Hospitality and Tourism Management Courses

HTM 495 – 3 Credits

This course builds on the experiences of the hospitality field experience course where students will now choose a specific area where they will like to work. The internship will be a structured management entry level experience; it will focus on attaining practical knowledge in the industry. The theoretical concepts gained in the classroom will be put into practice thus expanding and enriching the student’s skills, experience and marketability.

Pre-requisites: HTM 190, 220, 295, and 300
Offered: Fall, Spring

HTM 475 – 3 Credits

This course will examine financial statements which are specific to the hospitality and tourism industry. An analysis of how hotels determine room rates and restaurant menu prices to achieve profitability will be investigated. This course will also look at the volatility of this industry regarding risks, and the ratios used to measure risk will be covered. Some emphasis will be placed on managerial decision making in the hospitality industry.

Pre-requisite: HTM 190
Offered: Spring

HTM 315 – 3 Credits

The Tourism and Hospitality industry involves the mass movement of individuals across international borders and the interaction of these travelers with a variety of cultures and people, some sophisticated and others primitive. An understanding of the synthesis of this interaction is essential if service industry students are to fully understand the social consequences which tourism and hospitality have on the host community and the diaspora in that region.

Offered: Fall

HTM 300 – 3 Credits

This course focuses on the job of recruiting, training and retaining the most valuable asset of the hospitality and tourism industry, which is its human resources. The hospitality and tourism industry is heavily dependent on service and employs the largest number of people of any other industry, and its future success relies heavily on having trained and qualified persons to deliver their product. Students will look at the different theories and methods used in training and will have an opportunity to visit training facilities at major hospitality establishments.

Pre-requisite: HTM 190
Offered: Spring

HTM 295 – 3 Credits

The main focus of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to observe, learn and participate in as many professional hospitality and tourism management experiences as possible. The course will emphasize experiential learning in a variety of hospitality and tourism management settings with the intent of exposing the student to as many activities and experiences as possible. The hope is that by experiencing and observing different scenarios students will align career goals, develop professional outlooks and improve networking skills which are all essential for success in this environment.

Pre-requisite: HTM 190 and HTM 220
Offered: Fall, Spring

HTM 225 – 3 Credits

A look at the increasing impact sports have on the hospitality and tourism industries, with specific reference to the operations and marketing of properties in these businesses. Theoretical underpinning of this niche market, and the profiles visitors in this area will be investigated. Visits to establishments, specifically Disney Wide World of Sport, will be arranged for students choosing this course.

Offered: Spring

HTM 222 – 3 Credits

This course focuses on theme parks and resorts as destinations, the linking of the various products which includes hospitality, transportation and attractions in a product plant will be examined in detail. The complexity of operations within these organizations will be investigated by way of field trips to the major players in this area which are Disney and Universal Studios. Discussions on the merits of having these operations dictate development at the destination will also form a large part of this module.

Offered: Spring

HTM 220 – 3 Credits

This course looks at the highly complex nature of managing the accommodations industry room stock; it focuses specifically on the organization and management of the front office and housekeeping departments. The broad definition of accommodations which encompasses timeshare, hotels, condominiums, trailer parks, and campsites, will also be examined and students will get a good appreciation for the fierce competition within this sector of the hospitality industry.

Pre-requisite: HTM 190
Offered: Spring

HTM 215 – 3 Credits

This course reviews the multifaceted world of food and beverage operations. Great food and great service create an outstanding dining experience, but the food and beverage field encompasses many areas never seen by consumers. This course covers topics from food production principles and service management, to menu planning, sanitation, purchasing, controlling, and beverage management. Exciting projects like creating a menu and visiting with a manager of a well-known restaurant operation are part of this course.

Pre-requisite: HTM 190
Offered: Fall

HTM 190 – 3 Credits

This introductory course will give the student an overall understanding of the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. The course will form the foundation of understanding for future hospitality and tourism courses, and provides students with a general orientation of the importance of this industry locally, regionally, and internationally. A look at the different career paths which students can follow will also be examined.

Offered: Fall

NEWS AND EVENTS

Webber International University Promotes Dr. Fred Fening to Full Professor

Babson Park, Florida Dr. Charles Shieh, Chief Academic Officer, has announced that Dr. Fred Fening has been promoted from the rank of Associate Professor to the rank of Professor. Fening joined the Webber Faculty in 2007. He was appointed the Leslie D. Reagin III Chair of Strategic Management in 2009. He was promoted to Associate […]

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Webber International University Celebrates 90th Anniversary

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Darren Richie Joins Webber International University as Director of Athletics

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Webber Students Advance to Florida’s State PBL Competition

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Webber International University’s Accreditation Reaffirmed!

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Webber International University Announces Tuition Freeze for 17/18 School Year

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Webber International University Welcomes ITT Students

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Webber Places in National FBLA-PBL Competition

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