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Study options offered for international students in academic year 2017-2018

Fall semester - September - December  2017

 

Valid for:        EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Duration:        01 September 2017 – 21 December 2017 (Fall Semester)

 

Track:        Hospitality Management (B.Sc.)

 

Bachelor Courses Delivered in English (3rd year of study, fall semester)

 





Course (*)
ECTS
Contact hours
Total workload
End-of the term assessment
Services Marketing (including project)6
60
216
Exam + project presentation
Business Communications (including project)548180Pass/Fail + project presentation

Economics of Business Enterprise (Hospitality)

 

366108Pass/Fail

Political Science

 

576180Exam

Information Systems in Hospitality Industry

 

446144Pass/Fail

Foreign Language  (German/ Spanish)

 

468144Pass/Fail
Hospitality and Tourism Research Project314108Project presentation
Total ECTS303781080 

 

(*) Russian Language can be selected as an option instead of some courses, subject to time-table:

8 contact hours per week        - 5 ECTS

10 contact hours per week      - 6 ECTS

12 contact hours per week      - 7 ECTS

14 h contact hours per week   - 8 ECTS

16 h contact hours per week   - 9 ECTS

18 h contact hours per week   - 10 ECTS


 

Course Title

Services Marketing (including project)

Short description

 

This course seeks to provide the student with an overview of theory in managing services marketing. Services marketing can be thought of as an applied area of inquiry: concepts, theories, and empirical data are applied to study of marketing intangible products. Main focus area is on hospitality and tourism services.
Credits6
Contact Hours60
Total Workload 216
Teaching MethodsLectures, seminars, written and/or oral homework, case studies, self-study

Language  of Instruction

 

English

Intended learning outcomes

 

Knowledge:

At the completion of this course students will be able:

to understand the unique challenges involved in marketing and managing services and the importance of services marketing in the global economy;

understand the key issues required in managing customer retention, customer satisfaction, creating service culture, and service quality;

Skills:

perform a comprehensive analysis of services marketing situation and make marketing strategy recommendations for managerial action that will create a competitive advantage;

identify differences between marketing in service versus manufacturing organizations;

identify, analyze, and apply the various components of the service marketing mix to create customer value

 

Understanding business world:

understand the role of employees and customers in service delivery, customer satisfaction, retention, complaints and service recovery;

Get knowledge of other key issues in service businesses such as managing supply and demand, relationship marketing;

understand how customer service can be a competitive advantage in managing organizations.

Contents

Understanding service marketing

1. The nature of service products.

2. The service revolution.

3. International models of services marketing.

4. Understanding the service consumer.

Services marketing mix

5. Services Marketing mix: Process.

6. Services Marketing mix: People.

7. Services Marketing mix: Physical evidence.

8. Service quality.

9. Services Marketing mix: Promotion.

10. Services Marketing mix: Place.

11. Services Marketing mix: Price.

Competing as a service firm

12. Service recovery.

13. The customer retention system.

14. Managing capacity and demand.

15. The course summary and overview

AssessmentExam + project presentation
Recommended Reading

Main textbook:

Lovelock, Christopher. H., Paul G. Patterson and Rhett Walker (2007), Services Marketing: Text, Cases and Readings, 4th edition, Pearson Education

Recommended reading:

Barlow, Janelle and Claus Moller, A Complaint is a Gift, Berrett-koehler Publishers,

San Francisco, 2008.

Berry, L. Discovering the Soul of Service, The Fee Press, 1999.

Carbone, Lewis P. Clued In: How to Keep Customers Coming Back Again and

Again, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2004

Christopher, M., A. Payne and D. Ballantyne, 3rd ed. Relationship Marketing,

Butterworth Heinemann, 2003.

Kotler, Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism, 6 ed , Pearson Education Limited, 2013 

Schmitt, B. H. & B. Schmidt, 2003. Customer Experience Management, John Wiley

and Sons

Smith, S. & J. Wheeler, 2004. Managing the Customer Experience: Turning

Customers into Advocates, Prentice Hall.

Swartz, Teresa A. and Dawn Iacobucci eds., Handbook of Services Marketing and

Management, Sage Publications, 2000.

