BAIS (Hospitality Management, Vancouver) Admission Requirements

This 120 credits program is offered by the Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies. It is a baccalaureate degree program structured to meet the educational needs of learners. It includes a broad general education requirement which provides a foundation in learning, communication, and the development of critical thinking skills. It provides an ideal opportunity for both individuals wanting to prepare themselves for a career in the hospitality and tourism industry locally or internationally, and for those currently working in the industry wanting to obtain an undergraduate degree for advancement in their profession.

Entrance Requirements for Canadian Students

Applicants from Secondary Schools in British Columbia

You are required to complete an approved provincially examinable Grade 12 program leading to graduation with British Columbia Certificate of Graduation or “Dogwood Diploma” prior to starting your degree program at the Vancouver Campus.

Program

Grade 12

Grade 11

Bachelor of Science in Individualized Studies

English 12 or English 12 First Nations
Three other approved Grade 12 courses (From group A, B, C, D, E)
At least two should be academic (From Group A, B, C, D).

English 11 plus a language 11
Mathematics 11
An approved Grade 11 Science course
An approved Grade 11 Social Science course

Groups referred to above

  • Group A: BC First Nations Studies 12, Calculus 12, Comparative Civilization 12, Economics 12, English Literature 12, Foundations of Math 12*, French 12 or français langue seconde 12, History 12, Law 12, Philosophy 12 (must be 4 credits), Pre-Calculus 12* , Social Justice 12, Sustainable Resources 12. *Pre-Calculus or Foundation of Math will be used for admission, not both.
  • Group B: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geography 12, Geology 12, Physics 12.
  • Group C: Any Language 12 courses; First Nations Language Courses
  • Group D: Accounting 12, Business Information Management 12, Marketing 12, Psychology 12, Entrepreneurship 12, Financial Accounting 12, International Studies 12, Information Technology 12
  • Group E: Music, Performing or Visual Arts 12 courses

Applicants from Secondary Schools in Other Canadian Provinces

Admission requirement varies by province. Please provide the Admissions Office with a copy of your current transcripts for preliminary assessment. The Admissions Office can be reached at 604-648-8112 by phone or vancouver-admissions@fdu.edu by email.

Recommendations

Two letters of recommendation are required. For students currently enrolled in a school or post-secondary institution, at least one must be written by a teacher or school counselor. If the applicant has been out of school for several years, a recommendation from an employer may be submitted. All letters of recommendation should be written on letterhead stationery and submitted to the Admission Office either directly from the recommender or in sealed envelopes.

Advanced Standing

Students who complete College Board Advanced Placement courses or International Baccalaureate exams, students with GCE A-level courses and students who have taken coursework at another university or college may be eligible for credit transfer. Please submit all relevant scores to us as soon as they are available.

If you have been enrolled in an academic program at a regionally accredited college or university for at least two years on a full-time basis, you are no longer required to submit high school transcripts. Please submit your college/university transcripts instead. Should you be admitted, a credential evaluation will be conducted to award appropriate transfer credits.

SAT or ACT scores

SAT or ACT scores are NOT required for admission consideration. However, an applicant may be eligible for higher scholarship award if they score above 1050 in SAT Critical Reading and Math combined sections, or above 23 in ACT. If an applicant has a SAT or ACT score, please request ETS (www.ets.org) to send official score reports to Fairleigh Dickinson University. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s SAT code is 5823, and ACT code is 2552.

Application Deadlines

Students are admitted on a “rolling basis”. Applications for the upcoming trimester are accepted up until the start of classes. Please refer to the FDU Vancouver Campus academic calendar for class start dates for Fall, Spring or Summer trimester.

Applicants can apply on-line  for the intake that is currently open for applications. Please e-mail vancouver-admissions@fdu.edu if you would like to change your start term to the earlier term. Change of start term option is only available to students with a valid status in Canada that allows them to enroll in the academic programs. Proof of status is required.

Early Admission

High school students who are in Grade 12 can apply for early admission in January for Fall classes start. Please include a copy of your Grade 12 interim results with your online application

Entrance Requirements for International Students

Education Requirements

An applicant must have graduated from an accredited or government-recognized secondary school or have received his or her General Education Development (GED) certificate.

It is recommended (but not required) that an applicant completes the equivalent of 16 academic (university preparatory) units in secondary school.

Transcripts

For transcripts not in English, a notarized or certified English translation must accompany the original transcript. A transcript is official only when it is sent directly from an institution to Fairleigh Dickinson University-Vancouver’s Admissions Office, or when it is submitted in a sealed envelope stamped by the institution.

For admissions purposes, copies of the transcripts are acceptable. If the student is admitted, the official transcript will be required.

Recommendations

Two letters of recommendation are required. For students currently enrolled in a school or post-secondary institution, at least one must be written by a teacher or school counselor. If the applicant has been out of school for several years, a recommendation form an employer may be submitted. All letters of recommendation should be written on letterhead stationery and submitted to the Admission Office either directly from the recommender or in sealed envelopes.

