2006-2007 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.)

Tourism Management (TMGT)

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

As the world's largest industry, tourism encompasses a wide range of public and private enterprises that require knowledgeable and talented management professionals. The program in Tourism Management builds on a strong base of hospitality management courses (human resources management, accounting, finance, cost controls, hotel operations). In conjunction with these courses the program provides specialized courses dealing with the economic, social, cultural and environmental aspects of the industry as well as the critical functions of tourism marketing, distribution, planning and development. In addition, there are opportunities to develop expertise in eco-tourism and international tourism operations. Verified work experience in the hospitality and tourism industry is required for students to be eligible to graduate. Group work is a significant part of core credit work. Students may consult the Faculty Advisor or the B.Comm. Program Counsellor for additonal information.

For this major, 15.00 of the 20.00 credits are specified as core requirements, 2.50 as restricted electives (List A), and the remaining 2.50 as electives.

Liberal Education Requirement

As part of the graduation requirement all students within the B.Comm. Program are required to complete 1.50 credits from at least two different subject prefixes as listed under the B.Comm. Program Information section of the undergraduate calendar.


Semester 1
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
GEOG*1220 [0.50] Human Impact on the Environment
HTM*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management
POLS*1400 [0.50] Issues in Canadian Politics
PSYC*1200 [0.50] Dynamics of Behaviour
Semester 2
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
HTM*2000 [0.50] Hospitality and Tourism Purchasing Management
HTM*2010 [0.50] Hospitality and Tourism Business Communications
HTM*2100 [0.50] Lodging Operations
HTM*2120 [0.50] Hospitality and Tourism Marketing I
Semester 3
AGEC*2220 [0.50] Financial Accounting
MCS*2020 [0.50] Information Management
HTM*2050 [0.50] Dimensions of Tourism
1.00 from List A or electives
Semester 4
HTM*2030 [0.50] Control Systems in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
HTM*2170 [0.50] Canadian Tourism Policy, Planning and Development
HTM*2200 [0.50] Organizational Behaviour I
STAT*2060 [0.50] Statistics for Business Decisions
0.50 from List A or electives
Semester 5
MCS*3040 [0.50] Business and Consumer Law
HTM*3070 [0.50] Hospitality and Tourism Management Accounting
HTM*3080 [0.50] Hospitality and Tourism Marketing II
HTM*3160 [0.50] Destination Management and Marketing
0.50 from List A or electives
Semester 6
AGEC*3320 [0.50] Financial Management
AGEC*4360 [0.50] Marketing Research
HTM*3000 [0.50] Human Resources Management
HTM*3120 [0.50] Operations Analysis in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
0.50 from List A or electives
Semester 7
ECON*3460 [0.50] Introduction to Finance
HTM*4100 [0.50] Organizational Behaviour II
HTM*4190 [0.50] Hospitality and Tourism Operations Planning
1.00 from List A or electives
Semester 8
HTM*4170 [0.50] International Tourism Development and Management
HTM*4200 [0.50] Policy Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Management
1.50 from List A or electives
List A - Restricted Electives

In addition to the 15.00 required credits, students must also take a minimum of 2.50 restricted elective credits from the following list, throughout the program. Students may choose to explore a variety of subjects or may choose to study an area related to their major in some depth. Restricted electives are listed below and have been grouped into major subject areas which are related to the professional interests of the Tourism Management major. Students may, however, choose restricted electives from any of those listed without regard to the categories. Students may also select up to 2.00 credits in language courses as restricted electives. Students without a second language are strongly recommended to take language courses.

