X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.)

Hotel and Food Administration (Co-op) (HAFA:C)

School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management, College of Business and Economics

The principal aim of the Hotel and Food Administration Co-op program is to facilitate the transition of students from academic studies to a professional work life by enhancing the integration of theory and practice. Students may consult the departmental Co-op Advisor or the B.Comm. Program Counsellor for additional information. The focus on experiential learning means that theory is balanced with practice. Students are encouraged to participate in guided learning opportunities outside the conventional classroom, such as independent study courses, managing a student-run restaurant, participating in a semester exchange and engaging in networking events.

The co-op work term portion of the program consists of one twelve-month period. The work term begins at the end of the second year and extends from May to April. The co-op program is completed over a 5 year period.

Group work is a significant part of the core courses.

Elective options enable students to select courses which support or complement their primary field of study. Examples: 1) Students can use a combination of restricted, Liberal Education and free electives to earn the Certificate in Leadership. http://www.leadershipcertificate.com/ for information about this certificate and its course requirements. 2) Students interested in languages and/or going on exchange can use a combination of their restricted, Liberal Education or free electives to study one or more of the various languages taught at the University or to take courses while on exchange.

Degree Requirements (20.00 Total Credits)

15.00 - Required Core Courses

2.50 - Restricted Electives

1.50 - Liberal Education Electives

1.00 - Free Electives


Semester 1 - Fall
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
HTM*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management
MCS*1000 [0.50] Introductory Marketing
MGMT*1000 [1.00] Introduction to Business
Semester 2 - Winter
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
HTM*2100 [0.50] Lodging Operations
MATH*1030 [0.50] Business Mathematics
1.00 from List A or List B or electives
Semester 3 - Fall
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
One of:
ECON*2740 [0.50] Economic Statistics
STAT*2060 [0.50] Statistics for Business Decisions
2.00 from List A or List B or electives
Semester 4 - Winter
2.50 from List A or List B or electives
Summer Semester
COOP*1000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term I
Fall Semester
COOP*2000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term II
Winter Semester
COOP*3000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term III
Semester 5 - Fall
2.50 from List A or List B or electives
Semester 6 - Winter
2.50 from List A or List B or electives
Semester 7 - Fall
HTM*3060 [0.50] Lodging Management
2.00 from List A or List B or electives
Semester 8 - Winter
2.50 from List A or List B or electives
Note: For courses included in List A or List B refer to the regular Hotel and Food Administration major.
University of Guelph
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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1