2014/15 Program

Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management

Our Program

The Humber College Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management postgraduate program is your fast-track entry into one of the world’s most dynamic industries. Gain the skills needed for a career in tourism and hospitality management, both in Canada and internationally.

The postgraduate program covers all areas of the tourism industry, from human resources to strategic business planning. The curriculum brings the industry into the classroom and the student to the industry.

The Humber Postgraduate Advantage

  • Examine key concepts such as marketing, event planning, human resources, e-business, revenue management, food and beverage operations, strategic management, globalization and sustainability and the industry’s current issues and challenges. Enjoy small class sizes and faculty with extensive industry experience and strong tourism industry connections
  • Eight-week work placement provides on-the-job experience and industry contacts
  • Study abroad, with opportunities in France and Germany, Taiwan and China, and Study@Sea

Students in the Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management postgraduate program have a common first semester and have the choice to specialize in the second semester.  The areas of specialization are:

  • Food and Beverage Management, where the emphasis is on foodservice and restaurant operations
  • Hospitality Management, where the emphasis is on marketing, revenue management and accommodation operations.
Your Career

Take off on a new career in the hospitality and tourism industry.

The global tourism industry is dynamic and ever-changing. International tourism grew by almost five per cent in the first half of 2011, totaling a new record of 440 million travellers, and is becoming one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council projects that the potential labour shortage in the tourism services in Canada could reach to more than 228,000 full-year jobs by 2030. Establish your hospitality and tourism career in a number of diverse sectors including:

  • tourist attractions
  • hotels and accommodations
  • tour operations
  • food and beverage
  • event planning
  • transportation
  • destination marketing.

Humber Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management graduates work for local and ­international hotels, cruise lines, travel promotion agencies, event planning firms, restaurants, airlines, and various other businesses and agencies.

Work Placement

A key feature of the Humber Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management postgraduate program is the work placement at the end of the second semester. This field placement provides students with the vital hands-on experience that is highly valued by employers. Gain valuable work experience needed to get a job while making industry contacts.

The placement process is competitive. The student’s work history will dictate the opportunity as employers require entry-level work experience. During an industry placement, students receive hands-on experience, network with industry professionals while working under their experienced direction, and showcase skills and knowledge. Placements provide the opportunity for employers to evaluate students’ performance and assess their interest in hiring a student upon graduation.

Our Industry Partnerships

The School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism has more than 500 industry partners. This provides value to students with field trips, guest speaker presentations, and case studies, all valuable components of the Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management postgraduate program. Partners provide internships for students, fund capital projects such as labs and more than $60,000 in awards and scholarships, and also employ Humber graduates. These partners include: international hotel companies including Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Fairmont, Westin, Hyatt, Holiday Inn, Hilton, Marriott and other organizations such as Cara Operations Ltd., Compass Group, Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants, Expedia, Travelocity, Air Canada Vacations, Tourism Toronto and many more.

Admission Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than tourism or hospitality

Note: For more information visit Selection Procedures.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Fees/Scholarships

The 2013/2014 fee for two semesters was

  • domestic $5,554.54
  • international $13,500.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2013/2014 academic year. Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Additional Costs

Approximate additional costs are: textbooks and supplies $500 per semester; plus nominal fees to cover the costs of industry field trips in specific courses.

Curriculum

Note: Semester one is common for both profiles.

Food and Beverage Management Profile

Semester 1

Course Code Course Name
HTOM 500 Principles of Tourism and Hospitality
HTOM 502 Human Resources Management and Hospitality Law
HTOM 503 e-Business and Technology Systems
HTOM 504 Tourism and Hospitality Operations and Finance
HTOM 505 Tourism and Hospitality Marketing
HTOM 520 Tourism and Hospitality Sales

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name
HTOM 508 Globalization and Sustainable Tourism
HTOM 510 Internship
HTOM 511 Special Event Management
HTOM 512 Hospitality Strategic Business Planning
HTOM 514 Food and Beverage Systems and Control
HTOM 515 Restaurant Operations
HTOM 516 Wines and Beverages of the World
Hospitality Management Profile

Semester 1

Course Code Course Name
HTOM 500 Principles of Tourism and Hospitality
HTOM 502 Human Resources Management and Hospitality Law
HTOM 503 e-Business and Technology Systems
HTOM 504 Tourism and Hospitality Operations and Finance
HTOM 505 Tourism and Hospitality Marketing
HTOM 520 Tourism and Hospitality Sales

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name
HTOM 506 Revenue Management in Tourism and Hospitality
HTOM 508 Globalization and Sustainable Tourism
HTOM 510 Internship
HTOM 511 Special Event Management
HTOM 512 Hospitality Strategic Business Planning
HTOM 513 Hospitality Operations