Tribal Casino Management Program

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Northwest Indian College recognizes that tribal communities operating gaming venues rely on profitable and efficient operations that deliver maximum revenue generation to drive economic development, creation of jobs for tribal members and tribal government funding.

Understanding the business of gaming is complex like any large business. The Award of Completion in Tribal Casino Management has been designed to provide students with content in five critical areas:  business law, casino management, accounting, human relations and marketing. All Tribal Casino Management courses are offered in an hybrid format, with online and synchronous (real-time) classes with the instructor. 

The Award of Completion requires completion of 24 credit hours: 

Required Courses:

BUAD 202 Business Law (5 CR)

BUAD 212 Financial Accounting (5 CR)

HRCM 111 Introduction to Casino Management (5 CR)

Choose three from the following:

HRCM 270 Building Human Capital (3 CR)

HRCM 275 The Regulatory Environments (3 CR)

HRCM 280 Cultural Diversity and Marketing (3 CR)

HRCM 285 Leadership and Financial Management (3 CR)

HRCM 290 Building and Protecting Gaming Assets (3 CR)

HRCM 295 Organizational Development in the Tribal Gaming Environment (3 CR)

For course descriptions, please click here and see pages 88-89 of the NWIC Catalog.  ALL HRCM courses are list under the Spring 2013 Schedule of Classes as “Independent and Online” courses.  

Conv_bj1-175x124An added feature of this program is that these courses may be applied within the Associate of Arts and Sciences (AA/AS) Degree in Business and Entrepreneurship, or AA/AS Degree in Pubic and Tribal Administration, with a concentration in Tribal Casino Management.  Please see the 2011-2013 NWIC Catalog and Schedule of Classes for the degree plans. 

In addition, each course offers college level credit and may be  transferable to four year institutions.  Please check with your college advisor about transferring credits. 

Who should consider this program?

  • Current supervisors or managers working in gaming and hospitality
  • Tribal Gaming Commissioners
  • Those aspiring leadership positions in the gaming and hospitality field
  • Students interested in gaming and hospitality

Program Highlights

  • Recognition of Work Experience
  • First-rate Faculty
  • HRCM courses are offered in a hybrid format using NWIC online classroom (MOODLE) and regularly scheduled teleconferencing.

For more information please contact the Chair of the Tribal Governance and Business Management (TGBM) Department

Laural Ballew

email at or 360.392.4310 Office


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