2004-2006 University of Guelph Graduate Calendar

IV. Degree Regulations

Master of Business Administration (Hospitality and Tourism)


Students may pursue the MBA degree either by a research-based thesis option or by major paper and course work. The MBA degree of the University of Guelph requires the demonstration of a reasonable mastery of a concentrated field of study. This is attested by achieving satisfactory standings in a number of courses.

Prescribed Studies

The research-based thesis option requires at least thirteen graduate courses (6.5 credits) plus the thesis. At least five of the graduate courses must be taken in the school. The coursework-and-major-paper option requires thirteen graduate courses (6.5 credits) plus a 1.0-credit major paper. At least six of the courses must be taken in the school. The courses selected must be acceptable to the school and the dean of Graduate Studies for graduate credit. These substantive courses comprise the candidate's prescribed studies, in which the student must obtain an overall weighted average grade of at least ‘B-' standing (see Establishment of Program and Prescribed Studies).

Additional Courses

In addition to these prescribed studies the candidate may take ancillary courses supportive of the special discipline. These courses may be at either the undergraduate or the graduate level.