Associate of Science in International Hospitality and Tourism Management

Associate Degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management

The Associate of Science in International Hospitality and Tourism Management is a degree program for those with a passion for crossing continents and cultures. Seekers of this degree are adventurous individuals with a strong desire to interact with people from around the world. They want to understand the cultural and personal needs of travelers so that they can provide them with the most fulfilling experience. Talented professionals in international hospitality and tourism management are responsible for creating the positive memories tourists remember for a lifetime.

Schiller International University’s students have the ability to transfer to any of its campuses worldwide without penalty. This unique opportunity for travel is an invaluable avenue for gaining personal contact with people from countries worldwide to enhance cultural awareness. In a field with emphasis on successful multi-cultural contact, this freedom to cross borders makes Schiller International University the ideal university of study for an Associate of Science degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management.

International tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the service and business fields. This industry growth has created multiple job opportunities and intense competition. Schiller International University provides students with quality education by qualified and experienced instructors in subjects that prepare them to meet the market demands to gain employment in the field.

Home to numerous resorts, spas, theme parks and golf courses, Tampa Bay, Florida is the quintessential location to gain the professional skills necessary to enter this industry. Our proximity to so many tourist destinations allows many students to participate in local internships where application of learning is synthesized. Present day hotel and tourism professionals need to be tech savvy, skill oriented and able to travel the world over.

Offered at the following campuses:
Tampa Bay, Florida

Internship Opportunities

Industry-based internships are currently available only to students in the undergraduate program in International Hospitality and Tourism Management. These internships provide opportunities to students to learn processes and practices in the real world. Students observe, learn and practice hospitality services in an American setting in:

  • Hotels, Resorts & Motels
  • Restaurants
  • Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs)
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Local and Regional Tourism Promotion Agencies

Students who have been enrolled in the undergraduate program in International Hospitality and Tourism Management for at least two full semesters (Fall and Spring) and are registered for full time study, i.e. 12 credits during the semester of internship, are eligible to participate. Contact Schiller International University’s Career Services Department for more information.

 

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT

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Students in this two-year program take a combination of required General Education and specific Hospitality and Tourism Management courses as well as participate in SIU’s internship program which gives them valuable practical training. Courses include language instruction and practical experience in food service, kitchen operations and computerized front desk service to enter into the workforce in an entry level position.
Objectives: Graduates of the International Hospitality and Tourism Management program will be able to:
1. Understand and describe the geographic, economic, and cultural factors of tourism and how they influence hospitality, leisure, travel, and recreational activities.
2. Develop an understanding and appreciation of sustainability in tourism.
3. Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills pertaining to customer and guest services.
4. Display visual literacy and proficiency with computer skills, including the use of
application software such as word processing, reservation systems, spreadsheets, web page design, and internet research.

Required General Education Courses Credits: 18

HI226
European History: Napoleonic Period to the Present
3

The course provides a survey of European history from Napoleonic Period to Present. This course familiarizes students with the mainline political, socio-economic and cultural development in this time period. Religious and military history is covered as well. It also shows students how Europe evolved from the fall of the Roman Empire through the Early Modern era. This course should provide students with general background material, serving as a compliment to their area of concentration or ad an introduction to further work in history or related fields.

MA172
Applied Mathematics
3

This course focuses on the reasoning and technical skills necessary for students to become proficient in applying the mathematical concepts and tools of calculus. This course emphasizes the applications of algebra to a variety of fields, including probability, statistics, and finance. It also covers mathematical modeling and set theory.

MGF1107
College Mathematics
3

This course reviews basic math fundamentals and introduces the student to concepts what he or she will need in other University courses. This course reviews, reinforces and develops algebraic skills in problem solving as well as functions, analytical geometry, sequences and series and linear programming. As a review of real numbers, the student is presented with methodology to solve linear equations and functional linear applications. The course then moves on to maximization and minimization techniques and probability and statistics. .A variety of practical problems are also introduced.

EN111
English Composition: Expository Writing
3

The course is an overview of grammatical and syntactical elements, paragraphs and theme development. Expository writing is aimed to enhance students’ capacity to formulate, organize, and express thoughts logically, clearly and effectively. Students write short essays and read selected prose models.

HI225
European History to 1815
3

The course provides a survey of European history from medieval era to 1815. This course familiarizes students with the mainline political, socio-economic and cultural development in this time period. Religious and military history is covered as well. It also shows students how Europe evolved from the fall of the Roman Empire through the Early Modern era. This course should provide students with general background material, serving as a compliment to their area of concentration or ad an introduction to further work in history or related fields.

EN112
English: Research and Writing
3

This course is an overview of grammatical and syntactical elements, paragraphs and thesis development used in academic writing. This course will emphasize academic writing and research. It is aimed to enhance students’ capacity to formulate, organize, and express thoughts logically, clearly and effectively using credible information sources. Students will prepare a significant research paper using a specific series of steps.

