Courses

  • SHA HF 100: Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
    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. The class discusses the structure of the industry including chains, franchising, ownership, and management. The course explores the inner workings of various components of lodging, food service, and entertainment organizations. It previews the important disciplines covered in upper-level classes. Actual industry examples and case studies are used extensively. This course is NOT offered to seniors.
  • SHA HF 103: Hosp Mgmt Lect
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • SHA HF 120: Principles of Food Production Management
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: HF 100
    A lab-based overview of food production. Emphasis is placed on food science, nutrition, and food management skills. Students practice food management techniques, proper use of tools and equipment, and the evaluation of food products. The concepts of managing from the front door and the back door are also discussed. Additional $150 for lab supplies. 2 credits, offered Fall & Spring.
  • SHA HF 140: Hospitality Field Experience I
    400 hours of supervised internship experience. Students are required to have their HF140 activities pre-approved by their faculty advisor and the Director of Career Services prior to completing work/activities 0 cr., Offered Fall & Spring. [ 0 cr. ]
  • SHA HF 210: Financial Accounting for the Hospitality Industry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: (SHA HF 100)
    An introductory course in Accounting designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the language of business. This course examines the basic accounting processes of recording, classifying, and summarizing business transactions. It also provides an opportunity to study elements of financial statements such as assets, liabilities, equity, revenue, and expenses. 4 credits, offered Fall & Spring.
  • SHA HF 220: Food & Beverage Management
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: (SHA HF 100 or SHA HF 200)
    This courses focuses on principal operating problems facing managers in the restaurant industry. Topics such as concept development and entrepreneurship, menu analysis, cost control, operational analysis, and customer service processes are addressed. 4 credits, offered Fall & Spring.
  • SHA HF 231: Human Resources Management for the Hospitality Industry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SHA HF 100
    Explores contemporary human resource management relative to the hospitality industry, with emphasis on planning, job analysis, recruitment, selection, hiring, placement, and ethnic diversity in the workplace. Specifically, the course concentrates on employee motivation, leadership, training, team building, employee performance and retention. Management philosophies of work compensation, discipline, and labor relations are discussed as they affect current hospitality industry strategies to attract and retain a quality workforce. 4 credits, offered Fall & Spring.
  • SHA HF 240: Hospitality Field Experience II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: (SHA HF 100 and SHA HF 140)
    400 hours of supervised internship experience. Students are required to have their HF240 activities pre-approved by their faculty advisor and the Director of Career Services prior to completing work/activities 0 credits, Offered Fall & Spring
  • SHA HF 250: Hospitality Law
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SHA HF 100.
    A look at the laws that apply to hotels, food-service establishments, and the travel industry. Consideration of innkeepers' duties to guests. Concepts of liability and negligence, contract and property practices, and miscellaneous statutes applicable to the hospitality industry. 2 credits, offered Fall & Spring.
  • SHA HF 260: Hospitality Marketing Principles
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SHA HF 100.
    This course provides an understanding of the role and function of marketing in the hospitality industry. It offers an overview of generic principles of marketing for any industry (including consumer products and manufacturing) and introduces specialized principles for the hospitality industry. For all topics, it uses examples taken primarily from the hospitality industry. Subjects covered include marketing strategy, marketing research, consumer behavior, segmentation, positioning, product and concept development, pricing, distribution, and marketing communications (including advertising and public relations). Class discussion, lectures, and case studies. 4 credits, offered Fall & Spring.
  • SHA HF 270: Lodging Operations and Technology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: (SHA HF 100 or SHA HF 200)
    This course provides an introduction to the operations and technology of the room division within hotel properties. Explores theoretical principles and operational tactics for management of front office, reservations,housekeeping and engineering functions. 4 credits, offered Fall & Spring.
  • SHA HF 282: Culture and Communication Travel Series
    This course is designed to introduce the culture, communication, history and hospitality industry in another country. This course provides a unique opportunity to learn about the country or city and gain new perspective on travel and lodging operations. The course requires a field trip to the specific country during spring break. Please see side notes on the University Schedule for which country will be the focus for the current semester. (Additional Cost Applies) 2cr. Prereq: HF100
  • SHA HF 295: Priv Club Mgmt
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SHA HF 100
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • SHA HF 307: Entrprenrship
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SHA HF 220 ; SHA HF 260 ; SHA HF 310.
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • SHA HF 310: Managerial Accounting for the Hospitality Industry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: 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 of the course 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 and assessing their impact on financial performance and risk. 4 credits, offered Fall & Spring.
  • SHA HF 313: Adv Hosp Acct
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: HF210 and HF310
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • SHA HF 314: Mkt Feasibility
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SHA HF 210 ; SHA HF 220 ; SHA HF 260 ; SHA HF 270.
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • SHA HF 315: Fundamentals of a Hotel Real Estate Deal
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SHA HF 210; SHA HF220, SHA HF 260 and SHA HF 270
    The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the various aspects of a Hotel Real Estate Deal. The target audience is any student who aspires to have a career involving the ownership, development and/or financing of lodging assets.
  • SHA HF 321: Adv. F&B Mgmt
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: (SHA HF 220)
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • SHA HF 322: Hsptlty Design
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: (SHA HF 220 and SHA HF 270)
    This course description is currently under construction.