Courses related to eco-tourism:
AGEC*2700 [0.50] Survey of Natural Resource Economics
AGEC*4290 [0.50] Land Economics
AGEC*4310 [0.50] Resource Economics
ECON*2100 [0.50] Economic Growth and Environmental Quality
GEOG*2210 [0.50] Environment and Resources
GEOG*3490 [0.50] Tourism and Environment
PHIL*2070 [0.50] Philosophy of the Environment
POLS*3370 [0.50] Environmental Policy Formation and Administration
Courses related to international tourism:
ECON*2650 [0.50] Introductory Development Economics
ECON*3620 [0.50] International Trade
ECON*4830 [0.50] Economic Development
EDRD*3500 [0.50] Recreation and Tourism Planning
EDRD*4010 [0.50] Tourism Planning in the Less Developed World
GEOG*3490 [0.50] Tourism and Environment
HTM*2740 [0.50] Cultural Aspects of Food
REXT*3060 [0.50] International Communication
Courses for those interested in developing tourism related real estate:
MCS*1820 [0.50] Real Estate and Housing
MCS*2820 [0.50] Real Estate Finance
MCS*3810 [0.50] Real Estate Market Analysis
MCS*3820 [0.50] Real Estate Development
MCS*3890 [0.50] Property Management
MCS*4820 [0.50] Real Estate Appraisal
MCS*4840 [0.50] Housing and Real Estate Law
GEOG*3490 [0.50] Tourism and Environment
LARC*2820 [0.50] Urban and Regional Planning
Courses dealing with the social and economic environment of business:
ECON*2410 [0.50] Intermediate Macroeconomics
PHIL*1010 [0.50] Introductory Philosophy: Social and Political Issues
PHIL*2600 [0.50] Business and Professional Ethics
Courses dealing with human behaviour particularly as related to work and work groups:
ANTH*1150 [0.50] Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH*2160 [0.50] Social Anthropology
ECON*2200 [0.50] Industrial Relations
PSYC*2310 [0.50] Introduction to Social Psychology
PSYC*3060 [0.50] Occupational Health Psychology
Courses dealing with marketing and consumer behaviour:
AGEC*4370 [0.50] Marketing Management
MCS*1000 [0.50] Introductory Marketing
MCS*2600 [0.50] Fundamentals of Consumer Behaviour
MCS*3600 [0.50] Consumer Information Processes
MCS*3620 [0.50] Marketing Communications
MCS*4050 [0.50] The Evolution of Capitalism: A Canadian Perspective
Courses related to Hospitality and Tourism Management:
HTM*2070 [0.50] Meetings and Convention Management
HTM*2700 [0.50] Introductory Foods
HTM*2740 [0.50] Cultural Aspects of Food
HTM*3030 [0.50] Beverage Management
HTM*3060 [0.50] Lodging Management
HTM*3090 [1.00] Foodservice Operations Management
HTM*3180 [0.50] Casino Operations Management
HTM*3200 [0.50] Club Management Operations
HTM*3250 [0.50] Tourism in Canada
HTM*3780 [0.50] Economics of Food Usage
HTM*4050 [0.50] Wine and Oenology
HTM*4090 [0.50] Hospitality and Tourism Facilities Management and Design
HTM*4110 [0.50] Restaurant Operations
HTM*4120 [0.50] Entrepreneurship in Hospitality and Tourism
HTM*4130 [0.50] Current Management Topics
HTM*4140 [0.50] Current Management Topics
HTM*4150 [0.50] Current Management Topics
HTM*4500 [0.50] Special Study in Hospitality and Tourism
Courses related to accounting and administration:
AGEC*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
AGEC*3310 [0.50] Operations Management
AGEC*3330 [0.50] Intermediate Accounting
AGEC*4250 [0.50] Business Policy
AGEC*4410 [0.50] Sales and Sales Management
MCS*2100 [0.50] Personal Financial Management
Other restricted electives:
CHEM*1100 [0.50] Chemistry Today
CIS*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Computer Applications
MCS*3010 [0.50] Quality Management
ENGL*1410 [0.50] Major English Writers
PHIL*2100 [0.50] Critical Thinking
REXT*3040 [0.50] Communication Process

Electives and Liberal Education Requirement

The 2.50 electives in the program must include 1.50 credits toward the B.Comm. Liberal Education Requirement.