Master's in Global Hospitality Leadership

On-Campus Course Schedule for Fall 2022

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MPHL-900-01

Capstone

As the finale and culminating course in the Global Hospitality Leadership program, the Capstone showcases a student’s mastery of subject in one, comprehensive research project. This course gives the student the opportunity to focus on the particular subset of hospitality with which they identify and in which they are looking to specialize. The industry-based Capstone project will serve as a semester-long opportunity for students to produce a substantial piece of original work under the tutelage of an industry sponsor and program faculty. Students will partner with a Capstone Advisor, who—as an industry professional—will serve as a guide through the detailed development and execution of the actual project and related deliverables. Successful projects will reflect current and future industry challenges, partner with a brand or company within the industry, and produce a body of work that delivers recommendations, and practical, implementable, and innovative solutions. As an individualized endeavor, the course provides the opportunity for students to synthesize the theoretical and practical content taught during the program while will also reviewing and examining the primary knowledge, skills, and learning goals of the MPS-GHL program. Special emphasis will be placed upon the leadership and ethical skills introduced early in the program, including verbal presentations, written assessments, research methodologies, decision-making, and strategic planning. Students must propose a thesis project, work with a dedicated Capstone Advisor to develop the project, author an in-depth research paper, supporting action plan, executive summary (“white paper”), create a visual presentation, and present and orally defend their work in front of a panel of faculty and experts at the semester’s end. Enrollment in this course is through application and approval. A minimum grade of "B" (3.00) is required in the Capstone course to graduate regardless of the student's cumulative GPA.

Note: This course meets in person at the day and time listed. This course requires department approval. This course is a core requirement of the degree and requires a grade of "B" or better for successful completion.

  • Course #: MPHL-900-01
  • CRN: 32196
  • Instructor: Tucker, E.
  • Dates: Aug 24 – Dec 17, 2022
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPHL-710-01

Feasibility, Analytics, Valuations, and Business Intelligence for Hospitality Development

The hospitality industry abounds with new developments, transactions, and deals, all of which must be critically analyzed to fully understand each investment's feasibility and economic attractiveness. Accordingly, this course examines practical tools of investment analysis and valuation used by current market participants including owners, operators, and lenders to evaluate and analyze lodging investments. Students will develop an understanding of how to plan an investment or development; a procedure for determining the economic feasibility of the investment; and the critical valuation techniques required for acquiring and financing assets. The course evaluates the macro forces impacting feasibility and investment opportunities and focuses on the design of market and site analyses. Expertise is built around accurately forecasting occupancy, average rates, cash flows and real estate value based on a critical analysis of supply and demand to support investment and lending decisions. Students will learn how to build long-term cash flow models and perform analyses utilizing various commonly used valuation methodologies. With a focus on both new and existing hotels and the choice between franchise and management models, other topics include restaurant/F&B; valuation techniques, lending and financing basics, and investment sales/brokerage.

Note: This course meets in person at the day and time listed.

  • Course #: MPHL-710-01
  • CRN: 32190
  • Instructor: Deller, W.
  • Dates: Aug 24 – Dec 17, 2022
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

MPHL-570-01

Global Studies in Hospitality: Intensive Learning Experience

Hospitality is a global business that is heavily influenced by the various regions in which it operates. Relationships among guests, associates, and ownership groups vary drastically, and only the most seasoned hospitality professionals can navigate the unwritten rules of this fluid international terrain. As a crucial part of this course, students will study various regions of the world in which hospitality is critically impacting the industry globally. This course requires students to develop and hone their cultural competencies and attributes found in service-oriented global citizens, better preparing them for an international career in the hospitality industry.

Note: This course meets in person on certain Fridays and Saturdays throughout the semester.

  • Course #: MPHL-570-01
  • CRN: 35030
  • Instructor: Shannon Rinella
  • Dates: Aug 24 – Dec 17, 2022
  • Class Meetings:
    • Fri 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM
    • Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Fri 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM
    • Fri 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM
    • Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Fri 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM
    • Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

MPHL-644-01

Meetings and Events Experience Management

Note: The meetings, incentives, conference/convention and exhibition (MICE) sector in the global hospitality industry has evolved rapidly recently from a discipline that manages logistics to the creation and management of experiences through omni-channels. This new approach to the Events Strategy requires high-level strategic thinking, managerial skills and higher levels of accountability. The course will focus on evaluating the complex and diverse nature of how global events operate, incorporation of event technology, multifaceted challenges, the impact of an events, events management, food and beverage management, risk management, and site design. This course meets in person at the day and time listed.

  • Course #: MPHL-644-01
  • CRN: 42259
  • Instructor: White, J.
  • Dates: Aug 24 – Dec 17, 2022
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPHL-880-01

Practicum I

The Integrated Practicum (internship) option is geared towards students who wish to gain experience in the hospitality industry and build a professional network while simultaneously studying. It is one of the most advantageous features of the MPS degree program, allowing students to earn three credits in place of one regular, three-credit Elective. The option is strongly encouraged for those students who are taking the program full-time, or for those students not currently employed within the hospitality industry. Practical learning opportunities are available through our various hospitality partnerships, including hotel, restaurant, association, and convention placements. Internship opportunities have been reviewed and approved by the program and are offered to students each term. Students may also bring special opportunities to the Executive Director for vetting and approval. Students will document their weekly objectives, activities, network contacts, leadership / management observations, and assessment tools in a project portfolio, which is submitted to their internship advisor at the end of the term.

Note: This course meets in person at the day and time listed. This course requires department approval.

  • Course #: MPHL-880-01
  • CRN: 32195
  • Instructor: Tucker, E.
  • Dates: Aug 24 – Dec 17, 2022
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPHL-530-01

Sales & Marketing and Communications for Hospitality Management

Sales, marketing, and communications strategies are key to building brand perception and awareness, distinguishing a value proposition from competitors, and growing and retaining customers. Paralleling the hospitality industry’s evolving globalization, organizations have moved from a local to a global approach. Once largely sales-driven, hospitality has become a market-driven industry, where increasingly complex channels are required to target, reach, and convert diverse prospective audiences. Today, an integrated multi-channel marketing and communications strategy is the norm, authentic content and storytelling are king, and this mastery-level course explores why. Creative and successful sales & marketing case studies are central in this foundational course, in which students learn the principles of marketing management at both the property and corporate level. Projects focus on the positioning and development of effective sales & marketing and communications plans, and the collection, tracking and analysis of data, metrics, and key performance indicators to drive strategy. Particular emphasis is given to a variety of target customer segments including business and leisure travelers, travel agencies, meeting planners, and broader groups from baby boomers to millennials and beyond. Students will learn marketing methodologies across multiple media channels including traditional (print, direct mail, radio, outdoor, TV, etc.) and digital (email, display, search, social media, etc.,). Sample topics include: customer loyalty programs, guest response action plans, ethical and privacy issues, liability and risk, as well as creative models for design and visualization. Other topics include the changing value of ratings & review systems across the world with influencer sites like TripAdvisor, Yelp, etc., and events and destination marketing.

Note: This course meets in person at the day and time listed.

  • Course #: MPHL-530-01
  • CRN: 32186
  • Instructor: Hunter Webster
  • Dates: Aug 24 – Dec 17, 2022
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM