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Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Program Website: ryerson.ca/tedrogersschool/htm
Administered by: Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Program Format: Full-time, four-year program.
Full-time, five-year co-op program.

The Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management offers an integrated and balanced program of applied education for the development of future managers and leaders in the Canadian and International hospitality and tourism industries.

Admission Information

O.S.S.D. with six Grade 12 U/M courses including Grade 12 U courses in: English and Mathematics (one of Grade 12 U Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U) or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U)).

Notes:
  1. ENG4U/EAE4U is the preferred English.
  2. Grade 12 U Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) is the preferred Mathematics course.
  3. The grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 70 percent range or higher) will be determined subject to competition.
  4. Subject to competition, candidates may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum.
Program Overview/Curriculum Information

In the early 1950’s, Ryerson introduced the first hospitality program in Canada. Today, more than 4600 alumni later, Ryerson is still recognized for its innovative, responsive programming in hospitality and tourism management.

The four-year Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program contains a unique blend of applied professional, professionally-related and liberal studies courses. Applied professional courses in hospitality and tourism management are core offerings. Management skills are developed through the study of marketing, accounting/finance, organizational behaviour and human resources management. Research and technology are integrated into all facets of the program. Applied professional skills are developed throughout research assignments, tutorials, case studies, simulations, an internship course and off-campus applied projects. In addition to completing all academic requirements for graduation, students in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management are required to complete a total of 1000 hours of documented work experience in the hospitality and tourism industry. This enables students to be exposed to a range of professional settings and to observe and evaluate industry styles of management in action. This first-hand experience, which is supported by the TRSM Business Career Hub, helps many students clarify their career goals before graduation. We develop leaders who will have an impact on business as well as on the community at large.

Students are encouraged to gain an educational experience in hospitality and tourism internationally, with the opportunity, through Exchange Programs, to study abroad for a semester.

Students must take three lower level liberal studies courses and three upper level liberal studies courses to graduate. Students must not choose courses that are restricted for their program or major.

Please refer to the liberal studies chapter of this calendar for more information on the Liberal Studies Policy. Further information on liberal studies can also be found at the Faculty of Arts' Liberal Studies website.

Table A Restrictions

ECN 110, ECN 210 and ITM 277 are not available for credit.

Students may pursue any Minor offered by Ryerson (with some exceptions). Please refer to the Minors chapter of this calendar for further information on individual Minor requirements and exclusions.

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible program exclusions. Please refer to the Certificate Registration section of the Curriculum Advising website for complete details.

Optional Co-Operative Program Overview

The School also offers an optional co-op program which provides graduates with 16 months of work experience integrated into their academic program.

Students wishing to be considered for this program must apply for admission into the co-op option at the beginning their third semester of the program. Admission into the co-op program is based on the following three items:

  1. Minimum CGPA of 2.80 (or higher), subject to competition; grades above 2.8 may be required
  2. Evidence of superior oral and written communication skills with the submission of an essay outlining their achievements and how they would benefit from the Co-op program
  3. Interview with the Faculty Advisor

Students commence work terms upon completion of second year of the program and the co-op program extends the HTM program to five years from four. The School cannot guarantee work term jobs, but the Office of Co-operative Education and the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management will prospect for employers and make every effort to locate suitable positions, as well as be available to advise students on their search for program-related jobs. The co-op program enables students to earn prevailing wages for the level of responsibility and contribution of the jobs they perform and thus finance at least part of their university education.

Hospitality and Tourism Management - Common First Two Years

Revised 2017-2018.

1st Semester

REQUIRED:

ECN 104 Introductory Microeconomics
HTF 110* Food Service Operation and Control
HTH 102 Service and Professionalism
HTL 130* Lodging Management Foundation
HTT 150 Tourism Demand, Supply and Distribution
ITM 102 Business Information Systems I

2nd Semester

REQUIRED:

ACC 100 Introductory Financial Accounting
CMN 207 Communication in Hospitality and Tourism Management
ECN 204 Introductory Macroeconomics
HTF 110* Food Service Operation and Control
HTH 503 Human Resources Administration
HTL 130* Lodging Management Foundation

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

* HTF 110 or HTL 130 will be timetabled in either the Fall or Winter.

Last offered 2017-2018 to students admitted Fall 2016.

3rd Semester

REQUIRED:

HTH 601 Organizational Behaviour
HTL 507 Lodging Facilities Management
HTM 302 Marketing Principles
HTT 303 Travel Product Distribution
QMS 102 Business Statistics I

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

4th Semester

REQUIRED:

HTA 402 Management Accounting for HTM
HTF 201 Food and Beverage Cost Control Systems
HTM 402 Strategic Marketing Planning
HTR 741 Hospitality and Tourism Research Concepts
LAW 122 Business Law

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.


