Courses

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

TRMNIP: Career Development

Introduces the students to a variety of tools and approaches to effectively manage their careers and secure a suitable internship. Through a series of workshops students learn to highlight their strengths, skills and values professionally using the written word, social media and by strengthening their interpersonal skills to be successful in the industry.
Course Credits: 0.0

TRMNOT: Orientation to Tourism Graduate Studies

Provides an introduction to the services within the university to support the students, such as the library, writing centre and student services. Focusing on the structure of the program and courses there are scheduled required activities that include orientation to online learning, locating resources on the library website and applying the citation method of the American Psychological Association.
Course Credits: 0.0

DEMN502: Foundations in Disaster and Emergency Management

Examines the socially constructed relationship between hazards and disasters. Introduces the key stakeholders involved with emergency management, and explores the historic and contemporary principles, policies, and legal frameworks guiding the field of practice. Analyzes different paradigms for conceptualizing the practice of disaster and emergency management in Canadian and international contexts.
Course Credits: 3.0

DEMN553: Disaster Response and Sustainable Recovery

Analyzes response to and recovery from disaster events across different social units (e.g., household, organizations, communities). Examines paradigms, theories and models that aid in the understanding of disaster response and sustainable recovery. Explores the ways in which life in a digital world is influencing and shaping response and recovery practices. Examines what is empirically known about disaster response and sustainable recovery and appraises the implications of this knowledge for advancing response and recovery practice. Pre-requisite: DEMN502
Course Credits: 3.0

ENVP500: Developing a Sustainability Perspective

Explores the applicability of environmental sustainability concepts and principles in developing a sustainable society. Highlights the tensions that exist between our various value systems and how underlying root metaphors influence attitudes towards the environment. Investigates how environmental sustainability concepts and principles inform the development of a sustainable society from the perspectives of community, business, governance, and leadership as well as how they influence the measurement of performance and outcomes will establish the overall philosophical orientation of the program, and helps each student better define for him or herself what sustainable development means, and why it is such an important concept today.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN505: Trends and Issues in Hospitality Management

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.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN520: Finance for Tourism and Hospitality Management

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.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN550: Research Methodology

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.
Course Credits: 3.0

TRMN501: Tourism Leadership

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.
Course Credits: 3.0

TRMN502: Critical Perspectives on Global Tourism

Explores various themes related to the study of tourism in a global context. Examines theories, concepts and worldviews involved in considering tourism as both an economic and social phenomenon, and from the perspective of the significance of travel in our lives. Considers the relationship between globalization and tourism, both in developed and developing countries. Investigates the interaction of tourism management and the traveler within the broad spectrum of culture, heritage and identity. Applies strategic tools and frameworks, and field observation research.
Course Credits: 3.0

TRMN503: Transforming Destinations

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.
Course Credits: 3.0

TRMN505: Strategic Tourism Marketing

Examines the current and pragmatic aspects of the strategic marketing and planning of tourism. The impact of experiential vs. traditional marketing methods is analysed along with the implications in formulating, implementing, and evaluating corporate and destination strategies. 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.
Course Credits: 3.0

TRMN506: Sustainable Tourism Management

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.
Course Credits: 3.0

TRMN507: Ethics in Tourism and Hospitality

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.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN650: Strategic Planning for Tourism

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.
Course Credits: 3.0

TRMN625: Social Entrepreneurship

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.
Course Credits: 3.0

TRMN640: Major Research Project

Employs knowledge and skills gained in the program to an applied tourism and hospitality research topic that is selected in consultation with faculty. Identifies the research aim, purpose and theoretical and conceptual frameworks appropriate to the research topic selected. Includes a literature review, methodology, and data analysis. Usually involves a paper with the addition of a video, PowerPoint, spoken presentation or other approved presentation medium. Addresses issues of validity, reliability and ethical practice during the development of the research design. Ensures faculty support, guidance, and advice throughout the research process from topic selection, to writing research questions, developing the research design, conducting the research, and producing the final output. Prerequisites: IHMN 550 Research Methodology.
Course Credits: 9.0

TRMN680: Tourism Management Capstone

Applies knowledge and skills gained in the Master of Arts in Tourism Management program to an applied set of final assignments. The assignments incorporate analysing a leadership case study, a problem-solving literature review and a brand analysis. The assignments provide an opportunity to synthesise learning from the MATM by addressing key tourism and hospitality related challenges. This course serves as a final assessment to ensure students have achieved the learning outcomes of the program. Prerequisites: successful completion of all core courses. TRMN501 – Tourism Leadership; TRMN502- Global Tourism; TRMN503- Transforming Destinations, TRMN504 – Product and Market Innovations, TRMN505 Strategic Tourism Marketing, IHMN550 – Research Methodology.
Course Credits: 3.0

TRMN690: Thesis

A thesis is a systematic study of a significant problem, issue, or phenomenon. As one of three completions options in the MATM, the thesis enables development of a specialization in the subject of tourism management studies and would ideally support future academic or sectoral research positions. Students work with a faculty supervisor and committee throughout the process, drawing on theories and concepts from existing literature as well as designing and implementing primary research. The finished thesis evidences critical and independent thinking and subject expertise. The thesis should constitute approximately 400 hours of effort. Pre-requisites: All Core courses in the Master of Tourism Management Program. Students must apply for permission to pursue a thesis and be approved before being registered in the Thesis course.
Course Credits: 12.0

TRMN692: Internship

The Internship course supports you to make meaning of your internship experience and develop your professional competencies essential to your success in the tourism industry. During the internship, you will complete a series of assignments for reflection on your overall learning from the MATM program.
Course Credits: 3.0