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HC Gazette – September 2022

Hospitality Management

Businesses in the hospitality industry require management experts that can deliver sensational guest services for hotel operations, cruise ships, convention centers and fine dining establishments. 

The Bachelor of Hospitality Management program in Acsenda provides students with a comprehensive understanding of business practices in the hospitality industry. It also will help instill the leadership competencies that are expected worldwide.

This course is designed to help students develop university-level writing skills. Students improve their critical reading, English grammar and oral presentation skills while learning strategies for researching, planning, drafting, composing, and editing university essays in the APA format. A range of academic essays are explored, including Response Paper, Problem-Solution, Compare-Contrast, and Cause-Effect. Students also learn how to summarize and paraphrase texts effectively and without committing plagiarism.
This course is designed to help students extend their critical thinking, analytical, and research skills, and apply them to academic writing. Students will explore common types of research as well the stages of the writing process and apply what they have learned to write an academic report based on their primary research and an argumentative essay both in APA format. Students will also use their critical reading and thinking skills to research a topic in their area of business interest, develop a coherent thesis statement on the topic, construct an outline for an 800-1000 paper, and create first and final drafts of their research paper. Students will share their findings with the class through oral presentations both in teams and individually.
The course provides an overview of the Canadian small business environment, forms of organizations, the entrepreneurship function, and an introduction to the functional areas of small business management. The course includes the opportunities facing small business. Another theme is small business nature and the growing challenges facing Canadian businesses. The course provides an overview of the Canadian small business environment, forms of organizations, the entrepreneurship function, and an introduction to the functional areas of small business management. The course includes the opportunities facing small business. Another theme is small business nature and the growing challenges facing Canadian businesses.
The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to business mathematics. These include a review on numbers (fraction, percent and decimals) and solving linear equations or proportions. Then it will be the basic statistics concepts, payroll, markup, markdown, and inventory control. Next, students will explore the finance- simple and compound interest, annuity, and amortization. The course will be completed by introducing the accounting and its applications – depreciation and financial statements. This course is to prepare the students for statistics, accounting, management science, and other business courses that require applications of business mathematics.
This course is to provide the elementary level of descriptive Statistics and a part of intermediate level of inferential Statistics. These include a review on the numerical measure and graphical displays. Then it will be an introduction to probability, three discrete probability distributions (binomial, hypergeometric and Poisson distributions), three continuous probability distributions (uniform, normal and exponential distributions). Next, students will learn the inferential Statistics - sampling methods, confidence intervals, one- and two-sample testing hypotheses, analysis of variance, regression and time series. This course will assist students in classifying and analyzing research and economic data and in testing assumptions about the underlying nature if the data provided before testing hypotheses. The table (ii) below divided into two (2) business core courses which provided enhanced academic knowledge and experiences. Section (A) offers eight (8) mandatory lower-level business core courses and section (B) offers upper-level 5 business strategic level courses.
This course provides an introduction to the principles of microeconomics in the context of what is happening in Canada and the world. The focus is on the market economy and its operation and on the appropriate role of government and the market in organizing economic activity. Such issues as market successes and market failures, income redistribution, environment, and health care are analyzed throughout the course.
The main points included in macroeconomic theory include national income and fiscal policy; money; banking; monetary policy; inflation, unemployment, international economics and trade. This course focuses on the Canadian economy and the government‘s and the Bank of Canada’s policies.
This course assumes a degree of computer literacy, accounting knowledge, and problem-solving ability. The course builds on these student strengths to develop a managerial appreciation for information systems and their uses in business and other organizations in the areas of financial control, marketing, production, hardware and software, visualization, and customer service. Service Level Agreements and Integration Challenges, Information Technology, Asset Management, Information Technology Audit, and Implications Information, Technology Project Risk Management.
The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with both traditional and modern approaches to cost and managerial accounting concepts. Key topics include job-order costing; activity-based costing; cost-volume-profit analysis; master budgeting; flexible budgeting; variance analysis; inventory costing and relevant cost analysis.
An introduction to basic financial accounting for proprietorships in service and merchandising businesses; this includes the recording of financial transactions and preparation of basic financial statements. Accounting for assets is also discussed in detail.
This introductory course in Finance builds on the student’s accounting and economics knowledge and develops skills in financial analysis, financial forecasting, and financial management as well as knowledge in such financial instruments as stocks, bonds, convertibles, and warrants as they are used in the financial markets of Canada.
This is a survey course that introduces managers to the functions and practices of human resources management. These functions include human resources and succession planning, recruitment, selection, job design and analysis, training and development, compensation, health and safety, performance appraisal, collective bargaining, and union contract administration.
This introductory marketing course covers the basic components of a marketing system including product, price, promotion and distribution decisions. Students are introduced to marketing strategy, the marketing environment, marketing research, consumer and business buying behaviour, segmentation, targeting and positioning, branding, new product development, pricing strategies, distribution channels and the concept of integrated marketing communications.
