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HOSP320 - Business and Conference Hospitality Mgmt

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
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 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

Reading Assignments:

The textbook and additional journals as assigned in the lessons

Forum Assignments:

Detailed forum expectations and grading rubrics are posted in the forums and in the classroom lessons.

Homework Assignments and Final Project:

There are assignments due throughout the course, and a final project due at the end of the course. Specific details for each assignment can be found in the Assignments section of your online classroom.


Online quizzes may be comprised of multiple choice, short answer and true/false questions.

NameGrade %
Forums 30.00 %
Forum 1 3.33 %
Forum 2 3.33 %
Forum 3 3.33 %
Forum 4 3.33 %
Forum 5 3.33 %
Forum 6 3.33 %
Forum 7 3.33 %
Forum 8 3.33 %
Constitution Day Extra Credit Forum 3.33 %
Assignments 30.00 %
Assignment Week 3 - International Event 10.00 %
Assignment Week 7 - Global Event Planner 10.00 %
Assignment Week 5 - Corporate Incentive Travel Program 10.00 %
Quizzes 25.00 %
Quiz Week 2 5.00 %
Quiz Week 3 5.00 %
Quiz Week 4 5.00 %
Quiz Week 6 5.00 %
Quiz Week 7 5.00 %
Final Project 15.00 %
Final Project 15.00 %
Unassigned 0.00 %
Final Project 0.00 %

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: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.