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BUS-100 Financial Accounting Fundamentals

3 Hours lecture, 3 credits


This course presents a balanced and integrated introductory view of financial accounting. Students will be introduced to financial statement preparation procedures and techniques as well as to the fundamental analysis of financial statements for decision makers. The concepts and principles (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) that link preparation and use are given explicit attention.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11 or MAT 053; or C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or MAT 055; or Math assessment; or by admission to either the Tourism and Hospitality Management Certificate or Tourism and Hospitality Management Diploma programs.

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BUS-370 International Marketing

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course introduces students to international marketing concepts. They will learn to assess the dynamic environment of international markets and identify opportunities in various international market segments, including those of emerging markets. They will also learn about international marketing strategies and ways to create a marketing mix that supports business strategy. Finally, they will learn about negotiation and management strategies in the international context.


Prerequisite(s):

  • 30 credits of course work at the 100 level or higher, or acceptance to the PDD Program, or instructor permission.

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ENG-160 Effective Organizational Writing

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


English 160 is an applied writing course that focuses on communication skills required in professional and business fields. Students will learn how to use language effectively, produce general correspondence, synthesize research for formal report and proposal writing, and design effective documents.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, or ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading; or completion of ENG 104.

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THM-203 Convention & Special Events Management

3 credits


Topics you will cover in this course include the coordination of special events, programs, festivals and conferences, the development and implementation of action plans, and working with volunteers and the community. You will also gain an understanding of convention business, providing an understanding of the scope of the meetings, convention and incentive markets, what they look for, how to sell and how to manage them once on site.


Prerequisite(s):

  • 15 credits in THM or BUS

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THM-238 Service Management and Operations

45 hrs, 3 credits


This Services Management and Operations course will explore the nature of services in general and the unique dynamics of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation services in particular. A primary focus of this course will be on management's role in creating a quality customer service experience by developing a successful service delivery system.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of ENG 160, ENG 115 or ENG 117; and THM 112 or BUS 150; or admission into the GLobal Tourism and Hospitality Advanced Certificate or Diploma.

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THM-250 International Hotel Management

3 credits


The scope of the international hospitality industry provides future managers with both opportunities and challenges. Students in this course will gain an appreciation of the complexities of managing and leading international operations - from how operations are structured to how culture impacts all facets of the business environment.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in ENG 160, ENG 115 or ENG 117.
  • C in THM 112 or BUS 150

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THM-275 Food Fundamentals and Service

3 credits


This course is designed to expose students to the inner workings of a commercial kitchen. Students will learn critical sanitation and safety guidelines as well as essential operating procedures commonly found in commercial food production and service. Additionally, they will develop basic food preparation, cooking and plate presentation skills that are key to effectively function in a professional kitchen. In teams, students will have an opportunity to prepare menus that are both, aesthetically pleasing and profitable, and also serve those in a shared setting.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 060, ENG 096, or ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment.
  • C in Foundations of Math 11, Applications of Math 11 or MAT-053; or Completion of Pre-Calculus 11 or Principles of Math 11; or Math Assessment.
  • Foodsafe Level 1

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THM-276 Food & Beverage Management

3 credits


Food and Beverage (F&B) managers are responsible for coordinating and controlling F&B operations. The objectives are maximizing sales, profit, staff development and overall customer experience, while embracing social responsibility. Managing means designing organization's goals, nurturing teams that align with those and running the entire operating process. This course will help to build the theoretical, practical skills and knowledge necessary to become an effective food and beverage manager. It also provides students with an opportunity to apply their learning in a student run dining room and/or special event.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in THM 170 or THM 175 or Admission into the Global Tourism and Hospitality Management Advanced Certificate or Admission into the Global Tourism and Hospitality Management Advanced Diploma

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THM-300 Global Tourism

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


Tourism is considered to be one of the world's largest industries with the potential to contribute significantly to the development of most economies. Given the pace of globalization, it is essential to understand how the global tourism system is evolving as stakeholders grapple with a wide range of opportunities, issues and constraints. Students will evaluate the policies, planning and processes needed to balance supply and demand while managing the economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts of tourism on a destination. Through the examination of best practices of various international destinations, students will explore the tourism system and its sub-sectors including transportation, food and beverage, accommodation, attractions and entertainment.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission into the Advanced Global Tourism and Hospitality Management Diploma/ Certificate or minimum 30 credits for non-program students. ENG 115, ENG 117 or ENG 160 must be taken in the first semester, if not already taken.

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