning into direct practice right away and that helped me secure a full
time position after I graduated.

Tatiana Fedotova, Events Co-ordinator

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

Programme Highlights

Learn the basics of working in the field of tourism while developing skills for resort and hotel management. Topics include planning, marketing, and services, plus engagement with culture and the natural environment. Learn about hotel operations, information technology, event management and tourism entrepreneurship.