Course Offerings

To review the syllabus for any of the courses, please refer to our Course Syllabi Catalog.   To apply for any course, please refer to the Distance Learning online application or enrollment application.

Accounting for Hospitality Managers  #362 
Learn to understand and apply hospitality departmental accounting at the supervisory and managerial levels. This course includes information on budgeting expenses, forecasting sales, and financial decision making. It may be helpful to complete course 261 prior to attempting this course. If you have some professional background or experience in accounting, you may be able to successfully complete this course without first taking 261.

Hotel and Restaurant Accounting  #261 
This is AHLEI's foundational, introductory accounting course. You need no prior accounting experience to take this course. This course will help you develop a solid understanding of hotel and restaurant accounting procedures, with a focus on the computerized accounting used in today's hospitality accounting situations. You'll learn about taxation of business income, the role of governmental agencies, and how to read and analyze financial statements. This course is recommended as a prerequisite for course 362.

Hospitality Industry Financial Accounting  #260 
This course is a comprehensive introduction to hospitality accounting. You'll learn about the responsibilities of a hotel's accounting department, advantages and drawbacks of various types of statements and reports, the role of inventory in calculating profit, and more. You do not need any prior accounting experience to take this course. This course may be used as a prerequisite for course 462.

Hospitality Industry Managerial Accounting  #462 
This textbook includes everything students will need to gain a clear understanding of managerial accounting in a hospitality setting. The new edition reflects changes to taxes in 2010 and updated operating statistics. It also has new sections on revenue management and dynamic pricing, accounting for gift cards, unsecured bank loans, and profitability indexes.

Food Safety: Managing with the HACCP System  #245 
This textbook presents the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) method of food safety in a systematic, understandable format ideal for both staff training and classroom teaching. Clearly defined terms, detailed lists of food safety responsibilities, and checklists for all control points show you how to apply the concepts in the textbook to an actual food service operation.

Management of Food and Beverage Operations  #241 
Get the foundation you need to make smart decisions in food and beverage operations. This course shows how to give guests the highest priority as all details of the food and beverage operation are planned, implemented, and evaluated. You'll learn how to build business through effective marketing strategies, how to satisfy the food-quality and nutritional demands of guests, and how to increase profits by maximizing service, productivity, and technology.

Managing Beverage Operations  #346 
This course prepares you to handle the challenges of managing beverage operations in a hospitality environment, including duties and responsibilities of bartenders and beverage servers, essentials of responsible alcohol service, and product knowledge of beer, spirits, and wines. The course includes preparation for AHLEI's CARE (Controlling Alcohol Risks Effectively) exam.

Managing Service in Food and Beverage Operations  #349 
Service is the key to guest satisfaction. This course shows you how to plan for and successfully manage different types of food and beverage operations, including coffee shops, dining rooms, room service, banquets, on-site food service venues, and more. You'll gain management know-how, planning skills, and hands-on techniques for consistently delivering quality service in every type of operation. Case studies by industry experts encourage you to think critically about situations you may face on the job.

Planning and Control for Food and Beverage Operations  #464 
Learn the most up-to-date control processes used to reduce costs in food and beverage operations worldwide. This revised edition includes new information on multi-unit management, an increased focus on technology applications as they apply to the subject matter, and fewer references to manual operations. New web site exhibits make this a cutting-edge resource for food and beverage professionals.

Leadership and Management in the Hospitality Industry   #304 
Teach students how to improve their leadership abilities and develop an understanding of high-performance teams and employee empowerment. Practical information prepares them to put quality management tools into action to enhance guest service and increase profitability. Information and exhibits have been updated through the text, and a new chapter on ethics has been added.

Contemporary Club Management     #313   
This course is your introduction to the unique world of private club management. From "crunching the numbers" to providing impeccable service, this course explores the issues that today's club managers face every day. Loaded with case studies, interviews with club managers, and sample forms and contracts, this course offers a wealth of specialized information.

Understanding Hospitality Law  #391 
Legal issues that can affect your property are numerous, and ignorance of the law is no excuse. This course explores laws and regulations affecting the U.S. hospitality industry with many examples and case histories. Topics include protecting guests, loss of property, wages and hours, labor relations, worker's compensation, franchising, and the Internet. This course is NOT recommended for international students, as it focuses solely on U.S. legal issues.

