Hotel Rest Tourism Mgmt (HRTM)
Effective methods for conducting, costing, and evaluating training and development procedures for hospitality supervisors and managers.
Examination of revenue management in the hospitality industry with an emphasis on the theory and dynamics of revenue management, the implementation of capacity management, forecasting and discounting.
Multicultural, multiracial, and multiethnic factors within the hospitality and tourism industry.
This course will give students an overview of the theme park and attractions industry. We will explore each of the areas of this industry including: history, venues, resources, ride operations, merchandising, food service and design.
Individualized security programs, procedures, legal issues, and review of local, state, and federal laws that apply to the lodging and restaurant industry.
Advanced principles of the management of hotels and resorts.
Analysis of current issues and problems in the meetings industry with emphasis on planning, organizing, managing, and enhancing meetings.
Analysis of the structure of international lodging companies, challenges of marketing U.S. lodging companies abroad, and cultural differences in international management.
Management of the timeshare and vacation ownership industry.
An advanced study of the food-service industry and its operations both internally and externally to the physical plant.
A viticultural and enological study of wine and wine regions around the world; from the vineyard to the table including grape varietals, wine regions and wine service. Students must be 21 years old.
This course will focus on the study of multi-unit and franchise operations within the hospitality and tourism industry.
Analysis of the adventure travel industry throughout the world, with emphasis on the management, marketing, and operation of an adventure travel business.
Information technologies such as e-commerce, e-marketing, and e-research are examined, critiqued, and applied within a tourism context.
Advanced topics in hospitality management for the club industry.
Advanced concepts, issues, and trends in the hospitality and tourism industry. May be taken twice for degree credit.
Effective practices used in the planning, development, and promotion of golf tourism. Experiential learning component for evaluating selected issues, problem solving, and participating in the operational performance of a large golf tournament. Employment with a pre-approved golf tournament or permission of instructor.
Examines superior customer service in high-quality business operations for a mega golf- tourism event; includes an experiential learning/fieldwork component.
Study of the economic, social, cultural, political, and environmental considerations of international tourism management and development.
The study of financial management related to the hospitality industry.
Strategic decision-making, planning, and leadership relative to the hospitality industry.
Analysis, planning, and control of the service function in hospitality organizations with emphasis on management problems.
Strategic marketing process for hospitality organizations.
Feasibility studies, functional planning and design, equipment and utilities management.
Consideration and analysis of relevant contemporary problems and issues presently facing managers in the lodging industry.
Critical issues impacting the management of food-service organizations.
Issues in travel and tourism.
Examination of the Olympic Games, a mega sport and tourism event, and its impact on the sport, entertainment, hospitality and tourism sectors.
Cross-listed course: SPTE 781
Management of resort complexes, including master plan development, ecological concerns, and recreational activities development.
Work experience and participation in management decision-making in a hospitality and tourism business environment. Positions assigned on an individual basis with emphasis on oral and written communication skills, planning, and problem solving.
Independent study for advanced students under faculty supervision. May be taken twice for degree credit.
Thesis preparation in international hospitality and tourism management.
Examination of serious inquiry, philosophical foundations and schools of thought, and the contributions from social and behavioral sciences that heavily influence hospitality management.
An introduction to college level teaching; major components include related theory, current research, instructional design, and the application of effective strategies in the teaching-learning process. Emphasis is also aligned with Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) for instruction and planning for future implementation in HRSM curriculum.
Seminar of current topics related to research, teaching and grant writing in hospitality management. As part of the PhD program requirement, the course must be taken twice during the tenure of a student at USC Columbia.