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Graduate Hospitality Management (HM)

The minimum prerequisite for 50000-69999 level courses is graduate standing.  Additional prerequisites may apply and are listed in this catalog.

53025 Hospitality Marketing (3)
Application of marketing principles, practices and theories relevant to hospitality organizations. Internet marketing in hospitality. Case studies drawn from the hospitality industry are incorporated.

53027 Hospitality Human Resource Management (3)
Application of human resource management principles, practices, theories and legal issues relevant to hospitality organizations. Hospitality management-focused case studies and current controversies are incorporated.

53029 Hospitality Financial Policy (3)
Strategic financial decision making for short and long-term financial management problems in various hospitality organizations such as hotels, restaurants, clubs and resorts, through case analysis.

53030 Food Service Systems Management (3)
The study of food services systems management, including menu planning and evaluation, recipe development, purchasing, equipment, financial management, marketing and human resources.

53040 Strategic Lodging Management (3)

The hotel manager’s role as a strategic thinker is emphasized. Techniques such as co-alignment model, brand strategy, competitor analysis, market research, risk management and finance options are used to develop strategic plans in hotels.

53043 Hospitality Meetings Management (4)

Exploration of the unique issues associated with managing hospitality meeting and event planning. Emphasis on management of social, association, and corporate events: weddings, reunions, award banquets, receptions, and annual meetings held in hospitality venues requiring food and beverage and/or lodging.

61098 Research in Hospitality Management (1-15)
Research for master’s-level graduate students. Credit earned may be applied toward meeting degree requirements if school approves. Prerequisite: special approval.

61198 Master's Project in Hospitality Management (2-6)
Completion and successful defense of master’s project. Master’s project students must register for a total of 6 credit hours, 2 to 6 in a single semester; distributed over several semesters if desired. Prerequisites: special approval.

61199 Thesis I (2-6)
Thesis students register for a total of 6 credit hours, 2 to 6 hours in a single semester, distributed over several semesters if desired. Prerequisite: special approval.

61299 Thesis II (2)
Thesis II students must continue registration each semester until all degree requirements are met. Prerequisite: HM 61199.

63022 Current Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Management (3)
Current research and management issues in hotels, resorts, restaurants, clubs and other hospitality operations are explored through the peer-reviewed and professional literature. Current tourism topics with implications for hospitality managers are included.

63024 Management of Food and Nutrition Services (3)
Management issues in health care, food and nutrition services, child nutrition programs and other noncommercial food services will be examined. The impact of quality standards, public policy and current societal trends upon management of noncommercial operations will be studied.

63026 Research Seminar (1)

Presentation and discussion of research and projects by students and faculty. Course may be repeated once for a total of 2 credit hours to be applied toward degree requirements. Corequisite: ELS 63098 or 63199 or 63299; or HM 61198 or 61199 or 61299.

63095 Special Topics in Hospitality Management (1-3)
Specialized offering of a major topic within hospitality management.