Business Resort & Club Management Courses
RMT 1010 INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (3 s.h.)
A discovery course to introduce the student to the various career opportunities in the resort, club and hospitality fields. The course is rich in computer simulations, field trips to area resorts and clubs plus many organized group activities. Prerequisites: none. Offered in the fall. Special Note: PGM and PTM students should have completed at least one internship in their field in order to exempt RMT 1010 course..
RMT 1450 HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP PREPARATION (1 s.h.)
Students will sharpen their written and oral communication skills in preparation for internship placement. Students will write resumes and job-related letters, practice interviewing skills. Career prospecting skills covered in this course include: company research, portfolio building, job-related negotiations and networking skills. Cross-listed as: MKT 3450, BUS 3450 and ACC 4160 Prerequisite RMT 1010 or permission of instructor and the program director/chair. Offered in the fall and spring.
RMT 1700 INTERNSHIP I (1 s.h.)
The internship course affords the student an opportunity for experiential learning at a resort, club, or other hospitality venues under the supervision of a working professional. All students enrolled in paid internships are subject to the Reeves School of Business Drug Policy and specific employer-hiring requirement. Cross-listed as: PGM 1700 and PTM 1700. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and the program director/chair. Offered in the summer semester, or if feasible in fall and spring semesters.
RMT 2700 INTERNSHIP II (1 s.h)
The internship course affords the student an opportunity for experiential learning at a resort, club or other hospitality venues under the supervision of a working professional. All students enrolled in paid internships are subject to the Reeves School of Business Drug Policy and specific employer-hiring requirement. Offered in the summer semester or if feasible in the fall and spring semesters. Cross-listed as: PGM 2700 and PTM 2700. Prerequisite: RMT 1700 or permission of instructor and the program director/chair.
RMT 3200 EVALUATION OF POLICY AND PROCEDURES IN RESORT AND CLUB MANAGEMENT (3 s.h.)
The course covers the tasks, principles and solutions to the essential functions of the hospitality management field. In a training setting, students use role-playing, team decision-making and consensus-building techniques to develop solutions to cases and scenarios. Topics covered include: customer service, events planning, facility operations, supervision, hiring and staffing issues, communication, financial and accounting concepts. Prerequisite: RMT 1010 or permission of instructor and the program director/chair. Offered in the fall or as needed.
RMT 3400 CONTEMPORARY CLUB MANAGEMENT (3 s.h.)
This course provides a detailed view of career opportunities and operational challenges in the private club industry. Topics include: the roles of the club governing boards, service excellence, leadership in club operations, quality management system, strategic management, club marketing, human resources, food and beverage operations, financial management, computer systems, golf operations, and club sports operations. Prerequisite: RMT 3200 or permission of instructor and the program director/chair. Offered in the spring or as needed.
RMT 3500 RESORT/TOURISM SALES AND MARKETING (3 s.h.)
The course is based on a global perspective with international examples of the concepts and the economics of marketing resorts, tourism activities, and the market positioning of related venues. The course concepts are reinforced with the use of charts, models, interviews, and Internet components to give students an insight into scenarios likely to be encountered in the resort and tourism industries. Prerequisite: RMT 1010 or permission of instructor and the program director/chair. Offered in the fall or as needed..
RMT 3600 RESORT MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS (3 s.h.)
Students will explore the resort industry from concept and development to management and operations. Course material will cover the types of resorts, resort history, facilities planning, personnel organization, front and back of the house management, resort marketing and sales, revenue management, the future of resorts and the “greening” trends. Design and incorporation of amenities such as golf courses, tennis facilities, water sports, spas, and casino operations are also discussed. Prerequisite: RMT 3200 or permission of instructor and the program director/chair. Offered in the spring or as needed.
RMT 3700 INTERNSHIP III (3 s.h.)
Students will have the option of substituting RMT 1700 and RMT 2700 with this extended internship that will begin either in January and extend through the summer or begin in May/June and extend through December. This extended internship option will allow students the chance to work at locations that require a longer internship period of five to seven months. Students on this internship should also register for a full class load to equal at least 12 semester hours during the spring or fall semester (as depending on the internship). These classes will be online at full tuition. Upon completion of the internship, students will return to on-campus classes and remain on-track to complete the remaining semesters needed for graduation. Prerequisite: RMT 1010 or permission of instructor and the program director/chair. Offered as needed. *Special note: Students should verify scholarship and financial aid receipt and status before registering for the extended internship.
RMT 4300 FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT (3 s.h.)
The course covers the fundamentals of food, beverage and labor controls. The student will be exposed to the concepts of food cost, beverage cost, menu engineering, labor cost, purchasing and inventory requirements, labor factor analysis, staff training and legal issues in the handling and serving of alcoholic beverages. The course is rich in hands-on demonstrations, menu design and costing activities. The course requires a fee to cover specific PGA requirements for PGM students. Crosslisted as: PGM 4300 and PTM 4300. Prerequisite: RMT 1700 or equivalent PGM or PTM internship course. Offered in the fall and spring.
RMT 4500 RESORT AND CLUB MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE COURSE (3 s.h.)
Students will review major topics such as strategy, marketing, the use of the Internet, pricing, managing staff, and many other operational challenges facing the hospitality industry. With the use of case studies and research on current topics, students will focus on specific aspects in the management and operation of resorts and clubs. Each student is required to submit a well-referenced research paper on a topic related to his or her career interests.Prerequisite: RMT 3400, RMT 3500, and RMT 3600 or permission of instructor and the program director/chair. Co-requisite: RMT 4300 or its equivalent crosslisted courses. Offered in the spring.
RMT 4850 SPECIAL TOPICS IN RESORT AND CLUB MANAGEMENT (3 s.h.)
In-depth study of current topics in resort management and the hospitality industry. This course is offered as needed.
RMT 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN RESORT MANAGEMENT (TBA)
An opportunity for a well-qualified, upper-division student to engage in special research in his/her major. Requires approval by the faculty advisor, the supervising professor, the department chair, and the school dean before approval by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Credit to be determined.