Program Structure

Year 1 and 2 for Tourism Management stream

 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.

Quantitative Analysis (3 credits)

GEOG 2700 Introduction to Geographical Analysis

or 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. Many students use this area to apply activity courses transferred into the BTM from adventure-based diploma programs.

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 (/campus/current/calendar/current/MATH 1100.htm), TMGT 2010 (/campus/current/calendar/current/TMGT 2010.htm) 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.

Subtotal first and second year credits = 60 credits


Year 1 and 2 for Adventure Studies stream

 Courses

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

Quantitative Analysis (3 credits)

GEOG 2700 Introduction to Geographical Analysis

or 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, Sciences, Arts, Business. Many students use this area to apply activity courses transferred into the BTM from adventure-based diploma programs.

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 for BTM general program (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

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

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.

Resort Experience Management HMGT 4800
Innovation and Entrepreneurship TMGT 4800
Festivals and Events EVNT 4800
General TMGT 4020
Adventure Studies ADVG 4080

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 (9 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

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 (15 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!

3 credits must be at the upper level (3000 or 4000 level).


Year 3 and 4 for BTM majors

 Courses

Entrepreneurship

Get the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the tourism business environment as entrepreneurs or in leadership roles within existing firms.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Identify and assess opportunities.
  • Conceive ventures, products, initiatives, and/or strategies to pursue and develop new opportunities.
  • Respond positively and effectively to problems in unpredictable and unfamiliar contexts.
  • Develop networks and engage with diverse stakeholders to deliver creative and sustainable solutions to specific problems.
  • Critically reflect upon and learn from past practice/experience
Year 3 and Year 4 (60 credits)
Requirement Credits Courses
Entrepreneurship Major (24 credits)
C- minimum for each
9 credits TMGT4010
TMGT4020
TMGT4120
15 credits from the following: TMGT4110
TMGT4130
TMGT4140
TMGT4150
TMGT4160
TMGT4170
TMGT4180
TMGT4800
Upper-Level Core
C- minimum each
18 credits ADVG3200
CMNS3020
TMGT3020
TMGT3050
TMGT4080
TMGT3030 or ADVG4010
Upper-Level Elective 3 credits Any discipline, upper level (3000 or 4000 level)
Electives 15 credits Any discipline, any level

Tourism Studies

Get a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of tourism planning and management issues.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Contextualize present tourism practices and value orientations within an historical and contemporary lens.
  • Identify how different knowledge production paradigms inform the multidisciplinarity of tourism knowledge.
  • Communicate fluently about key foundational and contemporary concepts in the tourism studies literature and apply them to real-world situations.
  • Identify and acknowledge Indigenous perspectives of tourism and consider what it means to live and practice tourism in a settler-colonial society
  • Engage with and demonstrate an understating of intercultural communication styles to facilitate learning across cultures
  • Practice the art of listening to and acknowledging different forms of communication including verbal and non-verbal communication styles.
  • Collaboratively critique and assess tourism policy
Year 3 and Year 4 (60 credits)
Requirement Credits Courses
Tourism Studies Major (24 credits)
C- minimum for each
9 credits TMGT3010
TMGT4020
TMGT4100
15 credits from the following: ADVG 4030
ADVG 4090
ADVG 4220
TMGT 3040
TMGT 3980
TMGT 4030
TMGT 4040
TMGT 4050
TMGT 4060
TMGT 4090
TMGT 4160
TMGT 4980
Upper-Level Core
C- minimum each
18 credits ADVG3200
CMNS3020
TMGT3020
TMGT3050
TMGT4080
TMGT3030 or ADVG4010
Upper-Level Elective 3 credits Any discipline, upper level (3000 or 4000 level)
Electives 15 credits Any discipline, any level