Journals:

Harvard Business Review

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

Journal of Services Research

Journal of Service Marketing

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Journal of Service Management

Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science

Journal of Professional Services Marketing

Services Industry Journal

Sloan Management Review

 

 

 

Course Title

Business Communications

Short description

This course will teach students to communicate in a clear, courteous, concise, complete and correct manner on both personal and professional levels. Competency will be developed in oral, written, interpersonal, technological and employment communication. The overriding goal is to provide students with a solid communication base so they are able to communicate effectively.

Course develops following competences:

Ability for changing the sphere of his/her professional activity

Fluent command of foreign language as a means of professional communication

Possession of public, business and scientific communication skills

Credits5
Contact Hours48
Total Workload 180
Teaching MethodsLectures, seminars, written and/or oral homework, case studies, self-study.
Language  of InstructionEnglish
Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge:

- rules of communication in a wide range of local and international contexts with people from a variety of cultures and through a variety of modes, and media in a wide range of genres

Skills:

- communicate effectively  in professional context

- give an individual presentation,

- lead a meeting

- present and submit a group project,  write reports, and analyze a given situation and make recommendations

Understanding business world:

 - understand and use different communication genres including those related to corporate communication, promotional communication and creative communication

International perspective:

- specific rules and forms of business communications characteristic for different cultural environments

Attitudes and broader trends in the society:

- awareness of opportunities and changes in the global business environment

- recognition of different values, cultures and behaviors

- development of strong moral principles and professional and ethical responsibility

- promotion and maintenance of  a culture that values cross-disciplinary approaches and diversity.

Contents

1. Students will identify the communication process and practice effective nonverbal communication skills.

2. Students will communicate using correct usage and mechanics.

3. Students will develop and practice effective oral communication skills.

4. Students will develop reading strategies that will improve speed, comprehension, and retention.

5. Students will compose effective written communication.

6. Students will develop and practice proficient listening skills.

7. Students will apply basic social communication skills in personal and professional situations by demonstrating competence, ethics, leadership, and interpersonal skills.

8. Students will use technology to enhance the effectiveness of communication.

9. Students will integrate all forms of communication in the successful pursuit and retention of employment by creating an employment portfolio.

Assessment

- 35% class work , homework

- 35% final assignment/test

- 30% project presentation

Recommended Reading

Core reading

defined by each course track specifically

Additional reading

defined by each course track specifically

 

 

Course Title

Economics of Business Enterprise (Hospitality)

Short description

 

Course focuses on theoretical and practical aspects of the entrepreneurship and the activity of the firm (business enterprise).

The following general questions are addressed:

•           Why do firms exits? Why do some firms cease exist?

•           How are firms financed?

•           How are firm managed?

The course examines:

•           Business environment and its affect on the firm

•           Forms of business organizations and their advantages and disadvantages

•           Assets and financial basis of the firm

•           Management, marketing and planning of the firm's activity, including the points of human resources, business-plan, operations and manufacturing

•           Entrepreneurial risks

Credits3
Contact Hours66
Total Workload 108
Teaching MethodsLectures, seminars; problem based learning; individual and group assignments; readings; interactive discussion; case examination; consultations,
Language  of InstructionEnglish

Intended learning outcomes

 

Knowledge:

Students will develop their knowledge of  legal business environment, business policy/strategy in application to the enterprise in hospitality industry.

Students will deepen their knowledge in management, marketing and finance of  the business enterprise in hospitality.

 Skills:

Students will develop the ability to apply their knowledge in management, marketing and financial functions of the of  the business enterprise in hospitality

Contents

Introduction to the business enterprise

Forms of business organizations

Assets. Financial and accounting system of the firm

Management

Marketing

Operations and manufacturing

Business-plan

Entrepreneurial risks and bankruptcy

Change in the firm

AssessmentFinal test, writing and presentation of an essay
Recommended Reading

The Economics of the Firm edited by R. Clarke and T. McGuiness, Blackwell

The Economics of the Enterprise. An introduction to economic organization and the theory of the firm, M. Ricketts, Harvester Wheatsheaf

