Award Date

Fall 2012

Degree Type

Professional Paper

Degree Name

Master of Hospitality Administration

Department

Hotel Administration

First Committee Member

Gael Hancock, Chair

Number of Pages

46

Abstract

This paper focuses on the development of an undergraduate introductory course in meeting and event management and the rational for inclusion of this particular course in the curriculum at a university that offers a degree in Hospitality Management. The literature review explores the anticipated demand related to the field of meeting and event management, course offerings of some of the top ranked universities with Hospitality Management programs, and different teaching methodologies. The last part of the paper encompasses the actual course material for a meeting and event management course; including the syllabus and teaching methodology.

Keywords

Hospitality industry – Study and teaching; Special events industry – Study and teaching; Universities and colleges – Curricula

Disciplines

Business | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Hospitality Administration and Management

Language

English


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