Program Structure

Year 1 and 2 for:

  • Resort experience
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Festivals and events
  • General (no concentration)
 Courses

Lower level requirements (60 credits)
CPGA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) = 2.0 or greater

English (6 credits)
CMNS 1810 Business, Professional and Academic Composition
or ENGL 1100 Composition (for CMNS 1810)
and JOUR 2060 Introduction to Multimedia

Mathematics (3 credits)
MATH 1100 Finite Mathematics with Applications
Students with C+ or better in Principles of Math 12 are exempt from this requirement but must make up 3 credits.

Statistics (3 credits)
STAT 1200 Introduction to Statistics
or ECON 2320 Economic and Business Statistics

Organizational Behaviour (6 credits)
TMGT 1140 Human Resources Management
and TMGT 1160 Organizational Leadership in Tourism
or BBUS 2720 Organizational Behaviour

Marketing (6 credits)
TMGT 1150 Marketing and Customer Service
and one of
EVNT 2250 Sport Event Marketing
or EVNT 2190 Destination Marketing Organizations
or HMGT 2120 Hotel Sales and Service

Accounting (6 credits)
ACCT 1000 Financial Accounting
and TMGT 2010 Financial Operations Control in Tourism
or BBUS 2210 Financial Accounting
and BBUS 2540 Management Accounting

Economics (6 credits)
ECON 1220 Introduction to Basic Economics
and ECON 2200 Economics of Tourism
or ECON 1900 Microeconomics
and ECON 1950 Macroeconomics

Introduction to Tourism (3 credits)
TMGT 1110 Introduction to Tourism

Hospitality/Business Law (3 credits)
TMGT 2250 Hospitality Law

Culture, History and Geography (3 credits
TMGT 2060 People, Places and the Toured Landscape

Environmental Stewardship (3 credits)
TMGT 2610 Environmental Issues in the Tourism Industry

Electives – Unspecified (12 credits)
Choose from areas such as (not limited to): Tourism Management, Events & Conventions, Resort & Hotel, Languages, Sciences, Arts and Business.

Students without adventure tourism education and seeking an Adventure Minor must take ADVG 3110 and ADVG 3130. Contact the BTM advisor for approval. Students often save electives for future Study Abroad and Co-op opportunities.

Field Work
Students must have a minimum of 500 hours of documented relevant work experience supported by industry references indicating capable performance. Students can complete this requirement on their own or via the Co-op option.

Subtotal first and second year credits = 60 credits


Year 1 and 2 for:

  • Adventure studies (concentration or major)
 Courses

English (6 credits)
CMNS 1810 Business, Professional and Academic Composition
or ENGL 1100 Composition (for CMNS 1810)
and JOUR 2060 Introduction to Multimedia

Statistics (3 credits)
STAT 1200 Introduction to Statistics
or ECON 2320 Economic and Business Statistics

Organizational Behaviour (6 credits)
TMGT 1140 Human Resources Management
and TMGT 1160 Organizational Leadership in Tourism
or BBUS 2720 Organizational Behaviour

Marketing (6 credits)
TMGT 1150 Marketing and Customer Service
and one of
EVNT 2250 Sport Event Marketing
or EVNT 2190 Destination Marketing Organizations
or HMGT 2120 Hotel Sales and Service

Accounting (3 credits)
ACCT 1000 Financial Accounting

Economics (3 credits)
ECON 1220 Introduction to Basic Economics
or ECON 1900 Microeconomics
or ECON 1950 Macroeconomics

Introduction to Tourism (3 credits)
TMGT 1110 Introduction to Tourism

Culture, History and Geography (3 credits)
TMGT 2060 People, Places and the Toured Landscape

Hospitality/Business Law (3 credits)
TMGT 2250 Hospitality Law

Environmental Stewardship (3 credits)
TMGT 2610 Environmental Issues in the Tourism Industry

Electives – Unspecified (21 credits)
Choose from areas such as (not limited to): Tourism Management, Events & Conventions, Resort & Hotel, Adventure Studies, Languages ( SPAN 1110 for Chile), Sciences, Arts, Business. Many students use this area to apply activity courses transferred into the BTM from adventure-based diploma programs.

Students without prior adventure tourism education must take ADVG 3110 and ADVG 3130. Contact BTM advisor for approval. Students often save electives for future Study Abroad and Co-op opportunities. Students who want access to other Tourism Management concentrations need to take MATH 1100, TMGT 2010 and an additional ECON (1900, 1950 or 2200) within their electives.

Field Work
Students must have a minimum of 500 hours of documented relevant work experience supported by industry references indicating capable performance. Students can complete this requirement on their own or via the Co-op option.


Year 3 and 4 (all concentrations)

 Courses
Area 1: Your concentration

Select a concentration and related courses (15 credits).

