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  1. 1. 478 School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Graduate Catalog School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Joseph J. West, Dean and Professor Note: The programs, policies, requirements, and Lee C. Dickson, Associate Dean and Associate regulations listed in this catalog are continually subject to Professor review, in order to serve the needs of the University’s Rocco M. Angelo, Associate Dean and Professor various publics, and to respond to the mandates of the Joan S. Remington, Associate Dean for Academics and Florida Board of Education and the Florida Legislature. Director, Career Development; Director, Institute for Changes may be made without advanced notice. Please Hospitality and Tourism Education and Research, refer to the General Information section for the University’s Instructor policies, requirements, and regulations. Elio C. Bellucci, Professor Location Cheryl M. Carter, Instructor Patrick J. Cassidy, Instructor The School is located on 200 tropical acres in a resort-like setting at the scenic Biscayne Bay Campus at Biscayne Percival Darby, Assistant Professor Boulevard and Northeast 151 Street, North Miami, Florida. M. Nancy Del Risco, Lecturer Marcel R. Escoffier, Associate Professor Admission William M. Hansen, Instructor Applicants to the School must submit a Graduate Charles L. Ilvento, Professor Application for Admission to the University and must follow Lendal H. Kotschevar, Professor Emeritus the regular University admission procedures described in Gerald W. Lattin, Professor Emeritus the Admission section of the catalog. Applicants must be Anthony G. Marshall, Dean Emeritus eligible for admission to the University before admission to Steven V. Moll, Associate Professor the School. Elisa Moncarz, Professor Admissions standards for the Master of Science Michael J. Moran, Instructor degrees in Hospitality Management and Tourism Studies William J. Morgan, Jr., Professor Emeritus are an earned bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 grade point Diann R. Newman, Instructor and Academic Advisor average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. International graduate William G. O’Brien, Associate Professor student applicants whose native language is not English Alan J. Parker, Professor and Director, Center for are required to submit a score for the Test of English as a Tourism and Technology 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. William J. Quain, Professor An applicant who feels the earned GPA is not indicative Yvette Reisinger, Associate Professor of his or her ability to be successful in a graduate degree J. Kevin Robson, Associate Professor program may also submit scores on the Graduate Record Donald G. Rosellini, Lecturer Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission David M. Talty, Instructor Test (GMAT) which will be taken into consideration by the Mary L. Tanke, Associate Professor admissions committee in its evaluation of the application. Jinlin Zhao, Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Applicants who meet admissions criteria, but do not Programs have undergraduate preparation in Hospitality Management or Tourism Studies, may be required to The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management offers complete a series of undergraduate preparatory courses. Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Hospitality Specific courses will depend upon the individual’s Management and Tourism Studies and Certificate undergraduate preparation. Fifteen credit hours of Programs that combine practical experience with preparatory courses for Hospitality Management or twenty- classroom theory to assist the student to gain the one credit hours of preparatory courses for Tourism understanding, skills, and techniques needed to qualify for Studies normally will be required. Undergraduate job opportunities and to achieve his or her career goals in prerequisite courses may be taken at FIU in combination the hospitality and tourism industries. with required graduate courses. A maximum of six With the cooperation of industry executives, the School semester hours of related graduate credit may be has created an internship program which literally utilizes transferred from another university or from the graduate the hotels, resorts, restaurants, clubs, airlines, travel programs of this University provided they meet University agencies, and cruise lines as practice labs for students. 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.
