500 School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Graduate Catalog 2008-2009 School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Joseph J. West, Dean and Professor Location Rocco M. Angelo, Associate Dean and Professor The School is located on 200 tropical acres in a resort-like Joan S. Remington, Associate Dean for Academics and setting at the scenic Biscayne Bay Campus at Biscayne Director, Career Development; Director, Institute for Boulevard and Northeast 151 Street, North Miami, Florida. Hospitality and Tourism Education and Research, Instructor Admission Elio C. Bellucci, Professor Applicants to the School must submit a Graduate Cheryl M. Carter, Instructor Application for Admission to the University and must follow Patrick J. Cassidy, Instructor the regular University admission procedures described in M. Nancy Del Risco, Lecturer the Admission section of the catalog. Applicants must be Marcel R. Escoffier, Associate Professor eligible for admission to the University before admission to Barry Gump, Visiting Professor the School. Gerald W. Lattin, Professor Emeritus Admissions standards for the Master of Science Twila-Mae Logan, Visiting Assistant Professor degrees in Hospitality Management and Tourism Studies Steven V. Moll, Associate Professor are an earned bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 grade point Michael J. Moran, Instructor average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. International graduate William J. Morgan, Jr., Professor Emeritus student applicants whose native language is not English Nestor Portocarrero, Professor are required to submit a score for the Test of English as a Roger Probst, Instructor Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for the International English J. Kevin Robson, Associate Professor Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 550 Donald G. Rosellini, Lecturer paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 80 on the iBT Eunju Suh, Assistant Professor TOEFL or 6.5 overall on the IELTS is required. David M. Talty, Instructor An applicant who feels the earned GPA is not indicative Mary L. Tanke, Associate Professor of his or her ability to be successful in a graduate degree Jinlin Zhao, Associate Professor and Director, Graduate program may also submit scores on the Graduate Record Programs Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) which will be taken into consideration by the The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management offers admissions committee in its evaluation of the application. Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Hospitality Applicants who meet admissions criteria, but do not Management and Certificate Programs that combine have undergraduate preparation in Hospitality practical experience with classroom theory to assist the Management or Tourism Studies, may be required to student to gain the understanding, skills, and techniques complete a series of undergraduate preparatory courses. needed to qualify for job opportunities and to achieve his Specific courses will depend upon the individual’s or her career goals in the hospitality and tourism undergraduate preparation. Undergraduate prerequisite industries. courses may be taken at FIU in combination with required With the cooperation of industry executives, the School graduate courses. A maximum of six semester hours of has created an internship program which literally utilizes related graduate credit may be transferred from another the hotels, resorts, restaurants, clubs, airlines, travel university or from the graduate programs of this University agencies, and cruise lines as practice labs for students. provided they meet University requirements. The advanced phase of the graduate internship program There is a requirement that all students complete 1000 provides each student a structured training experience hours of practical training work experience in the normally not available to a student until he or she has Hospitality or Tourism Industry in addition to the Graduate entered the industry after graduation. Internship of 300 hours. A minimum of 800 hours of the An Industry Advisory Board - which includes outstanding total 1300 hours must be completed while enrolled at FIU. executives in the lodging, foodservice and tourism Work experience documentation is required. All industries - works regularly with the faculty, staff, and graduating students are required to attend the “Life After students of the School to formulate and update a College” Workshop. curriculum that is current, flexible, and related to the needs of the hospitality and tourism industries. Degree Requirements The School was designated a Program of Distinction by To be eligible for a Master’s degree, a student must: the former Florida Board of Education. 