SPM402 - Spa Business Operations II

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Subject Title
Spa Business Operations II

Subject Description
In this course students will continue to 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 and how their performance impacts the success of a Spa will be further explored.

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

  1. Describe facility management and why it is important to a spa business;
  2. Research and assess a piece of equipment and product line based on criteria developed for a vendor;
  3. Identify, explain and calculate essential financial statements used for spa management;
  4. Apply forecasting and budgetary controls to establish an operting budget that will achieve the spa's financial goals;
  5. Describe the purpose of inventory management in successful retail planning and make calculations desiged to create an effective inventory management system;
  6. Develop and implement a basic marketing plan;
  7. Apply knowledge of interview techniques in an interview setting;

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.