Managing Hospitality Human Resources  #357 
Hospitality is a people industry, and this textbook shows how to manage the important human resources who provide services within a hospitality operation. You'll learn how to fulfill the requirements of U.S. employment and workplace laws, and discover the latest strategies for attracting employees, minimizing turnover, and maximizing productivity.

Supervision in the Hospitality Industry  #250 
This course teaches the skills that can help you develop effective supervision and management skills that are essential to success in the industry. Topics include how to recruit, select, and train; increase productivity; control labor costs; communicate effectively; manage conflict and change; and use time management techniques. Resources on creating a professional development plan for your hospitality career can help you set the direction for future educational and professional endeavors.

Hospitality Today: An Introduction  #103  
This course takes a management perspective in explaining the organization and structure of hotels, restaurants, casinos, cruise lines, and clubs. It includes information on franchising, management contracts, business ethics, human resources, marketing and much more. Charts, exhibits, hospitality industry statistics, and Web site listings provide useful information that can be applied on the job.

The Lodging and Food Service Industry  #100 
This course is essential for new industry employees and for those who don't have broad-based industry experience. This course helps you understand the hospitality industry as a whole and see how all departments work together. Both lodging and food service are explored. Perspectives from leading hospitality professionals into the issues and challenges facing the hospitality industry today add an important dimension to this course. You'll also learn about the many career opportunities available in the industry.

Convention Management and Service  #478 
This textbook provides readers with the most current and comprehensive coverage of the convention industry, with an in-depth look at conventions and meetings marketing, how to successfully sell to groups, and how to service their business after the sale.

Hospitality Sales and Marketing  #472 
Discover how to build a top-flight sales team with creative, successful sales and marketing programs that really work. This course shows how to sell rooms and food and beverage services to business and leisure travelers, travel agents, and meeting planners. Industry professionals provide tips on marketing strategies that work, and sidebars who how concepts presented in the course are applied in today's industry.

Revenue Management: Maximizing Revenue in Hospitality Operations  #374 
Learn the difference between strategic and tactical revenue management and why that distinction is critical, the tools that are available to revenue managers and when to use them, the broad range of information needed to effectively maximize revenue, vital issues to consider before implementing revenue management tactics, how revenue management is often misunderstood and applied inappropriately, the significant potential consequences of using revenue management poorly, as well as the benefits it can provide when done well.

Hospitality Facilities Management and Design  #281 
Learn how to handle today's engineering and maintenance concerns. This course covers all major facility systems, including food service equipment and design. Non-engineers can learn how to understand and speak the language of suppliers and maintenance/engineering staff. You'll also learn techniques to reduce expenses and increase efficiency, and learn how the latest technology can streamline operations.

Managing Front Office Operations  #333 
Increase front office efficiency and help sales grow with the knowledge and skills gained from this course. Topics include revenue management and the latest technology applications. This course shows how front office activities and functions affect other departments and focuses on how to manage the front office to ensure your property's goals are met. Case studies and real-world examples present a practical industry focus. 

Managing Housekeeping Operations  #338 
No property can be profitable without clean rooms and efficient housekeeping operations. Learn what it takes to manage this important department. This course provides a thorough overview, from the big picture of hiring and retaining a quality staff, planning, and organizing, to the technical details for cleaning each area of the hotel. Practical information from industry experts makes the contents of this course immediately applicable to your job situation.

Managing Technology in the Hospitality Industry  #468 
Today's hospitality operations rely increasingly on computer technology. This course provides a solid grounding in hospitality technology and the management of information systems. Content includes applications for all functional areas, including reservations, rooms, food and beverage, sales and event management, and accounting. You'll learn the basics of purchasing, implementing, maintaining, and managing today's information systems. This course also explores systems security and maintenance, e-commerce, and hospitality careers in information technology.

Security and Loss Prevention Management  #387 
Security is one of the top concerns in today's hospitality industry. This course provides the background you need to be informed about the security issues and practices that affect your property every day. Topics include the physical security of the property, asset protection, guest protection, security equipment, emergency management and procedures, OSA requirements, and more. Exhibits, sample forms and documents, and links to safety and security Web sites make this course practical and relevant.

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