General
Select any 15 credits from ADVG, EVNT, HMGT, MTST or TMGT at the 3000-4000 level.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
TMGT 4010 Experience Creation and Product Development
TMGT 4110 Innovation and Leadership in Tourism
TMGT 4120 Developing New Tourism Enterprises
TMGT 4140 Tourism Strategy
TMGT 4150 Managing Small Tourism Enterprises

Resort Experience
HMGT 3000 Resort Hospitality Operations and Performance
TMGT 4030 Resort Management
TMGT 4150 Managing Small Tourism Enterprises
TMGT 4170 Information Technology and Tourism
TMGT 4180 Managing the Tourist Experience

Festivals and Events
EVNT 3800 Event Logistics
TMGT 4010 Experience Creation and Product Development
TMGT 4050 Event Tourism
TMGT 4090 The Culture of Events
TMGT 4980 Selected Topics: The Olympics, Mega-Events and Sports Tourism

Mountain Studies (not currently available)
TMGT 3040 Land Use Management and Tourism
TMGT 4030 Resort Management
TMGT 4220 Mountain Studies
TMGT 4700 The Mountain Village Experience
one of either:
TMGT 4010 Experience Creation and Product Development
or TMGT 4050 Event Tourism

Adventure Studies (concentration)
ADVG 4020 Legal Liability and Risk Management for Eco and Adventure Businesses
ADVG 4030 Contemporary Perspectives in the Eco and Adventure Industry
ADVG 4040 Programming Experiential Activities
ADVG 4210 Adventure and Sport Marketing
ADVG 4220 The Culture of Adventure

Adventure Studies (major) (24 credits)
ADVG 4800 Adventure Capstone Course
21 credits of 4000 level ADVG courses

International Adventure Tourism
ADVG 4050 International Adventure Tourism Business
ADVG 4090 International Adventure Tourism Community Development
ADVG 4160 Tour Operations
ADVG 4220 The Culture of Adventure
one of either:
ADVG 4100 Adventure Tourism Field Trip (6 credits)
or ADVG 4110 Adventure Tourism Field Trip (3 credits)

Nature-Based Community Development (not currently available)
ADVG 4090 International Adventure Tourism Community Development
ADVG 4140 Community Capacity Building
ADVG 4200 Recreation and Tourism Management
ADVG 4230 Consulting in Adventure
one of either:
ADVG 4120 Adventure Field School - Canada
or ADVG 4130 Adventure Field School - Canada

Area 2: Your capstone course (3 credits)

This course is the big finish to your specialty area of study. You will take the capstone that lies in with your concentration.

Management HMGT 4800
Innovation and Entrepreneurship TMGT 4800
Festivals and Events EVNT 4800
Mountain Studies MTST 4800
General TMGT 4020
Adventure Studies ADVG 4800
International Adventure Tourism ADVG 4800
Nature-based Community Development ADVG 4800

Area 3: Core courses (18 credits)

All Bachelor of Tourism Management students are required to take the following courses:

ADVG 3200 Adventure Sport and Tourism
CMNS 3020 Travel Writing
TMGT 3020 Tourism Policy and Planning
TMGT 3050 Research in Tourism
TMGT 4080 Reflecting Philosophically on Tourism
one of either:
TMGT 3030 Financial Management for Tourism
or ADVG 4010 Business Applications for Eco and Adventure Tourism Management

Area 4: Themes and upper level electives (12 credits)

All Bachelor of Tourism Management students must take at least one course designated in each of the three themes below. Some theme requirements may be naturally met through a student's concentration or major.  Once themes are met, the remaining space is available for upper level electives (3000-4000 level courses).

Theme 1 - Culture and Place
TMGT 3010 Community and Cultural Issues in Tourism
TMGT 4090 The Culture of Events
TMGT 4100 The Social Side of Tourism
TMGT 4220 Mountain Studies
ADVG 4220 The Culture of Adventure

Theme 2 - Global Perspectives
TMGT 4030 Resort Management
TMGT 4040 Tourism and Sustainable Development
TMGT 4160 Tourism in a Global Environment
ADVG 4050 International Adventure Tourism Business
ADVG 4160 Tour Operations

TMGT 4980 Selected Topics: The Olympics, Mega-Events and Sports Tourism

Theme 3 - Experience Design
TMGT 4010 Experience Creation and Product Development
TMGT 4050 Event Tourism
TMGT 4130 Tourist Behaviour
TMGT 4170 Information Technology and Tourism
TMGT 4180 Managing the Tourist Experience
TMGT 4210 Casino Operations Management
ADVG 4040 Programming Experiential Activities
ADVG 4200 Recreation and Tourism Management

Area 5: Electives, upper or lower level (12 credits)

This space is available for interdisciplinary study in courses from 1000-4000 level. This space is ideal to take advantage of study abroad, co-operative education, specialty courses within or outside of tourism, or even to gain a second concentration!