3.00 credits

(4,0,0) hrs

15 wks

This course takes a management perspective in introducing the lodging industry, with emphasis on the industry's management, ownership and scope. Students become familiar with the organizational structures of both front and back offices of a hotel; roles and functional interrelationships of various departments within a hotel as well as an understanding of the major segments within the lodging industry. This course covers historical developments of the industry, roles and functions of key departments, trends and future directions, as well as the dynamics of the hospitality industry.