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Bachelor of Applied Business Degree - Hospitality Operations Management (H301)

PROGRAMBachelor of Applied Business Degree - Hospitality Operations Management
CODEH301
SCHOOLSchool of Hospitality and Tourism Management
LOCATIONSt James Campus
DURATION4 years (8 semesters plus 2 co-op terms)
STARTING MONTHSeptember (Advanced Standing students may be able to start in January)
CERTIFICATIONBachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY2014-2015
METHOD OF STUDYFT

Get ready to join the world’s most exciting industry with a Bachelor of Applied Business in Hospitality Operations Management. The explosive growth in the hospitality industry has led to larger and more complex hospitality enterprises and a greater demand for people capable of running them.


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Description  
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The explosive growth in the hospitality industry has led to larger and more complex hospitality enterprises, and an increased demand for well-educated professionals capable of leading them. That’s where the George Brown bachelor’s degree program in Applied Business comes in.

The program is designed to teach you to plan and manage complex integrated hospitality operations so that you can become one of the skilled, knowledgeable leaders the hospitality sector is searching for. The employment prospects in this sector are outstanding. In Canada, the hospitality industry employs 1.4 million people, representing 10 per cent of all employment, and estimates indicate that 306,000 new jobs will be created in the coming years. In the Greater Toronto Area alone, the hospitality sector accounts for almost 90,000 jobs, with another 35,000 jobs in the Niagara region.

A COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM
The curriculum has been developed to prepare students for management, supervisory and administrative careers through training in analysis and problem-solving, critical thinking, integrated operations, customer management, and international applications. Students will become technically proficient in the major components of a hospitality business, including operational processes, finance, human resources, facilities, risk management, corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

In addition, the curriculum is designed to:

  • Integrate knowledge and practical applications developed through projects and hands-on experience in two paid work placements at the end of the second and third years.
  • Build strong management abilities, with every student working on projects individually and with team members.

APPLIED LEARNING – BENEFIT FROM HANDS-ON TRAINING
Co-operative education is an important component of this degree program. Students spend at least two four-month paid terms working full-time in their field of study, giving them a chance to apply the knowledge they have acquired in a real-life, hands-on situation. Students obtain practical experience and further develop their skills – an asset for our graduates and their future employers. Students also establish valuable contacts with potential employers, and many graduates find full-time employment with their co-op employer.



CO-OP Available

Course Outline
Required Courses 

SEMESTER 1

HOST1201

Integrated Hospitality Operations

HOST1203

Fundamentals of Research

MARK1201

Principles of Marketing

ACCT1201

Fundamentals of Accounting

COMM1201

Business Communications

SEMESTER 2

HOST1202

Integrated Food Service Management

HOST1302

Best Practices in Accommodations Management

HOST2112

Fundamentals of Wines and Beverages

ACCT1202

Managerial Accounting

 

Liberal Studies Elective


YEAR 2

SEMESTER 1

HOST2102

Introduction to Culinary Operations Management

HOST2103

Concepts of Customer Service

HOST3114

Risk Management

BBUS1007

Macroeconomics

 

Liberal Studies Elective

SEMESTER 2

HOST3101

Costing and Pricing Strategies: Food and Beverage

HOST3103

Event Planning and Management

HRM1201

Introduction to Human Resources Management

COMM2201

International Communications

BBUS1006

Microeconomics

SEMESTER 3

HCOP1001

Co-op Work Term I (minimum 14 weeks: 480 hours)

YEAR 3

SEMESTER 1

HOST2113

Finance

HOST3112

Integration of Food and Wine: A Global Perspective

HOST3102

Consumer Behaviour

HOST3117

Sales Management

LHUM1204

Spanish I

 

or

LHUM1224

Mandarin I

SEMESTER 2

HOST3113

Strategic Revenue Management

STAT1202

Statistics

COMM3201

Organizational Behaviour and Communications

LHUM1214

Spanish II

 

or

LHUM1225

Mandarin II

 

Liberal Studies Elective

SEMESTER 3

HCOP1002

Co-op Work Term II (minimum 600 hours)

*To graduate, students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.3 (grade of C+). The course passing grade is a C, except for Liberal Studies courses, for which it is a D.

Liberal Studies courses (listed as electives) are designed to increase awareness of the society and culture in which students live and work. They strengthen skills in areas of critical analysis, problem-solving and communication through an exploration of topics of broad-based personal and societal importance.

YEAR 4

SEMESTER 1

GHUM1212

Journeys in Writing: Exploring Travel Stories

HOST4101

Research and Evaluation Methods I

HOST4102

New Venture Development

HOST4103

Integrated E-Marketing: Strategic Approach

HOST4104

Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility

SEMESTER 2

HOST4111

Competitive Strategy for Integrated Hospitality Enterprises

HOST4112

Research and Evaluation Methods II

HOST4113

International Culinary Strategies

HOST4114

Strategic Crisis Management

HOST4115

Culture and Heritage Tourism

 For detailed course outlines click here.

