Resort, Club & Hospitality 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.

Special Note: PGM and PTM students should have completed at least one internship in their field in order to exempt the RMT 1010 course.
Offered: fall


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.

Prerequisite: RMT 1010 or permission of instructor and the program director/chair
Cross-listed: PGM 1700 and PTM 1700
Offered: summer, or if feasible in fall and spring


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.

Prerequisite: RMT 1700 or permission of instructor and the program director/chair
Cross-listed: PGM 2700 and PTM 2700
Offered: summer, or if feasible in fall and spring


RMT 3200 PROCEDURES IN HOSPITALITY 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: fall or as needed


RMT 3400 CLUB MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS (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: spring or as needed


RMT 3500 RESORT AND TOURISM CONCEPTS 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: 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 1010 or permission of instructor and the program director/chair
Offered: 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 fall. 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.

Special note: Students should verify scholarship and financial aid receipt and status before registering for the extended internship.
Prerequisite: RMT 1010 or permission of instructor and the program director/chair
Offered: as needed


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.

Prerequisite: RMT 1700 or equivalent PGM or PTM internship course
Cross-listed: PGM 4300 and PTM 4300
Offered: fall and spring


RMT 4500 THE 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 cross-listed courses
Offered: 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. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and the program director/chair

Offered: as needed


RMT 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN RESORT MANAGEMENT (TBA)

The course offers opportunity for a well-qualified, upper-division student to engage in special research activity. Prerequisite: Approval by the faculty advisor, the supervising professor, the department chair, the school dean, and the Provost.

Offered: as needed