Students can prepare for leadership careers in restaurants, contract food companies (industrial and commercial settings), catering, and bar/beverage organizations by completing this concentration. The focus of the coursework is upon the development of strong managerial skills in the leadership of foodservice operations rather than culinary expertise. Students are strongly encouraged to complete at least one internship in the 'back of the house' (kitchen) in order to gain an understanding of culinary operations. A student majoring in Hospitality Leadership with this concentration must complete the following requirements totaling at least 12.0 hours:

Degree Conferral Requirements

All Hospitality Leadership (HSP) courses and any other courses used toward the Hospitality Leadership major must be completed with a minimum grade of C- (or PA where specified) and with a combined GPA of 2.000 or higher.

HSP 321

FOOD PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

This laboratory-based course is an introduction to the basic principles of food production. Topics include culinary terminology, theory and application of food preparation techniques, food product identification and fabrication. PREREQUISITE(S): ServSafe Manager Certification, Declared Club Management Concentration & Instructor Consent

HSP 322

QUANTITY FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT

Analysis of factors affecting quantity food production and service in the foodservice industry, emphasizing adherence to food quality and service, ethical evaluation of food products and commercial equipment, planning and coordinating food production activities for large groups, and the impact of operations upon environmental sustainability. PREREQUISITE(S): HSP 321, ServSafe Manager milestone, and declared in Club Management Concentration.
Prerequisites:
HSP 321 is a prerequisite for this class.

HSP 323

ADVANCED CLUB MANAGEMENT

An in-depth, international, comprehensive study and analysis of the senior club manager's role in operating a successful private club. Focused on advanced methods and issues including: career planning, club bylaws and rules, legal and ethical concerns, facility design and management, special enterprises within the club, break even and financial analysis, club feasibility and marketing, research interests, membership services, CCM certification and promotion/public relations. Case studies and a comparison of international approaches to managing clubs will be used to augment lectures and discussions. PREREQUISITE(S): HSP 320
Prerequisites:
HSP 320 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 340

LEADERSHIP IN SPORTS: LESSONS FOR COACHING IN THE WORKPLACE

A framework of leadership and coaching is utilized to critically examine the effectiveness of several sports' coaches and their leadership/coaching styles, as they motivate players to achieve their maximum level of performance. Lessons from leading sports' coaches are then applied to the workplace, where managers motivate employees to perform to their potential. The course also highlights the importance of unique situations in both the sports and workplace arenas. Major topics to be covered include roles of coaches and players, skills of coaching, coaching teams, and "flow" in sports and organizations.

MGT 356

SPORTS MANAGEMENT

Students will examine the major issues facing sport managers in a variety of sport organization settings. Through the lens of organizational theory and behavior, areas explored include professional, Olympic, collegiate, and youth sport. Other areas of focus will include sponsorship, technology, legal issues, and emerging issues through course projects and case studies. Students will be exposed to various disciplines/careers through guest lecturers in the sports industry and/or on-site experiences. PREREQUISITE(S): MGT 300
Prerequisites:
MGT 300 is a prerequisite for this class.

HSP 340

LODGING PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Practices and systems utilized in the operational management of the hotel, including front office, reservations, uniform service, and housekeeping areas. Coordination with F&B, catering, sales & marketing, and other departments are explored. Computer systems used as property management systems are introduced and discussed. PREREQUISITE(S): HSP 100 & HSP 202
Prerequisites:
HSP 100 and HSP 202 are a prerequisite for this class.

HSP 341

RESORT & SPA MANAGEMENT

The range of resort and spa operations are explored and analyzed. Key topics unique to these geographic and programmatic settings are discussed, including issues in guest relations, the design of programs and amenities, the role of golf courses, tennis facilities, swimming pools and water sports, spas, the impact of operations upon environmental sustainability, and the importance of conference/meeting events in the resort industry. PREREQUISITE(S): HSP 100 and HSP 202.
Prerequisites:
HSP 100 and HSP 202 are a prerequisite for this class.

