Management of Hospitality and Tourism
Main aims of the Unit
The main aim of this unit is to highlight to learners to the operations and distinct features of hospitality organisations and management and to introduce them to the management techniques that will maximize the operational effectiveness of organisations in the hospitality industry.
Learning Outcomes for the Unit
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to::
Learning and teaching methods/strategies used to enable the achievement of learning outcomes:
Learning takes place on a number of levels through lectures, class discussion including problem review and analysis. Formal lectures provide a foundation of information on which the student builds through directed learning and self managed learning outside of the class. The students are actively encouraged to form study groups to discuss course material which fosters a greater depth learning experience.
Relevant experience is taken into consideration for students 21 years of age and over who have not completed any formal qualifications.
Exemptions are on a subject-for-subject basis and may be awarded at the discretion of the awarding body provided applicants already possess a relevant qualification at an appropriate academic level.
Main Topics of Study
Indicative Reading for this Unit
Hospitality Management and Organisation Behaviour L. Mullins, P. Dosser 5th edition (Pearson)
Alternative Text and further reading
Hospitality Management R.Wood (Sage Publications)
Strategic Management for Tourism Hospitality and Events N. Evans 2nd edition (Routledge)
Guideline for Teaching and learning time
(10 hours per credit)
50 Hours - Lectures / Seminars / Tutorials / Workshops:
Tutorial support includes feedback on assignments and may vary by college according to local needs and wishes.
50 Hours - Directed learning:
Advance reading and preparation / Class preparation / Background reading / Group study / Portfolio / Diary etc
100 Hours - Self managed learning:
Working through the course text and completing assignments as required will take up the bulk of the learning time. In addition students are expected to engage with the tutor and other students and to undertake further reading using the web and/or libraries.
Final Examination: 70%