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Course Details

Course Code: HOSP495 Course ID: 2998 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

The 16-week Senior Seminar is the final course for the BA in Hospitality Management. Students fulfill the requirements by obtaining an internship in their selected concentration. Students obtain an internship that consists of 80 hours of work over the 16 weeks in a self-selected and instructor approved hospitality environment (hotel, restaurant, convention center, etc.). Students will apply insights and learning from the classes and obtain real-time work experience. Students are required to keep a journal or log during the internship capturing questions, insights, and learning from the experience. Upon completion of the practicum students will write a final 10 page integrative paper drawing upon literature and insights to support and enhance their practicum experience. For those students who do not obtain an internship, they can fulfill the requirements by writing a 30-page, instructor-approved, research paper that is connected to a real organizational issue. See syllabus for further information. (Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 105 hours towards your program)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
08/31/20 - 01/29/21 02/01/21 - 05/23/21 Winter 2021 Session K 16 Week session
09/28/20 - 02/26/21 03/01/21 - 06/20/21 Winter 2021 Session C 16 Week session
10/26/20 - 04/02/21 04/05/21 - 07/25/21 Spring 2021 Session A 16 Week session
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 08/22/21 Spring 2021 Session K 16 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 09/26/21 Spring 2021 Session C 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Create a management philosophy.
  2. Assess strategy formulation at the business-unit level in a variety of successful hospitality organizations
  3. Evaluate organizational resources and competitive advantage in hospitality management firms
  4. Propose strategy implementation through organizational design and control in your specific segment
  5. Appraise strategic management opportunities and resources

Your electronic text can be accessed through the APUS online library.

Please visit and search by the course number (ex: HOSP495) to access your required resources.

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

Additional Resources and Websites – See Weekly Lessons

Book Title:Hospitality Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases - eBook available through the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Wiley Lib
Unit Cost:$93.69
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.