Hospitality Management Core


HMHC-310: Hospitality Law

This course will introduce the student to various business structures, ethical practices, and governmental regulations. Legal issues with regard to employees, menus, beverages, contracts, and management responsibilities will be reviewed. Safety and security of guests and employees will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on the examination, interpretation, and analysis of hospitality related legal cases.

HMHC-315: Hospitality Facilities and Operations Management

This course is intended for Hospitality Management students. This course will introduce the student to the basic concepts and design features that are practiced in the foodservice and hospitality industry. Topics will include project development concepts, conceptual space planning, construction management, architectural design processes, industry practices, equipment selection, and layout principles. Emphasis will be placed on the management aspect of facility maintenance and repair. Students will design a hypothetical foodservice facility using appropriate software.

HMHC-320: Managing Technology in the Hospitality Industry

This course will introduce students to the information needs of hospitality businesses and the technologies utilized by those businesses. Current technologies will be evaluated along with the selection, implementation, and management of those technologies. Security and the effective use of technology to support management decision-making will be explored. In addition, students will research emergent technologies and evaluate their future impact on hospitality businesses.

HMHC-490: Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry

This capstone course will provide an in-depth study as to how hospitality organizations develop and maintain competiveness in a global environment. Topics will include strategy formation, branding, mergers, acquisitions, new entrants, crisis management, and the development of new brands. Emphasis will be placed on how companies maintain their competitive focus, develop strategic thinking, make effective use of internal and external resources, and develop strategies for future growth and sustained success. Additional emphasis will be placed on ethical practices and socially responsible management, while staying true to all stakeholders.