HSP 342

TIME SHARE MANAGEMENT

The course focus is upon the concepts of timeshare management. Topics include historical background, development process, market analysis, exchange systems, ownership and calendar issues, ethical obligations, budgeting, and customer relations. PREREQUISITE(S): HSP 100 and HSP 202
Prerequisites:
HSP 100 and HSP 202 are a prerequisite for this class.

HSP 343

CASINO MANAGEMENT

Explore the history and development of gaming, casino operations including slots, table games, sports and Internet betting, credit and casino accounting, casino hotels and casino foodservice, and the marketing of the core gaming products. A central focus will be on current trends as well as the primary management and financial elements unique to operating a casino. PREREQUISITE(S): HSP 100 & HSP 202
Prerequisites:
HSP 100 and HSP 202 are a prerequisite for this class.

HSP 350

MEETING MANAGEMENT

This course focuses on the fundamentals and core issues of meeting management. Development of meeting time-lines, checklists and request for proposals are covered. The course emphasizes meeting planning, budgeting, marketing, public relations, food and beverage and contract and lease negotiations. PREREQUISITE(S): HSP 100 & HSP 202
Prerequisites:
HSP 100 and HSP 202 are a prerequisite for this class.

HSP 351

DESTINATION MANAGEMENT

Provides a comprehensive coverage of worldwide tourism destinations, examining the basic principles of underlying the development of tourist demand, supply and transportation, together with a broad survey of world tourism by generating regions and by destination regions. The convention and visitors bureau (CVB) or local governmental tourism agency is discussed as an integral part of destination marketing and addresses its place and importance in the local hospitality industry and larger, general business community. Issues explored include organizational structure, financing, ethical decision-making, numerous audiences, impact upon environmental sustainability, and its sales and service missions. PREREQUISITE(S): HSP 100 and HSP 202.
Prerequisites:
HSP 100 and HSP 202 are a prerequisite for this class.

HSP 353

EXHIBITION MANAGEMENT

In this course students will concentrate on organizing, arranging and operating conventions, trade shows, and expositions. The course focuses on the modes and methods of sales used in booking conventions and trade shows, as well as the division of administrative responsibility in their operation. PREREQUISITE(S): HSP 100 and HSP 202
Prerequisites:
HSP 100 and HSP 202 are a prerequisite for this class.

HSP 354

MEETING & EVENT RISK MANAGEMENT

This course introduces procedures to manage facilities and risk specific to the events industry. This knowledge is needed to protect guests from safety hazards and firms from loss of profits specific to this unique sector of hospitality. Topics covered include: health and safety, loss prevention and security, emergency preparedness and safeguards, program design and site management. PREREQUISITE(S): HSP 100 and HSP 202
Prerequisites:
HSP 100 and HSP 202 are a prerequisite for this class.

HSP 355

ADVANCED MEETING MANAGEMENT

This course introduces advanced management and decision making specific to the events industry. Analysis of current issues and future trends in meeting, exhibition and event management and their impact on other sectors within the hospitality industry will be explored. PREREQUISITE(S): HSP 350
Prerequisites:
HSP 350 is a prerequisite for this class.

A&S 491

ADMINISTRATIVE THEORY AND BEHAVIOR

This course concerns theoretical concepts and empirical research relating to administrative behavior in organizations with special reference to educational organizations. Concepts are examined within the typical decisional framework of supervisors, chief school business officers, principles, and superintendents, and similar positions in the helping professions. Assignments are individualized.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Advanced Masters Education student is a prerequisite for this class.

HSP 339

NON-PROFIT FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT

This course is designed to introduce the major components of food and beverage service management in non-profit foodservice operations such as at schools, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, disaster relief agencies, missions, etc., and to differentiate those components from for-profit organizations. The course focuses on management procedures, service styles and safety in non-profit food service operations.

HSP 349

NON-PROFIT ACCOMMODATION, SAFETY & SECURITY

This course is designed to introduce the major components of lodging management in non-profit operations such as at homeless shelters, battered women and children shelters, disaster relief agencies, missions, etc., and to differentiate those components from for-profit lodging organizations. Safety and security concerns of patrons, employees and volunteers in non-profit settings are also explored. The course focuses on management procedures, service styles, and safety in non-profit lodging operations.
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