1. Satisfy all University requirements for a master’s Note: The programs, policies, requirements, and degree. regulations listed in this catalog are continually subject to 2. Complete a minimum of 39 semesters hours of review, in order to serve the needs of the University’s graduate level course work in the Hospitality Management various publics, and to respond to the mandates of the curriculum. (Exception: Executive Hospitality Management Florida Board of Education and the Florida Legislature. Track requires 30 hours of graduate level course work in Changes may be made without advanced notice. Please Hospitality Management). refer to the General Information section for the University’s 3. Earn a minimum grade point average of ‘B’ (3.0) in all policies, requirements, and regulations. approved courses in the student’s graduate program of study. No courses, in which a grade below ‘C’ is earned, may be counted toward the Master’s Degree in Hospitality Graduate Catalog 2008-2009 School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 501 Management. However, all approved work taken as a while enrolled in the graduate program at FIU. Work graduate student will be counted in computing the grade experience documentation is required. point average, including courses graded ‘D’ or ‘F’. Master of Science in Hospitality Non-Degree Seeking Students Management Individuals currently employed in the hospitality or tourism field, who do not have the educational requirements to Executive Masters Track Hospitality meet degree admission standards may be interested in Management: (30) enrolling in certain specific courses to improve their skills Management Experience and to enhance their chances for promotion. Any person A minimum of five years hospitality related management currently employed in the field may register as a Non- experience is required for acceptance into this track. Degree Seeking Student for a maximum of 12 semester Applicants must currently hold a management position in hours. the hospitality or tourism industry. A Bachelor’s degree Master of Science in Hospitality from an accredited institution is required. Management Undergraduate Prerequisites: (9) HFT 3403 Accounting for the Hospitality Industry 3 Undergraduate Prerequisites (15) HFT 4464 Financial Analysis in the Hospitality ENC 3311 Advanced Research Writing 3 Industry 3 FSS 3230C Introductory Commercial Food HFT 4474 Management Accounting for the Production 3 Hospitality Industry 3 HFT 3403 Accounting for the Hospitality Industry 3 HFT 3503 Hospitality Marketing Strategy 3 Core Requirements (30) HFT 4464 Financial Analysis in the Hospitality HFT 6245 Hospitality/Tourism Service Operations Industry 3 Analysis 3 Attendance at Dean’s Lectures is required for all graduate HFT 6257 Contemporary Issues in the Lodging students Industry 3 HFT 6296 Strategic Management for Hospitality Core Requirements (27) and Tourism 3 HFT 6245 Hospitality/Tourism Service Operations HFT 6299 Case Studies in Hospitality Analysis 3 Management 3 HFT 6246 Organizational Behavior in the HFT 6429 Hospitality Asset Management 3 Hospitality Industry 3 HFT 6446 Hospitality Enterprise Technologies 3 HFT 6296 Strategic Management for Hospitality HFT 6477 Financial Management for the and Tourism 3 Hospitality Industry 3 HFT 6299 Case Studies in Hospitality HFT 6476 Feasibility Studies for the Hospitality Management 3 Industry 3 HFT 6446 Hospitality Enterprise Technologies 3 or HFT 6477 Financial Management for the HFT 6478 Restaurant Development 3 Hospitality Industry 3 HFT 6555 e-Commerce for Hospitality and HFT 6476 Feasibility Studies for the Hospitality Tourism 3 1 Industry 3 HFT 6596 Marketing Management 3 or HFT 6478 Restaurant Development 1 3 Evening courses available. Also available via distance HFT 6586 Research and Statistical Methods 3 learning. HFT 6697 Hospitality Law Seminar 3 Master of Science in Hospitality HFT 6946 Graduate Internship 0 Management Thesis Track Graduate Hospitality Management Electives: 12 1 Undergraduate Prerequisites (15) In place of HFT 6476 or HFT 6478 and two electives, the student may choose to complete HFT 6916, the Hospitality ENC 3311 Advanced Research Writing 3 Industry Research Project, which carries a nine credit hour FSS 3230C Introductory Commercial Food requirement. An additional graduate statistics course will Production 3 be required. HFT 3403 Accounting for the Hospitality Industry 3 HFT 3503 Hospitality Marketing Strategy 3 Graduate Internship HFT 4464 Financial Analysis in the Hospitality Required for all graduate students unless prior experience Industry 3 warrants a waiver of this requirement (see advisor for Attendance at Dean’s Lectures is required for all graduate information). students Industry Experience Requirement: 1300 Course Requirements (39) hours HFT 6245 Hospitality/Tourism Service Operations Analysis 3 1000 hours of hospitality related