SPM302 - Spa Business Operations I

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Subject Title
Spa Business Operations I

Subject Description
In this course students will examine the ways in which a spa operates as a business to meet the financial objectives of a Spa owner.  The role of the esthetician within the spa operation will be defined and how their performance impacts the success of a Spa.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the origin of spa and its application to today's spa businesses;
  2. Identify and describe the elements of the different types of spas;
  3. Analyze and evaluate various spa business vision and mission statements and develop a personal vision and mission statement;
  4. Explain how SWOT analysis, goals, objectives and action plans would be used by a spa to create competitive advantage in the marketplace and create a personal career SWOT;
  5. Classify and explain spa services by technique, origin, provider and facility;
  6. Develop a sample spa menu based on distinct elements of a spa including calculating the cost-per-treatment for two of the services;
  7. Evaluate the guest spa experience and create a service blueprint to optimize how a business delivers a user experience;
  8. Identify and explain key human resource components to recruiting and retaining spa service provider talent;
  9. Create a cover letter and resume according to current spa recruitment standards;
  10. Explain why Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are essential to spa business operations and develop a SOP.
  11. Demonstrate the ability to accurately follow directions both verbal and written, Face-to-face in class and online
  12. Demonstrate the ability to work within assigned time frames to meet deadlines

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.