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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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IHMN505: Trends and Issues in Hospitality Management

 Course Description: Examines community, corporate and social responsibility as it pertains to hotel and resort management. The impact of accommodation on destinations, their competitive position, and the manager’s responsibility for sustainable business development will be examined domestically and internationally.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN505: Trends and Issues in Hospitality Management

 Course Description: Examines community, corporate and social responsibility as it pertains to hotel and resort management. The impact of accommodation on destinations, their competitive position, and the manager’s responsibility for sustainable business development will be examined domestically and internationally.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
July 16, 2018 September 14, 2018 2190.83 Online
July 15, 2019 September 13, 2019 TBD Online

IHMN520: Finance for Tourism and Hospitality Management

 Course Description: Financial management is essential to any successful business. The theory and practice of financial management tools and analysis are examined, including capital budgeting, investment analysis, financing, firm valuation, risk and return, and financial decision making in relation to hotels, resorts or other specialty aspects of the international hospitality industry.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN520: Finance for Tourism and Hospitality Management

 Course Description: Financial management is essential to any successful business. The theory and practice of financial management tools and analysis are examined, including capital budgeting, investment analysis, financing, firm valuation, risk and return, and financial decision making in relation to hotels, resorts or other specialty aspects of the international hospitality industry.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
November 20, 2017 February 9, 2018 2190.83 Online
November 19, 2018 February 8, 2019 TBD Online

IHMN550: Research Methodology

 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 are 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

IHMN550: Research Methodology

 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 are 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
April 16, 2018 June 8, 2018 2170.83 Blended
May 14, 2018 August 3, 2018 2190.83 On Campus
April 15, 2019 June 7, 2019 TBD Online
May 13, 2019 August 2, 2019 TBD On Campus

IHMN650: Strategic Planning for Tourism

 Course Description: Developing corporate strategy requires focus on the entire organization and the competitive forces influencing the industry at large. Formulating, implementing, and evaluating corporate and business strategies, while balancing social responsibility and competitive positioning will be examined within the context of the hospitality industry.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN650: Strategic Planning for Tourism

 Course Description: Developing corporate strategy requires focus on the entire organization and the competitive forces influencing the industry at large. Formulating, implementing, and evaluating corporate and business strategies, while balancing social responsibility and competitive positioning will be examined within the context of the hospitality industry.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
September 18, 2017 November 17, 2017 2070.83 Online
February 13, 2018 May 4, 2018 2190.83 On Campus
September 17, 2018 November 16, 2018 TBD Online
February 13, 2019 May 3, 2019 TBD On Campus

TRMN501: Tourism Leadership

 Course Description: Participants examine the challenges and opportunities that individuals and organizations face in one of the world's leading industries - tourism. With a goal of creating a culture of innovation, frameworks are examined to help individuals explore assumptions and beliefs about leadership, understand personal accountabilities and the dynamics of leading change in complex environments. Various approaches and models of leadership are assessed and current research and best practices for leadership in the tourism industry are explored.  Credits: 3.00

TRMN501: Tourism Leadership

 Course Description: Participants examine the challenges and opportunities that individuals and organizations face in one of the world's leading industries - tourism. With a goal of creating a culture of innovation, frameworks are examined to help individuals explore assumptions and beliefs about leadership, understand personal accountabilities and the dynamics of leading change in complex environments. Various approaches and models of leadership are assessed and current research and best practices for leadership in the tourism industry are explored.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
November 13, 2017 December 15, 2017 2170.83 On Campus
March 26, 2018 May 11, 2018 2170.83 Blended
November 12, 2018 December 14, 2018 TBD On Campus
March 25, 2019 May 10, 2019 TBD Blended

TRMN502: Global Tourism

 Course Description: The main objectives of this course are understanding how global trends affect tourism and the strategic leadership approaches required for both tourism destinations and companies to develop and maintain a competitive advantage. Approaches used in leading an industry with a global reach, along with local and national issues, will also be examined. Leadership styles and cross-cultural competencies required to create a culture of innovation in tourism are reviewed as a key feature of global tourism partnerships. Examples of international tourism leaders and leadership of tourism organizations will be used to illustrate best practices within the industry.  Credits: 3.00

TRMN502: Global Tourism

 Course Description: The main objectives of this course are understanding how global trends affect tourism and the strategic leadership approaches required for both tourism destinations and companies to develop and maintain a competitive advantage. Approaches used in leading an industry with a global reach, along with local and national issues, will also be examined. Leadership styles and cross-cultural competencies required to create a culture of innovation in tourism are reviewed as a key feature of global tourism partnerships. Examples of international tourism leaders and leadership of tourism organizations will be used to illustrate best practices within the industry.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
September 11, 2017 November 3, 2017 2170.83 Blended
July 3, 2018 November 16, 2018 2170.83 On Campus
September 10, 2018 October 19, 2018 TBD Blended
July 2, 2019 November 15, 2019 TBD On Campus

TRMN503: Transforming Destinations

 Course Description: Social, economic, infrastructure, stakeholder and political aspects of a community and region are investigated relative to the interest in creating sustainable tourism destination. The role and importance of consensus-building processes; theming and visioning; community capacity and land use planning; and destination marketing organization (DMO) development will be reviewed as integral elements for success.  Credits: 3.00