Revised 3rd & 4th Semester curriculum begins 2018-2019 for students admitted Fall 2017 and after.  

3rd Semester

REQUIRED:

HTH 601 Organizational Behaviour
HTM 302 Marketing Principles
HTR 741 Hospitality and Tourism Research Concepts
QMS 102 Business Statistics I

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

4th Semester

REQUIRED:

HTA 402 Management Accounting for HTM
HTM 402 Strategic Marketing Planning
LAW 122 Business Law

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONAL: One course from Table I.

Full-Time, Four-Year Program

Last offered 2018-2019 to students admitted admitted before Fall 2017.

5th Semester

REQUIRED:

HTA 602 Financial Management for Hosp/Tourism
HTD 500 Concepts Design Feasibility

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONAL: Two courses from Table I.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED:
One course from Table II.

6th Semester

REQUIRED:

HTH 501 Advanced Service Management Systems
HTI 404 Hospitality Information Systems

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONAL: Two courses from Table I.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED:
One course from Table II.


Revised 5th & 6th Semester curriculum begins 2019-2020 for students admitted Fall 2017 and after.

5th Semester

REQUIRED:

HTA 602 Financial Management for Hosp/Tourism
HTH 901 Management Career Strategies

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONAL: One course from Table I.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: One course from Table II.

6th Semester

REQUIRED:

HTH 501 Advanced Service Management Systems
HTI 404 Hospitality Information Systems

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONAL: One course from Table I.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: One course from Table II.

Last offered 2019-2020 to students admitted before Fall 2017.

7th Semester

REQUIRED:

HTA 708 Revenue Management for Hosp/Tourism
HTH 901 Management Career Strategies
HTR 841 Research and Data Analysis

PROFESSIONAL: One course from Table I.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: Two courses from Table II.

8th Semester

REQUIRED:

HTA 708 Revenue Management for Hosp/Tourism
HTR 841 Research and Data Analysis

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONAL: Two courses from Table I.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: One course from Table II.

† Students will take both HTA 708 and HTR 841, one in 7th Semester and the other in 8th Semester.


Revised 7th & 8th Semester curriculum begins 2020-2021 for students admitted Fall 2017 and after.  

7th Semester

REQUIRED:

HTA 708 Revenue Management for Hosp/Tourism
HTH 895* Hospitality/Tourism Work Experience
HTR 841 Research and Data Analysis

PROFESSIONAL: Two courses from Table I.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: Two courses from Table II.

8th Semester

REQUIRED:

HTA 708 Revenue Management for Hosp/Tourism
HTH 895* Hospitality/Tourism Work Experience
HTR 841 Research and Data Analysis

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONAL: Two courses from Table I.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: One course from Table II.

* Students will take HTH 895 in either Fall or Winter.

† Students will take both HTA 708 and HTR 841, one in 7th Semester and the other in 8th Semester.

Full-Time, Five-Year Co-Op Program

5th Semester (Offered in Winter Only)

Last offered Winter 2019 to students admitted before Fall 2017.

REQUIRED:

HTH 501 Advanced Service Management Systems
HTI 404 Hospitality Information Systems

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONAL: Two courses from Table I.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: One course from Table II.

6th Semester (Offered in Fall Only)

Last offered Fall 2019 to students admitted before Fall 2017.

REQUIRED:

HTA 602 Financial Management for Hosp/Tourism
HTD 500 Concepts Design Feasibility

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONAL: Two courses from Table I.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: One course from Table II.


Revised 5th & 6th Semester curriculum begins Winter 2020 for students admitted Fall 2017 and after.  

5th Semester (Offered in Winter Only)

Revised curriculum begins Winter 2020.

REQUIRED:

HTH 501 Advanced Service Management Systems
HTI 404 Hospitality Information Systems

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONAL: One course from Table I.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: One course from Table II.

6th Semester (Offered in Fall Only)

Revised curriculum begins Fall 2020.

REQUIRED:

HTA 602 Financial Management for Hosp/Tourism
HTH 901 Management Career Strategies

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONAL: One course from Table I.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: One course from Table II.

Last offered 2020-2021 to students admitted before Fall 2017.

7th Semester

REQUIRED:

HTA 708 Revenue Management for Hosp/Tourism
HTH 901 Management Career Strategies
HTR 841 Research and Data Analysis

PROFESSIONAL: One course from Table I.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: Two courses from Table II.

