Grade 15 - Hospitality and Tourism

Lodging Operations Management (Credit: 0.50)

This course introduces students to hotel management. Students taking this course briefly review the history of the lodging industry, and place contemporary hotels in a larger context of the hospitality industry. They then study hotels from several different angles: vision and mission, organizational structures, and the structure and functions of different divisions within the hotel. The course emphasizes the rooms divisions, and addresses how it relates to food and beverage, sales and marketing, hospitality, and security divisions. In the process, students get a chance to research and/or observe a number of hotels and hotel divisions in action. As a result, this course is valuable to students planning a career in hotel management, especially those interested in front office operations. It is also useful to any student interested in the hospitality industry or business in general.