Hospitality Leadership Courses

Hospitality Leadership (HSP) courses

  • HSP 210 Essentials of Hospitality Leadership

    This course is designed to examine the hospitality leadership processes, concepts, and principles and to improve personal competence in decision-making, problem solving, motivation, and communication as they relate to the hospitality industry.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    22Fall, Spring
  • HSP 212 Introduction to Theme Park and Attraction Management

    This course provides a comprehensive examination of the theme park and attraction industry, with a focus on resources, ride operations, merchandising, culinary services, and architectural design. The course's primary purpose is to familiarize students with the theme park and attraction industry. Emphasis is placed on the application of class material to current industry trends and focus on the organization and management functions of these huge entertainment complexes.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    22Fall, Spring
  • HSP 215 Introduction to Lodging Management

    HSP 210 or concurrent enrollment.

    A study of the fundamentals of how lodging operations are managed from a rooms perspective. Practical examples are used to familiarize students with the line management aspects of reservations, registration, occupancy, and checkout and the settlement procedures in various lodging market segments.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • HSP 218 Safety and Sanitation

    HSP 210 or concurrent enrollment or permission.

    Introduction to food service sanitation and safety practices pertinent to hospitality management. Emphasis on sanitation requirements, safe food handling, storage practices and accident prevention.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • HSP 220 Money Talks: Managing Hospitality Finances

    The course is intended as an introduction to hospitality financial accounting. The course provides students with a basic understanding of hospitality industry accounting concepts and procedures necessary to succeed within hospitality organizations.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    22Fall, Spring
  • HSP 230 Creating Exceptional Guest Experiences

    This course introduces the application of service concepts, principles, and techniques to the hospitality industry and explores the components of creating positive guest experience in hospitality organizations. Significant attention is given to making strategic decisions that enhance the guest experience.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    22Fall, Spring
  • HSP 300 Special Topics in Hospitality Leadership

    permission of school director.

    Selected topics of contemporary interest in hospitality leadership. Variable content course. Offered when resources and demand allow. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours when topics change.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-3Upon demand
  • HSP 302 Hospitality Leadership Study Tour

    permission of school director.

    Study of and visits to museums, international hospitality tours, historic sites, trade shows, conferences, and conventions related to the hospitality industry. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-3Upon demand
  • HSP 310 Analyzing Financial Performance in Hospitality Operations

    HSP 210; and HSP 220 or ACC 201.

    Financial techniques in forecasting, budgeting, and performance measurement, and the application of the hospitality industry uniform system of accounts are covered in this course as they apply to operational and fiscal decision making.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • HSP 315 Advanced Lodging Management

    HSP 210 and HSP 215.

    Students in this course will analyze the lodging industry in depth. Critical thinking skills are stressed as students are exposed to different viewpoints within a coherent theoretical structure, enabling them to formulate their own ideas and solutions. Current trends and challenges in lodging are also studied in depth.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Spring
  • HSP 321 Principles of Food Preparation

    proof of valid ServSafe certification.

    Students in this course study the scientific principles and techniques in the selection, preparation and preservation of food including fundamental principles of nutrition and diet.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Fall, Spring
  • HSP 325 Cultural Cuisine

    permission of instructor.

    A course designed to extensively explore various cultures through a hands-on culinary experience. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-3Upon demand
  • HSP 330 Banquet Operations

    HSP 210 and HSP 321; and Hospitality Leadership major or enrolled in Food and Beverage Operations certificate program.

    This course provides students with practical skills and knowledge for effective management of food and beverage practices, from the preparation of quantity foods to its service. Laboratory arranged.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Fall, Spring
  • HSP 340 Destination Development

    HSP 410 or concurrent enrollment; or GRY 310.

    This course offers a systematic study of hospitality businesses and attractions as they apply to destination development. The role of government agencies, private developers, and investors as they pertain to destination development will be studied. Case studies are used extensively which offer examples of successful and unsuccessful development efforts.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Spring
  • HSP 345 Club Management

    HSP 210 and HSP 215 and HSP 218.