English Language Proficiency

An applicant whose native language is not English is required to submit the results of a test of English Proficiency to the Office of International Admissions.  Students from Canada, Bermuda, the Bahamas, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand do not need to submit test scores.

Please refer to the English Proficiency page for more information on the language requirements for the specific programs.

An applicant who has previously attended a high school, college or university in Canada or the United States for more than two years and have earned passing grades in English courses may be exempt from an English proficiency exam.

Conditional Admission

Applicants unable to meet the minimum English language proficiency requirement can receive conditional admission by enrolling in one of the partner English language schools in Vancouver:

Please refer to the complete list of FDU Vancouver Campus Pathway programs for more information.

Applicants must file both a Vancouver Campus Application for Admission and a separate admission application to the English language school of their choice.

Advanced Standing

Students who complete College Board Advanced Placement courses or International Baccalaureate exams, students with GCE A-level courses and students who have taken coursework at another university or college may be eligible for credit transfer. Please submit all relevant scores to us as soon as they are available.

If an applicant has enrolled in an academic program at a regionally accredited college or university for at least two years on a full-time basis, high school transcripts are no longer required. Please submit the college/university transcripts instead. After an admission decision is made, a credential evaluation will be conducted to award appropriate transfer credits.

SAT or ACT Scores

SAT or ACT scores are NOT required for admission consideration. However, an applicant may be eligible for higher scholarship award if they score above 1050 in SAT Critical Reading and Math combined sections, or above 23 in ACT. If an applicant has a SAT or ACT score, please request ETS (www.ets.org) to send official score reports to Fairleigh Dickinson University. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s SAT code is 5823, and ACT code is 2552.

Application Deadlines

Fall (September start) term – June 1

Spring (January start) term – October 1

Summer (May start) term – March 1

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies degree is a baccalaureate degree program structured to meet the educational needs of learners. It includes a broad general education requirement which provides a foundation in learning, communication and the development of critical thinking skills. In addition, students complete a required course specialization component to develop the learner’s knowledge base in the area of hospitality tourism industry management; and students are able to broaden their understanding in both hospitality and tourism industry and other areas through a selection of free elective options.

The minimum requirements for the baccalaureate degree are as follows:

  • completion of a minimum of 120 credits
  • cumulative grade point ratio of 2.00
  • cumulative grade point ratio of 2.00 in the upper-level courses completed at FDU
  • upper-level credit courses: of the courses completed at FDU 24 credits (eight courses) must be upper-level
  • a grade of C or better in all seven HRTM Specialization courses
  • at least 30 credits, normally the last 30, must be completed at FDU
  • residency requirement/time limit on degree completion as explained below

A transfer student may transfer credit achieved through either formal course work or through proficiency examination to the extent that the credits transferred do not circumvent existing university policy requiring a minimum of 30 credits in residence, including at least 50 percent of the credits required for upper-level course selections to be taken at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Any course work completed more than ten years before the projected date of awarding the degree (including work for which credit is transferred from another college) shall be evaluated for its currency by the appropriate department. Where it is deemed appropriate, the department will recommend courses to familiarize the student with more recent developments.

Curriculum

The Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies degree is a 120 credit baccalaureate degree program.

  • Communication, Mathematics and Computer Requirements: 18 Credits
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements: 24 Credits
  • University Core Requirement: 8 Credits
  • International Perspective Requirement: 6 Credits
  • Hospitality and Tourism Specialized Studies Requirements: 21 Credits
  • Electives: 43 Credits
    • Hospitality/Tourism Electives: at least 22 Credits
    • Business Electives remainder: 0 – 21 Credits

Communication, Mathematics, and Computer Requirements: 18 Credits (6 Courses)

The ability to use the English language orally and in writing, the ability to understand and use basic mathematical symbols, and the mastery of basic computer skills are required of all students in the Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies program.

Requirements

  • Writing: minimum of 9 credits (3 courses)
    Any combination of freshman writing and advanced-level writing courses or their equivalents at other institutions. At least one advanced-level writing course must be taken at FDU. (Courses labeled Fundamentals of Composition are considered pre-college level and do not count toward meeting degree requirements.)
  • Oral Communication: 3 credits (1 course)
    Three credits in a course substantially concerned with public speaking, oral, written and/or professional communication/presentations
  • Quantitative Analysis: 6 credits (2 courses)
    Three of the six credits must be in a college-level mathematics course. The other three credits can be from a second mathematics course or from a statistics, logic, computer science, computer technology, or other courses that requires substantial quantitative analysis.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements: 24 Credits (8 Courses)

A breadth and depth of study in the following areas are required of all degree candidates:

  • Art and culture
  • Humanities
  • Social and behavioral sciences
  • Scientific analysis

Students will be exposed to artistic, cultural, social, scientific, aesthetic, moral, and religious ideas, the purpose of which is to gain insight into how the concerns of people are interrelated, how knowledge has been accumulated, and how unsolved problems remain a challenge to humanity.