practical training work HFT 6246 Organizational Behavior in the experience is required plus 300 hours for the Graduate Hospitality Industry 3 Internship. A minimum of 800 hours must be completed HFT 6296 Strategic Management for Hospitality and Tourism 3 502 School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Graduate Catalog 2008-2009 HFT 6299 Case Studies in Hospitality Undergraduate Prerequisites Management 3 (15) HFT 6446 Hospitality Enterprise Technologies 3 ECO 2013 Macroeconomics 3 HFT 6477 Financial Management for the ENC 3311 Advanced Research Writing 3 Hospitality Industry 3 HFT 3403 Accounting for the Hospitality Industry 3 HFT 6697 Hospitality Law Seminar 3 HFT 4465 Finance for Tourism 3 HFT 6972 Thesis 9 HFT 4509 Tourism Marketing 3 HFT 6946 Graduate Internship 0 STA 5206 Design of Experiments 3 Core Requirements (24) STA 6166 Statistical Methods in Research I 3 HFT 6472 Feasibility Studies for Tourism 3 STA 6167 Statistical Methods in Research II 3 HFT 6507 Tourism Marketing on the Internet 3 HFT 6562 Global Destinations Marketing Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Organizations 3 Science in Hospitality Management HFT 6586 Research and Statistical Methods 3 Admission Requirements HFT 6706 Environmental Management Systems for Tourism 3 • Current enrollment in the Bachelor’s Degree program in HFT 6712 Tourism Planning and Regional Hospitality Management at FIU. Development 3 • Completed at least 60 credit hours of course work. HFT 6715 Problem Solving in Travel and • Current GPA must be 3.2 or higher. Hospitality 3 General Requirements Graduate Electives (15) • Completed bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Students select an area of specialization (Some courses Management at FIU. may be taken outside the School of Hospitality and • Course work Tourism Management. Students must have advisor’s • Complete the separate 4 + 1 Application approval and signature) • Applications should be submitted in the first semester Marketing of the student’s senior year HFT 6555 e-Commerce for Hospitality and Tourism 3 Required (30 credits): HFT 6596 Marketing Management 3 HFT 6245 Hospitality/Tourism Service Operations HFT Approved Elective 3 Analysis HFT Approved Elective 3 HFT 6246 Organizational Behavior in the HFT Approved Elective 3 Hospitality Industry Management (select 5 courses) HFT 6296 Strategic Management for Hospitality HFT 6225 Multicultural Human Resources Mgmt and Tourism for the Hospitality Industry 3 HFT 6299 Case Studies in Hospitality HFT 6226 Motivation and Leadership 3 Management HFT 6245 Hospitality/Tourism Service Operations HFT 6446 Hospitality Enterprise Technologies Management 3 HFT 6477 Financial Management of the Hospitality HFT 6246 Organizational Behavior in the Industry Hospitality Industry 3 HFT 6476 Feasibility Studies for the Hospitality HFT 6278 Time Share Management 3 Industry HFT 6296 Strategic Management for Hospitality or and Tourism 3 HFT 6478 Restaurant Development HFT 6299 Case Studies in Hospitality HFT 6586 Research and Statistical Methods Management 3 HFT 6697 Hospitality Law Seminar HFT 6756 Convention and Meeting Management 3 HFT 6946 Graduate Internship Environmental Issues ANT 5548 Ecological Anthropology 3 Electives EVR 5065 Ecology of the Costa Rican Rain Forest 3 4 courses selected from the Hospitality and Tourism EVR 5066 Ecology of the Amazon Flooded Forest 3 Management Graduate Course Offerings EVR 5183 Environmental Resource Policy 3 Overlap EVR 5300 Urban Ecology 3 Up to 4 courses (12 credits) may be used to satisfy both EVR 5320 Environmental Resource Management 3 the bachelor’s and master’s degree requirements. Courses EVR 5360 Protected Area Management 3 must be 5000- or 6000- level School of Hospitality and EVR 5907 Independent Study in Environmental Tourism Management Graduate Courses. Studies 3 We are no longer accepting applications for the EVR 5936 Special Topics – Pollution Ecology 3 LAA 5235 Theory of Landscape Architecture 3 Master of Science in Tourism Studies degree REL 5183 Ethics and the Environment 3 program, the Thesis Track in Tourism Studies, or Advertising and Public Relations the Certificate in Tourism Studies. Please ADV 6805 Creative Advertising and Public contact the School for additional information. Relations Execution 3 MMC 6416 The Literature of Integrated Master of Science in Tourism Studies Communication 3 Graduate Catalog 2008-2009 School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 503 PUR 5406 Multi-Cultural Communications 3 will be designed by the student with close supervision by PUR 5607 Advertising and Public Relations the School’s graduate advisor. This program is primarily Management 3 designed for students who are intent upon improving their PUR 5806 Integrated Advertising and Public academic credentials for teaching at an accredited Relations 3 