    The purpose of this course is for students to develop an understanding of the private club segment of the hospitality industry and its unique challenges. Students study governance, strategy, marketing membership, human resources, and operations that are specific to the private club segment of the hospitality industry.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall
  • HSP 354 Hospitality Human Resource Development

    HSP 210; and HSP 220 or ACC 201; and HSP 230.

    Study of concepts and applications of interpersonal skills as it relates to the hospitality industry; communication; leadership styles; product enhancement; labor market shortage; conflict resolution; recruitment, training and retention.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • HSP 360 Hospitality Facilities Management

    HSP 210 and HSP 215.

    Students in this course study the management of the physical plant of various hospitality enterprises, with a focus on systems, sustainability, design and layout, equipment, development, and renovation. Current facility-related challenges are also addressed

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall
  • HSP 370 Hospitality Industry Revenue Management

    HSP 310 or HSP 315 or concurrent enrollment.

    The course presents the theories, strategies and tactics employed in hospitality revenue management including capacity management, duration control, demand and revenue forecasting, discounting, displacement analysis, and sales mix analysis.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Spring
  • HSP 380 Be the Boss: A guidebook to Hospitality Innovation

    HSP 220  or MTH 130  or higher; and Hospitality Leadership major or enrolled in certificate program. 

    This course is designed to examine and explore the world of business ownership within the hospitality field through strategic innovation. Students will study concepts, practices, and theories geared toward preparing them for a career path as a strategic innovator.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall (odd-numbered years)
  • HSP 400 Problems in Hospitality Leadership

    permission of school director.

    Independent study for those who wish additional work in specific subject areas.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-3Upon demand
  • HSP 409 Beverage Operations

    senior standing; and Hospitality Leadership major or enrolled in Food and Beverage Operations certificate program.

    Principles and methods of operating a profitable beverage component in a foodservice business. Topics range from inventory control, accounting, equipment and pricing, to legal responsibilities and liability.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • HSP 410 Hospitality Marketing

    HSP 310 or concurrent enrollment.

    The course is designed to provide students with theory and knowledge which will enable them to develop and interpret strategic marketing plans for hospitality enterprises properties.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • HSP 426 Food and Beverage Management

    HSP 321; and MTH 130 or higher; and junior standing; and Hospitality Leadership major or enrolled in Food and Beverage Operations certificate program.

    A continuation of the student's familiarization with food service components in the hospitality industry. Menu, planning, pricing, food service accounting, wage and labor cost control, purchasing, portion control, advertising, sales and other food service principles, practices and techniques are analyzed.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • HSP 428 Hospitality Law

    HSP 210; and HSP 220 or ACC 201; and HSP 230; and Hospitality Leadership major or enrolled in Essentials of Hospitality Management certificate.

    The study of the legal aspect of lodging and food service operations. Problem-solving approach applied to liability and litigation problems confronting hospitality executives.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • HSP 430 Special Event Planning

    HSP 321.

    In-depth analysis of management and operational challenges involved in planning and deploying events as they relate to the hospitality industry.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • HSP 435 Restaurant Management

    HSP 321; and Hospitality Leadership major or enrolled in Food and Beverage Operations certificate program.

    This course is designed to allow students to experience the step-by-step process of operating "Carrie's" Restaurant in Pummill Hall. Students will design the menu, prepare and serve the food and market the restaurant. In addition, students may participate in the planning and execution of various special events in the program. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Fall, Spring
  • HSP 436 Casino Operations

    HSP 354 or concurrent enrollment.

    This course provides an overview of the gaming industry with an emphasis on casino hotel operations as an integral part of the hospitality industry. Topics include the history of gaming, casino layout and design, surveillance, demographic profiles, psychological profiles, and economic impact.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • HSP 480 Global Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry

    HSP 310; and HSP 410 or concurrent enrollment.

