Hospitality Management

Universidad de Barcelona

Course Description

Couse Description 

This subject aims to offer a holistic vision of Operation Management in tourist accommodation establishments. We will go from the definitions of basic concepts and elements of new organizational and operational structure of an establishment, to new emerging professional profiles, as well as the competences required by the companies in the sector. Students will be able to study in depth, the operations management system of tourist accommodation companies, identify the basic functions of a manager and the different levels of management in this type of companies.

Basic Skills

  • Students must be able to collect and interpret important information (in their study field) in order to formulate judgments with reflections on important social, scientific and ethical issues.

General Skills

  • Have business vision.
  • Teamwork

Specific Skills

  • Analyze and evaluate tourism potential when designing products, services, and projects.
  • Understand and use information technology and information management systems in tourism
  • Market tourism products, services, and projects.
  • Understand and implement quality standards in the processes of tourism service.

Academic Contents 

  1. Hospitality in the tourism industry
  2. Hotel Operations Management
  3. Rooms Division Operations
  4. Main ratios for hotel management
  5. Revenue Management in hotel establishments
  6. The hotel budgets
  7. Hotel management control: budgets and forecast
  8. Practical Case: business plan for an accommodation property

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    45
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
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