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 builds on a strong base of hospitality management courses (human resources management, accounting, finance, 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. Students may consult the Faculty Advisor or the B.Comm. Program Counsellor for additional information.

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.

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.


For this major, 15.00 of the 20.00 credits are specified as core requirements, 2.50 are restricted electives (from List A), 1.50 are the Liberal Education Requirement and 1.00 are free electives.

Given the professional and applied nature of the program, there are no double majors or minors associated with the degree. Elective options enable students to select courses which support or complement their primary field of study. Students interested in earning the Certificate in Leadership can use a combination of restricted, Liberal Education and free electives to do so. See http://www.leadershipcertificate.com/ for information about this certificate and its course requirements.

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*2220 [0.50] Financial Accounting
HROB*2100 [1.00] Managing People in Organizations
HTM*2170 [0.50] Tourism Policy, Planning and Development
One of:
ECON*2740 [0.50] Economic Statistics
STAT*2060 [0.50] Statistics for Business Decisions
Semester 4
ACCT*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
ECON*2560 [0.50] Theory of Finance
MCS*2020 [0.50] Marketing Information Management
1.00 from List A or electives
Semester 5
HROB*3100 [0.50] Developing Management and Leadership Competencies
HTM*3080 [0.50] Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
HTM*3160 [0.50] Destination Management and Marketing
MGMT*3320 [0.50] Financial Management
0.50 from List A or electives
Semester 6
FARE*4360 [0.50] Marketing Research
HTM*2070 [0.50] Meetings and Convention 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*4190 [0.50] Hospitality and Tourism Operations Planning
MGMT*4000 [0.50] Strategic Management
1.50 from List A or electives
Semester 8
EDRD*4010 [0.50] Tourism Planning in the Less Developed World
HTM*4170 [0.50] International Tourism
1.50 from List A or electives
List A - Restricted Electives

In addition to the required core credits listed above, 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 language courses as restricted electives. Students without a second language are encouraged to take language courses.

Courses related to eco-tourism:
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
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*3160 [0.50] International Communication
GEOG*3490 [0.50] Tourism and Environment
HTM*2740 [0.50] Cultural Aspects of Food
Courses for those interested in developing tourism related real estate:
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
Courses dealing with the 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
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
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
Courses dealing with marketing and consumer behaviour:
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
Courses related to Hospitality and Tourism 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] Restaurant Operations Management
HTM*3180 [0.50] Casino Operations Management
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] Advanced Restaurant Operations
HTM*4130 [0.50] Current Management Topics
HTM*4250 [0.50] Hospitality Revenue Management
HTM*4500 [0.50] Special Study in Hospitality and Tourism
Courses related to accounting and administration:
ACCT*2240 [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
Courses to prepare 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
EDRD*3140 [0.50] Organizational Communication
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

Electives and Liberal Education Requirement

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

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