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Business Administration — Event Planning and Hospitality Diploma Program Calgary

Students in this program acquire general administrative and business knowledge with a focus on event and hospitality management.

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Students are provided with the knowledge, skills and tools to successfully evaluate, organize, design and execute different types of events to serve both corporate and individual needs.

Topics of Study

Administrative Office Procedures [20 Hours]

Introduces students to common office procedures. Topics such as human relations; organization structure and office layout; office technology; front-line reception; aspects of business communication specific to the office professional; and record keeping are covered.

MS Office Applications [80 Hours]

Prepares students to perform functions common to all Microsoft Windows applications. Elements include the ability to create and manipulate Word, Excel, or PowerPoint applications, modify the display of toolbars and other on-screen elements, use online help, and perform file management, editing, formatting and printing functions common to most Windows applications.

Keyboarding [20 Hours]

Improves touch typing skills on a keyboard with a focus on improving speed and accuracy. This course increases job efficiency and and understanding of work station ergonomics.

Business Communications [60 Hours]

Provides students with the knowledge and tools to communicate effectively and professionally in the workplace. Students are be introduced to essential skills in writing, speaking, formal presentations and the use of technology to enhance workplace communication.

Customer Service [20 Hours]

Provides a foundation for customer service, and focuses on building lifelong customer relationships through the development of positive customer care approaches.

Career Preparation [40 Hours]

Introduces students to strategies for a successful job search, interview and career management. Students understand who they are, the skills they offer, what to expect from professional employment and what employers expect of them.

Introduction to Human Resources [20 Hours]

Provides a general overview of the human resource functions that assist an organization deliver value through proper management of the employee lifecycle.

Introduction to Business [40 Hours]

Introduces students to a broad overview of the world of business. Students consider how various external factors affect business. Students consider the role of economics, information technology, management, global trends, finance, human resources and production play in Canadian business.

Organizational Behavior [80 Hours]

Teaches interpersonal skills and the effect people’s behaviour has on an organization. Students study individual behaviours, individuals within a group and inter-group behavior.

Event Management [60 Hours]

Develops skills and knowledge in administration, event planning and management, risk management planning and human resource management.

Hospitality Sales & Marketing [40 Hours]

Focuses on the hospitality market, applying a practical approach to hotel and restaurant sales and marketing.

Wedding Planner [40 Hours]

Provides a step-by-step approach in introducing students to a career as a wedding planner. Students are trained on working with clients and negotiating contracts with vendors.

Event Coordinator [60 Hours]

Assists students with attaining valuable knowledge in becoming a skilled, educated, professional event coordinator. The course provides instruction in areas such as event coordination, marketing plan implementation, risk management implementation, human resource coordination and professionalism.

Digital Marketing Fundamentals [60 Hours]

Applies digital marketing strategies that deliver immediate value to any organization’s communications and marketing department. Key areas of focus include website marketing, content management and maintenance.

Business Administration — Event Planning and Hospitality Practicum

Completion includes a compulsory four-week full-time practicum where students work alongside industry professionals.

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