Hospitality Administration

School of Hospitality Administration

Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

SHA HF 100

Serves as the prerequisite to all SHA courses. Students wishing to take any SHA courses must first complete SHA HF 100. An introductory course designed to offer an overview of the hospitality industry. Students gain a historical perspective and track current events. Discusses the structure of the industry including chains, franchising, ownership, and management. Explores the inner workings of various components of lodging, food service, and entertainment organizations. Previews the important disciplines covered in upper-level classes. Actual industry examples and case studies are used extensively. Not open to SMG students or seniors. 4 cr.


Hospitality Field Experience I

SHA HF 140

400 hours of supervised internship experience. 0 cr.


Financial Accounting for the Hospitality Industry

SHA HF 210

Prereq: (SHA HF 100). An introductory course in accounting designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the language of business. Examines the basic accounting processes of recording, classifying, and summarizing business transactions. Also provides an opportunity to study elements of financial statements such as assets, liabilities, equity, revenue, and expenses. 4 cr.


Food & Beverage Management

SHA HF 220

Prereq: (SHA HF 100 or SHA HF 200). Focuses on principal operating problems facing managers in the restaurant industry. Topics addressed include concept development and entrepreneurship, menu analysis, cost control, operational analysis, and customer service processes. 4 cr.


Hospitality Field Experience II

SHA HF 240

Prereq: (SHA HF 100 and SHA HF 140). 400 hours of supervised internship experience. 0 cr.


Managerial Accounting for the Hospitality Industry

SHA HF 310

Prereq: CAS MA 120 or higher, SHA HF 210 or SMG AC 221, SHA HF 220 and SHA HF 270. After a review of financial-accounting principles, this course examines how financial information is assembled and presented according to the Uniform Systems Accounts for hospitality enterprises. The primary emphasis is on analytical and decision-making uses of financial information, including such topics as cost behavior, leverage, cost-volume-profit analysis, contribution-margin pricing, and budgeting. The course concludes with a review of hotel operating forms, including franchising and management contracts, assessing their impact on financial performance and risk. 4 cr.


Finance for the Hospitality Industry

SHA HF 410

Prereq: SHA HF 210 and SHA HF 310 and (CAS MA 113 or CAS MA 115). Studies the techniques financial managers and external analysts employ to value the firm and its assets. Topics include financial statement analysis, taxation, discounted cash flow, stock and bond valuation, cost of capital, and capital budgeting. The techniques of discounted cash flow and the command of taxation principles developed in the course are applied to commercial real estate analysis, including hospitality properties. Permission required for non-SHA students. Contact the SHA advising office at 617-353-0930 for more information. 4 cr.


Hospitality Leadership

SHA HF 432

Prereq: (SHA HF 231). Focus on leadership and management for the hospitality industry. Using a leadership continuum as a framework, the course explores several different levels of leadership, from a "traditional" leadership role as the head of a major corporation, to the more personal aspect of self-leadership. Several different leadership models are analyzed and applied to the hospitality industry. Leadership tools are explored: hands-on, realistic tools that you will be able to use in your personal life, while in school, and in the business world. Seniors only. Permission required for non-SHA students. Contact the SHA advising office at 617-353-0930 for more information. 4 cr.


International Experience

SHA HF 440

Prereq: (SHA HF 100). This requirement can be fulfilled by living or working in a foreign country for ten weeks or exploring through coursework the language and culture of another country. Students may also propose an independent study to fulfill this requirement. 0 cr.