Future hospitality leaders are responsible for their operation, staff, and customers. As such, it is critical to understand the obligations of food safety, sanitation, and managing potential risks. This course first emphasizes the prevention and management of proper food handling and serving, sanitation, and security of foodservice operations. Students will complete the food safety manager certification exam: Servsafe. Second, the course discusses important hospitality risk management topics including legal issues, physical assets, human assets, crisis management, socio-cultural issues, ethical decision making, and travel security and safety. This course aims for students to become aware of the importance of sanitation and risk management, develop critical thinking skills, and provide the students with a foundation to successfully manage future business risks, challenges, and opportunities.

This course introduces students to the basic structure of the US legal system and provides an opportunity for students to improve critical thinking by examining g the fields of law specifically relevant to the management of hospitality and tourism business. Topics of particular interest to the industry include: contracts, torts, product liability, liquor liability, guest privacy rights, and related ethical considerations.
This course introduces students to the global hospitality and tourism industries including the scope, historical development, and future. It also provides an overview of management functions in key areas including: service; tourism; business ownership and development; lodging; food and beverage; recreation and leisure; gaming; and meetings, events, and conventions.
This course introduces students to the global hospitality and tourism industries including the scope, historical development, and future. It also provides an overview of management functions in key areas including: service; tourism; business ownership and development; lodging; food and beverage; recreation and leisure; gaming; and meetings, events, and conventions.