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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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IHMN310: Managing Tourism Operations

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN310: Managing Tourism Operations

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
September 18, 2017 December 8, 2017 TBD On Campus
September 18, 2017 December 15, 2017 TBD On Campus
September 24, 2018 December 14, 2018 TBD On Campus

IHMN320: Hospitality Finance

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN320: Hospitality Finance

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
January 3, 2018 March 9, 2018 TBD On Campus
January 3, 2018 March 9, 2018 TBD 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 TBD On Campus
January 2, 2018 March 2, 2018 TBD On Campus
January 3, 2018 March 9, 2018 TBD On Campus
January 2, 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 TBD On Campus
September 18, 2017 December 8, 2017 TBD On Campus
September 18, 2017 December 15, 2017 TBD On Campus
September 17, 2018 December 14, 2018 TBD On Campus
September 24, 2018 December 14, 2018 TBD On Campus

IHMN388: Hotel Facilities Management

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN388: Hotel Facilities Management

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

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

IHMN420: Revenue and Yield Management

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN420: Revenue and Yield Management

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

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

IHMN430: Sustainability in Tourism and Hospitality

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN430: Sustainability in Tourism and Hospitality

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
January 3, 2018 March 9, 2018 TBD On Campus
January 3, 2018 March 9, 2018 TBD On Campus

IHMN440: Hospitality Entrepreneurship

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN440: Hospitality Entrepreneurship

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
March 19, 2018 May 25, 2018 TBD On Campus
March 19, 2018 May 25, 2018 TBD On Campus
March 18, 2019 May 24, 2019 TBD 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 TBD On Campus
March 19, 2018 May 25, 2018 TBD On Campus
March 19, 2018 May 25, 2018 TBD On Campus
September 17, 2018 December 14, 2018 TBD On Campus

IHMN465: Leading Edge Hospitality

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN465: Leading Edge Hospitality

 Course Description: 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.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
September 18, 2017 December 15, 2017 TBD On Campus
September 18, 2017 December 15, 2017 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
March 19, 2018 May 25, 2018 TBD On Campus
March 19, 2018 May 25, 2018 TBD 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 8, 2017 TBD On Campus
September 18, 2017 December 15, 2017 TBD On Campus
September 18, 2017 December 15, 2017 TBD On Campus
September 17, 2018 December 14, 2018 TBD On Campus
September 24, 2018 December 14, 2018 TBD On Campus