community college level academic program. PUR 6935 Advanced Public Relations Seminar 3 Required Courses Leisure Studies HFT 6245 Hospitality and Tourism Service LEI 5110 Program Administration in Parks, Operations Management Recreation and Sports 3 HFT 6246 Organizational Behavior in the LEI 5440 Program Development in Parks, Hospitality Industry Recreation and Sports 3 LEI 5503 Liability and Law in Leisure, Recreation Electives and Sports 3 Students will complete twelve (12) credits of graduate level LEI 5595 Seminar in Parks and Recreation courses. Management 3 Students will take eighteen (18) credits of graduate level LEI 5605 Philosophical and Social Bases of course work from the School of Hospitality and Tourism Parks and Recreation Planning 3 Management. Students will be required to fulfill all LEI 5907 Directed Study in Parks and Recreation admission requirements for the University Graduate Management 3 School as well as for the Master of Science degree LEI 6577 Leisure Services Marketing 3 program in Hospitality Management. Others (To be submitted by student and approved by Graduate Advisor) Graduate Certificate in Tourism Studies This program will consist of eighteen (18) credits of Industry Experience Requirement: 1300 graduate level course work in Tourism Studies and will be hours designed by the student with close supervision by the A total of 1300 documented hours of tourism related School’s graduate advisor. This program is primarily practical training work experience is required. A minimum designed for students who are intent upon improving their of 800 hours must be completed while enrolled in the academic credentials for teaching at an accredited degree program at FIU. Work documentation is required. community college level academic program. Attendance at all Dean’s Lectures is required for all Required Courses graduate students. HFT 6706 Environmental Management Systems for Tourism Master of Science in Tourism Studies HFT 6715 Problem Solving for Travel and Thesis Track Hospitality Undergraduate Prerequisites Electives Students will complete twelve (12) credits of graduate level (15) courses. ECO 2013 Macroeconomics 3 ENC 3311 Advanced Research Writing 3 Students will take eighteen (18) credits of graduate level HFT 3403 Accounting for the Hospitality Industry 3 course work from the School of Hospitality and Toruism HFT 4465 Finance for Tourism 3 Management. Students will be required to fulfill all HFT 4509 Tourism Marketing 3 admission requirements for the University Graduate School as well as for the Master of Science degree Course Requirements (39) program in Tourism Studies. HFT 6472 Feasibility Studies for Tourism 3 HFT 6507 Tourism Marketing on the Internet 3 HFT 6562 Global Destinations Marketing Organizations 3 Course Descriptions HFT 6706 Environmental Management Systems Definition of Prefixes for Tourism 3 FSS - Food Service Systems; HFT - Hotel, Food, Tourism. HFT 6712 Tourism Planning and Regional Development 3 FSS 5755 International Food Production Management HFT 6715 Problem Solving in Travel and (3). Study of international commercial food production Hospitality 3 management designed for hospitality graduate students. HFT 6972 Thesis 9 This course includes instruction on international cooking STA 5206 Design of Experiments 3 principles as well as hands-on food preparation in the food STA 6166 Statistical Methods in Research I 3 laboratories. This course includes weekly interactive STA 6167 Statistical Methods in Research II 3 lectures and a laboratory experience to allow the learner to develop skills required in food preparation and Attendance at all Dean’s Lectures is required for all management. graduate students. FSS 6108 Purchasing and Menu Planning (3). Graduate Certificate in Hospitality Advanced information on sources, grades and standards, Management criteria for selection, purchasing and storage for the major This program will consist of eighteen (18) credits of foods, including development of specifications. graduate level course work in Hospitality Management and Consideration of the menu pattern with particular 504 School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Graduate Catalog 2008-2009 emphasis on costing, pricing, and the work load placed on HFT 5901, 5906, 5911 Independent Studies (VAR). With the production staff. Item analysis and merchandising permission from the Associate Dean, students may features are emphasized. engage in independent research projects and other approved phases of independent study. Prerequisite: FSS 6365 Foodservice Systems (3). Principles of system Permission. analysis applied to the foodservice industry. Attention is given to the organization of modern food production, HFT 5957 China Study Abroad Research Program (3). preparation, and distribution systems. Case study Field research opportunity for students