TRC803 - Business Management for TR Services

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Subject Title
Business Management for TR Services

Subject Description
This course examines the different forms of business in Canada, the nature of business and employee management, entrepreneurship, managing information systems, and the four major business functions - production, marketing, finance, and personnel. The course content will focus on human services agencies and how they go about applying fundamental business practices. The skills and content learned in this course prepare students for careers in many areas in therapeutic recreation and leisure recreation and industry, both in the commercial and non­profit sectors. Students will be able to apply business concepts to management roles or to their own businesses within a therapeutic recreation context.

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

  1. Describe ethical, social and legislative challenges affecting Canadian business.
  2. Analyze the impact of major economic systems (trends, challenges, and opportunities) on therapeutic recreation businesses.
  3. Outline the structures and functions of small businesses in Canada.
  4. Examine the various financing opportunities available in Canada to assist therapeutic recreation practitioners in business planning.
  5. Solve business challenges related to therapeutic recreation using the skill sets required of a therapeutic recreation manager.
  6. Analyze the role of entrepreneurship and its contribution to the Canadian economy to guide therapeutic recreation practitioners’ business planning.
  7. Develop a business proposal for a new therapeutic recreation business.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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