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GTMFDN: Foundations

Introduces the students to Royal Roads University and provides them with a strong base for their future in the program. RRU’s Learning and Teaching Model is explained and explored. Students learn about cohorts as well as discovering some of their own strengths and weaknesses with group work and communication.
Course Credits: 0.0

IHMN301: Digital Communication in Global Business

Analyses the roles of social media and the Internet in global tourism from both corporate and professional perspectives. Addresses on-line booking, trip advisor and other traveller experience websites and their impact on travel choices, assesses the role of social media in publicising crises, special events, and travel opportunities. Identifies and analyses competitive approaches to website development.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN305: Writing, Critical Thinking and Research Literature

Examines critical analysis, academic arguments, ethical considerations, the writing process, and the APA citation method as students refine their writing, analytic and critical thinking skills. Business, research, and academic written products are scrutinized, the writing process reviewed, rhetorical principles of voice and the purpose that guides what and how one writes is analyzed.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN309: Tourism Operations Management

Reviews and assesses the management issues and challenges in delivery systems and operations in today’s international tourism industry. Examines the business skills and functions required for a business to be successful in tourism. Provides an overview of the courses to be taken during the BA in Global Tourism Management program. Introduces some of the unique features of managing a business in an ever-changing and complex tourism industry. This course still needs to be developed.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN315: Research Methods for Tourism

Provides a practical, applied, solutions-based approach to tourism and hospitality research. Students gain a broad understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods and design, ethics, validity and reliability, and data collection and analysis. Accessing and critically evaluating existing research, with an emphasis on marketing research, is reviewed so that learners can determine when it is appropriate to be a consumer of secondary research and when it is advisable to invest in primary research.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN325: Financial Management for Tourism

Exposes students to four key areas of financial management – financial accounting, managerial accounting, corporate finance and international finance. Students develop financial models for predicting funding requirements, as applied to the tourism industry. Key topics such as budgeting, foreign exchange, profit centers, productivity, and reading financial statements will be discussed.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN335: Special Events Management

Reviews and assesses the role of events development and management in global tourism. Analyzes their impact as a tourism and economic driver for destinations. Addresses event administration, design, marketing, operations and risk. Examines event management functions and the integration of these roles into the events management team. Applies the course learning by developing and producing a “real world” event.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN354: The Leadership Experience

Examines the models, frameworks and practices associated with effective leadership in the hospitality industry, allowing students to apply their learning to their personal leadership development. The course will deal with recognizing and developing core competencies for leadership with emphasis placed on modern thought and practice related to the alignment of leadership with an organization’s strategic mandate.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN360: Multicultural Management and Communications

Studies communication between divergent cultural value systems - across ethnic, racial, social, economic, linguistic and cultural barriers. Ethical dilemmas related to managing in multicultural environments will be presented and discussed. The course features intensive practice of written and oral communication skills, and modelling exercises that provide exposure to multicultural and leadership challenges.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN411: Tourism Policy and Planning

Evaluates sustainable tourism policy applied to tourism human resource capacity building strategies, community development and urban planning, and strategies for the organization and leadership of tourism planning initiatives. Develops research skills using academic and technical journal sources. Evaluates sustainable tourism policy applied to tourism human resource strategies, community development and urban planning, destination marketing, and strategies for the organization and leadership of tourism planning initiatives. With the enormous growth and pace of change in tourism, governments, industry and communities need to be more strategic in their planning in order to maximize benefits while minimizing costs. Students will explore these issues on a regional, national and international scale.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN412: Tourism Product Development

Analyzes the processes used to develop tourism products and the integration of the community to enhance services and facilities to meet the needs of the visitor. Explores the key elements involved in planning, designing, and delivering tourism products. Analyses the skills and knowledge relating to creativity, market research, implementation and evaluation. Assesses approaches to feasibility analysis, packaging, distribution channels and market research. Analyzes the processes for generating tourism products integrating communities in order to enhance services and facilities, and meet the needs of the global visitor. Explores the key elements involved in planning, designing, and delivering tourism products. Analyses Discusses the skills and knowledge relating to creativity, market research, implementation and evaluation. Assesses approaches to feasibility analysis, packaging, distribution channels and market research.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN413: Destination Management and Marketing