  2. 2. Graduate Catalog School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 479 1. Satisfy all University requirements for a master’s Graduate Internship degree. Required for all graduate students unless prior experience 2. Complete a minimum of 39 semesters hours of warrants a waiver of this requirement (see advisor for graduate level course work in the Hospitality Management information). or Tourism Studies curriculum. (Exception: Executive Hospitality Management Track). Industry Experience Requirement: 1300 3. Earn a minimum grade point average of ‘B’ (3.0) in all hours approved courses in the student’s graduate program of study. 1000 hours of hospitality related practical training work experience is required plus 300 hours for the Graduate No courses, in which a grade below ‘C’ is earned, may be Internship. A minimum of 800 hours must be completed counted toward the Master’s Degree in Hospitality while enrolled in the graduate program at FIU. Work Management or Tourism Studies. However, all approved experience documentation is required. work taken as a graduate student will be counted in computing the grade point average, including courses Master of Science in Hospitality graded ‘D’ or ‘F’. Management Non-Degree Seeking Students Executive Masters Track Hospitality Individuals currently employed in the hospitality or tourism Management: (30) field, who do not have the educational requirements to meet degree admission standards, may be interested in Management Experience enrolling in certain specific courses to improve their skills A minimum of five years hospitality related management and to enhance their chances for promotion. Any person experience is required for acceptance into this track. currently employed in the field may register as a Non- Applicants must currently hold a management position in Degree Seeking Student for a maximum of 12 semester the hospitality or tourism industry. A Bachelor’s degree hours. from an accredited institution is required. Master of Science in Hospitality Undergraduate Prerequisites: (9) HFT 3403 Accounting for the Hospitality Industry 3 Management HFT 4464 Financial Analysis in the Hospitality Undergraduate Prerequisites (15) Industry 3 HFT 4474 Management Accounting for the ENC 3311 Advanced Research Writing 3 Hospitality Industry 3 FSS 3230C Introductory Commercial Food Production 3 Core Requirements (30) HFT 3403 Accounting for the Hospitality Industry 3 HFT 6245 Hospitality/Tourism Service Operations HFT 3503 Hospitality Marketing Strategy 3 Analysis 3 HFT 4464 Financial Analysis in the Hospitality HFT 6257 Contemporary Issues in the Lodging Industry 3 Industry 3 Attendance at Dean’s Lectures is required for all graduate HFT 6296 Strategic Management for Hospitality students and Tourism 3 HFT 6299 Case Studies in Hospitality Core Requirements (27) Management 3 HFT 6245 Hospitality/Tourism Service Operations HFT 6429 Hospitality Asset Management 3 Analysis 3 HFT 6446 Hospitality Enterprise Technologies 3 HFT 6246 Organizational Behavior in the HFT 6477 Financial Management for the Hospitality Industry 3 Hospitality Industry 3 HFT 6296 Strategic Management for Hospitality HFT 6476 Feasibility Studies for the Hospitality and Tourism 3 Industry 3 HFT 6299 Case Studies in Hospitality or Management 3 HFT 6478 Restaurant Development 3 HFT 6446 Hospitality Enterprise Technologies 3 HFT 6555 e-Commerce for Hospitality and HFT 6477 Financial Management for the Tourism 3 Hospitality Industry 3 HFT 6596 Marketing Management 3 HFT 6476 Feasibility Studies for the Hospitality 1 Industry 3 Evening courses available. Also available via distance or learning. 1 HFT 6478 Restaurant Development 3 HFT 6586 Research and Statistical Methods 3 Master of Science in Hospitality HFT 6697 Hospitality Law Seminar 3 Management Thesis Track HFT 6946 Graduate Internship 0 Undergraduate Prerequisites (15) Graduate Hospitality Management Electives: 12 ENC 3311 Advanced Research Writing 3 1 In place of HFT 6476 or HFT 6478 and two electives, the FSS 3230C Introductory Commercial Food student may choose to complete HFT 6916, the Hospitality Production 3 Industry Research Project, which carries a nine credit hour HFT 3403 Accounting for the Hospitality Industry 3 requirement. An additional graduate statistics course will HFT 3503 Hospitality Marketing Strategy 3 be required. HFT 4464 Financial Analysis in the Hospitality
