Hospitality And Tourism Management At Its Very Best
There is no better place to focus on an education in hospitality and tourism than at The Business School at Humber. This degree has been designed to meet the demands of employers preparing students with the strategic, technological and managerial skills now necessary in this fast-paced industry. It combines the theory and knowledge of business administration and tourism studies with experiential learning in tourism industry sectors.
Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce – Hospitality and Tourism Management degree program has been designed to meet the demands of employers for the strategic, technological and managerial skills considered necessary for this exciting and dynamic industry.
The program incorporates a “best of both worlds” approach: the theory and knowledge you gain from a traditional degree program in business administration and tourism studies, along with experiential learning in tourism industry sectors. Throughout the program, you will engage in analyzing a series of business and management scenarios for which you will prepare recommendations and solutions. The program also provides an international perspective through case studies that reflect the global nature of the tourism industry.
In years one and two, you will be introduced to fundamental business concepts, including marketing, finance, accounting, economics, and law. In years three and four, you will focus on advanced hospitality and tourism industry management, and the application of technology in tourism strategy, marketing, and distribution systems. You will use software applications and apply advanced financial management skills to tourism business operations and performance.
What sets our Hospitality and Tourism Management degree apart is the fact that it is an integrated bachelor’s degree, meaning you will acquire professional experience while attending classes. You will interact with the industry through career placements and projects, and you will be guided by professors with extensive, real-world experience in research, education, and industry. You’ll have a competitive edge in the tourism business world, both in Canada and internationally, or, additionally, you may use your skills and expertise to continue with graduate studies.
What You Will Learn
Common Platform Years 1 and 2
This program is one of eleven Bachelor of Commerce degrees built on a common two-year platform of business studies that gives students the time to decide their specialty. In years one and two, students learn the fundamentals of business, including accounting, business law, information systems, e-commerce, financial management, HR management, and marketing. At the end of year two, students make their decision and spend their final two years specializing in their chosen business field. See all degrees on the common platform >
Curriculum Highlights (Specialization Years 3 and 4)
- Tourism Marketing - Sales and Distribution
- Global Geography
- e-Tourism Management
- Strategy and Marketing
- Hospitality Operations Management
- Tourism Destination Development - International Perspectives
One full semester of paid work in the summer between semesters six and seven will give qualified students the hands-on experience that is highly valued by employers.
The Humber Advantage
What sets our Hospitality and Tourism Management degree apart is the fact that it is an integrated bachelor’s degree, meaning you will acquire professional experience while attending classes. You will interact with the industry through career placements and projects, and you will be guided by professors with extensive, real-world experience in research, education, and industry. You will have a competitive edge in the tourism business world, both in Canada and internationally, or, additionally, you may use your skills and expertise to continue with graduate studies. Study Abroad
Hospitality and Tourism Degree students may qualify for Study Abroad opportunities.
Today's hospitality and tourism business leaders seek employees who have both the knowledge and experience necessary to make immediate contributions to the workplace. Hospitality and Tourism Management degree graduates can find career opportunities with employers throughout the industry, such as tourism suppliers, tourist attractions, wholesalers, retailers and distributors, destination management organizations, and marketing firms.
Career opportunities available:
- Destination Manager
- Travel Agency Owner
- Marketer in e-Tourism
- Operations Manager
- Business Analyst
Potential employment opportunities:
- Air Canada Vacations
- American Express
- Four Seasons
- Holiday Inn
- Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants
- Woodbine Entertainment Group
To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
- Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 percent
- Grade 12 Mathematics (MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) minimum 60 percent (Students who do not possess Grade 12U Mathematics or who have achieved a grade below 60 percent may be considered for admission. Students will be required to complete a math equivalency course during their first semester at Humber. Additional course fees will apply.)
- Four Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
- Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 percent
- College or university transfer status
All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.
Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.
Cost & Fees
The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
- domestic $7,446.54
- international $14,800
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.