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Your fast track to an international career in hotel management!
Do you dream of working at the world’s grandest hotels? Unique to North America, the Advanced Studies in International Hotel Management (ASIHM) program was created to train future leaders in the high-end hotel industry, a sector that is booming with plenty of job opportunities.
Offered in a bilingual format (French/English), this alternating work-study program lets you fully explore all aspects of hotel operations management. With an educational approach that focuses on practice as well as courses tailored to the industry’s needs, this program will let you develop an ability to innovate, demonstrate a strategic vision, and act as a genuine leader for your team. The skills you build in this program will shape you into an agile and proactive manager who is ready to rise to the top of your field!
When you choose the Advanced Studies in International Hotel Management (ASIHM) program, you:
Advanced Studies in International Hotel Management ITHQ Diploma.
I enrolled in the ASIHM program because I wanted the best training that would make me a well-rounded manager, no matter what establishment I worked at. Through this program, I developed my curiosity and analysis skills and explored many management-related fields. This has been very useful in a job like mine that requires you to wear many hats!
Guest Relation Manager
The ITHQ network gives us access to management positions at the world's best hotels starting from our very first internship. For twelve months, we get in-the-field training to apply what we have learned in class and to develop our skills by offering our employers new solutions. Once you get out into the workplace, you can really see how great this program is!
The practical experience taught me just how capable I am of achieving my objectives. During the two internships, you really have to make every effort to succeed or you'll find yourself giving up when you're only halfway there. You have to manage your time well to succeed. After completing the program, I knew I’d be able to meet the most extreme challenges in my professional career.
Through agreements with many renowned partners, the ITHQ provides the perfect learning environment for students looking for a rewarding job and professional challenges, either close to home or around the world. Explore the world of possibilities that each one offers!
An alternating work-study format is the foundation of the ASIHM program. Students are encouraged to complete their internships at renowned hotels in Canada and overseas. They conduct their own research, taking into account their objectives and place of origin, to find an internship with a hotel chain that will help them get the most out of the experience. To help optimize the personalized internship experience based on the students’ objectives and their acquired knowledge and skills, the ITHQ accompanies them throughout the process.
The search for internships is facilitated in part by the ITHQ Hotel Partnership Program and the ITHQ's many collaborators. This means that outstanding students may complete their internships with major hotel chains such as Relais & Châteaux, Sofitel Hotels, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Accor Hotels and Club Med. On completion of their training, those who have proven themselves in the work environment will also be well positioned to gain admission to the management training programs of these major hotels and pursue their careers there.
To obtain a diploma in any of our regular programs, students must complete internships under established rules. Internship offers and locations may be limited by particular aspects of a student's situation (health condition, family situation, criminal record, etc.) known at the time of registration, but in no case may such conditions be used to justify a waiver of the rules for internships, which must be completed as provided for under the program. Note that you may need a visa, which may limit access to certain destinations.
This program is intended for students and professionals from around the world. To be eligible, you must meet the requirements listed below. Note that any relevant experience in guest or front desk service or any other duties performed in hospitality or food service are an asset.
All selected candidates will be called for an admission interview (in person or remotely) for an evaluation of their motivation for the program and a career in international hotel management.
Note that the tests stop automatically at the end of a level if the questions become too difficult.
After you take the diagnostic test, contact our team to find out what to do next:
Phone: 514-282-5111, ext. 4304, or toll-free in Canada and the United States only, 1-800-361-5111, extension 4304
|Quebec students||Canadian students||Foreign students|
|Application fees (non-refundable)|| |
|Registration fees for each term|| |
Term 1 (12 classes)
Term 3 (10 classes)
Terms 2 and 4 (4 classes per term)
$2,764 per term
$4,608 per term
$5,532 per term
|ITHQ uniform|| |
|Mandatory COLLECTO health insurance||-||-||$732/year|
|Complementary insurance of AGEEITHQ (optional)|| |
Dental and health care: $181/year
Dental and health care: $181/year
Dental care: $129/year
The Fondation de l’ITHQ awards scholarships to program students who meet certain conditions:
If you want to play many professional roles, then think about working in the hotel sector, an industry that is as rewarding as it is demanding. The hotel industry is constantly evolving based on new trends, changing customer needs, and new generations of managers. The industry has had to respond to the many ups and downs of the global economy.
In general, hotels have at least three main activity sectors:
Because customers need services at any time of day or night, people skills play a huge role in hotel positions. Since customers are demanding, you need to be highly adaptable and have a sense of drive and initiative to offer a quality service that meets the hotel’s standards.
Finally, working conditions vary depending on whether the hotel belongs to an international or local brand. Also note that you will have to work long hours standing up, while periods of intense stress are inevitable no matter what type of hotel you work at.
Reception clerk | Reservation clerk | Concierge Housekeeping attendant :
Welcomes customer and answers their questions; sells goods and services using promotional tools and computerized reservation systems. Cleans common areas and rooms (housekeeping). This type of role is physically demanding and requires adhering to the company’s standards and code of ethics. This is an entry-level job that may or may not require experience, depending on the hotel. This means it can lead to other positions that required hotel-industry experience.
Server, assistant head waiter (restaurants, banquets, and room service) | Barista, bar employee (bartender) | Host:
Receives orders from customers, checks on order with the kitchen, serves the order; sets up the dining area, food carts, or banquet halls. Provides courteous service that is in line with the company’s standards. Follows up on sales directives for receptions, banquets and special events and is sometimes responsible for making purchases for the dining room. This type of role is physically demanding and requires adhering to the company’s standards and code of ethics. These entry-level jobs require a minimum of one to three years of experience in hotel or restaurant services.
Marketing coordinator | Reception supervisor | Sales representative | Night auditor | Human resources coordinator:
Performs follow-up between different sectors of the establishment. Supervises employees (2 to 15 on average), makes sure they meet hotel standards, trains them, and evaluates them. Meets the targets and ratios set by management; this type of role requires a lot of office work to provide the requested information. These positions require a minimum of five years of experience in the hotel industry and sometimes advanced studies in marketing, sales, accounting or human resources.
Accommodation manager | Housekeeping manager | Restaurant services manager | Operations manager | Sales manager | General manager of a hotel establishment:
Plans, organizes, directs and controls the activities of the establishment’s different sectors while ensuring that provided services are efficient and profitable. Attends meetings and works with other sectors of the hotel. Is responsible for tracking occupancy forecasts to perform budget and marketing planning and ensure that the establishment has the human resources to meet service standards. These positions require a minimum of ten years of experience in the hotel industry and sometimes advanced studies in marketing, sales, accounting or human resources.
Here are the main tasks for the different positions listed above, according to the website of the Conseil québécois des ressources humaines en tourisme:
From the website of the CQRHT
Skills for sales and customer service:
Work environments vary and are mainly in the private sector:
You will fully develop in your career if you are open to the working conditions that are particular to the hotel industry:
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