(HTM 485) Hospitality and Tourism Senior Seminar
A capstone course designed to be completed in the senior year. Students integrate and combine concepts and ideas from prior courses and industry experience to develop a “big picture” view of the industry in preparation for career success. Case studies, site visits, industry expert panels, and industry-generated projects are employed to this end.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
- Apply general business principles and practices to the unique nature and needs of the hospitality and tourism industry.
- Lead other team members toward the successful accomplishment of a task, project, or organizational goal.
- Effectively solve business problems by applying critical thinking and utilizing qualitative and quantitative tools.
- Develop a mastery of relevant technologies and systems and their application toward organizational productivity and innovation.
- Understand and demonstrate how to produce a high level of service quality in a hospitality and tourism setting.
- Demonstrate flexibility and creativity in the context of a rapidly evolving hospitality and tourism industry.
- Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism in work habits, communications, appearance, and interactions with colleagues and customers.
- Complete successfully for career opportunities and internal advancement within hospitality and tourism organization.
- Integrate a hospitality and tourism career into a well-rounded, moral, productive, and satisfying life.