The first of its kind in Eastern Ontario - a hospitality and tourism degree that works.
The Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (Honours) (Co-op) degree program prepares you for supervisory and management careers within the dynamic hospitality and tourism industry. The program gives you a solid knowledge of hospitality and tourism business operations, coupled with effective leadership and management skills.
Created by industry experts, this degree program is the first of its kind in Eastern Ontario. Core components of the program include exponential, theoretical and analytical learning in:
hotel operations management
leadership and entrepreneurship
food and beverage management
Throughout the program, you are provided with opportunities to develop teamwork, leadership, communication, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
Smaller class sizes allow you the one-on-one time you need to succeed.
Expand your real-world experience with two mandatory, paid 500-hour co-op placements. Over the course of the placements you are given the opportunity to network with professionals and gain valuable industry experience that is essential for success in the hospitality and tourism industry. See Additional Information for more details.
Graduates of this program are equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience leading to highly sought after graduates throughout the industry. Graduates may find employment both locally and globally in:
hotels or resorts
destination marketing organizations
suppliers to the hospitality and tourism industry
Specific opportunities can include:
management trainees for large hotel chains
sales and marketing managers
human resources coordinators
food and beverage manager/supervisors
front desk managers/supervisors
membership coordinators - convention visitors bureaus
Some graduates may also choose to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.
This program is well-suited for students who:
Enjoy interacting with people of diverse backgrounds.
Enjoy using creative, strategic and critical thinking to solve problems.
Are interested in examining and addressing sustainable and global hospitality and tourism issues.
Thrive in a fast-paced and constantly evolving environment.
Appreciate the value of team work.