Bachelor of Tourism Management

Thompson Rivers University, Canada

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 14,081

Course Accredited By

NA

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
Become a leader and manager in the expanding field of tourism. The focus of the BTM is on key issues in local, regional, national and international tourism, with opportunities for international experience through Study Abroad and field schools
  • Be exposed to the latest topics and best practices, taught by experienced academics and industry professionals. Be immersed in a program with students from all over the world, in courses that blend theory with real-world experiences. Co-operative education opportunities offer relevant, hands-on learning.
  • The BTM is a 120-credit degree. The first 60 credits provide a solid foundation for the management of tourism businesses. The second 60 credits enable students to choose a specialty area, offering an unparalleled opportunity for students to pursue in-depth studies in areas of particular interest to them.
  • Fees based on (15 credits/5 courses)
     


 

 

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022
  • January 2022
  • May 2022

Limited admission

  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or mature student status
  • English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% (or equivalent))
  • Foundations of Mathematics 11 or Pre-calculus 11 or Foundations of Mathematics 12 with a minimum C (or equivalent)

Note: Students with Pre-calculus 12 or Foundations of Math 12 with a minimum C will be exempt from MATH 1100 and must make up the 3 credits with an elective of their choice.

Computer Skills

  • Students with little or no experience using computers are advised to take an introductory computer course that familiarizes them with Microsoft application software, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

If you don’t meet the requirements

  • You can take upgrading courses at TRU to help you meet the requirements of this program.

Year 1 and 2 for Tourism Management stream

Lower level requirements (60 credits)

  • CPGA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) = 2.0 or greater
  • English (6 credits) Business, Professional and Academic Composition or Composition (for CMNS 1810) and Introduction to Multimedia
  • Mathematics (3 credits) Finite Mathematics with Applications
  • Students with C or better in Principles of Math 12 are exempt from this requirement but must make up 3 credits.
  • Quantitative Analysis (3 credits)
  • GEOG 2700 Introduction to Geographical Analysis or Introduction to Statistics or Economic and Business Statistics
  • Organizational Behaviour (6 credits) Human Resources Management 
  • Organizational Leadership in Tourism or Organizational Behaviour
  • Marketing (6 credits) Marketing and Customer Service and one of Sport Event Marketing or Destination Marketing Organizations or Hotel Sales and Service
  • Accounting (6 credits)
  • Financial Accounting and Financial Operations Control in Tourism or Financial Accounting and Management Accounting
  • Economics (6 credits)
  • Introduction to Basic Economics and Economics of Tourism or Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Tourism (3 credits) Introduction to Tourism
  • Hospitality/Business Law (3 credits) Hospitality Law
  • Culture, History and Geography (3 credits People, Places and the Toured Landscape
  • Environmental Stewardship (3 credits)
  • Environmental Issues in the Tourism Industry
  • Electives – Unspecified (12 credits
  • Field Work
  • Students must have a minimum of 500 hours of documented relevant work experience supported by industry references indicating capable performance. Students can complete this requirement on their own or via the Co-op option.
  • Subtotal first and second year credits = 60 credits

Year 1 and 2 for Adventure Studies stream 

  • English (6 credits)
  • Business, Professional and Academic Compositionor Composition  and Introduction to Multimedia
  • Quantitative Analysis (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Geographical Analysis or Introduction to Statistics or Economic and Business Statistics
  • Organizational Behaviour (6 credits)
  • Human Resources Management and Organizational Leadership in Tourism or Organizational Behaviour
  • Marketing (6 credits)
  • Marketing and Customer Service and one of Sport Event Marketing or Destination Marketing Organizations or Hotel Sales and Service
  • Accounting (3 credits)
  • Financial Accounting
  • Economics (3 credits) Introduction to Basic Economics or Microeconomics or Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Tourism (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Tourism
  • Culture, History and Geography (3 credits) People, Places and the Toured Landscape
  • Hospitality/Business Law (3 credits)
  • Hospitality Law
  • Environmental Stewardship (3 credits) Environmental Issues in the Tourism Industry
  • Electives – Unspecified (21 credits)

Field Work

Year 3 and 4 for BTM general program (all concentrations)

Courses

Area 1: Your concentration

  • Select a concentration and related courses (15 credits).
  • General
  • Select any 15 credits
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Experience Creation and Product Development
  • Innovation and Leadership in Tourism
  • Developing New Tourism Enterprises
  • Tourism Strategy
  • Managing Small Tourism Enterprises
  • Resort Experience
  • Resort Hospitality Operations and Performance
  • Resort Management
  • Managing Small Tourism Enterprises
  • Information Technology and Tourism
  • Managing the Tourist Experience
  • Festivals and Events
  • Event Logistics
  • Experience Creation and Product Development
  • Event Tourism
  • The Culture of Events
  • Selected Topics
  • Adventure Studies (concentration)
  • Legal Liability and Risk Management for Eco and Adventure Businesses
  • Contemporary Perspectives in the Eco and Adventure Industry
  • Programming Experiential Activities
  • Adventure and Sport Marketing

The Culture of Adventure

Area 2: Your capstone course (3 credits)

  • This course is the big finish to your specialty area of study. You will take the capstone that lies in with your concentration.
  • Resort Experience Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Festivals and Events
  • General

Adventure Studies

Area 3: Core courses (18 credits)

  • All Bachelor of Tourism Management students are required to take the following courses:
    Adventure Sport and Tourism
  • Travel Writing
  • Tourism Policy and Planning
  • Research in Tourism
  • Reflecting Philosophically on Tourism

one of either:

  • Financial Management for Tourism or Business Applications for Eco and Adventure Tourism Management

Area 4: Themes and upper level electives (9 credits)

  • All Bachelor of Tourism Management students must take at least one course designated in each of the three themes below. Some theme requirements may be naturally met through a student's concentration or major. Once themes are met, the remaining space is available for upper level electives (3000-4000 level courses).

Theme 1 - Culture and Place

  • Community and Cultural Issues in Tourism
  • The Culture of Events
  • The Social Side of Tourism
  • Mountain Studies
  • The Culture of Adventure

Theme 2 - Global Perspectives

  • Resort Management
  • Tourism and Sustainable Development
  • Tourism in a Global Environment
  • International Adventure Tourism Business
  • Tour Operations
  • Selected Topics

Theme 3 - Experience Design

  • Experience Creation and Product Development
  • Event Tourism
  • Tourist Behaviour Information Technology and Tourism
  • Managing the Tourist Experience
  • Casino Operations Management
  • Programming Experiential Activities
  • Tuition $448.65 Fees $191.91
  • Books and supplies 
  • Typically about $150 per course $150.00 
  • Total (CDN) $790.80

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