Organizations and the Business Environment, G.F. Campbell, Butterworth-Heinemann

How to Start, Run, and Stay in Business, G.F. Kishel, P.G. Kishel, John Wiley and Sons, Inc

 

 

 

 

Course Title

Political Science

 

Short description

 

Course introduces students to the main themes of political and social philosophy. The lectures will provide a critical survey of some of the main contributions to the history of political and social thought. Students should acquire a general overview of the major political thinkers from ancient Greece until the present. They should become familiar with the main themes of political thought, such as the nature of the state, the basis of political legitimacy. In addition, students will also be expected to acquire a more detailed knowledge of a selection of the main political theorists.
Credits5
Contact Hours76
Total Workload 180
Teaching MethodsLectures, seminars, group discussion, written individual and group assignments.

Language  of Instruction

 

English

Intended learning outcomes

 

Knowledge:

Students will acquire the knowledge of the main concepts of  political science, how they developed, will understand political institutions and what the influence of political concepts considered on the modern society.   

Skills:

Students will be able explain the basic concepts of political science discipline;

develop skills of effective researching of quality information, , political analysis and effective written communication, will develop  ability to effectively communicate complicated and often controversial ideas.     

Contents

Introduction to the Course:

What is Politics.

What is Political Science.

Key Concepts of Political Science.

Concept of Ideology.

Liberalism, Socialism, Conservatism, Multiculturalism and Postmodernism, Environmentalism.

Political Culture, Communication and Legitmacy.

Democracy (Liberal Democracy and Models of Democracy).

Political Parties and Party Systems

 

AssessmentTest, written essays and group presentations
Recommended Reading

Janet Coleman, A History of Political Thought, Vols. I and II (Oxford, 2000).

J.S. McClelland, A History of Western Political Thought.

A.Heywood, Politics, New York: Palgrave, 2007

Gallagher, Michael, Michael Laver and Peter Mair. 2005. Representative Government in Modern Europe (4rd edition). London: McGraw-Hill.

Matthew Festenstein and Michael Kenny. 2005. Political Ideologies. Oxford: Oxford

University Press.

M. B. Foster, W. T. Jones and L. W. Lancaster Masters of Political Thought .

Robert Brown. , London 1990 Classical Political Theories: From Plato to Marx

John Rawls, Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy. Harvard, 2007.

Joseph M. Bryant, Moral codes and social structure in ancient Greece. New York, 1996.

 

Course TitleInformation systems in hospitality industry
Short descriptionCourse is focused on the fundamentals of building hotel's enterprise information systems and information management. The course is aimed to prepare students for their further professional usage of information systems and technologies in their practical work in the field of hotel management. The course includes methods of solving management and marketing problems using corporative information software, principles of business planning, project management in hotels, web-design and building web-sites
Credits (ECTS)4
Contact Hours46
Total Workload 144
Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, presentations, self-project assignments, computer tests

 

 

 

Intended learning outcomes

The students will:

– understand information architecture;

– solve management and marketing problems using special software;

– be able to design a business plan, project management solutions, statistical analisys, graphical applications to use it in a management and marketing applications by using Project Expert, Statgraphics, Photoshop, MS Project etc.;

– understand main principles of business web-site design and be able to build a presentational company's web-site in MS SharePoint.

 

Knowledge:

– the main elements of the strategic management process and alternative development strategies;

– model of behaviour of economic agents and markets; the basic concept, methods and tools for quantitative and qualitative analysis of control processes; the modern theory and behavior at various levels of organization;

– main information technologies of management of business processes; approaches to the assessment of best practices in solving scientific problems; methodology of organization and conducting of scientific research.

- manage the development of the organization and carry out the analysis and development of the organization's strategy on the basis of modern methods and advanced scientific achievements; assessment of a change-control procedures within the organizational development;

– conduct a quantitative forecasting and modeling the management of business-processes; to identify future research directions, to justify the relevance of the theoretical significance of the research problem, formulate hypotheses, conduct empirical and applied data; to summarize the analysis and to identify scientific issues; to develop a program of independent study the chosen subject with information technology support;

– the designation and classification of computer hardware and software in hospitality and tourism, information-computing networks.