  3. 3. 480 School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Graduate Catalog Industry 3 HFT 6278 Time Share Management 3 Attendance at Dean’s Lectures is required for all graduate HFT 6296 Strategic Management for Hospitality students and Tourism 3 HFT 6299 Case Studies in Hospitality Course Requirements (39) Management 3 HFT 6245 Hospitality/Tourism Service Operations HFT 6756 Convention and Meeting Management 3 Analysis 3 Environmental Issues HFT 6246 Organizational Behavior in the ANT 5548 Ecological Anthropology 3 Hospitality Industry 3 EVR 5065 Ecology of the Costa Rican Rain Forest 3 HFT 6296 Strategic Management for Hospitality EVR 5066 Ecology of the Amazon Flooded Forest 3 and Tourism 3 EVR 5183 Environmental Resource Policy 3 HFT 6299 Case Studies in Hospitality EVR 5300 Urban Ecology 3 Management 3 EVR 5320 Environmental Resource Management 3 HFT 6446 Hospitality Enterprise Technologies 3 EVR 5360 Protected Area Management 3 HFT 6477 Financial Management for the EVR 5907 Independent Study in Environmental Hospitality Industry 3 Studies 3 HFT 6697 Hospitality Law Seminar 3 EVR 5936 Special Topics – Pollution Ecology 3 HFT 6972 Thesis 9 LAA 5235 Theory of Landscape Architecture 3 HFT 6946 Graduate Internship 0 REL 5183 Ethics and the Environment 3 STA 5206 Design of Experiments 3 Advertising and Public Relations STA 6166 Statistical Methods in Research I 3 ADV 6805 Creative Advertising and Public STA 6167 Statistical Methods in Research II 3 Relations Execution 3 Master of Science in Tourism Studies MMC 6416 The Literature of Integrated Communication 3 Undergraduate Prerequisites 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 LEI 5110 Program Administration in Parks, Core Requirements (24) Recreation and Sports 3 HFT 6472 Feasibility Studies for Tourism 3 LEI 5440 Program Development in Parks, HFT 6507 Tourism Marketing on the Internet 3 Recreation and Sports 3 HFT 6562 Global Destinations Marketing LEI 5503 Liability and Law in Leisure, Recreation Organizations 3 and Sports 3 HFT 6586 Research and Statistical Methods 3 LEI 5595 Seminar in Parks and Recreation HFT 6706 Environmental Management Systems Management 3 for Tourism 3 LEI 5605 Philosophical and Social Bases of Parks HFT 6711 Tourism and Economics 3 and Recreation Planning 3 HFT 6712 Tourism Planning and Regional LEI 5907 Directed Study in Parks and Recreation Development 3 Management 3 HFT 6715 Problem Solving in Travel and LEI 6577 Leisure Services Marketing 3 Hospitality 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
  4. 4. Graduate Catalog School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 481 HFT 4509 Tourism Marketing 3 problems require application of economic and management principles for solution. Course Requirements (39) HFT 6472 Feasibility Studies for Tourism 3 FSS 6452 Advanced Foodservice Design Operations HFT 6507 Tourism Marketing on the Internet 3 (3). Advanced planning, programming, and project HFT 6562 Global Destinations Marketing documentation for commercial food service facilities. Organizations 3 Spatial, environmental, and electro-mechanical design HFT 6706 Environmental Management Systems factors are stressed, with particular emphasis on efficiency for Tourism 3 modulation and investment aspects. Recommended: HFT HFT 6711 Tourism and Economics 3 4343 HFT 6712 Tourism Planning and Regional FSS 6834 Foodservice Research (3). The planning, Development 3 executing, and reporting of an individual research project HFT 6715 Problem Solving in Travel and dealing with significant problems in food service. Students Hospitality 3 demonstrate an understanding of research techniques HFT 6972 Thesis 9 through data collection, evaluation, and interpretation. STA 5206 Design of Experiments 3 STA 6166 Statistical Methods in Research I 3 HFT 5547 Leadership Training for Team Building (3). STA 6167 Statistical Methods in Research II 3 Students will learn leadership skills to facilitate team Attendance at all Dean’s Lectures is required for all building activities in order to improve group graduate students. communication, trust, problem-solving, and productivity. Graduate Certificate in Hospitality and HFT 5655 Franchising and Management Contracts (3). A comprehensive course designed to examine the Tourism Management franchise/franchisor, franchisee and owner/manager This program will consist of eighteen (18) credits of relationships in hotel and foodservice operations and the graduate level course work in Hospitality Management, mutual obligations created by each type of contract. Tourism Studies or a combination of both and will be HFT 5719 Implementation and Management of designed by the student with close supervision by the Tourism Projects (3). Practical development, School’s graduate advisor. This program is primarily implementation, and management of tourism projects and designed for students who are intent upon improving their