For a list of Liberal Studies Classes click here.



Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities
Your Career 

Coming out of the Hospitality Operations Management degree program, you’ll be ready to step into multiple roles within a multi-faceted hospitality operation. Many of our graduates are now working in supervisory and management positions, while others have reached more senior level corporate positions in large hospitality enterprises.

There are many career opportunities awaiting you in the diverse sectors of the hospitality industry:

  • travel (airlines, cruise ships, railways, bus coach, ecotourism)
  • accommodations (hotels, motels, resorts)
  • restaurants, catering and managed services
  • sports and recreation (attractions, gaming, parks, recreation)
  • assembly and event management (meetings, conventions, expositions, special events)


Articulation Agreement Do you have a two-year Hospitality diploma? Ask about our articulation options into third year, an opportunity to upgrade to a degree in just two years, with a minimum 3.0 GPA to qualify, including four electives each with a 3.0 GPA. Your diploma must be within Hospitality to apply for this unique program. May – August bridging semester available. Visit www.georgebrown.ca/hospitality or contact the program co-ordinator.

Future Study Options Niagara University, a leading hospitality school in New York State, will grant George Brown College applied degree graduates direct entry to a master’s degree program. Graduates may also be eligible to apply to the master’s of business administration in Hospitality and Tourism at the University of Guelph, and the IMI Institute in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Tuition and Fees
Tuition $8,096.00 *

Additional Cost 

Students should also expect to pay approximately $500 for textbooks and $100 for field trips and industry site visits per semester. International students please check with the International Centre at 416-415-5000, ext. 2115.

*Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2013. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2014 and at later dates.

Additional co-op fee applies in both semester 3 and 4.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.



How to Qualify and Apply
Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma with six Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses or equivalent

What You Need:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma with six Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses, or equivalent, including: Grade 12 (U) English and any Grade 12 (U) Mathematics.
  • A grade of 60 or higher in all prerequisite courses and an overall average of 65% in six Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses.
  • Recommended courses: basic computer software applications.

OR

  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older): Grade 12 (U) English and any Grade 12 (U) Mathematics are required; grade of 65 or higher in all required courses.
  • Post-secondary courses in English and Mathematics with a grade of B or higher will be considered.

English language proficiency required:

George Brown College ESL Level 9; TOEFL 580 (Paper), 237 (Computer), 92 overall and 22 in each skill band (Online); IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each skill band; MELAB 85; CAEL overall 70 (writing 60);

Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details.

Note: There is no assessment testing for this program. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of seats available for this program, final student selection will be based on overall academic standing and/or grades in the required courses.

 Fees for this program do not include the cost of the co-op work term.

Course Exemptions: Certain Ontario Academic Credit (OAC), college or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Many courses are also eligible for prior learning assessment, based on your previous education and experiential learning.



How Do I Apply to the Program  You apply to the program through the Ontario College Application Service at www.ontariocolleges.ca. If you are an international applicant, please contact the International Centre at internationalcentre@georgebrown.ca.

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Student Selection  

Student Success
Success Stories  

“The program was comprised of theoretical coursework as well as hands-on labs. The paid double co-op provided the opportunity to not only gain invaluable experience, but to network with current industry professionals. Since I worked throughout my college career, I had the pleasure of learning about various concepts and then watching them play out in the industry. This enhanced my learning experience and reassured me in my choice to join the degree program.

The Hospitality Operations Management program prepared me well for my career, by providing me with an in-depth and well-rounded curriculum, work experience before graduation, and plenty of networking and job opportunities. I loved the incorporation of hands-on learning since it is this aspect that most students struggle with once they graduate.

My experience at George Brown College was exceptional and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I highly recommend this program for those looking to work within the Hospitality industry.”

Deanne Fletcher (2011 graduate, Bachelor of Applied Business – Hospitality Operations Management



Contact Us
Contact Us  

Contact Gary Hoyer or Paula Johnson-Tew, Degree Program Co-ordinator, Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, at 416-415-5000, ext. 6231 or 3784.

Email hospitality@georgebrown.ca

If you are an international applicant, please contact the International Centre at 416-415-5000, ext. 2115.

E-mail internationalcentre@georgebrown.ca

ARTICULATION OPTIONS – UPGRADE YOUR DIPLOMA

Do you have a two-year Hospitality diploma? Ask about our articulation options into third year, an opportunity to upgrade to a degree in just two years, with a minimum 3.0 GPA to qualify. Your diploma must be within Hospitality to apply. May – August bridging semester available. Visit georgebrown.ca/hospitality or contact the program co-ordinator.

For updated information and course descriptions, visit georgebrown.ca or call 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.



George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.