– the purpose and functions of the automated control systems for the hospitality industry and tourism, the method of selection of the information system and procedure of its implementation;

– using the basic features of the automated control systems for the hospitality industry and tourism;

– the purpose and functions of Internet-systems of management in hospitality and tourism, the method of selection of the informational Internet-system and the procedure of its introduction at the enterprise;

– the architecture and function of the global computer networks, methods of advertising and promotion of the hospitality business and tourism in the Internet, the methods of creation of web-representations of the enterprises of the industry.

Skills:

– skills of quantitative and qualitative analysis to the adoption of administration solutions, methods of team building in the design and network structures;

– methods of implementation of organizational change and overcoming resistance personnel; skills for independent scientific and research work, methods, ways and methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis of business processes;

– techniques, methods and tools implementation and evaluation the effectiveness of the strategic analysis organizations and corporate structures; information technologies for forecasting and management of business processes; tools of organizing and conducting independent research.

– be able to use a computer equipment, computer networks and software;

– analysis of computer equipment for the industry of hospitality and tourism;

– be able to use the basic features of the Internet-systems of management in hospitality and tourism;

– use global reservation systems and networks, information resources of the enterprise;

– analysis of Internet systems;

– designing of web pages of the enterprises in the hospitality and tourism.

Language  of InstructionEnglish
Contents

Course is focused on the fundamentals of building hotel's enterprise information systems and information management. The course is aimed to prepare students for their further professional usage of information systems and technologies in their practical work in the field of hotel management. The course includes methods of solving management and marketing problems using corporative information software, principles of business planning, project management in hotels, web-design and building web-sites.

 

AssessmentPas/fail. Test, projects in Project Expert, MS Project, MS Sharepoint
Recommended Reading

1. Kozlov, D.A. Automation of hotel enterprises. Micros Fidelio Front Office 7.0: textbook. M., 2013.

2. Kozlov, D.A. Information systems in the hospitality and tourism industry. Electronic textbook. Moscow, 2012.

3. Kozlov, D.A. Automation of tourism enterprises. Tourist search system. Publisher: Accent Graphics Communication, Montreal, 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

Course Title

Foreign Language  (German)

Deutsch

Short description

Deutsch

2 Doppelstunden pro Woche

Credits4
Contact Hours68
Total Workload 144
Teaching MethodsSeminare
Language  of InstructionDeutsch (German)
Intended learning outcomesEnwicklung der Sprachkompetenz in Sprechen, Schreiben, Lesen und Hören
Contents

1. Presentation der Firma

 Produktion, Dienstleistungen

 Werbung, Anzeigen

 Grammatik: Imperfekt

2. Wiederholung

Deutschland, Land und Leute

Wirtschaft

Grammatik: Eigennamen

3. Wirtschaft in Deutschland

Grosse und kleine Firmen

Grammatik: Wiederholung

4. Wiederholung

Geschäft in Deutschland

Ausländer über Deutsche

Grammatik: Satzmodelle

 

Assessment

Grammatik test

Lexik test

Vorprüfung

Recommended Reading

I.V. Selivanova. "Geschäftsdeutsch" K 6 – 8

Themen Aktuell, Hueber

 

 

 

Course Title

Foreign Language  (Spanish)

 

Short description

ESPAÑOL

Tres sesiones de 2 horas cada semana

Credits4
Contact Hours68
Total Workload 144
Teaching MethodsSeminarios
Language  of Instruction

ESPAÑOL (Spanish)

 

Intended learning outcomes

Al terminar los cursos los estudiantes podrán:

- leer textos económicos en original

- discutir y hacer presentaciones de situaciones económicas

Contents

Tema  "Hoteles"

- Clasificación internacional de hoteles: coronas, estrellas, categorías

- Revisión de la gramática: los tiempos del Indicativo (sistematización)        Artículos de Internet, "EL País", "La Crónica de Hoy"

 

Tema  "Redes de hoteles"

- Concepto de una red en la industria hotelera

-Redes importantes del mundo: Hilton, Ritz, Mariotte

- Revisión de la gramática:  Modo Potencial   Artículos de Internet, "EL País", "La Crónica de Hoy"

 