This course surveys the field of organizational behaviour (OB) and provides frameworks for analyzing people and their attitudes and behaviour in organizations. It further examines individual motivation, decision making, values, attitudes and interpersonal & group phenomena such as leadership, group norms, power & influence, as well as job design and reward systems.
This course allows the student to explore decision-making in the midst of moral ambiguity and environmental uncertainty. Moral reasoning in an organizational milieu and the understanding of the mechanics of organizational reputation is explored. This course brings into sharper focus the discussion on environmental sustainability that equips students with the strategic concepts they will need to know as they face the future consequences such as climate change and global warming and energy availability.
The Business and Marketing Research course is based on a six-step process that includes: problem definition; nature and scope of research objectives; research design and statistical analysis; field work procedures; data preparation and analysis; and the development of formal reports with research objectives that are compatible with corporate business strategy. This course also covers the basic elements of experimental and observational research and introduces the students to fields of qualitative and quantitative research methods, now to select the effective methods to acquire, analyze and present data. This course specifically adds a special emphasis on the role of marketing research in management decision making, marketing research ethics and the management of marketing research results.
This course covers the basic concepts of sales and sales management including systems of selling, relationship building, product strategies, sales force planning, ethics, and forecasting.
This is a capstone course designed to help students integrate their learning in marketing, organizational behavior, accounting, and finance by developing and analyzing corporate strategy using real cases. The student is placed in the position of general manager, owner, or consultant and asked to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats and to devise an action plan for the company. The integrated learning process will enable students to clearly understand that policy and strategy impacts everyone in an organization at every level. Policy and Strategic Management addresses pivotal questions of why some organizations and managers are successful and others fail. This course will look at success and failure and learn from both. The course takes a practical applied view of how policy and strategy in organizations function in the real world. Integrating these elements will require rigor in order to develop the leadership and management competencies required for analysis, strategic thinking and decision-making to effectively manage and lead changing contexts, relationships and tasks.
This course is designed to provide basic conceptual framework that enable students to understand the international environments and the various management issues of global businesses. At the end of this course, students should be able to learn key concepts, tools, and frameworks of international business management.
In the increasingly global business economy, effective communication skills are one of the most important determinants of career success. This course introduces students to a wide range of concepts essential to communicating effectively in business settings. Coverage includes all the important written message formats, as well as oral communication (presentations), critical thinking, nonverbal communication, the use of new communications technologies, and successful job application and interview techniques.
This course is designed to help students improve their analytical thinking skills in business settings. The theory and practice of critical thinking will be presented, with an emphasis on its application to business decision making. Topics include benefits of and obstacles to effective thinking, structuring arguments to avoid logical fallacies, and the use of the scientific method to make business decisions. Exercises in analyzing business problems and formal presentations will be used to help students develop practical skills.
This course is designed to help students extend their critical thinking, analytical and research skills and apply them to the study of urban regions in Canada and the world. Given that most students will be international students who arrive in Vancouver and experience primarily the environment of the lower mainland (GRVD), this course is also a means to create an understanding of Canada’s transformation from a French/British colony to a vital, dynamic highly urbanized country. The students will explore the growth and changes in Canadian cities over time and their place in the global context. Canada with its small populations and huge geographic extent presents unique challenges to the growth of its urban regions. The study of the transformation of Canadian cities can help students come to understand the wider issues that cities around the world face. Case studies will be examined in depth to gain further insight into the processes of growth and changes within an urban environment. In-class readings will further extend the knowledge about the growth of urban centres around the world.
This course is specifically designed for those students who have a professional interest in learning about wines. Students will gain a thorough knowledge of wine and spirits with a deep focus on grape varieties and on learning how to compare them when grown under different conditions. It deals with wine appreciation but also covers production, storage, delivery, supply chain and service aspects of the wine within the hospitality industry. Learn about specific wine regions and winemaking styles and how these factors influence the quality of a wine or spirit. Successful candidates will be able to interpret the labels of the major wines and spirits of the world and give basic guidance on appropriate selection and service, as well as understand the principles of wine tasting and evaluation. The fundamental concept of wines and spirits is intended for those who have little or no previous knowledge of the broad range of wines and spirits. It is suitable wherever a sound, but simple level of product knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competencies for example, in the customer service and sales functions of the hospitality, retailing and wholesaling industries. It is also useful for those who have a general interest in the subject.
This introductory course utilizes the international diversity of the classroom to develop the knowledge and skills required to work and live in a diverse world. Students explore personal and social responsibility in their personal lives, in their communities, and in the global and local work environments. Through passionate debate of the issues and concerns, students explore influencers on the global marketplace such as politics, culture, economics and environmental issues. Students develop communication, social action and conflict resolution skills.
This course provides an up-to-date review of the changing socio-economic, demographic and legislative environment and the evolving challenges, methods and technologies that are used to recruit and select employees in Canadian organizations. The course includes contemporary practices related to attracting, hiring and deploying human resources in ways that meet professional and legal employment standards.