X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.)

Tourism Management (TMGT)

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

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 focuses on tourism marketing, tourism planning and development, sustainability and international tourism. This major includes a solid foundation of business skills: (human resources management, accounting and finance). 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, 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 work experience in the hospitality and tourism industry is required for students to be eligible to graduate. 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)

16.00 - Required Core Courses

1.50 - Restricted Electives (from list A)

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
MATH*1030 [0.50] Business Mathematics
MGMT*1000 [1.00] Introduction to Business
Semester 2
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
GEOG*1220 [0.50] Human Impact on the Environment
HTM*2010 [0.50] Hospitality and Tourism Business Communications
HTM*2100 [0.50] Lodging Operations
MCS*1000 [0.50] Introductory Marketing
Semester 3
ACCT*1220 [0.50] Introductory Financial Accounting
HROB*2090 [0.50] Individuals and Groups in Organizations
HTM*2170 [0.50] Responsible Tourism Policy and Planning
One of:
ECON*2740 [0.50] Economic Statistics
STAT*2060 [0.50] Statistics for Business Decisions
0.50 from List A or electives
Semester 4
ACCT*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
ECON*2560 [0.50] Theory of Finance
MCS*2020 [0.50] Information Management
1.00 from List A or electives
Semester 5
HROB*3000 [0.50] Human Resources Management
HTM*3080 [0.50] Marketing Strategy for Hospitality Managers
HTM*3160 [0.50] Destination Management and Marketing
MGMT*3020 [0.50] Corporate Social Responsibility
MGMT*3320 [0.50] Financial Management
Semester 6
FARE*4360 [0.50] Marketing Research
HTM*2070 [0.50] Event Management
HTM*3120 [0.50] Service Operations Analysis
MCS*3040 [0.50] Business and Consumer Law
0.50 from List A or electives
Semester 7
HTM*3150 [0.50] Experiential Learning in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
HTM*4190 [0.50] Hospitality and Tourism Industry Consultation
MGMT*4000 [0.50] Strategic Management
1.00 from List A or electives
Semester 8
EDRD*4010 [0.50] Tourism Planning in the Less Developed World
HTM*4170 [0.50] International Tourism
HTM*4250 [0.50] Hospitality Revenue Management
1.00 from List A or electives
List A - Restricted Electives

Students must also take a minimum of 1.50 restricted elective credits from the following list, throughout the program. Students may choose to explore a variety of categories or they may choose to study one 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 language courses as restricted electives. Students without a second language are encouraged to take language courses.

Eco-tourism related courses:
ECON*2100 [0.50] Economic Growth and Environmental Quality
EDRD*3400 [0.50] Sustainable Communities
FARE*2700 [0.50] Survey of Natural Resource Economics
FARE*4290 [0.50] Land Economics
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 Politics and Governance
International tourism related courses:
ECON*2650 [0.50] Introductory Development Economics
ECON*3620 [0.50] International Trade
ECON*4830 [0.50] Economic Development
EDRD*3160 [0.50] International Communication
GEOG*3490 [0.50] Tourism and Environment
HTM*2740 [0.50] Cultural Aspects of Food
Tourism real estate related courses:
GEOG*3490 [0.50] Tourism and Environment
LARC*2820 [0.50] Urban and Regional Planning
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
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
Human behaviour related to work and work groups:
ANTH*1150 [0.50] Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH*2160 [0.50] Social Anthropology
EDRD*3140 [0.50] Organizational Communication
HROB*2010 [0.50] Foundations of Leadership
HROB*3030 [0.50] Workplace Health and Safety
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
Marketing and consumer behaviour related courses:
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
Specialized courses related to Hospitality and Tourism Management:
HTM*2700 [0.50] Understanding 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] Restaurant Operations 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
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
MCS*2100 [0.50] Personal Financial Management
MGMT*4260 [0.50] International Business
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
Other restricted electives:
CHEM*1100 [0.50] Chemistry Today
CIS*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Computer Applications
ENGL*1200 [0.50] Reading the Contemporary World
ENGL*1410 [0.50] Major Writers
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

and 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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