Hospitality Small Business Enterprises
University of Queensland
Area of Study
Business Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units2
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionThis course develops an understanding of small business management and operations in the context of the hospitality industry. It assists in the development of deep understanding and appreciation of the principles and practice of small business enterprises.Course IntroductionSmall businesses constitute a major component of the hospitality and tourism industry, and consequently contribute significantly to this industry sector and to the economy in general. This course enables students to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the principles and practices of small business operations within the hospitality industry. Through evaluating and analysing management principles, students have the opportunity to apply these principles to the industry.Learning ObjectivesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:
Class Contact2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour
- identify and evaluate management principles and apply these to small hospitality and tourism businesses
- identify and adequately prepare for the external environmental forces likely to impact small hospitality and tourism businesses
- identify and apply appropriate marketing and promotional strategies to the small business context
- identify the challenges associated with human resource management in small hospitality businesses and provide valid managerial solutions
- research and prepare a detailed business plan that clearly communicates the intentions and likely outcomes of a small hospitality business venture.
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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.