500 School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Graduate Catalog 2007-2008
School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Joseph J. West, Dean and Professor refer to the General Information section for the University’s
Lee C. Dickson, Associate Dean and Associate policies, requirements, and regulations.
Rocco M. Angelo, Associate Dean and Professor
Joan S. Remington, Associate Dean for Academics and The School is located on 200 tropical acres in a resort-like
Director, Career Development; Director, Institute for setting at the scenic Biscayne Bay Campus at Biscayne
Hospitality and Tourism Education and Research, Boulevard and Northeast 151 Street, North Miami, Florida.
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
William M. Hansen, Instructor the School.
Gerald W. Lattin, Professor Emeritus Admissions standards for the Master of Science
Steven V. Moll, Associate Professor degrees in Hospitality Management and Tourism Studies
Elisa Moncarz, 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
Diann R. Newman, Instructor and Academic Advisor are required to submit a score for the Test of English as a
William G. O’Brien, Associate Professor Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for the International English
Nestor Portocarrero, Professor Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on
Roger Probst, Instructor the iBT TOEFL or 6.3 overall on the IELTS is required.
Yvette Reisinger, Associate Professor An applicant who feels the earned GPA is not indicative
J. Kevin Robson, Associate Professor of his or her ability to be successful in a graduate degree
Donald G. Rosellini, Lecturer program may also submit scores on the Graduate Record
David M. Talty, Instructor Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission
Mary L. Tanke, Associate Professor Test (GMAT) which will be taken into consideration by the
Jinlin Zhao, Associate Professor and Director, Graduate admissions committee in its evaluation of the application.
Programs Applicants who meet admissions criteria, but do not
have undergraduate preparation in Hospitality
The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management offers
Management or Tourism Studies, may be required to
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Hospitality
complete a series of undergraduate preparatory courses.
Management and Tourism Studies and Certificate
Specific courses will depend upon the individual’s
Programs that combine practical experience with
undergraduate preparation. Fifteen credit hours of
classroom theory to assist the student to gain the
preparatory courses for Hospitality Management or twenty-
understanding, skills, and techniques needed to qualify for
one credit hours of preparatory courses for Tourism
job opportunities and to achieve his or her career goals in
Studies normally will be required. Undergraduate
the hospitality and tourism industries.
prerequisite courses may be taken at FIU in combination
With the cooperation of industry executives, the School
with required graduate courses. A maximum of six
has created an internship program which literally utilizes
semester hours of related graduate credit may be
the hotels, resorts, restaurants, clubs, airlines, travel
transferred from another university or from the graduate
agencies, and cruise lines as practice labs for students.
programs of this University provided they meet University
The advanced phase of the graduate internship program
provides each student a structured training experience
There is a requirement that all students complete 1000
normally not available to a student until he or she has
hours of practical training work experience in the
entered the industry after graduation.
Hospitality or Tourism Industry in addition to the Graduate
An Industry Advisory Board - which includes outstanding
Internship of 300 hours. A minimum of 800 hours of the
executives in the lodging, foodservice and tourism
total 1300 hours must be completed while enrolled at FIU.
industries - works regularly with the faculty, staff, and
Work experience documentation is required. All
students of the School to formulate and update a
graduating students are required to attend the “Life After
curriculum that is current, flexible, and related to the needs
of the hospitality and tourism industries.
The School was designated a Program of Distinction by Degree Requirements
the former Florida Board of Education. To be eligible for a Master’s degree, a student must:
Note: The programs, policies, requirements, and 1. Satisfy all University requirements for a master’s
regulations listed in this catalog are continually subject to degree.
review, in order to serve the needs of the University’s 2. Complete a minimum of 39 semesters hours of
various publics, and to respond to the mandates of the graduate level course work in the Hospitality Management
Florida Board of Education and the Florida Legislature. or Tourism Studies curriculum. (Exception: Executive
Changes may be made without advanced notice. Please Hospitality Management Track).
