Hospitality Leadership (HSP) courses
HSP 710 Risk Management and Legal Compliance in the Hospitality Industry
In-depth studies of legal issues pertinent to hospitality and tourism firms are the focus of this course. Topical areas include contracts, negligence, and employment, labor, and real estate law. Treaties and international law affecting global trade policy as well as international tourism development receive heavy emphasis.
HSP 720 Hospitality Change Management and Leadership
An in-depth investigation of the principles and theories of leading change in hospitality organizations. The processes, skills, and abilities needed to manage change in the industry are stressed. Attention is given to areas hospitality leaders need to address when initiating change such as vision development, team development and motivation, power and influence, performance standards, productivity, and organizational culture. Case studies will be used extensively to address course content.
HSP 730 Seminar in Hospitality and TourismPrerequisite: HSP 710 and HSP 720.
An evaluation and analysis of the theory, research, and practice involved in hospitality and tourism fields. The course involves an integrative learning experience where students will have the opportunity to engage in an applied research project.
HSP 798 Field Experience in Hospitality AdministrationPrerequisite: HSP 710 and HSP 720; and HSP 730 or concurrent enrollment; and application approval.
The field experience is the culminating course for students in the Hospitality Administration Certificate Program. This course provides the students with direct leadership experience in the hospitality industry. Possible field experience sites include hotels, restaurants, institutional foodservice operations, country clubs, senior living facilities, convention and visitors bureaus, tourism-related companies, stadiums, entertainment venues, cruise lines, and many others. An intentional match will be made between the student's career aspirations, the field experience site, and the industry segment. Student must successfully complete at least 300 hours of field experience and well as a seminar paper.