who want to problems require application of economic and interact with local scholars, policy makers, and hospitality management principles for solution. industry leaders to do an in-depth research of the hospitality industry in a foreign country. FSS 6452 Advanced Foodservice Design Operations (3). Advanced planning, programming, and project HFT 6208 Hospitality Industry Consulting (3). Provides documentation for commercial food service facilities. in-depth analysis of hospitality consulting. Includes Spatial, environmental, and electro-mechanical design opportunities techniques and methodologies used in factors are stressed, with particular emphasis on efficiency practice. Lectures, case studies, projects and site visits modulation and investment aspects. Recommended: HFT are used. Prerequisites: HFT 4464 or HFT 4465. 4343 HFT 6225 Multicultural Human Resources FSS 6834 Foodservice Research (3). The planning, Management for the Hospitality Industry (3). A study of executing, and reporting of an individual research project personnel, consumer relations, and diversity in the dealing with significant problems in food service. Students hospitality industry within a multicultural, multiracial, and demonstrate an understanding of research techniques multiethnic society through an examination of value through data collection, evaluation, and interpretation. systems and cultural characteristics. HFT 5485 Financial Accounting and Analysis for the HFT 6226 Motivation and Leadership (3). Study of Hospitality Industry (3). This course will introduce motivation, perception, learning, attitude formation, students to the basic accounting framework in the incentive theory, and job satisfaction, with emphasis on hospitality and tourism industries, including an leadership and group task performance. understanding of the recording of transactions and the HFT 6227 Hospitality Management Training Systems structure of hospitality financial statements based on the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (3). A course designed to develop and provide applications (USAL). of proven training systems and methods for managers in the hospitality industry. The case study method will be HFT 5547 Leadership Training for Team Building (3). used. Students will learn leadership skills to facilitate team building activities in order to improve group HFT 6228 Managing Self and Others in the Hospitality communication, trust, problem-solving, and productivity. Industry (3). Students will increase managerial effectiveness by learning and applying a model for HFT 5655 Franchising and Management Contracts (3). enhancing self-esteem and integrating that model into their A comprehensive course designed to examine the managerial philosophy for the hospitality industry. franchise/franchisor, franchisee and owner/manager relationships in hotel and foodservice operations and the HFT 6245 Hospitality/Tourism Service Operations mutual obligations created by each type of contract. Management (3). Application of techniques to create, operate, staff, and evaluate service systems for HFT 5719 Implementation and Management of hospitality/tourism enterprises. Emphasis on queues, Tourism Projects (3). Practical development, forecasting demand, route and scheduling and quality implementation, and management of tourism projects and management. Prerequisites: HFT 3505 or HFT 4509. programs with emphasis on developing tour packages for international and developing nation’s situations. HFT 6246 Organizational Behavior in the Hospitality Prerequisites: HFT 3700 or equivalent. Industry (3). A survey of the concepts of organizational behavior and industrial psychology theory, from both the HFT 5877 Wine Technology (3). This course is an research and practical points of view. The course is introduction to the appreciation and management of wine, designed to assist students in making sound decisions in successful operators merchandising wines in restaurants, the hospitality area by making them sensitive to the retail stores, supermarkets, and wholesale companies. organizational parameters which influence their decisions. Students learn the economies of buying and selling wine, how to taste and evaluate wines of the great vineyards HFT 6256 International Hotel Operations (3). A around the world. consideration of various environments within which the international hospitality firm operates. Organizational, HFT 5878 Wine, Culture and Society (3). A survey of the financial, and marketing factors are of major concern. renowned old and new world wine regions, their evolution Emphasis is placed on those problems and constraints in western culture and their role in contemporary society. which are uniquely different from problems of firms Grape Varieties/celebrated vineyards; wine classification engaged in domestic operations of a similar