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									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
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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
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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
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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
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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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