4 Credits, 8 days
All students will enroll in MGMT 335: Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Management.
Prerequisite: Completion of MGMT 302, Junior-level status OR permission of the Instructor
Employing 1 in 10 workers globally, pre-pandemic, a recovering travel and tourism industry will need to build back as an exciting, varied, and transformational field for innovative and sustainable management. This course provides an examination of the hospitality management industry pre and post pandemic, giving students exposure to the traditional functions of management such as leadership, decision making, sustainable operations, and organizational ethics within the fields of hospitality, travel, and tourism management. Two weeks of online learning, interspersed with course meetings and lectures, will be followed by an immersive, experiential study abroad program.
The program will deliver a 4-credit course in which students will learn about the industry that had accounted for 39.72 Billion Dollars of Canadian GDP (6.5% of total GDP) and welcomed 22.1 million tourists in 2019, the year before the Covid-19 pandemic. Open to students across the college interested in this vital yet recovering industry, this study abroad experience/course provides an examination of the hospitality management industry, giving students exposure to the traditional functions of management such as leadership, decision making, sustainable operations, and organizational ethics within the fields of hospitality, travel, and tourism management. Guest lectures, organization visits and excursions will make up the 1-week in-country itinerary. Students will meet with Professor Abzug in both an online platform and 1-2 pre-program meetings to ensure sufficient preparation for this experience.
Walking through the Old City in Montreal and in Quebec, you may feel like you’ve left the continent altogether, even though you’re only six hours from home.
The program will include the following field excursions, to both complement the academic course, as well as provide insights into the culture and context of Quebec, Canada:
- Old Quebec City
- Ghost Tour of Old Quebec City
- Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site
- Plains of Abraham Museum
- Old City Montreal
- Pointe-à-Callière Museum
- Château Ramezay
- Musée Marguerite-Bourgeoys et Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours
- La Basilique Notre-Dame
- McCord Museum
- Museum of Jewish Montreal
Students will reside in centrally located, apartments in both Montreal and Quebec City. Each room will include two beds, a desk, dressers and bathroom. Breakfast is provided daily. Laundry service is available (at a fee) and wi-fi is generally available at all times. The apartments are located a short walk to area supermarkets, restaurants, tourist sites, and much more.