What will I learn?

Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce – Hospitality and Tourism Management degree program has been designed to meet the demands of employers for the strategic, technological and managerial skills considered necessary in this exciting and dynamic industry.

The program incorporates a “best of both worlds” approach: the theory and knowledge you gain from a traditional degree program in business administration and tourism studies, along with experiential learning in tourism industry sectors. Throughout the program, you will engage in analyzing a series of business and management scenarios for which you will prepare recommendations and solutions. The program also provides an international perspective through case studies that reflect the global nature of the tourism industry.

What sets our degree apart is the fact that it is an integrated bachelor’s degree, incorporating theory with real-world practice. You will interact with the industry and will be guided by professors with extensive, real world experience in research, education and industry. You’ll have a competitive edge in the tourism business world both in Canada and internationally, or, additionally, you may use your skills and expertise to continue with graduate studies or embark on an entrepreneurial career.

Work Placement

This program requires that you complete 14 weeks/420 hours of paid work in the summer between your sixth and seventh semesters. This gives you the hands-on, real-world experience that employers value. Your work placement will give you the opportunity to explore the field you’d like to work in when you graduate. We will work with employers and our industry partners to help you identify opportunities to pursue.

Career

Tourism is the world’s fastest growing industry. In Ontario alone, it is a key economic driver, bringing $23.6 billion into the province. Today’s tourism business leaders are looking for people who have both the knowledge and experience necessary to make immediate contributions to the workplace.

As a graduate of our program, you’ll be ready to pursue a multitude of opportunities with employers comprised of tourism suppliers such as airlines, hotels, restaurants and foodservice providers, attractions, wholesalers, retailers and distributors, and resorts and destination management organizations.

When you graduate, you will also be qualified for many positions with provincial and federal tourism boards and international hospitality management organizations. You will have the skills needed to pursue a career in business management, business analysis, destination management, account and revenue management, hospitality operations management, customer service management, marketing, and event management. And you will be well prepared to own and operate your own small tourism business venture.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business

Study options

Full Time (8 semesters)

Tuition fees
CAD$17,840.00 (US$ 13,451) per year
CAN $8,710 per semester; Ancillary Fees: CAN $469.89

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

January 2020, September 2020, January 2021

Venue

Humber Lakeshore Campus

2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M8V 4B6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent); Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above or Mature student status or College or university transfer status. English language requirements: A minimum TOEFL score of 560 (paper based) or 84 (internet based with no single test score below 21) or IELTS with an overall minimum score of 6.5 (no single test score below 6.0) or CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) with an overall band score of 60.

For international students

Academic

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:

Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent
Grade 12 Mathematics (MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) minimum 60 per cent (Students who do not possess Grade 12U Mathematics or who have achieved a grade below 60 per cent may be considered for admission. Students will be required to complete a math equivalency course during their first semester at Humber. Additional course fees will apply.)
Four Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent

Mature student status

College or university transfer status

Minimum IELTS Scores: Overall 6.5 AND No band below 6.0

Minimum TOEFL Scores: 560 for paper-based test OR 84 (21L, 21W, 21S, 21R) for internet-based test

Minimum PTE Score of 58 – 60

Minimum EAP Score: Successful completion of all EAP courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 75% in Level 8

Minimum MELAB Score: 78

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Georgian College
  • Fleming College
  • Durham College
  • Canadore College
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About this uni

Humber College takes theory, adds practical learning, state-of-the-art labs and creative spaces to unleash innovative and entrepreneurial thinking.

  • One of Canada’s diverse and comprehensive colleges
  • Over 6,500 international students from 130+ countries
  • Over 180 full-time programs in six faculties
  • Gain placements abroad and study a semester overseas