8th Semester

REQUIRED:

HTA 708 Revenue Management for Hosp/Tourism
HTR 841 Research and Data Analysis

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONAL: Two courses from Table I.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: One course from Table II.

† Students will take both HTA 708 and HTR 841, one in 7th Semester and the other in 8th Semester.


Revised 7th & 8th Semester curriculum begins 2021-2022 for students admitted Fall 2017 and after.  

7th Semester

REQUIRED:

HTA 708 Revenue Management for Hosp/Tourism
HTR 841 Research and Data Analysis

PROFESSIONAL: Two courses from Table I.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: Two courses from Table II.

8th Semester

REQUIRED:

HTA 708 Revenue Management for Hosp/Tourism
HTR 841 Research and Data Analysis

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONAL: Two courses from Table I.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: One course from Table II.

† Students will take both HTA 708 and HTR 841, one in 7th Semester and the other in 8th Semester.

Students in the co-operative program do not take HTH 895.

The sequencing of academic and work terms is shown below:

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 112 - Work Term I
Year 3 WKT 212 - Work Term II 5th Semester --
Year 4 6th Semester WKT 312 - Work Term III WKT 412 - Work Term IV
Year 5 7th Semester 8th Semester --

Work terms are graded on a pass/fail basis. Each work term is assessed by the Co-op Faculty Advisor on the basis of the student's comprehensive written report and the employer's evaluation of the student's performance on the job.

Students are expected to follow the sequence prescribed for their program. Deviation from the sequence requires the submission of a formal request to the Co-op Faculty Advisor and approval from the School. With permission from the School/Department, students may be allowed to graduate with the co-op endorsement with fewer than the prescribed work terms.

Program Advisory Council

A Program Advisory Council (PAC) is a group of volunteers that provides expert advice to a school or department on program related matters such as curriculum, program review, technology and trends in the industry, discipline or profession. For more information, see Senate Policy #158 (Program Advisory Councils).

Johanne Belanger
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tourism Toronto

Paul De La Durantaye
General Manager
Hotel Le Germain - Toronto and Maple Leaf Square

James DiRenzo
Chief Executive Officer
Friday Harbour Resort

Paul Gardian
Guest Recognition, Operations
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

Reetu Gupta
Chief Operating Officer
The Gupta Group & The Easton's Group

Shalabh Kayastha
Executive Director, Performance Strategy
Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI)

Philip Mondor
President
Tourism HR Canada (formerly CTHRC)

Bill Pallett
President
WJ Pallett & Associates

Laura Pallotta
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Marriott Hotels of Canada

Beth Potter
President and Chief Executive Officer
Touriam Industry Association of Canada

Hal Roback
Owner
Frankie Tomatto's Restaurant

Marna Santo
Vice President, Human Resources and Administration
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Terry Secord
President
North Coast Restaurants

Ted Rogers School of Management Dean's Council

Andrea Cohen Barrack (Council Chair)
CEO
Ontario Trillium Foundation

Paul Baroni
SVP and CFO International Banking
Scotiabank

Peter Bloch
CEO and Director
Bionik Laboratories

Andrea E. Bolger
Former Executive VP, Business Financial Services, Personal and Commercial Banking
RBC

Lisa Borsook
Executive Partner
WeirFoulds LLP

Kevin Chan
Head of Public Policy
Facebook Canada

Joseph Cooper
VP and GM, Global Technology Services
IBM

Vito Curalli
Executive Director, Sales for Canada, Latin America and International
Hilton Worldwide

Betty DeVita
Chief Commercial Officer
MasterCard Labs

Allyson Hewitt
Senior Fellow, Social Innovation
MaRS Discovery District

Dave Hopkinson
Chief Commercial Officer
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment

Vikram Khurana
President
Silver Bullet Water Treatment

Lisa Kimmel
President and CEO
Edelman Canada

Lloyd Komori
SVP Risk Management
OMERS Administration Corporation

Art Mannarn
Executive VP and CAO, Retail and Business Banking
CIBC

Marilyn Monk
Executive VP, Clinical
Hospital for Sick Children

Andrew Mullin
Principal
McKinsey & Company

Rebecca Pang
Senior Director, Channel Strategy and Analytics
CIBC

Phil Soper
President and CEO
Royal LePage and Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc.

Stephen Testa
CFO
Nike Mexico

Robert Watson
President and CEO
Information Technology Association of Canada

Carol Wilding
President and CEO
CPA Ontario

Susan Wolburgh Jenah
Corporate Director and Senior Advisor
Aird & Berlis LLP

For updates see: ryerson.ca/tedrogersschool/about/deans-council