X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.)

Hotel and Food Administration (HAFA)

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

The Hotel and Food Administration major prepares graduates to assume positions of responsibility in any aspect of the hospitality field, including hotels, resorts, restaurants, convention centres, food services and related industries. Graduates will gain skills not just in hotel operations, food production and food service systems but also in human resources management, marketing, accounting and communications. 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. Students may consult the Faculty Advisor or the B.Comm. Program Counsellor for additional information.

1200 hours of verified Verified work experience in the hospitality industry is required for students to be eligible for graduation. 700 hours of hospitality and tourism work experience must be completed before a student enters Semester 7.

Group work is a significant part of core credit work.

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 (including List A)

2.50 - Restricted Electives (List B)

1.50 - Liberal Education Electives

1.00 - Free Electives


Semester 1
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
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
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
2.50 from List A or List B or electives
Semester 5
2.50 from List A or List B or electives
Semester 6
2.50 from List A or List B or electives
Semester 7
HTM*3060 [0.50] Lodging Management
2.00 from List A or List B or electives
Semester 8
2.50 from List A or List B or electives
List A - Further Required Courses

The following 10.00 credits are also required. Further details on the scheduling of courses will be provided in writing prior to each course selection period by the School's faculty advisor.

Semester 2 or 3
HTM*2700 [0.50] Understanding Foods
Semester 3 or 4
ACCT*1220 [0.50] Introductory Financial Accounting
HROB*2090 [0.50] Individuals and Groups in Organizations
HTM*2010 [0.50] Hospitality and Tourism Business Communications
HTM*2030 [0.50] Control Systems in the Hospitality Industry
MCS*2020 [0.50] Information Management
MCS*3040 [0.50] Business and Consumer Law
Semester 4 or 5
ACCT*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
Semester 5 or 6
ECON*2560 [0.50] Theory of Finance
HROB*3000 [0.50] Human Resources Management
HTM*3080 [0.50] Marketing Strategy for Hospitality Managers
HTM*3090 [1.00] Restaurant Operations Management
MGMT*3020 [0.50] Corporate Social Responsibility
MGMT*3320 [0.50] Financial Management
Semester 6 or 7
HTM*3120 [0.50] Service Operations Analysis
Semester 7 or 8
HTM*3150 [0.50] Experiential Learning in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
HTM*4190 [0.50] Hospitality and Tourism Industry Consultation
HTM*4250 [0.50] Hospitality Revenue Management
MGMT*4000 [0.50] Strategic Management
List B - Restricted Electives

Students must take a minimum of 2.50 restricted electives throughout the program. Students may choose to explore a variety of subjects or may choose to study one area in some depth. Restricted electives are listed below and have been grouped in major topical areas which are related to, or are an extension of, the professional interests of the major. Students may, however, choose restricted electives from any of those listed without regard to the categories, which are intended to be suggestive.

Students may select credits in any second language as restricted electives. Students without a second language are encouraged to take language courses.