nature. systems; influence of media on wine consumption. Prerequisites: HFT 3403, HFT 3503. Detailed focus on the restaurant industry in Miami and the U.S. Management of restaurant wine lists. Prerequisite: HFT 6257 Contemporary Issues in the Lodging Must be at least 21 years of age. Industry (3). Students will explore emerging issues that impact domestic and global lodging. Content analysis to Graduate Catalog 2008-2009 School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 505 identify and analyze relevant industry problems will be HFT 6446 Hospitality Enterprise Technologies (3). used. Advanced course in information technology in the HFT 6278 Timeshare Management (3). Course covers hospitality industry. Includes study of ERP software and management, marketing, sales legislation, financing, and data. Prerequisites: HFT 3423 or permission of the budgeting of timeshare and vacation ownership properties. instructor. Opportunity to gain AEI certification. HFT 6447 Hotel Information Systems (3). A seminar on HFT 6280 Globalization and Competitive Methods of computer systems and their applications within the hotel Multinational Hospitality Companies (3). Course industry. An intensive study of a computerized property synthesizes theories and concepts of globalization, management system. All computer applications are multinational strategy and international business studies examined, from reservations to the back office through a and applies them in the analysis of multinational hospitality series of assignments and projects. Prerequisites: HFT companies. 3423 or HFT 6446. HFT 6291 Entrepreneurship in the Hospitality and HFT 6448 Advanced Hospitality Computer Tourism Industry (3). This course will help students Applications (3). Importing financial data, international understand the rationale and methods leading to a major features, linking workbooks, mapping geographical data, acquisition and the problems and solutions that go along scenario manager, goal seeking and optimization with the decision. Prerequisites: HFT 3403 and HFT 4464. problems will be covered. Prerequisites: HFT 3423 or equivalent. HFT 6296 Strategic Management for Hospitality and Tourism (3). Developing competitive advantage in the HFT 6466 Hospitality Revenue Management (3). Hospitality Industry including a strategy project where an Introduce and develop the student’s understanding of the incumbent faces off against a new entrant. Team will scope and application of revenue management in service develop strategic business plans. Prerequisites: HFT companies of the hospitality and tourism industries. 4464, HFT 3503, and computer literacy. Prerequisites: HFT 3503 or HFT 4509. HFT 6297 Seminar in Management Methods (3). Class HFT 6472 Feasibility Studies for Tourism Projects (3). will be divided into small groups, each of which will meet In-depth study of the tools and techniques available for regularly with the executive committee of an area hotel or evaluating financial feasibility and cost-benefit analysis of restaurant. Each group will be, in reality, the junior tourism projects. Prerequisites: ECO 2013 and HFT 4465. executive committee for the property. The groups will HFT 6476 Feasibility Studies for the Hospitality come together periodically for analysis and discussion of Industry (3). In-depth study of the tools and techniques their experiences, and to relate their experiences to available for evaluating financial feasibility of a hospitality principles of modern management. investment. Feasibility study required. Prerequisites: HFT 3503; HFT 4464 and HFT 4474. HFT 6299 Case Studies in Hospitality Management (3). Case studies are used to analyze and integrate the various HFT 6477 Financial Management for the Hospitality disciplines of hospitality management and the visitor Industry (3). A study of financial management and its industry. A critical attitude toward all administrative and application in the Hospitality Industry. Topics include management thought is encouraged. Prerequisite: HFT capital investment analysis, mergers and current financial 4464. issues. Emphasis is placed on maximizing shareholder value. HFT 6325 Hospitality Facilities Engineering and Management (3). Hospitality facilities management from HFT 6478 Restaurant Development (3). A study of the value-oriented system engineering perspective procedures to research and develop a restaurant from emphasizing management responsibilities for efficiency in concept to opening. Emphasis will be on market research, building design, operations and utilities sytems. site development, financial feasibility, and the formulation Prerequisite: HFT 3403. of an operating plan for an individual restaurant. Prerequisites: HFT 3503 and HFT 4464. HFT 6346 Design and Planning of Restaurants and Hotels (3). Advanced level of study of all aspects HFT 6486 Investment Analysis for