Analyses the role, structure, and policies of destination and marketing management organizations at the local, regional, and national levels. Assesses and evaluates stakeholder and infrastructure issues in creating a sustainable tourism destination. Reviews international marketing concepts, and builds capabilities for research and interpretation of data. Addresses the motivations of tourists in the selection of destinations.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN435: Field Study

Takes students to an international destination to better understand global tourism management. Integrates coursework with practical experience in the field. Incorporates a variety of courses previously taught to the students, including destination management and marketing, globalization, and tourism product development. Exposes the students to actual tourism and hospitality operations at a tourism destination. Introduces students to tourism industry professionals and facilitates networking. This course still needs to be developed.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN441: Tourism Entrepreneurship

Introduces the field of entrepreneurship and the role that it plays in the tourism industry. Focuses on the development of the entrepreneurial process. Explores the critical tasks of feasibility analysis, industry and market analysis, financing, operations planning and communications. Exposes students to entrepreneurs and their real-life lessons. The major project for the course will be the development of a comprehensive business plan, delivered in both written and oral presentation forms.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN455: Human Resource Issues and Practices

Examines human resource management concepts within the hotel and resort workplace including labour market issues and employee recruitment and retention. HR management strategies that contribute to the competitive advantage are analyzed; skills and professional attitudes in organizing the workforce are discussed and the importance of innovation, team building, human relations and motivational techniques, negotiation skills and conflict management approaches are examined.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN475: Ethical Issues in Hospitality

Examines ethical issues within the hotel industry and resort sector as they pertain to multiple stakeholders including guests, employees, suppliers, partners, and the local community. Contemporary issues related to codes of conduct, industry standards, corporate responsibility, and professional conduct within a dynamic and evolving international context are debated.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN480: Strategic Management in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Offers students the opportunity to apply their previous functional discipline learning in a case-based examination of tourism and hospitality firms and the broad industry environment in which they operate. Corporate strategies for performance and competitiveness, environmental analysis, control systems and resource management will be examined and practiced.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN485: Globalization and the Hospitality Industry

Globalization and the Hospitality Industry. Hospitality trends and issues, with particular attention to cultural, socio-economic, geopolitical and environmental contexts are explored within a global context. As globalization provides both an opportunity and a threat for the tourism industry, the hospitality sector’s response to issues such as global crises, environmental concerns, global competition, market trends and product development will be explored. Hospitality management and operational issues in both the developed and developing world will be investigated.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN490A: Career Development

Develops a variety of hospitality industry management competencies and how to create a contract between the student, the employer, and the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. Students will complete a series of assignments designed for preparation for the internship experience. Each student will research, identify, and secure, an internship as the capstone to the BA in International Hotel Management program.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN490B: Career Development Internship

Develops and demonstrates a variety of hospitality industry management competencies agreed to within a customized learning contract framework established between the student, the employer, and the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. During the internship, students will complete a series of assignments designed for reflection on the internship experience. Pre-requisites: all previous courses.
Course Credits: 6.0

ITAI: Introduction to Academic Integrity

The Introduction to Academic Integrity course illustrates academic integrity and plagiarism in real-life scenarios. A clear sense of academic honesty and responsibility is fundamental to good scholarship, and the integrity of university academic work and the degrees conferred by the university is dependent upon the honesty and soundness of the teacher-student learning relationship and of the evaluation process. Therefore, all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism, and other academic offences. The Introduction to Academic Integrity course serves as a helpful, interactive companion to the academic integrity policy and procedures outlined in the Student Policies & Procedures, which contains the policies and procedures that guide academic life at Royal Roads and support our mission as a university.
Course Credits: 0.0