programs with emphasis on developing tour packages for academic credentials for teaching at an accredited international and developing nation’s situations. community college level academic program. Prerequisites: HFT 3700 or equivalent. Program Requirements HFT 5901, 5906, 5911 Independent Studies (VAR). With Hospitality Management permission from the Associate Dean, students may HFT 6296 Strategic Management engage in independent research projects and other HFT 6299 Case Studies approved phases of independent study. Prerequisite: Tourism Studies Permission. HFT 6562 Global Destination Marketing HFT 5957 Study Abroad Research Program (3). Field Organizations research opportunity for students who want to interact with HFT 6706 Environmental Management Systems local scholars policy makers and hospitality industry for Tourism leaders to do an indepth research of the hospitality Students will take eighteen (18) credits of graduate level industry in a foreign country. course work from the School of Hospitality Management. HFT 5XXXC Wine Technology (3). This course is an Students will be required to fulfill all admission introduction to the appreciation and management of wine, requirements for the University Graduate School as well as successful operators merchandising wines in restaurants, for the Master of Science degree programs in retail stores, supermarkets, and wholesale companies. Hospitality Management and Tourism Studies. Students learn the economies of buying and selling wine, how to taste and evaluate wines of the great vineyards Course Descriptions around the world. Definition of Prefixes FSS - Food Service Systems; HFT - Hotel, Food, Tourism. HFT 6208 Hospitality Industry Consulting (3). Provides in-depth analysis of hospitality consulting. Includes FSS 6108 Purchasing and Menu Planning (3). opportunities techniques and methodologies used in Advanced information on sources, grades and standards, practice. Lectures, case studies, projects and site visits criteria for selection, purchasing and storage for the major are used. Prerequisites: HFT 4464 or HFT 4465. foods, including development of specifications. Consideration of the menu pattern with particular HFT 6225 Multicultural Human Resources emphasis on costing, pricing, and the work load placed on Management for the Hospitality Industry (3). A study of the production staff. Item analysis and merchandising personnel, consumer relations, and diversity in the features are emphasized. hospitality industry within a multicultural, multiracial, and multiethnic society through an examination of value FSS 6365 Foodservice Systems (3). Principles of system systems and cultural characteristics. analysis applied to the foodservice industry. Attention is given to the organization of modern food production, HFT 6226 Motivation and Leadership (3). Study of preparation, and distribution systems. Case study motivation, perception, learning, attitude formation,
  5. 5. 482 School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Graduate Catalog incentive theory, and job satisfaction, with emphasis on their experiences, and to relate their experiences to leadership and group task performance. principles of modern management. HFT 6227 Hospitality Management Training Systems HFT 6299 Case Studies in Hospitality Management (3). (3). A course designed to develop and provide applications Case studies are used to analyze and integrate the various of proven training systems and methods for managers in disciplines of hospitality management and the visitor the hospitality industry. The case study method will be industry. A critical attitude toward all administrative and used. management thought is encouraged. Prerequisite: HFT 4464. HFT 6228 Managing Self and Others in the Hospitality Industry (3). Students will increase managerial HFT 6325 Hospitality Facilities Engineering and effectiveness by learning and applying a model for Management (3). Hospitality facilities management from enhancing self-esteem and integrating that model into their value-oriented system engineering perspective managerial philosophy for the hospitality industry. emphasizing management responsibilities for efficiency in building design, operations and utilities sytems. HFT 6245 Hospitality/Tourism Service Operations Prerequisite: HFT 3403. Management (3). Application of techniques to create, operate staff and evaluate service systems for HFT 6346 Design and Planning of Restaurants and hospitality/tourism enterprises. Emphasis on queues, Hotels (3). Advanced level of study of all aspects forecasting demand, route and scheduling and quality considered in designing and planning a