A thesis is a systematic study of a significant problem, issue, or phenomenon. As one of three completions options in the MATM, the thesis enables development of a specialization in the subject of tourism management studies and would ideally support future academic or sectoral research positions. Students work with a faculty supervisor and committee throughout the process, drawing on theories and concepts from existing literature as well as designing and implementing primary research. The finished thesis evidences critical and independent thinking and subject expertise. The thesis should constitute approximately 400 hours of effort. Pre-requisites: TRMN501, TRMN502, TRMN503, TRMN505, IHMN550, IHMN650.