Hospitality Information Systems

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Hospitality Information Systems

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Computer Info Systems, Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    CS 1070 Introduction to Information Systems

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

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

    DESCRIPTION:
    The application and use of information systems in the hospitality industry. Support of tourism and hospitality operations through a Computer Reservation System (CRS) solution.

    RATIONALE: 
    The course is designed to help students studying hospitality management to acquire knowledge and develop skills in today's dynamic hospitality industry by providing hands-on training on software solutions widely used in the hospitality industry.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course the student should be able to:
    1. Explain how key information systems applications support business processes in the international hospitality industry.
    2. Apply a database management system to manage tourism and hospitality services.
    3. Discuss the role of management in the design and implementation of computer-based systems supporting the various aspects of the hospitality industry.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    - Lectures, class discussions, and review of cases taken from the real world and applicable to specific theoretical concepts.
    - Laboratory practical sessions involving training and practice on property management tools.
    - Office hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor, where they can ask questions and go over lecture material.
    - Use of the Blackboard Learning platform, where instructors post lecture notes, assignment instructions, timely announcements, as well as additional resources.