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3. Earn a minimum grade point average of ‘B’ (3.0) in all Industry Experience Requirement: 1300
approved courses in the student’s graduate program of
1000 hours of hospitality related practical training work
No courses, in which a grade below ‘C’ is earned, may be
experience is required plus 300 hours for the Graduate
counted toward the Master’s Degree in Hospitality
Internship. A minimum of 800 hours must be completed
Management or Tourism Studies. However, all approved
while enrolled in the graduate program at FIU. Work
work taken as a graduate student will be counted in
experience documentation is required.
computing the grade 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 Executive Masters Track Hospitality
field, who do not have the educational requirements to
meet degree admission standards may be interested in
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
from an accredited institution is required.
Master of Science in Hospitality
Undergraduate Prerequisites: (9)
Management 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 Core Requirements (30)
HFT 3503 Hospitality Marketing Strategy 3 HFT 6245 Hospitality/Tourism Service Operations
HFT 4464 Financial Analysis in the Hospitality Analysis 3
Industry 3 HFT 6257 Contemporary Issues in the Lodging
Attendance at Dean’s Lectures is required for all graduate Industry 3
students 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
3 HFT 6596 Marketing Management 3
or Evening courses available. Also available via distance
HFT 6478 Restaurant Development 3 learning.
HFT 6586 Research and Statistical Methods 3
HFT 6697 Hospitality Law Seminar 3 Master of Science in Hospitality
HFT 6946 Graduate Internship 0 Management Thesis Track
Graduate Hospitality Management Electives: 12 Undergraduate Prerequisites (15)
In place of HFT 6476 or HFT 6478 and two electives, the ENC 3311 Advanced Research Writing 3
student may choose to complete HFT 6916, the Hospitality FSS 3230C Introductory Commercial Food
Industry Research Project, which carries a nine credit hour Production 3
requirement. An additional graduate statistics course will HFT 3403 Accounting for the Hospitality Industry 3
be required. HFT 3503 Hospitality Marketing Strategy 3
Graduate Internship HFT 4464 Financial Analysis in the Hospitality
Required for all graduate students unless prior experience Attendance at Dean’s Lectures is required for all graduate
warrants a waiver of this requirement (see advisor for students
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Course Requirements (39) HFT 6299 Case Studies in Hospitality
HFT 6245 Hospitality/Tourism Service Operations Management 3
Analysis 3 HFT 6756 Convention and Meeting Management 3
HFT 6246 Organizational Behavior in the Environmental Issues
Hospitality Industry 3 ANT 5548 Ecological Anthropology 3
HFT 6296 Strategic Management for Hospitality EVR 5065 Ecology of the Costa Rican Rain Forest 3
and Tourism 3 EVR 5066 Ecology of the Amazon Flooded Forest 3
HFT 6299 Case Studies in Hospitality EVR 5183 Environmental Resource Policy 3
Management 3 EVR 5300 Urban Ecology 3
HFT 6446 Hospitality Enterprise Technologies 3 EVR 5320 Environmental Resource Management 3
HFT 6477 Financial Management for the EVR 5360 Protected Area Management 3
Hospitality Industry 3 EVR 5907 Independent Study in Environmental
HFT 6697 Hospitality Law Seminar 3 Studies 3
HFT 6972 Thesis 9 EVR 5936 Special Topics – Pollution Ecology 3
HFT 6946 Graduate Internship 0 LAA 5235 Theory of Landscape Architecture 3
STA 5206 Design of Experiments 3 REL 5183 Ethics and the Environment 3
STA 6166 Statistical Methods in Research I 3 Advertising and Public Relations
STA 6167 Statistical Methods in Research II 3 ADV 6805 Creative Advertising and Public
Relations Execution 3
Master of Science in Tourism Studies MMC 6416 The Literature of Integrated
PUR 5406 Multi-Cultural Communications 3
(15) PUR 5607 Advertising and Public Relations
ECO 2013 Macroeconomics 3 Management 3
ENC 3311 Advanced Research Writing 3 PUR 5806 Integrated Advertising and Public
HFT 3403 Accounting for the Hospitality Industry 3 Relations 3
HFT 4465 Finance for Tourism 3 PUR 6935 Advanced Public Relations Seminar 3
HFT 4509 Tourism Marketing 3 Leisure Studies
Core Requirements (24) LEI 5110 Program Administration in Parks,
HFT 6472 Feasibility Studies for Tourism 3 Recreation and Sports 3
HFT 6507 Tourism Marketing on the Internet 3 LEI 5440 Program Development in Parks,
HFT 6562 Global Destinations Marketing Recreation and Sports 3
Organizations 3 LEI 5503 Liability and Law in Leisure, Recreation
HFT 6586 Research and Statistical Methods 3 and Sports 3
HFT 6706 Environmental Management Systems LEI 5595 Seminar in Parks and Recreation
for Tourism 3 Management 3
HFT 6711 Tourism and Economics 3 LEI 5605 Philosophical and Social Bases of
HFT 6712 Tourism Planning and Regional Parks and Recreation Planning 3
Development 3 LEI 5907 Directed Study in Parks and Recreation
HFT 6715 Problem Solving in Travel and Management 3
Hospitality 3 LEI 6577 Leisure Services Marketing 3
Others (To be submitted by student and approved by
Graduate Electives (15) Graduate Advisor)
Students select an area of specialization (Some courses
may be taken outside the School of Hospitality and Industry Experience Requirement: 1300
Tourism Management. Students must have advisor’s hours
approval and signature) A total of 1300 documented hours of tourism related
Marketing practical training work experience is required. A minimum
HFT 6555 e-Commerce for Hospitality and of 800 hours must be completed while enrolled in the
Tourism 3 degree program at FIU. Work documentation is required.
