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    Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

HTM 40800 - Hospitality Management Environmental Issues, Opportunities And Challenges


This course introduces the student to the global sustainability trends, their impact on the hospitality industry, and responses to and opportunities associated with sustainability. The course attempts to portray a variety of viewpoints regarding issues of contemporary interest to society and the business community, particularly those in the hospitality industry. The current interest in sustainability within the hospitality industry is fueled by the consumers increased awareness and changes in the regulatory environment. These trends seriously influence strategic and operational management decision. Impact consumer behavior and directly affect profitability as well as growth in all sectors of the hospitality industry. A clear understanding of the issues surrounding environmental politics, private industry environmental impacts, and corporate social responsibility will help those in the hospitality industry enhance their reputation, obtain badly needed capital funds, and attract the best and brightest human resources. This is a trend that is not going away and understanding of basics of sustainability and the trends inherent in the industry will assist the student in the student’s career path in the hospitality industry

Preparation for Course
P: HTM 18100, and FNN 20300 and 20400.

Cr. 3.
Session Indicators
Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.