    This is an integrative course that focuses on managing the various components of the hospitality industry at both the business and the corporate level. Students use case studies as well as current events in the industry to understand the nature of strategic issues and their management in the hospitality industry.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • HSP 490 Advanced Hospitality Leadership

    HSP 354 or concurrent enrollment; and Hospitality Leadership major or enrolled in Advanced Hospitality Leadership certificate.

    An in-depth investigation into leadership principles and practices required of professionals in the hospitality industry. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • HSP 497 International Hospitality Field Study

    HSP 210 and HSP 215 and HSP 218 and permission.

    Provides students with first-hand exposure to international issues in hospitality administration. This Education Abroad opportunity includes a preparation phase, a two to three week visit to an international destination where students are immersed in the local culture, and a debrief following the trip. Variable content course. Because credit and destinations vary, the course may be repeated to a maximum of six hours. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-3Upon demand
  • HSP 499 Internship in Hospitality

    senior standing; and Hospitality Leadership major; and permission.

    Supervised experience in a cooperative program in hospitality. Student must gain experience/exposure in at least three positions during the internship. The student must be paid for the internship and must work a minimum of 750 hours. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    6Upon demand
  • HSP 510 Theme Park Merchandising and Gaming Management

    HSP 212 or concurrent enrollment; and Hospitality Leadership major or enrolled in certificate program.

    The focus of this course is on the concepts of merchandising and gaming management, including price strategies, cost methods, sales analysis, promotional techniques, visual merchandising or consumer behavior in both stores, attractions, and gaming establishments.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • HSP 540 Tourism Analytics

    HSP 340 or concurrent enrollment; and Hospitality Leadership major or enrolled in certificate program.

    This course offers systematic steps to complete a comprehensive, industry quality research project with data from Smith Travel Research where students identify the problem or objective and present findings at the end. The class will introduce the four most popular types of tourism research projects: Market Study, Impact Analysis, Economic Analysis, and Feasibility Study. Students will gain hands-on experiences with data analysis, data visualization and presentation of the results completing a market study research project. Case Scenarios with destinations are used to demonstrate the steps to create each of the different research projects. Students will learn the key concepts and competencies for the Certification in Advanced Hospitality and Tourism Analytics (CAHTA) and complete the requirements for the CAHTA certification.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • HSP 710 Risk Management and Legal Compliance in the Hospitality Industry

    In-depth studies of legal issues pertinent to hospitality and tourism firms are the focus of this course. Topical areas include contracts, negligence, and employment, labor, and real estate law. Treaties and international law affecting global trade policy as well as international tourism development receive heavy emphasis.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Upon demand
  • HSP 720 Hospitality Change Management and Leadership

    An in-depth investigation of the principles and theories of leading change in hospitality organizations. The processes, skills, and abilities needed to manage change in the industry are stressed. Attention is given to areas hospitality leaders need to address when initiating change such as vision development, team development and motivation, power and influence, performance standards, productivity, and organizational culture. Case studies will be used extensively to address course content.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Upon demand
  • HSP 730 Seminar in Hospitality and Tourism

    HSP 710 and HSP 720.

    An evaluation and analysis of the theory, research, and practice involved in hospitality and tourism fields. The course involves an integrative learning experience where students will have the opportunity to engage in an applied research project.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Upon demand
  • HSP 798 Field Experience in Hospitality Administration

    HSP 710 and HSP 720; and HSP 730 or concurrent enrollment; and application approval.

    The field experience is the culminating course for students in the Hospitality Administration Certificate Program. This course provides the students with direct leadership experience in the hospitality industry. Possible field experience sites include hotels, restaurants, institutional foodservice operations, country clubs, senior living facilities, convention and visitors bureaus, tourism-related companies, stadiums, entertainment venues, cruise lines, and many others. An intentional match will be made between the student's career aspirations, the field experience site, and the industry segment. Student must successfully complete at least 300 hours of field experience and well as a seminar paper.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3Upon demand