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Bachelor of Tourism Management

 

Earn a Bachelor of Tourism Management at Thompson Rivers University

In first and second year, you’ll take foundation courses in applied tourism, management practices and general tourism studies, followed by courses in third and fourth year that offer an enhanced understanding of tourism management and tourism as a social phenomenon.

In upper years, students take a combination of core courses and theme-based electives covering three interdisciplinary areas: global perspectives, understanding tourism culture and place, and designing and providing experiences.

Quick Facts

 
Duration: 4 years
Intake: September / January
Tuition Fee:
  • C$6,900/semester (up to 12 credits/4 courses)
  • C$8,400/semester (15 credits/5 courses)
  • each additional credit: C$500 (fall/winter) C$575 (summer)
Location: Kamloops, Canada

Careers

Graduates gain the necessary skills to provide quality tourist experiences, develop and manage tourism businesses with entrepreneurial spirit, and contribute to community development in a manner that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

The Tourism Management program is offered at Thompson Rivers University.

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Before coming to TRU, I couldn’t even imagine how fast my life would change here. TRU gave
me all the opportunities I was looking for to unearth my true potential. I’ve met people from
various parts of the world, gained real-world work experience and most importantly, I have
learned more about myself. Being a part of the TRU community has been one of the most
meaningful and rewarding experiences in my life. One of the best things I did in my program
was my co-op. I put my learning into direct practice right away and that helped me secure a full
time position after I graduated.

Tatiana Fedotova, Events Co-ordinator

Courses included

  • Community and Cultural Issues in Tourism 
  • The Culture of Events 
  • The Social Side of Tourism 
  • Mountain Studies 
  • The Culture of Adventure
  • Tourism and Sustainable Development 
  • Tourism in a Global Environment 
  • International Adventure Tourism Business 
  • Experience Creation and Product Development 
  • Event Tourism 
  • Tourist Behaviour 
  • Information Technology and Tourism

Students can also choose a specialty concentration.

  • Resort Experience
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Festivals and Events
  • Adventure Studies

Double degree option is available.