Requirements

  • Art and Culture: 6 credits (2 courses)
    Six credits from any combination of studio, performing or creative arts or global studies/culture including, but not limited to, computer animation, photography, creative writing, dance, film production, globalization, culture and identity, world literature. Courses may be from the same discipline/category.
  • Humanities: 6 credits (2 courses)
    Six credits in any combination of courses in history, literature, philosophy, art history, film (not filmmaking). Courses may be in the same discipline; at least three credits must be at the 2000 level or above.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits (2 courses)
    Six credits from any combination of courses in the social sciences (anthropology, economics, criminology, geography, political science, sociology) or behavioral sciences (psychology or communication studies). Courses may be in the same discipline; at least three credits must be at the 2000 level or above.
  • Scientific Analysis: 6 credits (2 courses)
    Six credits in course work from biology, chemistry, physics, environmental/earth/planetary sciences and/or other courses that requires substantial scientific analysis. Courses need not be from the same scientific discipline. At least one course must have a laboratory requirement.

University Core Requirement: 12 Credits (4 Courses)

Fairleigh Dickinson University requires all students to complete a common University Core curriculum. Eight credits of University Core courses are required:

Required courses:

  • UNIV1001 – Transitioning to College Life [Waived for transfer students with 30 or more credits (plus 2 additional FE transfer credits if room)]
  • UNIV1002 – Preparing for Professional Life [Waived for transfer students with 45 or more credits (plus 2 additional FE transfer credits if room)]
  • UNIV2001 – Cross-Cultural Perspectives
  • UNIV2002 – Global Issues

International Perspective and Ethics Requirement: 6 Credits (2 Course)

The world is no longer composed of countries that are isolated from each other. Economic, political, and cultural independence has been replaced by interdependence. In the current global economy, knowledge of other countries is essential. This requirement may be met through one of a variety of designated courses from the following disciplines:

International Perspective

  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Anthropology
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Literature
  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

Ethics and Moral Analysis

Three credits in a course from any discipline that is substantially concerned with ethical theories and questions such as a course in philosophy, religion or a course with “ethics” in its title.

Specialized Studies Core Courses: 21 Credits

The Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies, in addition to providing certain skills and broad exposure to the major bodies of knowledge, also allows the opportunity to pursue a single area of study in-depth or any other combination of courses that fit into an individualized cohesive course of study, including appropriate certificate programs. The Hospitality and Tourism Management specialization requires the following 7 core courses

  • HRTM 2210 – Sales & Marketing for Hospitality 3 Credits
  • HRTM 2211 – Accounting for Hospitality Managers 3 Credits
  • HRTM 3203 – Food and Beverage Management 3 Credits
  • HRTM 3208 – Financial Management/Hosp Industry 3 Credits
  • HRTM 3209 – Human Resource Management 3 Credits
  • HRTM 3207 – Lodging Management/Rev Management 3 Credits
  • HRTM 4204 – Property Management 3 Credits

Electives: 43 Credits

Students in the Hospitality and Tourism Management Specialization must take a minimum of 43 free elective credits. Students must take at least 22 free elective credits in HRTM. The remainder (up to 21 credits) may be from courses in any other area. Students are encouraged to complete three practical work experience terms HRTM 1100, 2100 and 3100, which are one credit each and additionally are strongly encouraged to complete the following courses:

  • HRTM 2260 – Event Management 3 Credits
  • HRTM 4280 – Domestic and International Tourism 3 Credits

Other elective options may include the following courses. Not all options are available every semester and the below list is not exhaustive:

  • ACCT 2021 – Accounting Principles I 3 credits
  • ACCT 2022 – Intro to Managerial Accounting  3 credits
  • BUSI 2450 – Business Dynamics   3 credits
  • ECON 2001 – Intro to Microeconomics   3 credits
  • MGMT 1110 – Business in a Global Society  3 credits
  • MGMT 2261 – Human Motivation & Behavior 3 credits
  • MGMT 2600 – Organizational Behaviour 3 credits
  • MGMT 3371 – Concepts of International Mgmt 3 credits
  • MKTG 3371 – Principles of International Mktg 3 credits
  • MKTG 4365 – Marketing Communications 3 credits
  • HRTM 2230 – Intro to Study of Wine 3 credits
  • HRTM 2233 – Quantity Food Production 3 credits
  • HRTM 2250 – Casino Management 3 credits
  • HRTM 2260 – Events Management 3 credits
  • HRTM 3108 – Nutrition/Sanitation and Safety 3 credits
  • HRTM 4108 – Global Issues in Hospitality Management 3 credits