School of Business
This program meets the highest Canadian standards for industry education. It is fast-paced and hands-on: you will work in a computer lab with access to industry software and a live reservation system. Combine this with a one-month practicum at program’s end, and you are highly employable immediately upon graduation.
You’ll take an in-depth look at the world’s most important tourist destinations and learn what motivates travellers to visit them. You’ll also develop an understanding of the evolving travel market and the technology used to document and sell North American and international travel. In just 13 months, you’ll learn the skills Canada’s travel industry demands most: communications, sales techniques, customer service and automation.
To succeed in this career, you should welcome challenges and deadlines. Typically mature students fare better in this program than younger students. Communication skills, people skills and a passion for sales are essential, as are superior organizational skills and a curiosity about the world. Your personal travel experiences are a definite asset.
Educated travel professionals are in high demand. Opportunities abound in everything from adventure tours and special interest to selling leisure packages and incentive travel. Graduates work as travel consultants, reservations agents, customer service representatives, sales representatives and marketing managers. Throughout Canada and around the globe, MacEwan University grads can be found in a range of pursuits: booking scuba diving tours, escorting European coach tours and arranging honeymoons in Hawaii or safari groups to Africa.
Program of Study
|ENGL 102 |
or WRIT 101
|Analysis and Argument |
or First Year Writing
|ENGL 211||Business Communication||3|
|TRVL 110||Airline Fares and Scheduling Concepts||3|
|MGTS 107||Business Computing||3|
|TRVL 115||Introduction to Travel and Tourism||3|
|TRVL 116||Destinations I||3|
|TRVL 120||Domestic Air Travel||3|
|TRVL 122||Introduction to Computerized Reservations||3|
|TRVL 125||Travel Products and Services||3|
|TRVL 126||Destinations II||3|
|TRVL 232||Selling Travel Products and Services||3|
|TRVL 230||International Air Travel||3|
|TRVL 233||Travel Accounting||3|
|TRVL 236||Destinations III||3|
|TRVL 241||Selling and Marketing Travel||3|
|TRVL 242||Advanced Computer Reservations||3|
|TRVL 243||Tourism Industry Suppliers||3|
|TRVL 245||The Cruise Market||3|
The minimum passing grade for a course at MacEwan University is a D unless otherwise noted next to the appropriate course in the program of study.