the Hospitality considered in designing and planning a restaurant or hotel. Industry (3). Advanced investment methods and Includes lectures, case studies, and laboratory drawing opportunities with emphasis on securities of the hospitality exercises. Scheduling and cost controls considered. industry, financing techniques, syndication, negotiations. Prerequisite: HFT 3263 Prerequisites: HFT 6446 and HFT 4464. HFT 6404 Non Commercial and Contract Foodservice HFT 6494 Restaurant Information Systems (3). An in- Management (3). Advanced management of foodservice depth study of principles relating to use of computer operations in noncommercial facilities, self operated and systems in the restaurant and foodservice industry. The contract managed. Includes business and industry, health student is required to implement a simulated restaurant on care, campus dining, correctional, and foodservice computer systems. This simulation includes personnel vending. files, daily management, menu explosion and analysis, and inventory tracking. A research project will be assigned. HFT 6429 Hospitality Asset Management (3). This Prerequisites: HFT 3423 or HFT 6446. course will present an overview of the role of hospitality industry asset managers as well as an in-depth study of HFT 6507 Tourism Marketing on the Internet (3). An in- the techniques and practices employed by them in their depth study of Internet Web site Hosting for tourism representation of owernship. managers, including a detailed examination of the current 506 School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Graduate Catalog 2008-2009 practices of on-line tourism marketing and tourism fast development of the tourism activity at national and destination management systems. Prerequisites: HFT international levels. 3503, HFT 6555. HFT 6705 Management of Nature-Based Tourism (3). HFT 6525 Sales Tactics for Hospitality Industry (3). Exploration of research methods and findings related to Advanced course investigating sales tactics and eco-tourism. Review of effective management strategies procedures used in hospitality sales environment. Practical for controlling nature-based tourism operations. application role plays and skill rehearsals used. HFT 6706 Environmental Management Systems for Prerequisite: HFT 3503. Tourism (3). An in-depth examination of the HFT 6526 Sales Management for the Hospitality environmental cost of tourism development. The effective Industry (3). Analyzes strategic processes for competitive implementation of international models as well as sales management in hospitality industry. Uses critical environmental practices for sustainable tourism thinking models, decision-making simulations and field development will be studied. operation assessments for managing sales function. HFT 6712 Tourism Planning and Regional Prerequisite: HFT 3503. Development (3). An in-depth examination of the process HFT 6555 e-Commerce for Hospitality and Tourism (3). of identifying needs, objectives and strategies for tourism Planning and managing e-Commerce for hospitality global development. The formulation and evaluation of tourism distribution systems, including major opportunities, policies and plans will be studied. Prerequisites: HFT 3713 limitations, issues and risks from managerial perspectives. or permission of the instructor. Prerequisites: HFT 3423 or permission of the instructor. HFT 6715 Problem Solving for Travel and Hospitality HFT 6562 Global Destination Marketing Organizations (3). Practical discussion and exploration of issues (3). An advanced study of the evolution and growth, pertaining to the operation and management in the travel mission, structure, funding, and roles of the different types and hospitality industry. The course provides creative of Destination Marketing Organizations worldwide. problem solving solutions utilizing today’s information Prerequisites: HFT 4509 or equivalent. technologies. HFT 6586 Research and Statistical Methods (3). A HFT 6746 Cultural Behavior in Tourism (3). The course practical study of basic research and statistical introduces the major cultural groups of overseas visitors to methodology applied to a variety of hospitality industry the U.S. and identifies the cultural differences in research projects. Techniques for data collection and preferences for specific tourism products and services interpretation, and methods of reporting are considered. between these groups and the main stream of the U.S. population. HFT 6596 Marketing Management (3). Team-work analysis and recommended solution of an actual marketing HFT 6747 Tourism Marketing Research Methods and problem and development of a marketing plan for Applications (3). The nature and characteristics of hospitality business. tourism research are presented, elements of tourism research process examined, and the importance and HFT 