What is Hospitality Studies?
Hospitiality is a multidisciplinary field of study with the purpose of preparing people with the expertise, commitment, and skills for management, marketing, and operations positions in the expanding industry.
The hospitality industry is made up of a variety of fields, including culinary arts, restaurant management, sports and gaming, hotel management, tourism, and event planning. Because of the diverse nature of the industry, a variety of hospitality positions also exist. It draws upon a wide range of basic disciplines to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills that are required to fulfil the diverse demands placed upon individuals in management positions within the Hospitality industry.
Recognising that the individual educated for today is soon out of date, the academic emphasis of the program is on principles, analytical tools, processes, and systems. These change relatively slowly. However, it is recognised that at least a minimal exposure to the skills and knowledge which make up the present state of the art is necessary to understand the principles.
Likewise, it is recognised that the students in the program are composites of many talents, and that in Hospitality, pure academic ability cannot predict professional success. Thus, the program has as a basic objective, the presentation of an academic curriculum to develop management capability through interdisciplinary subject exposure, problem identification, basic concepts, decision making, theory, and management application.
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