Student Learning Outcomes

Core learning outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of leadership theory and the relationship between ethical leadership, corporate culture, and performance.
  • Students will interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Students will engage in community activities directly benefitting the broader community.
  • Students will acquire and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of hospitality industry knowledge.
  • Students will engage in learning activities that provide a foundation for the management of foodservice operations.
  • Students will acquire an understanding of the importance of tourism and the hospitality industry’s role in supporting this vital economic force.
  • Students will acquire, integrate, and evaluate a core set of business skills necessary to successfully operate a hospitality organization.
  • Students will demonstrate effective written and oral communication.
  • Students will demonstrate quantitative reasoning and critical thinking skills needed to make sound business decisions.

Club management track

  • Students will acquire the ability to develop and implement strategic and operational initiatives for private clubs.
  • Students will develop an understanding of the structure, organization, financial strategies and customer trends in multiple components of private club operations.
  • Students will acquire an understanding of legal and human resource challenges in the private club segment.
  • Students will demonstrate appropriate planning, production, safety, and maintenance procedures in food and beverage operations.

Food and beverage track

  • Students will engage in learning activities that provide an understanding of production flow, pricing, purchasing, inventory, and cost control strategies necessary for operating efficient, profitable food and beverage operations.
  • Students will demonstrate appropriate planning, production, safety, and maintenance procedures in food and beverage operations.
  • Students will acquire an understanding of legal and human resource concerns in food and beverage operations.
  • Students will utilize research and analytical skills to understand customer and market trends in the food and beverage industry.

General operations track

  • Students will acquire the ability to analyze managerial and operational challenges involved in planning and deploying functions in the hospitality industry.
  • Students will engage in learning activities that focus on strategic and operational issues in the hospitality industry.
  • Students will utilize research and analytical skills to understand the interdependence of hospitality businesses and destination development.

Lodging track

  • Students will recognize and analyze critical issues, current challenges, and customer and market trends in the lodging industry.
  • Students will determine and execute managerial functions necessary to effectively and profitably manage lodging operations.
  • Students will acquire, integrate, and evaluate yield, sales, revenue management, and cost control strategies necessary for operating efficient, profitable lodging operations.
  • Students will engage in learning activities that provide an understanding of design, layout, and maintenance strategies of lodging facilities.

Senior living management track

  • Students will acquire the ability to develop and implement strategic and operational initiatives for continuing care retirement communities.
  • Students will develop an understanding of the larger effects that aging has on extended families.
  • Students will acquire an understanding of the physical, social, and economic concerns and challenges faced by an aging population.
  • Students will demonstrate appropriate planning, production, safety, and maintenance procedures in food and beverage operations.

Tourism track

  • Students will gain an understanding of the social, economic, environmental, and political forces that influence the tourism industry.
  • Students will engage in learning activities that focus on the role, significance, and impact of sustainable tourism.
  • Students will utilize research and analytical skills to understand the interdependence of hospitality businesses and destination development.