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General Studies courses may be an option for students interested in taking one or two credit-based courses but who are not currently interested in seeking a credential. Students who successfully complete General Studies courses may be eligible to transfer credit toward a certificate, diploma or degree upon formal admission to a program.

Permission to register in General Studies courses requires approval by the Dean or designate. Supporting documentation and/or prerequisites may be required.

For information about non-credit courses, visit Continuing Studies.

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IHMN301: Digital Communication in Global Business

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN301: Digital Communication in Global Business

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
January 2, 2018 March 2, 2018 982.00 On Campus
September 17, 2018 March 8, 2019 TBD On Campus

IHMN315: Research Methods for Tourism

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN315: Research Methods for Tourism

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
September 18, 2017 December 15, 2017 982.00 On Campus

IHMN325: Financial Management for Tourism

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN325: Financial Management for Tourism

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
January 2, 2018 March 2, 2018 982.00 On Campus

IHMN354: The Leadership Experience

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN354: The Leadership Experience

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
January 2, 2018 March 9, 2018 843.00 On Campus
January 2, 2018 March 2, 2018 982.00 On Campus
January 2, 2019 March 8, 2019 TBD On Campus
January 3, 2019 March 8, 2019 TBD On Campus
January 3, 2019 March 8, 2019 TBD On Campus

IHMN360: Multicultural Management and Communications

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN360: Multicultural Management and Communications

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
September 18, 2017 December 15, 2017 982.00 On Campus
September 18, 2017 December 15, 2017 843.00 On Campus
September 17, 2018 December 14, 2018 TBD On Campus
September 24, 2018 December 14, 2018 TBD On Campus
September 24, 2018 December 14, 2018 TBD On Campus

IHMN411: Tourism Policy and Planning

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN411: Tourism Policy and Planning

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
March 19, 2018 May 25, 2018 982.00 On Campus
March 25, 2019 May 24, 2019 TBD On Campus

IHMN412: Tourism Product Development

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN412: Tourism Product Development

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
January 2, 2018 March 2, 2018 982.00 On Campus

IHMN413: Destination Management and Marketing

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN413: Destination Management and Marketing

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
September 18, 2017 December 15, 2017 982.00 On Campus

IHMN441: Tourism Entrepreneurship

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN441: Tourism Entrepreneurship

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
March 19, 2018 May 4, 2018 982.00 On Campus

IHMN455: Human Resource Issues and Practices

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN455: Human Resource Issues and Practices

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
September 18, 2017 December 15, 2017 982.00 On Campus
March 19, 2018 May 25, 2018 TBD On Campus
March 19, 2018 May 25, 2018 843.00 On Campus
September 17, 2018 December 14, 2018 TBD On Campus

IHMN475: Ethical Issues in Hospitality

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN475: Ethical Issues in Hospitality

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
January 2, 2018 March 2, 2018 982.00 On Campus
March 19, 2018 May 25, 2018 843.00 On Campus
March 19, 2018 May 25, 2018 TBD On Campus
March 25, 2019 May 24, 2019 TBD On Campus

IHMN485: Globalization and the Hospitality Industry

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN485: Globalization and the Hospitality Industry

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
September 18, 2017 December 15, 2017 843.00 On Campus
September 18, 2017 December 15, 2017 982.00 On Campus
September 17, 2018 December 14, 2018 TBD On Campus
September 24, 2018 December 14, 2018 TBD On Campus
September 24, 2018 December 14, 2018 TBD On Campus