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Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: HOSP320 Course ID: 2940 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

A study of business travel and conference management in the multi-billion dollar industry is covered from the international down to the local level. Discussions focus on best practices, strategies, and customer perspectives that differ for business vs. leisure travel, leading organizations in the business and conference hospitality industry, issues of liability and insurance, and other factors implicit in effectively managing and providing services to be competitive in this industry.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

1. Develop a timeline for a professional conference

2. Compile a comprehensive list for selecting the best destination/site for a conference

3. Compare the role of a DMC with a PCO

4. Create guidelines for producing a safe and secure meeting, convention, or exhibition.

5. Demonstrate competence in multi-tasking and develop an organized thought process to become a successful, proactive Conference Planner

Please visit and search by the course number (HOSP320) to access your required resources.

Required Readings – As assigned, see Weekly Lessons and Forum Postings

Additional Resources and Websites – See Weekly Lessons

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*
Book Title:Global Meetings and Exhibitions - eBook provided through the APUS Online Library
Author:Krugman, Carol / Wright, Rudy
Unit Cost:$78.61
Book Title:Event Planning, 2nd Ed-E-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Wiley Lib
Author:Allen, Judy
Unit Cost:$32.31

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.