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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HFT6446
Tracking Number - 2328

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-03-11
Campus: Sarasota
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: USF-SM Academic Prog Comm. Approved 4/8/10; USFSM Acad Council Approved 4/20/10. To USF System for Concurrence 2/2/11; to SCNS for approval 2/10/11. SCNS approved. Effective 3/24/11. posted in banner

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2010-04-01
  2. Department:
  3. College:
  4. Budget Account Number: 380600
  5. Contact Person: Jay R. Schrock
  6. Phone: 24617
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: HFT
  9. Number: 6446
  10. Full Title: Hospitality Information Systems
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Hospitality Information System
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: The course focuses on managing information systems as a strategic asset to mold competitive strategies and change organizational management processes.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course is part of the MS in Hospitality Mgmt. With the rapidly expanding hospitality business in Florida, nationally and internationally there is a need for expanded education of industry leaders so that they can meet the needs of this rapidly expanding and changing environment. Advanced educational opportunities are critical to the growth of the industry. One U.S. Company is planning on opening 3,000 stores (restaurants) in China alone. This type of growth across the entire industry will require a different and better educated individual. There will be a need for managers that not only can manage one facet of the business but make strategic decisions in planning, acquisition, internet development and training that are not product centered, but demand centered and service centered.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) PhD in Hospitality or related areas.
  29. Objectives: 1. To comprehend the current IT/IS issues and their forces driving change to the hospitality and tourism industry.

    2. To identify causal relationships among the complicated environmental elements for IT/IS implementation for hospitality and tourism business.

    3. To empower themselves with management awareness and comprehension related to a strategic choice of hospitality and tourism information systems and technology.

    4. To learn and understand how IT/IS should be implemented in order to achieve the firm performance objectives.

    5. To learn how to add values to the organization through strategies that place organizationís core competencies in alignment with resources allocation.

    6. To enhance critical thinking skills from executive level and future-thinking perspectives.

  30. Learning Outcomes: The goal is to enable students to have the competencies to manage an organization as an IT-enhanced organization. Students are expected to gain the knowledge to implement information systems and technology strategically to support the thrusts of an organization in connection with todayís advanced Internet and other technologies and with the organizational resource allocation and planning.
  31. Major Topics: Topics included are knowledge management, database management, resources allocation, data mining and communications, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, Executive Information System (EIS), etc. Issues discussed are related to major opportunities, limitations, issues and risks from managerial perspectives.
  32. Textbooks: TBD by Professor. Hospitality Info & Technology systems book.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Grading Policy:

    Dates of Scheduled Exams:


    Class Attendance and Participation: 25%

    Assignments: 25 %

    Class Group Report: 25%

    Case Studies 25%

    TOTAL 100%

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Attendance Policy: Missed classes and late assignments will be a 1% reduction in your overall grade for each occurrence.

    Course Outline Assignments and Due Dates:

    Date: Activity: Chapter or study:

  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Ė Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Ė Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Itís the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports: MS in Hospitality Management
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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