restaurant or hotel. management. Prerequisites: HFT 3505 or HFT 4509. Includes lectures, case studies, and laboratory drawing exercises. Scheduling and cost controls considered. HFT 6246 Organizational Behavior in the Hospitality Prerequisite: HFT 3263 Industry (3). A survey of the concepts of organizational behavior and industrial psychology theory, from both the HFT 6404 Non Commercial and Contract Foodservice research and practical points of view. The course is Management (3). Advanced management of foodservice designed to assist students in making sound decisions in operations in noncommercial facilities, self operated and the hospitality area by making them sensitive to the contract managed. Includes business and industry, health organizational parameters which influence their decisions. care, campus dining, correctional, and foodservice vending. HFT 6256 International Hotel Operations (3). A consideration of various environments within which the HFT 6429 Hospitality Asset Management (3). This international hospitality firm operates. Organizational, course will present an overview of the role of hospitality financial, and marketing factors are of major concern. industry asset managers as well as an in-depth study of Emphasis is placed on those problems and constraints the techniques and practices employed by them in their which are uniquely different from problems of firms representation of owernship. engaged in domestic operations of a similar nature. HFT 6446 Hospitality Enterprise Technologies (3). Prerequisites: HFT 3403, HFT 3503. Advanced course in information technology in the HFT 6257 Contemporary Issues in the Lodging hospitality industry. Includes study of ERP software and Industry (3). Students will explore emerging issues that data. Prerequisites: HFT 3423 or permission of the impact domestic and global lodging. Content analysis to instructor. identify and analyze relevant industry problems will be HFT 6447 Hotel Information Systems (3). A seminar on used. computer systems and their applications within the hotel HFT 6278 Timeshare Management (3). Course covers industry. An intensive study of a computerized property management, marketing, sales legislation, financing, and management system. All computer applications are budgeting of timeshare and vacation ownership properties. examined, from reservations to the back office through a Opportunity to gain AEI certification. series of assignments and projects. Prerequisites: HFT 3423 or HFT 6446. HFT 6280 Globalization and Competitive Methods of Multinational Hospitality Companies (3). Course HFT 6448 Advanced Hospitality Computer synthesizes theories and concepts of globalization, Applications (3). Importing financial data, international multinational strategy and international business studies features, linking workbooks, mapping geographical data, and applies them in the analysis of multinational hospitality scenario manager, goal seeking and optimization companies. 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 come together periodically for analysis and discussion of
  6. 6. Graduate Catalog School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 483 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 HFT 6596 Marketing Management (3). Team-work investment. Feasibility study required. Prerequisites: HFT analysis and recommended solution of an actual marketing 3503; HFT 4464 and HFT 4474. 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 HFT 6605 Legislation and the Hospitality Industry (3). capital investment analysis, mergers and current financial An advanced study of the legislative requirements issues. Emphasis is placed on maximizing shareholder imposed upon hospitality industry operators. Special value. 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 concept to opening. Emphasis will be on market research, various job categories, discrimination, and sexual site development, financial feasibility, and the formulation harassment. of an operating plan for an individual restaurant. HFT 6607 Hospitality Real Estate Investment (3). Prerequisites: HFT 3503 and HFT 4464. Covers major concepts, principles, analytical methods and HFT 6486 Investment Analysis for the Hospitality tools useful for making investment decisions regarding Industry (3). Advanced investment methods and commercial hospitality real estate assets. opportunities with emphasis on securities of the hospitality HFT 6697 Hospitality Law Seminar (3). New laws and industry, financing techniques, syndication, negotiations. their impact on the hospitality industry are examined. Prerequisites: HFT 6446 and HFT 4464. Students research current