Prepare for Managerial and Leadership Roles in Hotel Industry

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A postgraduate certification program in hotel, resort and restaurant management helps you upgrade your existing hospitality knowledge and skills, preparing you for leadership roles. This is a one-year program that covers management and leadership areas, including finance, human resources, oenology, labour relations, international operations, entrepreneurship, leadership, security and risk management, marketing and revenue management and service quality.

This is an intensive program, which is designed to provide strong practical foundation and is more hands-on. It incorporates classroom learning, individual and team projects, presentations, guest lectures, simulations, lab sessions, conferences and an industry field placement.

Who Is This Program For?

This program is for you, if you:

  • Are already working with a hotel, resort or restaurant and wish to upgrade your hospitality and management knowledge and skills
  • Want to avail more advanced career opportunities in the field of hotel or restaurant management
  • Want to prepare for leadership and managerial roles in this industry
  • Build strong fundamentals in hospitality marketing
  • Upgrade your understanding in hospitality safety, security and crises management

Know If You’re Eligible to Apply for This Program

You’re eligible to apply for this program, if you:

  • Have obtained a college diploma or university degree in hospitality, tourism or related discipline
  • Have a diploma or degree in an unrelated discipline but have related work experience
  • Have completed partial post-secondary education but have relevant work experience of minimum two years in hospitality

Choosing the Right College

Your career after a postgraduate hotel management course depends upon the skills you develop and industry exposure you get during the program tenure. This is why it is of utmost importance to carefully choose your program and college. The college reputation, standard of certification earned and hands-on experience play a decisive role in your career.

There are numerous hotel management programs available in Toronto. However, a program is worth considered if it:

  • Is delivered by experienced faculty who have strong academic and industry backgrounds
  • Covers all important aspects of a hotel business, including customer services, operations management, human resources management, marketing and sales and so on
  • Prepares you for managerial and leadership roles in hospitality industry
  • Helps you gain valuable industry experience through an individualized industry placement
  • Gives you skills that are transferrable across sectors within the hospitality industry
  • Offers you hands-on training through a full-service student operated restaurant
  • Provides you with computer skills that are required in day-to-day operations


Centennial College’s program in hotel, resort and restaurant management fulfills all the above criteria and thus, may be the right choice for you. It is delivered by industry experienced faculty, and incorporates a two-days-per-week industry placement for 15 weeks in second semester.

The best thing about this program is that it offers you the knowledge, skills and attitude to assume leadership and managerial roles in hotel industry in just one year. The program is short yet intensive and comprehensive and prepares you to work in the areas of housekeeping management, human resources management, hotel and restaurant general management, sales and marketing management, and hotel revenue and financial management.

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The author of the article, discusses the benefits of a postgraduate hotel management course. He also discusses why Centennial’s is the right choice for graduates when there are numerous hotel management programs available at other colleges in Toronto.

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