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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Hospitality Mgmt (HM)

HM 432 Contemporary Issues in Restaurant Management (3) A focus on special topics and current events in the restaurant industry.

HM 432 Contemporary Issues in Restaurant Management (3)

The purpose of this course is to focus on contemporary issues and current events in the restaurant and food service management. The course will attempt to keep the students as updated as possible regarding the industry by covering these topics and including a discussion of current events from headline news services and other electronic references. Students gain knowledge that is applicable specifically to the restaurant and foodservice industry. This course explores the global food and drink market in today’s challenging climate with analysis of trends and conditions expected to influence sales value and volume growth over the next five years. Discussion will include the impact economic shifts have on the restaurant and food service industry and the subsequent influence on consumer purchasing habits and food and drink sales over several years. This course considers food and drink New Product Development (NPD) and other vital branding, marketing and sales strategies in the context of the following challenges, issues and trends expected to influence restaurants and food service management over the years.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better inHM 201, HM 228 andHM 329

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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