HFT 6596 Marketing Management 3 Attendance at all Dean’s Lectures is required for all
HFT Approved Elective 3 graduate students.
HFT Approved Elective 3
HFT Approved Elective 3 Master of Science in Tourism Studies
Management (select 5 courses) Thesis Track
HFT 6225 Multicultural Human Resources Mgmt
for the Hospitality Industry 3 Undergraduate Prerequisites
HFT 6226 Motivation and Leadership 3 (15)
HFT 6245 Hospitality/Tourism Service Operations ECO 2013 Macroeconomics 3
Management 3 ENC 3311 Advanced Research Writing 3
HFT 6246 Organizational Behavior in the HFT 3403 Accounting for the Hospitality Industry 3
Hospitality Industry 3 HFT 4465 Finance for Tourism 3
HFT 6278 Time Share Management 3 HFT 4509 Tourism Marketing 3
HFT 6296 Strategic Management for Hospitality
and Tourism 3
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Course Requirements (39) School as well as for the Master of Science degree
HFT 6472 Feasibility Studies for Tourism 3 program in Tourism Studies.
HFT 6507 Tourism Marketing on the Internet 3
HFT 6562 Global Destinations Marketing Course Descriptions
Organizations 3 Definition of Prefixes
HFT 6706 Environmental Management Systems FSS - Food Service Systems; HFT - Hotel, Food, Tourism.
for Tourism 3
FSS 5755 International Food Production Management
HFT 6711 Tourism and Economics 3
(3). Study of international commercial food production
HFT 6712 Tourism Planning and Regional
management designed for hospitality graduate students.
This course includes instruction on international cooking
HFT 6715 Problem Solving in Travel and
principles as well as hands-on food preparation in the food
laboratories. This course includes weekly interactive
HFT 6972 Thesis 9
lectures and a laboratory experience to allow the learner to
STA 5206 Design of Experiments 3
develop skills required in food preparation and
STA 6166 Statistical Methods in Research I 3
STA 6167 Statistical Methods in Research II 3
Attendance at all Dean’s Lectures is required for all FSS 6108 Purchasing and Menu Planning (3).
graduate students. Advanced information on sources, grades and standards,
criteria for selection, purchasing and storage for the major
Graduate Certificate in Hospitality foods, including development of specifications.
Management Consideration of the menu pattern with particular
emphasis on costing, pricing, and the work load placed on
This program will consist of eighteen (18) credits of the production staff. Item analysis and merchandising
graduate level course work in Hospitality Management and features are emphasized.
will be designed by the student with close supervision by
the School’s graduate advisor. This program is primarily FSS 6365 Foodservice Systems (3). Principles of system
designed for students who are intent upon improving their analysis applied to the foodservice industry. Attention is
academic credentials for teaching at an accredited given to the organization of modern food production,
community college level academic program. preparation, and distribution systems. Case study
problems require application of economic and
management principles for solution.
HFT 6245 Hospitality and Tourism Service
Operations Management FSS 6452 Advanced Foodservice Design Operations
HFT 6246 Organizational Behavior in the (3). Advanced planning, programming, and project
Hospitality Industry documentation for commercial food service facilities.
Electives Spatial, environmental, and electro-mechanical design
Students will complete twelve (12) credits of graduate level factors are stressed, with particular emphasis on efficiency
courses. modulation and investment aspects. Recommended: HFT
Students will take eighteen (18) credits of graduate level
course work from the School of Hospitality and Tourism FSS 6834 Foodservice Research (3). The planning,
Management. Students will be required to fulfill all executing, and reporting of an individual research project
admission requirements for the University Graduate dealing with significant problems in food service. Students
School as well as for the Master of Science degree demonstrate an understanding of research techniques
program in Hospitality Management. through data collection, evaluation, and interpretation.
Graduate Certificate in Tourism Studies HFT 5485 Financial Accounting and Analysis for the
Hospitality Industry (3). This course will introduce
This program will consist of eighteen (18) credits of
students to the basic accounting framework in the
graduate level course work in Tourism Studies and will be
hospitality and tourism industries, including an
designed by the student with close supervision by the
understanding of the recording of transactions and the
School’s graduate advisor. This program is primarily
structure of hospitality financial statements based on the
designed for students who are intent upon improving their
Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry
academic credentials for teaching at an accredited
community college level academic program.
HFT 5547 Leadership Training for Team Building (3).
Students will learn leadership skills to facilitate team
HFT 6706 Environmental Management Systems
building activities in order to improve group
communication, trust, problem-solving, and productivity.
HFT 6715 Problem Solving for Travel and
Hospitality HFT 5655 Franchising and Management Contracts (3).
Electives A comprehensive course designed to examine the
Students will complete twelve (12) credits of graduate level franchise/franchisor, franchisee and owner/manager
courses. relationships in hotel and foodservice operations and the
Students will take eighteen (18) credits of graduate level mutual obligations created by each type of contract.
course work from the School of Hospitality and Toruism HFT 5719 Implementation and Management of
Management. Students will be required to fulfill all Tourism Projects (3). Practical development,
admission requirements for the University Graduate
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implementation, and management of tourism projects and HFT 6246 Organizational Behavior in the Hospitality
programs with emphasis on developing tour packages for Industry (3). A survey of the concepts of organizational
international and developing nation’s situations. behavior and industrial psychology theory, from both the
Prerequisites: HFT 3700 or equivalent. research and practical points of view. The course is
designed to assist students in making sound decisions in
HFT 5877 Wine Technology (3). This course is an
the hospitality area by making them sensitive to the
introduction to the appreciation and management of wine,
organizational parameters which influence their decisions.
successful operators merchandising wines in restaurants,
retail stores, supermarkets, and wholesale companies. HFT 6256 International Hotel Operations (3). A
Students learn the economies of buying and selling wine, consideration of various environments within which the
how to taste and evaluate wines of the great vineyards international hospitality firm operates. Organizational,
around the world. financial, and marketing factors are of major concern.
Emphasis is placed on those problems and constraints
HFT 5878 Wine, Culture and Society (3). A survey of the
which are uniquely different from problems of firms
renowned old and new world wine regions, their evolution
engaged in domestic operations of a similar nature.
in western culture and their role in contemporary society.
Prerequisites: HFT 3403, HFT 3503.
Grape Varieties/celebrated vineyards; wine classification
systems; influence of media on wine consumption. HFT 6257 Contemporary Issues in the Lodging
Detailed focus on the restaurant industry in Miami and the Industry (3). Students will explore emerging issues that
U.S. Management of restaurant wine lists. Prerequisite: impact domestic and global lodging. Content analysis to
Must be at least 21 years of age. identify and analyze relevant industry problems will be
HFT 5901, 5906, 5911 Independent Studies (VAR). With
permission from the Associate Dean, students may HFT 6278 Timeshare Management (3). Course covers
engage in independent research projects and other management, marketing, sales legislation, financing, and
approved phases of independent study. Prerequisite: budgeting of timeshare and vacation ownership properties.
Permission. Opportunity to gain AEI certification.
