The tourism industry is diverse and includes many sectors: accommodation, transportation, food & beverage, attractions, events & conferences, adventure tourism, travel trade, and tourism services. The Tourism and Hospitality concentration integrates general management concepts with the professional knowledge that is required by the tourism and hospitality industry. Graduates acquire knowledge and skills in communication, research, analysis, problem solving, and organization. These abilities will prepare them for professional management careers in the expanding tourism industry in both private sector businesses and public sector organizations.
The University of Calgary is internationally renowned for its expertise in the area of tourism and hospitality management. In 1989 it was designated a "World Tourism Education Centre" by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). In 2005, the School's BHRM Program was "TedQual Certified" by the UNWTO in recognition of the programs quality. To compliment this recognition, the School's PhD Program in Tourism Management is now first (to date) and only PhD program in the world to receive UNWTO certification.
The Tourism and Marketing concentration allows students to blend knowledge about tourism, hospitality and marketing together. The increasing economic significance and value of the tourism industry continues to open up new careers and provides exceptional opportunities for graduates.
Students declaring a Tourism Management & Marketing (TRMK) Concentration must take a required six courses. Please refer to the University of Calgary Calendar for a description of these courses and their prerequisites.
Students must achieve a minimum grade of 'C' in:
Students must maintain a C- grade in all concentration courses
after above prerequisite course(s).