6605 Legislation and the Hospitality Industry (3). strategic application of research to tourism decision An advanced study of the legislative requirements making highlighted. imposed upon hospitality industry operators. Special emphasis is placed on the minimum wage law, sales tax, HFT 6756 Convention and Meeting Management (3). uniform provision and maintenance, tip credit, the Advanced study of planning, arranging, marketing, imple- determination of what constitutes hours worked for the menting, and managing conventions and meetings. various job categories, discrimination, and sexual Prerequisite: HFT 3503. harassment. HFT 6808 Advanced Catering Management and HFT 6607 Hospitality Real Estate Investment (3). Research (3). This course focuses on research and Covers major concepts, principles, analytical methods and examination of catering practices used in the catering tools useful for making investment decisions regarding profession. It includes an in-depth analysis of all commercial hospitality real estate assets. components of the catering profession including management, legal aspects, catering contracts, menus HFT 6609 Negotiating Strategies for the Hospitality and food displays, beverage service, catering equipment, Industry (3). Students study and practice negotiating catering logistics, human resources, etc. strategies to reach more satisfactory outcomes from a business point-of-view. The hospitality industry requires HFT 6863 World of Wine and Food (3). An intensive skilled negotiations regarding management contracts, study of wines from around the world and how they pair supplier agreements, alliance and franchise agreements. with foods. Guest chefs will prepare tapa size portions of food to be paired with local and specific wines. HFT 6697 Hospitality Law Seminar (3). New laws and Prerequisite: 21 years old. their impact on the hospitality industry are examined. Students research current legal issues and problems and HFT 6876 Emerging Topics in Food and Beverage (3). explore the impact of new legislation on the hospitality An in-depth study of current issues and topics confronting industry. the food and beverage industry and how they impact future business practices. Management implications addressed. HFT 6704 Contemporary Issues in Tourism (3). An in- depth study of current issues and trends confronting the HFT 6879 Components of Wines for Beverage Managers (3). Designed for beverage management Graduate Catalog 2008-2009 School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 507 students to learn some basic language and scientific concepts employed in wine making. The chemical structures, as well as the aromas and tastes of various specific components in wines will be investigated. These components will include those derived from the grape, the process of fermentation and storage, and will include common wine flaws. Prerequisite: Must be 21 years old. HFT 6908 Directed Study in Tourism Studies (3). An opportunity for individuals interested in various aspects of planning, development, marketing, management and research in tourism to work on their own under the close supervision of an advisor. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and if the directed study is of a research nature, HFT 6586 is required. HFT 6916 Hospitality Industry Research Project (3-9). An individualized business research-oriented project dealing with current problems in the hospitality industry. Topics and research methods must be approved by the graduate faculty before registration for the course. Prerequisite: HFT 6586. HFT 6946 Graduate Internship (0-3). Structured hospitality practical training work experience involving training program and job rotations not previously performed. Ten week/300 hour minimum. Report and management project required. Prerequisites: Documented completion of 1000 hospitality related work hours of which at least 500 hours must be completed while enrolled at FIU. Permission of the instructor. HFT 6972 Hospitality and Tourism Thesis (1-9). Design and preparation of an original research investigation in the hospitality and tourism discipline. Prerequisites: STA 5206, STA 6166, and STA 6167 and permission of the instructor. HFT 7252 Advanced Contemporary Issues in the Hospitality Industry (3). Explores the major emerging issues or problems that impact the domestic and global lodging industry. The students will learn to use content analysis and other methodologies to identify and analyze relevant industry problems and issues facing management and personnel in the lodging industry. HFT 7909 Advanced Independent Study (3). With permission from the Associate Dean, students may engage in independent research projects and other approved phases of independent study. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
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