Program Description VIU offers a four-year Bachelor of Hospitality Management degree, which includes a two-year Hospitality Management diploma. Students have the option to graduate with the Hospitality Management diploma after two years, or go on to complete the additional two years to graduate with the Bachelor of Hospitality Management degree. Hospitality diploma graduates from VIU or other Canadian institutions have the option of entering directly into the third year of the Bachelor of Hospitality Management program. Culinary Arts diploma graduates from VIU or other Canadian institutions can enter the third year of the degree program after completing a bridging semester. The program will involve the learner in an internationalized curriculum as well as culturally-diverse professional and social environments. They will be engaged in activities that develop their skills to synthesize and solve problems in a global context. The program balances academic and applied skills by designing learning opportunities where learners apply theories in hospitality business simulated environments as well as in co-operative/internship placements. The employment opportunities are varied: Supervisory/Management which require advanced planning and leadership skills. Independent entrepreneurs, there are many business opportunities in the Hospitality sector which the graduate might pursue. Hospitality Business Development organizations which plan, develop and operate new business. Hospitality training organizations/Human Resources Management positions. Sales and Marketing.