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Hospitality and Tourism Management

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Program Website: ryerson.ca/tedrogersschool/hospitality-tourism-management
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.

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.

In the early 1950s, 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 with a strong sustainability focus.

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.

Liberal Studies

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, opens in new window.

Table A Restrictions

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

Minors

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.

The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education Certificates

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, opens in new window for complete details.

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 after their second semester of the program. Admission into the co-op program is based on the following three items:

  1. Recommended 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 Business Career Hub, opens in new window 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.

1st & 2nd Semester

Revised curriculum begins 2021-2022 for students admitted Fall 2021 and after.  

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
QMS 110
Applied Mathematics for Business

2nd Semester

REQUIRED:

ACC 100 Introductory Financial Accounting
CMN 279 Introduction to Professional Communication
ECN 204 Introductory Macroeconomics
HTF 110* Food Service Operation and Control
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.

  

3rd & 4th Semester

Revised 3rd & 4th Semester curriculum begins 2021-2022 for students admitted Fall 2019 and Fall 2020. Students admitted Fall 2021 see revised curriculum below.

3rd Semester

REQUIRED:

ITM 102 Business Information Systems I
HTM 302 Marketing Principles
HTR 741 Hospitality and Tourism Research Concepts
QMS 210 Applied Statistics for Business

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

4th Semester

REQUIRED:

HTA 402 Management Accounting for HTM
HTH 601
Organizational Behaviour
HTM 402 Strategic Marketing Planning
LAW 122 Business Law

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

  

3rd & 4th Semester

Revised curriculum begins 2022-2023 for students admitted Fall 2021 and after.

3rd Semester

REQUIRED:

ITM 102 Business Information Systems I
HTH 503 Human Resources Administration 
HTM 302 Marketing Principles
HTR 741 Hospitality and Tourism Research Concepts

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

4th Semester

REQUIRED:

HTA 402 Management Accounting for HTM
HTH 601
Organizational Behaviour
HTM 402 Strategic Marketing Planning
QMS 210 Applied Statistics for Business 

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

  

5th & 6th Semester

Last offered Fall 2022 to students admitted Fall 2020

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/OPEN ELECTIVES: One course from Table II or Open Elective Table.
 

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/OPEN ELECTIVES: One course from Table II or Open Elective Table.

  

5th & 6th Semester

Revised curriculum begins 2023-2024 for students admitted Fall 2021 and after.

5th Semester

REQUIRED:

HTA 602 Financial Management for Hosp/Tourism
LAW 122 Business Law

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

PROFESSIONAL: One course from Table I.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED/OPEN ELECTIVES: One course from Table II or Open Elective Table.
 

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/OPEN ELECTIVES: One course from Table II or Open Elective Table.

  

7th & 8th Semester

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/OPEN ELECTIVES: Two courses from Table II or Open Elective Table.

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/OPEN ELECTIVES: One course from Table II or Open Elective Table.

* 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.

  

5th & 6th Semester

Last offered Fall 2022-2023 to students admitted Fall 2020

5th Semester (Offered in Winter Only)

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/OPEN ELECTIVES: One course from Table II or Open Elective Table.

6th Semester (Offered in Fall Only)

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/OPEN ELECTIVES: One course from Table II or Open Elective Table.

  

5th & 6th Semester

Revised curriculum begins 2023-2024 for students admitted Fall 2021 and after.

5th Semester (Offered in Winter Only)
Begins Winter 2024

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/OPEN ELECTIVES: One course from Table II or Open Elective Table.

6th Semester (Offered in Fall Only)
Begins Fall 2024

REQUIRED:

HTA 602 Financial Management for Hosp/Tourism
LAW 122
Business Law

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

PROFESSIONAL: One course from Table I.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED/OPEN ELECTIVES: One course from Table II or Open Elective Table.

  

7th & 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/OPEN ELECTIVES: Two courses from Table II or Open Elective Table.

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/OPEN ELECTIVES: One course from Table II or Open Elective Table.

† 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.

  

Sequencing of Academic and Work terms

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. Graduation with the co-op designation requires successful completion of a minimum of 3 work terms.

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 PDF fileSenate Policy #158 (Program Advisory Councils).

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