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Choose 9 credits of cluster courses (in addition to the 3 core courses) to complete a minor in Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI).

Cluster Courses in the ENTI

You are required to complete either HM 482 or HM 484, and are permitted to complete both HM 482 and HM 484. Students select a total of nine credits from the following courses for the HM cluster.

HM 482/Hospitality Real Estate

Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better required for HM 336 and HM 380; or instructor approval.

The purpose of this course is to commence the learning process regarding strategic real estate management in the hospitality industry through a process of discovery. Topics include hospitality property development, ownership, asset management, market analysis, legal issues, financing, investment, and appraisal. The course is oriented towards the responsibilities of hospitality industry corporate staff, developers, owners and entrepreneurs.

HM 484/Hospitality Entrepreneurship

Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better required in HM 336 and MKTG 221; or instructor approval.

This course provides you with a solid foundation of how an idea is generated and taken to market for implementation. You'll examine the characteristics of the entrepreneur and the process followed from generating an idea, to building a business model, preparing a competitive analysis, completing a feasibility study, reviewing intellectual property, developing a business plan, seeking funding and presenting their idea to potential investors.

HM 413/New Product Development for Commercial Foodservice

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better required in HM 329; or instructor approval.

This course presents an integrated approach to new product design, development, and marketing. The course provides a team experience of formulating, designing, and evaluating a new product concept. You will have operational knowledge of and competence with a set of tools and methodologies for product design and development. You will be able to coordinate multiple interdisciplinary tasks to achieve a common objective in an action-oriented business setting.

HM 483/Revenue Management

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in HM 350; or instructor approval.

This course exposes you to a number of key management and marketing issues relating to the effective implementation of revenue management. You will gain an understanding of where revenue management fits within hospitality organizations, the relationship of the revenue management function with other functions/departments in the organization, as well as the roles and job responsibilities of a revenue manager. You will learn about channels that hospitality organizations can use to distribute their inventory.

HM 496/Independent Study in Hospitality

No Prerequisites

Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

HM 432/Contemporary Issues in Restaurant Management

Prerequisite; A grade of “C” or better in HM 201; HM 228 and HM 329, or instructor approval.

This course covers up-to-date information, events, and special topics involving today’s restaurant industry. You will use headlines and electronic resources to gain knowledge of the present foodservice industry. Through participation and presentations in class, you will relay information learned to your peers.