Hospitality & Tourism Management BCom

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Hospitality & Tourism Management BCom

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 4,765 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 14,295

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Students who earn a BCom in Hospitality and Tourism Management are usually preparing themselves for a career managing a hotel, bed and breakfast or tourist attraction, managing a restaurant or food service attraction, or for a responsible role in a similar niche. Others want to focus on developing better tourism policy, or on planning and development for that industry.

    The University of Guelph offers many different BCom degrees, including:

    • Accounting
    • Food and Agricultural Business
    • Hospitality and Tourism Management
    • Management
    • Management Economics and Finance
    • Marketing Management
    • Public Management
    • Real Estate and Housing

    You needn’t even decide what focus you’d prefer right away – the degrees all share a common curriculum throughout year one, and you can list an ‘Undeclared’ specialty until the beginning of year 2.

    This degree program can be taken as a 4 year Major, a 4 year Honours Program, or a 4 year program with an additional year in an Honours or Major Co-op.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 4 years of full time study.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Business Mathematics
    • Introduction to Business
    • Introductory Financial Accounting
    • Introductory Macroeconomics
    • Introductory Marketing
    • Introductory Microeconomics

    Note that these modules are common to all first year BCom students at U of G.

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Business Career Preparation
    • Control Systems in the Hospitality Industry
    • Co-op Work Terms I & II
    • Economic Statistics
    • Hospitality and Tourism Business Communications
    • Individuals and Groups in Organizations
    • Information Management
    • Introduction to Finance
    • Management Accounting
    • Statistics for Business Decisions

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Co-op Work Term III
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Financial Management
    • Human Resources Management
    • Marketing Strategy for Hospitality Managers
    • Service Operations Analysis
    • International Communication
    • Destination Management and Marketing
    • Casino Operations Management
    • Real Estate Market Analysis
    • Property Management

    Year 4 Modules Include:

    • Experiential Learning and Leadership in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
    • Hospitality and Tourism Industry Consultation
    • Hospitality Revenue Management
    • Strategic Management
    • Event Management
    • Lodging Management
    • Hospitality Development, Design and Sustainability
    • Advanced Lodging Management

    Learning And Teaching

    University of Guelph relies in many standard teaching methods to convey the content above. These will almost certainly include formal lectures, interactive tutorials and skills sessions as well as seminar style classes. It is also a major research university, and you will be able to contribute to these programs in later years.

    The Hospitality and Tourism program in particular involves extensive co-operative learning opportunities where you will gain vital, hands on management experience.

    Career Possibilities

    Many U of G Hospitality and Tourism students have gone on run, manage or own attractions in the hospitality and tourism industries, both in Canada and abroad. Some have achieved roles such as Conference Manager, Destination Tourism Planner, Event Planner, Hotel Investment Analyst, Hotel/Restaurant Manager or Resort Recreation Director at organisations like Blue Mountain Resorts, CBRE Hotels, Earls Restaurants, Four Seasons Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Marriott Hotels,

    Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants and Royal Caribbean International.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BCom degree.

    Applicants must typically have completed a secondary school education or the international equivalent.  The specifics vary and can be found here:

    All classes are taught in English unless otherwise noted, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test.

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