MPHM-900-0 Capstone
Summer for 2018
Faculty:
As the finale and culminating course in the Hospitality Management program, the Capstone showcases a student’s mastery of subject in one, comprehensive project. This course gives the student the opportunity to focus on the particular subset of hospitality with which they identify and in which they are looking to specialize. The work-based Capstone project will serve as a semester-long opportunity for students to produce a substantial piece of original work under the tutelage of an industry sponsor and program faculty. Students will partner with a faculty advisor, who—as an industry professional—will serve as a guide through the detailed development and execution of the actual project and related deliverables. Model projects will reflect current and future industry challenges, partner with a brand or company within the industry, and produce a body of work that delivers recommendations, and practical, implementable, and innovative solutions.

As an individualized endeavor, the course provides the opportunity for students to synthesize the theoretical and practical content taught during the program while will also reviewing and examining the primary knowledge, skills, and learning goals of the MPS-HM program. Special emphasis will be placed upon the leadership and ethical skills introduced early in the program, including verbal presentations, written assessments, research methodologies, decision-making, and strategic planning. Students must author an in-depth research paper, supporting action plan, create a visual presentation, and present and defend their work in front of a panel of faculty and experts.

Noted guest speakers and industry practitioners will lecture and lead seminars, and students will have the opportunity to present their work for the purpose of peer review during their research and writing phase. A minimum grade of "B" (3.00) is required in the Capstone course to graduate regardless of the student's cumulative GPA.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

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MPHM-900-01 Capstone
Summer for 2018
Faculty:
As the finale and culminating course in the Hospitality Management program, the Capstone showcases a student’s mastery of subject in one, comprehensive project. This course gives the student the opportunity to focus on the particular subset of hospitality with which they identify and in which they are looking to specialize. The work-based Capstone project will serve as a semester-long opportunity for students to produce a substantial piece of original work under the tutelage of an industry sponsor and program faculty. Students will partner with a faculty advisor, who—as an industry professional—will serve as a guide through the detailed development and execution of the actual project and related deliverables. Model projects will reflect current and future industry challenges, partner with a brand or company within the industry, and produce a body of work that delivers recommendations, and practical, implementable, and innovative solutions.

As an individualized endeavor, the course provides the opportunity for students to synthesize the theoretical and practical content taught during the program while will also reviewing and examining the primary knowledge, skills, and learning goals of the MPS-HM program. Special emphasis will be placed upon the leadership and ethical skills introduced early in the program, including verbal presentations, written assessments, research methodologies, decision-making, and strategic planning. Students must author an in-depth research paper, supporting action plan, create a visual presentation, and present and defend their work in front of a panel of faculty and experts.

Noted guest speakers and industry practitioners will lecture and lead seminars, and students will have the opportunity to present their work for the purpose of peer review during their research and writing phase. A minimum grade of "B" (3.00) is required in the Capstone course to graduate regardless of the student's cumulative GPA.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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