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IHMN300: Industry Analysis

Career options are explored through exposure to an array of industry topics and speakers in tourism, hospitality and hotel management. The complexity, opportunities, and responsibilities managers faced are showcased and the consequences debated
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

IHMN310: Managing Tourism Operations

Offers an introduction and overview of the issues and opportunities in today’s international tourism industry – an examination of the broader tourism landscape in which hotel management is only one sector. Reviews and assesses the management issues and challenges in delivery systems and operations s in today’s international tourism industry. Evaluates the organization, complexity and scope of the global travel and tourism industry; examines the roles of the world, nation, regional and other tourism organizations and associations; and assesses trends and emerging issues.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN320: Hospitality Finance

Develops financial skills that will be used in IHMN 420 Revenue and Yield Management. Students develop financial models for predicting corporate funding requirements, as applied in the hotel industry. Time value of money concepts are used to develop a conceptual framework for the analysis of capital projects.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN330: International Hotel Management

Specifically examines the human and operational issues and challenges relating to hotel management within a global setting, using the case study methodology. Variations in culture, currency, and customs present unique challenges in international operations will be explored.
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

IHMN388: Hotel Facilities Management

Examines the management practices involved in hotel structural and systems maintenance, energy management, asset management including selection and management of supplies, health and safety compliance, design and development processes, renovation strategies and environmental sustainability processes.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN416: Value Co-Creation and Experiences Marketing

Examines and expands the understanding of how marketing is influenced by the social, environmental and economic trends that shape the hospitality business landscape. Learners discuss and explore how marketers are responding to new digital technologies, globalization and climate change to create new consumer relationships that value and incorporate creativity, co-creation and social corporate responsibility.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN417: Directed Studies in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Allows students to explore individual topics in tourism and hospitality management under the supervision of a faculty member and share results in a variety of potential formats, including a paper or blog. Reviews and analyses current topics in tourism and hospitality. Encourages students to work independently while furthering their skills and understanding in selected topic areas.
Course Credits: 6.0

IHMN420: Revenue and Yield Management

Capitalizes on financial skills that were developed in IHMN 320 Hospitality Finance. Increasingly, revenue and yield management have direct impact on the bottom line of hotel operations. Students will examine ways to direct and prioritize supply investment towards more profitable revenue, as well as look at current systems and approaches to yield management. Pre-requisite: IHMN 320.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN430: Sustainability in Tourism and Hospitality

The interplay of economic, social, cultural and environmental forces involves consideration of issues related to sustainability and is creating new challenges and opportunities for all industries. This integrative course draws on several disciplines to provide students with both a solid conceptual framework, and practical tools to manage for sustainability. Considers Tthe interplay of economic, social, cultural and environmental forces related to sustainability, which and is creating new challenges and opportunities for all industries. This integrative course draws on several disciplines to provide students with both a solid conceptual framework, and practical tools to manage for sustainability. Students also explore ideas such as carrying capacity, the role of indigenous communities, authenticity, education, and future directions for sustainable development.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN440: Hospitality Entrepreneurship

Introduces students to the field of entrepreneurship and the role that it plays in society and in the hotel industry. It focuses on the nature and theories of entrepreneurship, the characteristics and behaviour of entrepreneurs, and the development of entrepreneurial process. Guest speakers from the hospitality industry will be featured. The major project for the course will be the development of a comprehensive business plan.
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

IHMN465: Leading Edge Hospitality

Provides students with the ability to identify, track and interpret leading edge trends and issues in the hospitality industry. Current niche products of hospitality, such as gastronomy, sport and shopping tourism, and health spas, will also be 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

IHMN476: Strategy in Action

Offers learners the opportunity to apply their previous functional discipline learning. Via computer simulation, learners experience what it takes to run a hotel and a hotel restaurant. The simulation integrates concepts from various hospitality management related functions, including revenue management, sales channels, menu engineering, housekeeping, maintenance, staffing, and procurement.
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