Required Core Courses Credits:30

IT103
Applications of Computers
3

This course acquaints students with the four major applications of computers in business: word processing, databases, spreadsheets and presentation software using Microsoft Office. The course concentrates ion the fundamentals as it is a “hands on” course. A basic view of the operational software, Windows and an introduction to Internet Explorer is also part of this course. The course finished with an introduction to web page creation.

ACG 2001
Accounting I
3

Accounting is called the language of business because all organizations set up an accounting information system to communicate data to help people make better decisions. This course deals with basic accounting such as analyzing, recording and processing transactions. Ethics is also included.

ACG 2011
Accounting II
3

Accounting is called the language of business because all organizations set up an accounting information system to communicate data to help people make better decisions. This course deals with in-depth discussion of long-lived assets, bonds, stockholders’ equity, etc.; and introduces cost accounting concepts, analysis of financial statements, and income taxes. Ethics is also included.

GEB 1350
Introduction to International Business
3

This course is developed to help students become better employees, more informed consumers, and/or more successful business owners in an international environment. The course is designed to help students understand the various aspects of the global business environment including organizational administration, employment opportunities available in a career in business as well as what is required to be a successful employee including the knowledge, skills and abilities to work in a culturally diverse, global workforce. Interpersonal, analytical, technical and conceptual skills necessary to be successful managers are reviewed. Some discussion around small business owners and entrepreneurship is introduced in this course. A basic understanding of international business will help students invest in the future and become informed consumers by analyzing issues such as financial structures and financing, stocks, mutual funds and other alternatives to investing in the global business environment. Other topics addressed in this course include patterns of international trade and multinational business operations.

HM 103
Introduction to Tourism & Hospitality
3

This course traces the growth and development of the lodging industry from early inns to modern hotels and motels. The course reviews the organization of hotel operations and reviews the function of each department within a hotel/motel; rooms, security, housekeeping, food and beverage, accounting, sales, and engineering. The course also explained management processes in the hospitality industry with a historical look of key players in the industry.

HM 187
Front Office Management
3

This course covers the organization and operation of the front office. It stresses the techniques used in maximizing the profitability of the room division by achieving the highest possible occupancy at the highest possible average rate. It develops front office computer skills and examines the roles of interpersonal skills needed in proving outstanding customer service and internet in maximizing revenues. Other topics covered include, security, accounting, human resources and revenue management.

HM 210
Food and Beverage Management
3

This course covers the principles and practice of food and beverage control. Topics include: food and beverage cost standards, budgeting, food and beverage product control, preparation of forecasts for a food and beverage service operation, understanding principles and importance of labor cost controls. Development and use of standards and calculation of actual cost are emphasized. The application of computer software will also be examined. It is possible get a certificate from Manage First upon successful completion of their program. This course is pine part of that program.

HM 499
Internship (by Provost approval only)
3

Internship in hotel management field. Supervision and written project required. Certain work restrictions may apply.

ECO 2013
Principles of Microeconomics
3

This course will explore individual economic choices and how markets coordinate the choices of various decision makers. Microeconomics explains how price and quantity are determined in individual markets. Economists use scientific analysis to develop theories or models that explain economic behavior. Throughout the course the concern will be in developing an economic relation that can be expressed in words, represented as a table of quantities, described by a mathematical equation or illustrated by a graph. The course will introduce various market systems, public policy and how the market affects international economics in terms of international trade, international finance and economic development.

ECO 2023
Principles of Macroeconomics
3

This course will explore the performance of the economy as a whole. Whereas microeconomics studies the individual pieces, macroeconomics puts all the pieces together to look at the big picture. Throughout the course the concern will be in developing an economic relation that can be expressed in words, represented as a table of quantities, described by a mathematical equation or illustrated by a graph. The course will examine the fundamental of macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policy, and international economics.

Required Foreign Language Courses Credits:12

FR101, GE101, SP101
Beginning Foreign Language 1
3

This course acquaints students with the four major applications of computers in business: word processing, databases, spreadsheets and presentation software using Microsoft Office. The course concentrates ion the fundamentals as it is a “hands on” course. A basic view of the operational software, Windows and an introduction to Internet Explorer is also part of this course. The course finished with an introduction to web page creation.

FR102, GE102, SP102
Beginning Foreign Language 2
3

Accounting is called the language of business because all organizations set up an accounting information system to communicate data to help people make better decisions. This course deals with basic accounting such as analyzing, recording and processing transactions. Ethics is also included.

FR201, GE201, SP201
Intermediate Foreign Language 1
3

Accounting is called the language of business because all organizations set up an accounting information system to communicate data to help people make better decisions. This course deals with in-depth discussion of long-lived assets, bonds, stockholders’ equity, etc.; and introduces cost accounting concepts, analysis of financial statements, and income taxes. Ethics is also included.

FR202, GE202, SP202
Intermediate Foreign Language 2
3

The law consists of rules that regulate the conduct of individual, businesses and other organizations in society. This course is designed to give general coverage of the fundamental principles of business law. The course is designed to acquaint the student with areas of law in business such as personal business ventures. This course also addresses business ethics, e-commerce, regulatory and international issues.
Total Credits Required:60

 

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