HFT 5957 Study Abroad Research Program (3). Field HFT 6280 Globalization and Competitive Methods of
research opportunity for students who want to interact with Multinational Hospitality Companies (3). Course
local scholars, policy makers, and hospitality industry synthesizes theories and concepts of globalization,
leaders to do an in-depth research of the hospitality multinational strategy and international business studies
industry in a foreign country. and applies them in the analysis of multinational hospitality
HFT 6208 Hospitality Industry Consulting (3). Provides companies.
in-depth analysis of hospitality consulting. Includes HFT 6291 Entrepreneurship in the Hospitality and
opportunities techniques and methodologies used in Tourism Industry (3). This course will help students
practice. Lectures, case studies, projects and site visits understand the rationale and methods leading to a major
are used. Prerequisites: HFT 4464 or HFT 4465. acquisition and the problems and solutions that go along
HFT 6225 Multicultural Human Resources with the decision. Prerequisites: HFT 3403 and HFT 4464.
Management for the Hospitality Industry (3). A study of HFT 6296 Strategic Management for Hospitality and
personnel, consumer relations, and diversity in the Tourism (3). Developing competitive advantage in the
hospitality industry within a multicultural, multiracial, and Hospitality Industry including a strategy project where an
multiethnic society through an examination of value incumbent faces off against a new entrant. Team will
systems and cultural characteristics. develop strategic business plans. Prerequisites: HFT
HFT 6226 Motivation and Leadership (3). Study of 4464, HFT 3503, and computer literacy.
motivation, perception, learning, attitude formation, HFT 6297 Seminar in Management Methods (3). Class
incentive theory, and job satisfaction, with emphasis on will be divided into small groups, each of which will meet
leadership and group task performance. regularly with the executive committee of an area hotel or
HFT 6227 Hospitality Management Training Systems restaurant. Each group will be, in reality, the junior
(3). A course designed to develop and provide applications executive committee for the property. The groups will
of proven training systems and methods for managers in come together periodically for analysis and discussion of
the hospitality industry. The case study method will be their experiences, and to relate their experiences to
used. principles of modern management.
HFT 6228 Managing Self and Others in the Hospitality HFT 6299 Case Studies in Hospitality Management (3).
Case studies are used to analyze and integrate the various
Industry (3). Students will increase managerial
disciplines of hospitality management and the visitor
effectiveness by learning and applying a model for
industry. A critical attitude toward all administrative and
enhancing self-esteem and integrating that model into their
management thought is encouraged. Prerequisite: HFT
managerial philosophy for the hospitality industry.
HFT 6245 Hospitality/Tourism Service Operations
HFT 6325 Hospitality Facilities Engineering and
Management (3). Application of techniques to create,
Management (3). Hospitality facilities management from
operate, staff, and evaluate service systems for
value-oriented system engineering perspective
hospitality/tourism enterprises. Emphasis on queues,
emphasizing management responsibilities for efficiency in
forecasting demand, route and scheduling and quality
management. Prerequisites: HFT 3505 or HFT 4509.
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building design, operations and utilities sytems. concept to opening. Emphasis will be on market research,
Prerequisite: HFT 3403. site development, financial feasibility, and the formulation
of an operating plan for an individual restaurant.
HFT 6346 Design and Planning of Restaurants and
Prerequisites: HFT 3503 and HFT 4464.
Hotels (3). Advanced level of study of all aspects
considered in designing and planning a restaurant or hotel. HFT 6486 Investment Analysis for the Hospitality
Includes lectures, case studies, and laboratory drawing Industry (3). Advanced investment methods and
exercises. Scheduling and cost controls considered. opportunities with emphasis on securities of the hospitality
Prerequisite: HFT 3263 industry, financing techniques, syndication, negotiations.
Prerequisites: HFT 6446 and HFT 4464.