Specialized courses in Hospitality and Tourism Management:
HTM*2070 [0.50] Event Management
HTM*2740 [0.50] Cultural Aspects of Food
HTM*3030 [0.50] Beverage Management
HTM*3180 [0.50] Casino Operations Management
HTM*3780 [0.50] Managing Food in Canada
HTM*4050 [0.50] Wine and Oenology
HTM*4090 [0.50] Hospitality Development, Design and Sustainability
HTM*4110 [0.50] Advanced Restaurant Operations
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
Tourism related courses:
EDRD*3500 [0.50] Recreation and Tourism Planning
GEOG*1220 [0.50] Human Impact on the Environment
GEOG*3490 [0.50] Tourism and Environment
HTM*2170 [0.50] Responsible Tourism Policy and Planning
HTM*3160 [0.50] Destination Management and Marketing
HTM*4170 [0.50] International Tourism
Event management related courses:
EDRD*3160 [0.50] International Communication
HTM*2070 [0.50] Event Management
HTM*2740 [0.50] Cultural Aspects of Food
HTM*3030 [0.50] Beverage Management
HTM*4050 [0.50] Wine and Oenology
HTM*4090 [0.50] Hospitality Development, Design and Sustainability
HTM*4110 [0.50] Advanced Restaurant Operations
Hospitality real estate related courses:
REAL*1820 [0.50] Real Estate and Housing
REAL*2820 [0.50] Real Estate Finance
REAL*3810 [0.50] Real Estate Market Analysis
REAL*3890 [0.50] Property Management
REAL*4820 [0.50] Real Estate Appraisal
REAL*4840 [0.50] Housing and Real Estate Law
Accounting and administration related courses:
ACCT*1240 [0.50] Applied Financial Accounting
ACCT*3230 [0.50] Intermediate Management Accounting
ACCT*3280 [0.50] Auditing I
ACCT*3330 [0.50] Intermediate Financial Accounting I
ACCT*3340 [0.50] Intermediate Financial Accounting II
ACCT*3350 [0.50] Taxation
ACCT*4220 [0.50] Advanced Financial Accounting
ACCT*4230 [0.50] Advanced Management Accounting
MGMT*4260 [0.50] International Business
MCS*2100 [0.50] Personal Financial Management
Marketing and consumer behaviour related courses:
FARE*4360 [0.50] Marketing Research
MCS*2600 [0.50] Fundamentals of Consumer Behaviour
MCS*3000 [0.50] Advanced Marketing
MCS*3010 [0.50] Quality Management
MCS*3620 [0.50] Marketing Communications
MCS*4400 [0.50] Pricing Management
PSYC*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Psychology
Preparation for The Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation:
ECON*2200 [0.50] Industrial Relations
HROB*3010 [0.50] Managing and Rewarding Performance
HROB*3030 [0.50] Workplace Health and Safety
HROB*3070 [0.50] Attracting and Acquiring Talent
HROB*3090 [0.50] Developing Talent
HROB*4060 [0.50] Workforce Optimization
Human behaviour related to work and work groups:
ANTH*1150 [0.50] Introduction to Anthropology
EDRD*3140 [0.50] Organizational Communication
HROB*2010 [0.50] Foundations of Leadership
HROB*3050 [0.50] Employment Law
HROB*4010 [0.50] Leadership Certificate Capstone
ECON*2200 [0.50] Industrial Relations
PSYC*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Psychology
PSYC*2310 [0.50] Introduction to Social Psychology
SOAN*2040 [0.50] Globalization of Work and Organizations
SOC*1100 [0.50] Sociology
Social and economic environment of business:
ECON*2310 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON*2410 [0.50] Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON*3520 [0.50] Labour Economics
ECON*3660 [0.50] Economics of Equity Markets
ECON*3760 [0.50] Fundamentals of Derivatives
ECON*3860 [0.50] International Finance
ECON*3960 [0.50] Money, Credit and the Financial System
PHIL*1010 [0.50] Introductory Philosophy: Social and Political Issues
PHIL*2600 [0.50] Business and Professional Ethics
POLS*1400 [0.50] Issues in Canadian Politics
Institutional food service management related courses:
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
FOOD*2150 [0.50] Introduction to Nutritional and Food Science
FOOD*3700 [0.50] Sensory Evaluation of Foods
HTM*2740 [0.50] Cultural Aspects of Food
NUTR*1010 [0.50] Introduction to Nutrition
NUTR*2050 [0.50] Nutrition Through the Life Cycle
Other restricted electives:
CIS*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Computer Applications
ENGL*1200 [0.50] Reading the Contemporary World
ENGL*1410 [0.50] Major Writers
MCS*3010 [0.50] Quality Management
MGMT*4050 [0.50] Business Consulting
MGMT*4060 [0.50] Business Consulting
MGMT*4350 [0.50] Business Case Competition Preparation
PHIL*2100 [0.50] Critical Thinking
Liberal Education Requirement and Free Electives

Students must complete 1.50 credits towards the Liberal Education Requirement and they have 1.00 credits in free electives.

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