TRMN503: Transforming Destinations

 Course Description: Social, economic, infrastructure, stakeholder and political aspects of a community and region are investigated relative to the interest in creating sustainable tourism destination. The role and importance of consensus-building processes; theming and visioning; community capacity and land use planning; and destination marketing organization (DMO) development will be reviewed as integral elements for success.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
January 15, 2018 March 16, 2018 2170.83 Online
August 13, 2018 November 2, 2018 2170.83 On Campus
January 14, 2019 March 15, 2019 TBD Online

TRMN504: Product & Market Innovations

 Course Description: Tourism products and markets are analyzed through the lens of the customer experience, niche markets, and the role of physical and emotional experiences in creating a competitive advantage. Traditional paradigms for product and market development are probed; the value of emotions in attracting and retaining visitors debated; criterion for success evaluated, and performance measures examined.  Credits: 3.00

TRMN504: Product & Market Innovations

 Course Description: Tourism products and markets are analyzed through the lens of the customer experience, niche markets, and the role of physical and emotional experiences in creating a competitive advantage. Traditional paradigms for product and market development are probed; the value of emotions in attracting and retaining visitors debated; criterion for success evaluated, and performance measures examined.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
November 6, 2017 January 12, 2018 2170.83 Online
May 14, 2018 August 3, 2018 2170.83 On Campus
October 22, 2018 January 11, 2019 TBD Online
May 13, 2019 August 2, 2019 TBD On Campus

TRMN505: Strategic Tourism Marketing

 Course Description: Examines the current and pragmatic aspects of the strategic marketing of tourism with an emphasis on new internet-based opportunities and challenges for businesses and destinations. The impact of experiential vs. traditional marketing methods is analysed. Customer profiling and traditional and e-distribution channels are investigated including images, messages and with a lens to optimize limited resources. Students will challenge current assumptions and reflect on their own practice and experience as they make decisions on how to effectively connect with tourism products, destinations, and evolving customer expectations.  Credits: 3.00

TRMN505: Strategic Tourism Marketing

 Course Description: Examines the current and pragmatic aspects of the strategic marketing of tourism with an emphasis on new internet-based opportunities and challenges for businesses and destinations. The impact of experiential vs. traditional marketing methods is analysed. Customer profiling and traditional and e-distribution channels are investigated including images, messages and with a lens to optimize limited resources. Students will challenge current assumptions and reflect on their own practice and experience as they make decisions on how to effectively connect with tourism products, destinations, and evolving customer expectations.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
February 13, 2018 May 4, 2018 2170.83 On Campus
May 14, 2018 July 13, 2018 2170.83 Online
February 13, 2019 May 3, 2019 TBD On Campus
May 13, 2019 July 12, 2019 TBD Online

TRMN506: Sustainable Tourism Management

 Course Description: Identifies and evaluates best practices in context, processes, skills and resources used in sustainable tourism. Policy, planning, regulations and implementation from government, business and community perspectives are analyzed. Dynamic issues such as global climate change, green tourism planning, environmental impacts of tourism, sustainability goals, performance measurement, capacity building, and funding will be examined and debated through case studies.  Credits: 3.00

TRMN506: Sustainable Tourism Management

 Course Description: Identifies and evaluates best practices in context, processes, skills and resources used in sustainable tourism. Policy, planning, regulations and implementation from government, business and community perspectives are analyzed. Dynamic issues such as global climate change, green tourism planning, environmental impacts of tourism, sustainability goals, performance measurement, capacity building, and funding will be examined and debated through case studies.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
July 16, 2018 September 14, 2018 2170.83 Online
July 15, 2019 September 13, 2019 TBD Online

TRMN507: Ethics in Tourism and Hospitality

 Course Description: Essential stewardship issues of personal and corporate responsibility in a global context are analyzed. Environmental and social stewardship within a global economy for tourism operators, destinations, First Nations protocols and community stakeholders are evaluated. Moral perspectives are debated relative to decision-making, negotiation, and responsible tourism development.  Credits: 3.00

TRMN507: Ethics in Tourism and Hospitality

 Course Description: Essential stewardship issues of personal and corporate responsibility in a global context are analyzed. Environmental and social stewardship within a global economy for tourism operators, destinations, First Nations protocols and community stakeholders are evaluated. Moral perspectives are debated relative to decision-making, negotiation, and responsible tourism development.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
November 20, 2017 February 9, 2018 2170.83 Online
November 19, 2018 February 8, 2019 TBD Online

TRMN625: Social Entrepreneurship

 Course Description: Creating and leading organizations, social entrepreneurs strive to advance social and environmental change through innovative business practices. Learners examine how this global phenomenon exists within the non-profit, public and private sectors. Processes of social entrepreneurship assessed in this course include: recognizing opportunities; evaluating feasibility; building effective business models; mobilizing resources; scaling impact and building sustainability. Through case studies and assignments, learners evaluate common strategies and pitfalls encountered when creating stable, sustainable, and successful social ventures in the tourism and hospitality industry.  Credits: 3.00

TRMN625: Social Entrepreneurship

 Course Description: Creating and leading organizations, social entrepreneurs strive to advance social and environmental change through innovative business practices. Learners examine how this global phenomenon exists within the non-profit, public and private sectors. Processes of social entrepreneurship assessed in this course include: recognizing opportunities; evaluating feasibility; building effective business models; mobilizing resources; scaling impact and building sustainability. Through case studies and assignments, learners evaluate common strategies and pitfalls encountered when creating stable, sustainable, and successful social ventures in the tourism and hospitality industry.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
February 12, 2018 April 13, 2018 2170.83 Online
February 11, 2019 April 12, 2019 TBD Online