Tema  "Tipos de hoteles"

- Tipos de hoteles

- Hoteles más originales del mundo

- Artículos económicos

- Revisión de la gramática: Modo Subjuntivo. Presente de Subjuntivo. Pretérito Perfecto de Subjuntivo

 

Artículos de Internet, "EL País", "La Crónica de Hoy"

Tema  "Hoteles principales de España"

- Hoteles reconocidos de España: Sol Mariya, Hoteles Husa, MedPlaya

- Revisión de la gramática:  Modo Subjuntivo. Pretérito Imperfecto de Subjuntivo. Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto de Subjuntivo

 

Artículos de Internet, "EL País", "La Crónica de Hoy"

Tema  "Fiestas hoteleras"

- Técnicas para organizar fiestas en hoteles

- Trabajo de animadores en hoteles

- Artículos económicos

- Revisión de la gramática:  Oraciones Condicionales            Artículos de Internet, "EL País", "La Crónica de Hoy"

 

Tema  "Paradores nacionales"

- Artículos económicos

- Revisión de la gramática: Futuro Simple, Futuro Perfecto   Artículos de Internet, "EL País", "La Crónica de Hoy"

Assessment

Examen escrito de dos horas

- tarea gramatical

- tarea léxica

Examen oral

Recommended Reading

Artículos de Internet, "EL País", "La Crónica de Hoy"

 

 

 

Course Title

Hospitality and Tourism Research Project

Short descriptionStudents work in project groups of four to five people on a consulting assignment for a hotel or travel agency. Project duration - 20 weeks. Project groups conduct their research under the supervision of the teacher. The students act as external consultants, with the appropriate independence and responsibility. The  project requires application of the knowledge acquired on the programme to a complex, multidisciplinary management problem from real practice. Students must show that they are capable of carrying out practical research in a scientifically sound manner.
Credits3
Contact Hours14
Total Workload 108
Teaching MethodsInstructing the project team on the problem,  methods of research, group discussions, presentations of the projects
Language  of InstructionEnglish
Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge

of the main methods of research, applied to the business problem of the enterprise in hospitality industry.

Skills

ability to critically reflect upon the role of  research within a hotel operating internationally;

ability to analyse the various approaches to business and social research;

ability to investigate the difference between primary and secondary research;

ability to justify the use of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis;

ability to investigate a range of data collection methods and tools;

ability to critically analyse research enquiry designs appropriate to international hotel business research;

ability to evaluate the ways management research may be written and disseminated

 

Contents

On the completion of the course students will be able to define the problem of the business enterprise in hospitality industry, suggest the method of research, be able to find the appropriate solution, conduct the research and present results in the form of written report and verbal presentation. Course will include analysis of research

methodologies, exercises on qualitative and quantitative analysis, research

draft proposal discussion and final presentation.

 

Assessment

Written report, verbal presentation

 

Recommended Reading

Core reading:

Easterby-Smith M, Thorpe R, & Jackson P, Management Research, Sage, London, UK2011.

Recommended  reading:

Ghauri PN, & Grønhaug K, Research Methods in Business Studies, Financial Times Prentice Hall, New York, NY, 2010.

Hooley T, What is Online Research?: Using the Internet for Social Science Research, Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2012.

Hyde KF, Ryan C, & Woodside AG, Field Guide to Case Study Research in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure, Emerald, Bingley, UK, 2012.

Jennings G, Tourism Research, John Wiley and Sons Australia, Milton, 2010.

Kumar R, Research Methodology: a Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners, Sage Publications,  London, UK, 2011.

Neuman WL, Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, Allyn and  Bacon, Boston, MA, 2011.

Pearce DG, Frameworks for Tourism Research, CABI, Wallingford, UK,2012.

Quinlan C, Business Research Methods, South-Western/Cengage Learning, Andover, Hampshire, UK, 2011.

Veal AJ. Research Methods for Leisure and Tourism: a Practical Guide, Zikmund, WG 2013.

Journals:

Tourism and Hospitality Research

Annals of Tourism Research

Journal of Travel Research

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

Tourism Review

The Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly

Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research

Cornell Hospitality Quarterly

International Journal of Hospitality Management.