Tourism Studies Major, 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

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  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
A Tourism Studies major within the Bachelor of Tourism Management (BTM) program will help develop tourism professionals with a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of tourism planning and management issues.
  • 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

  • Admission to Bachelor of Tourism Management

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 and
  • Organizational Leadership in Tourismor 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 Composition or 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) $790.81

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