Bachelor of Hospitality & Tourism Management

A paid internship program

Admission Requirements:

Required: Five Grade 12 advanced or academic courses including English and Mathematics with a minimum average of 65%. Note: Students may substitute one open course for one advanced or academic course except where a particular course is specified.

The Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management degree program is a three-year general degree offered through the School of Business that encompasses courses spread over the hospitality, tourism, business/management, humanities, social science, and English academic disciplines.

The program includes two compulsory four month paid industry internships which occur in the second and third year of study. Internships must meet suitable industry internship criteria. The Student Placement Officer (Jennifer Currie) will arrange recruitment presentations and provide students with the opportunity to be interviewed on campus by national, provincial, and regional establishments for internship placement. Students are also encouraged to seek internship opportunities on their own, although all eligible internship placements are subject to approval by the Student Placement Officer.

Students should consult an academic advisor about appropriate electives.

Program courses are spread across the hospitality/tourism (industry-specific), business (management) and non-business (liberal education) disciplines as follows:

For detailed information, see the Academic Calendar (pdf)


Year 1
Fall Term (September-December) Winter Term (January-April)
  • HATM 1501 Introduction to Food Theory and Nutrition
  • HATM 1504 Hospitality/Tourism in Canada
  • Acct 1203 Intro to Accounting 1
  • Non-Discipline Elective (3 credits)
  • English (3 credits)
  • HATM 1503 Restaurant Operation and Service
  • HATM1506 Intro to Tourism Marketing
  • ACCT1204 Intro to Accounting 2
  • Communication (3 credits)
  • Non-Discipline Elective (3 credits)
* Science, Social Science or Natural Science
Spring/Summer: HATM 2999 Industry Internship 1
Year 2
Fall Term (October-December) Winter Term (January-April)
  • HATM 3505 Tourism Law
  • HATM 3504 Resort/Facilities Management and Maintenance
  • MGMT2604 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • MATH 1215/MGSC1108 Descriptive and Basic Inferential Statistics
  • Non-Discipline Elective (3 credits)
  • HATM 3503 Meetings and Convention Management
  • MGMT2605 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT3607 International Business
  • ECON 1101 Principles of Microeconomics
  • Non-Discipline Elective (3 credits)
Spring/Summer: HATM 3999 Industry Internship 2
Year 3
Fall Term (October-December) Winter Term (January-April)
  • HATM 3125 Tourism Operations Planning
  • HATM3509 International Tourism Management
  • MGMT4606 Tourism Management 1
  • (2) Non-Discipline Elective (3 credits)
  • MGMT4607 Tourism Strategy
  • HATM 3508 Destination Management and Marketing
  • (3) Non-Discipline Elective (3 credits)

*9 credits of electives must be at the 2000 level or higher

For detailed information, see the Academic Calendar (pdf)