HFT 6404 Non Commercial and Contract Foodservice
Management (3). Advanced management of foodservice HFT 6494 Restaurant Information Systems (3). An in-
operations in noncommercial facilities, self operated and depth study of principles relating to use of computer
contract managed. Includes business and industry, health systems in the restaurant and foodservice industry. The
care, campus dining, correctional, and foodservice student is required to implement a simulated restaurant on
vending. computer systems. This simulation includes personnel
files, daily management, menu explosion and analysis,
HFT 6429 Hospitality Asset Management (3). This
and inventory tracking. A research project will be assigned.
course will present an overview of the role of hospitality
Prerequisites: HFT 3423 or HFT 6446.
industry asset managers as well as an in-depth study of
the techniques and practices employed by them in their HFT 6507 Tourism Marketing on the Internet (3). An in-
representation of owernship. depth study of Internet Web site Hosting for tourism
managers, including a detailed examination of the current
HFT 6446 Hospitality Enterprise Technologies (3).
practices of on-line tourism marketing and tourism
Advanced course in information technology in the
destination management systems. Prerequisites: HFT
hospitality industry. Includes study of ERP software and
3503, HFT 6555.
data. Prerequisites: HFT 3423 or permission of the
instructor. HFT 6525 Sales Tactics for Hospitality Industry (3).
Advanced course investigating sales tactics and
HFT 6447 Hotel Information Systems (3). A seminar on
procedures used in hospitality sales environment. Practical
computer systems and their applications within the hotel
application role plays and skill rehearsals used.
industry. An intensive study of a computerized property
Prerequisite: HFT 3503.
management system. All computer applications are
examined, from reservations to the back office through a HFT 6526 Sales Management for the Hospitality
series of assignments and projects. Prerequisites: HFT Industry (3). Analyzes strategic processes for competitive
3423 or HFT 6446. sales management in hospitality industry. Uses critical
thinking models, decision-making simulations and field
HFT 6448 Advanced Hospitality Computer
operation assessments for managing sales function.
Applications (3). Importing financial data, international
Prerequisite: HFT 3503.
features, linking workbooks, mapping geographical data,
scenario manager, goal seeking and optimization HFT 6555 e-Commerce for Hospitality and Tourism (3).
problems will be covered. Prerequisites: HFT 3423 or Planning and managing e-Commerce for hospitality global
equivalent. distribution systems, including major opportunities,
limitations, issues and risks from managerial perspectives.
HFT 6466 Hospitality Revenue Management (3). Prerequisites: HFT 3423 or permission of the instructor.
Introduce and develop the student’s understanding of the
scope and application of revenue management in service HFT 6562 Global Destination Marketing Organizations
companies of the hospitality and tourism industries. (3). An advanced study of the evolution and growth,
Prerequisites: HFT 3503 or HFT 4509. mission, structure, funding, and roles of the different types
of Destination Marketing Organizations worldwide.
HFT 6472 Feasibility Studies for Tourism Projects (3).
Prerequisites: HFT 4509 or equivalent.
In-depth study of the tools and techniques available for
evaluating financial feasibility and cost-benefit analysis of HFT 6586 Research and Statistical Methods (3). A
tourism projects. Prerequisites: ECO 2013 and HFT 4465. practical study of basic research and statistical
methodology applied to a variety of hospitality industry
HFT 6476 Feasibility Studies for the Hospitality
research projects. Techniques for data collection and
Industry (3). In-depth study of the tools and techniques interpretation, and methods of reporting are considered.
available for evaluating financial feasibility of a hospitality
investment. Feasibility study required. Prerequisites: HFT HFT 6596 Marketing Management (3). Team-work
3503; HFT 4464 and HFT 4474. analysis and recommended solution of an actual marketing
problem and development of a marketing plan for
HFT 6477 Financial Management for the Hospitality
hospitality business. Prerequisites: HFT 3503 or HFT
Industry (3). A study of financial management and its 4509.
application in the Hospitality Industry. Topics include
capital investment analysis, mergers and current financial HFT 6605 Legislation and the Hospitality Industry (3).
issues. Emphasis is placed on maximizing shareholder An advanced study of the legislative requirements
value. imposed upon hospitality industry operators. Special
emphasis is placed on the minimum wage law, sales tax,
HFT 6478 Restaurant Development (3). A study of the uniform provision and maintenance, tip credit, the
procedures to research and develop a restaurant from determination of what constitutes hours worked for the
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various job categories, discrimination, and sexual strategic application of research to tourism decision
harassment. making highlighted.
HFT 6607 Hospitality Real Estate Investment (3). HFT 6756 Convention and Meeting Management (3).
