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HOSP413 - Meeting and Event Risk Management

Course Details

Course Code: HOSP413 Course ID: 4368 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course introduces procedures to manage facilities and risks specific to the events industry. Current knowledge in risk management is needed to protect guests from safety hazards and firms from loss of profits specific to this unique sector of hospitality. Topics covered include: health and safety, loss prevention and security, emergency preparedness and safeguards, program design and site management. (Prerequisite: HOSP 100)


Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
10/28/19 - 04/03/20 04/06/20 - 05/31/20 Spring 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

1. Summarize ways in which pre-event risk assessments can be illustrated.

2. Compare types of assessment and risk evaluation forms appropriate for various events

3. Analyze event risks and prepare a risk management plan.

4. Demonstrate the role of risk management services personnel in event planning and implementation.

5. Appraise the importance of contracts in event risk management.

6. Implement a risk reduction plan for a hospitality event.

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 40.00 %
Introduction 5.00 %
Week 2 Forum 5.00 %
Week 3 Forum 5.00 %
Week 4 Forum 5.00 %
Week 5 Forum 5.00 %
Week 6 Forum 5.00 %
Week 7 Forum 5.00 %
Week 8 Forum 5.00 %
Assignments 30.00 %
Case Study 3: Week 5-Rock & Roll Political Wedding 10.00 %
Case Study 2: Week 3-Alien Attraction 10.00 %
Case Study 1: Week 2-WEOC's Alcohol Policy 10.00 %
Final Project 10.00 %
Final Project: Week 7-Risk Management Plan/Manual 10.00 %
Tests & Quizzes 20.00 %
Quiz Week 2 5.00 %
Quiz Week 4 5.00 %
Quiz Week 6 5.00 %
Quiz Week 8 5.00 %

This course uses an electronic textbook, access information is in the classroom

Please visit and search by the course number (HOSP413) to access your required resources.

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

Additional Resources and Websites – See Weekly Lessons

Book Title:Risk Management for Meetings and Events - E-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Elsevier
Unit Cost:$60.89

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.