legal issues and problems and HFT 6494 Restaurant Information Systems (3). An in- explore the impact of new legislation on the hospitality depth study of principles relating to use of computer industry. systems in the restaurant and foodservice industry. The HFT 6704 Contemporary Issues in Tourism (3). An in- student is required to implement a simulated restaurant on depth study of current issues and trends confronting the computer systems. This simulation includes personnel fast development of the tourism activity at national and files, daily management, menu explosion and analysis, international levels. and inventory tracking. A research project will be assigned. Prerequisites: HFT 3423 or HFT 6446. HFT 6705 Management of Nature-Based Tourism (3). Exploration of research methods and findings related to HFT 6507 Tourism Marketing on the Internet (3). An in- eco-tourism. Review of effective management strategies depth study of Internet Web site Hosting for tourism for controlling nature-based tourism operations. managers, including a detailed examination of the current practices of on-line tourism marketing and tourism HFT 6706 Environmental Management Systems for destination management systems. Prerequisites: HFT Tourism (3). An in-depth examination of the 3503, HFT 6555. environmental cost of tourism development. The effective implementation of international models as well as HFT 6525 Sales Tactics for Hospitality Industry (3). environmental practices for sustainable tourism Advanced course investigating sales tactics and development will be studied. procedures used in hospitality sales environment. Practical application role plays and skill rehearsals used. HFT 6711 Tourism and Economics (3). Provides an in- Prerequisite: HFT 3503. depth examination of the Global Tourism Market utilizing quantitative methods to measure and forecast the HFT 6526 Sales Management for the Hospitality development of tourism as a strategic economic activity. Industry (3). Analyzes strategic processes for competitive Prerequisites: HFT 3403 and HFT 4464. sales management in hospitality industry. Uses critical thinking models, decision-making simulations and field HFT 6712 Tourism Planning and Regional operation assessments for managing sales function. Development (3). An in-depth examination of the process Prerequisite: HFT 3503. of identifying needs, objectives and strategies for tourism development. The formulation and evaluation of tourism HFT 6555 e-Commerce for Hospitality and Tourism (3). policies and plans will be studied. Prerequisites: HFT 3713 Planning and managing e-Commerce for hospitality global or permission of the instructor. distribution systems, including major opportunities, limitations, issues and risks from managerial perspectives. HFT 6715 Problem Solving for Travel and Hospitality Prerequisites: HFT 3423 or permission of the instructor. (3). Practical discussion and exploration of issues pertaining to the operation and management in the travel HFT 6562 Global Destination Marketing Organizations and hospitality industry. The course provides creative (3). An advanced study of the evolution and growth, problem solving solutions utilizing today’s information mission, structure, funding, and roles of the different types technologies. of Destination Marketing Organizations worldwide. Prerequisites: HFT 4509 or equivalent. HFT 6756 Convention and Meeting Management (3). Advanced study of planning, arranging, marketing, imple- HFT 6586 Research and Statistical Methods (3). A menting, and managing conventions and meetings. practical study of basic research and statistical Prerequisite: HFT 3503. methodology applied to a variety of hospitality industry
  7. 7. 484 School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Graduate Catalog HFT 6806 Recreational Foodservice Management (3). Advanced study of financial planning and operational methods used by recreational food service management companies at stadiums, coliseums, arenas, convention centers, amusement parks, pari-mutuels, state and national parks, and other recreational areas. HFT 6863 World of Wine and Food (3). An intensive study of wines from around the world and how they pair with foods. Guest chefs will prepare tapa size portions of food to be paired with local and specific wines. Prerequisite: 21 years old. HFT 6876 Emerging Topics in Food and Beverage (3). An in-depth study of current issues and topics confronting the food and beverage industry and how they impact future business practices. Management implications addressed. 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.

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