Covers major concepts, principles, analytical methods and Advanced study of planning, arranging, marketing, imple-
tools useful for making investment decisions regarding menting, and managing conventions and meetings.
commercial hospitality real estate assets. Prerequisite: HFT 3503.
HFT 6609 Negotiating Strategies for the Hospitality HFT 6806 Recreational Foodservice Management (3).
Industry (3). Students study and practice negotiating Advanced study of financial planning and operational
strategies to reach more satisfactory outcomes from a methods used by recreational food service management
business point-of-view. The hospitality industry requires companies at stadiums, coliseums, arenas, convention
skilled negotiations regarding management contracts, centers, amusement parks, pari-mutuels, state and
supplier agreements, alliance and franchise agreements. national parks, and other recreational areas.
HFT 6697 Hospitality Law Seminar (3). New laws and HFT 6808 Advanced Catering Management and
their impact on the hospitality industry are examined. Research (3). This course focuses on research and
Students research current legal issues and problems and examination of catering practices used in the catering
explore the impact of new legislation on the hospitality profession. It includes an in-depth analysis of all
industry. components of the catering profession including
management, legal aspects, catering contracts, menus
HFT 6704 Contemporary Issues in Tourism (3). An in-
and food displays, beverage service, catering equipment,
depth study of current issues and trends confronting the
catering logistics, human resources, etc.
fast development of the tourism activity at national and
international levels. HFT 6863 World of Wine and Food (3). An intensive
study of wines from around the world and how they pair
HFT 6705 Management of Nature-Based Tourism (3).
with foods. Guest chefs will prepare tapa size portions of
Exploration of research methods and findings related to
food to be paired with local and specific wines.
eco-tourism. Review of effective management strategies
Prerequisite: 21 years old.
for controlling nature-based tourism operations.
HFT 6876 Emerging Topics in Food and Beverage (3).
HFT 6706 Environmental Management Systems for
An in-depth study of current issues and topics confronting
Tourism (3). An in-depth examination of the the food and beverage industry and how they impact future
environmental cost of tourism development. The effective business practices. Management implications addressed.
implementation of international models as well as
environmental practices for sustainable tourism HFT 6908 Directed Study in Tourism Studies (3). An
development will be studied. opportunity for individuals interested in various aspects of
planning, development, marketing, management and
HFT 6711 Tourism and Economics (3). Provides an in- research in tourism to work on their own under the close
depth examination of the Global Tourism Market utilizing supervision of an advisor. Prerequisites: Permission of the
quantitative methods to measure and forecast the instructor and if the directed study is of a research nature,
development of tourism as a strategic economic activity. HFT 6586 is required.
Prerequisites: HFT 3403 and HFT 4464.
HFT 6916 Hospitality Industry Research Project (3-9).
HFT 6712 Tourism Planning and Regional An individualized business research-oriented project
Development (3). An in-depth examination of the process dealing with current problems in the hospitality industry.
of identifying needs, objectives and strategies for tourism Topics and research methods must be approved by the
development. The formulation and evaluation of tourism graduate faculty before registration for the course.
policies and plans will be studied. Prerequisites: HFT 3713 Prerequisite: HFT 6586.
or permission of the instructor.
HFT 6946 Graduate Internship (0-3). Structured
HFT 6715 Problem Solving for Travel and Hospitality hospitality practical training work experience involving
(3). Practical discussion and exploration of issues training program and job rotations not previously
pertaining to the operation and management in the travel performed. Ten week/300 hour minimum. Report and
and hospitality industry. The course provides creative management project required. Prerequisites: Documented
problem solving solutions utilizing today’s information completion of 1000 hospitality related work hours of which
technologies. at least 500 hours must be completed while enrolled at
HFT 6746 Cultural Behavior in Tourism (3). The course FIU. Permission of the instructor.
introduces the major cultural groups of overseas visitors to HFT 6972 Hospitality and Tourism Thesis (1-9). Design
the U.S. and identifies the cultural differences in and preparation of an original research investigation in the
preferences for specific tourism products and services hospitality and tourism discipline. Prerequisites: STA
between these groups and the main stream of the U.S. 5206, STA 6166, and STA 6167 and permission of the
HFT 6747 Tourism Marketing Research Methods and
Applications (3). The nature and characteristics of
tourism research are presented, elements of tourism
research process examined, and the importance and