TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY SIMULATION

THS3THS

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This capstone subject explores the real-time working of a hotel through the use of a computer-based simulation called HOTS . Based in teams, you will be able to use the HOTS software to simulate all business decisions of a hotel over a five year period. You are required to apply your knowledge of service operations, finance and marketing principles through SWOT analysis, cash flow statements and other appropriate methods of interpreting data. The HOTS program simulates real decision-making and will prepare you for working in teams and making managerial decisions for hotels.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Strickland

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesTHS1THE AND (BUS1BIB OR BUS1BUF OR MKT1MDP)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

HOTS - Background Document and User Guide

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorOrange Company

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOrange Company - HOTS

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate leadership and business decisions in a team environment.
02. Develop a marketing strategy including a S.W.O.T. and E.T.O.P. analysis.
03. Demonstrate leadership and decision-making skills.
04. Interpret financial data and make business decisions based on this information.
05. Ability to adapt to business market forces and hotel competition
06. Research and source the optimum hospitality supplier to reflect the standards of a hotel.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Strickland

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will be allocated to teams. Attendance is compulsory. In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 10-15-minute team presentation 4-6 students per group - All group members must contribute to electronic presentationN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO4
One 2000-word individual report This report enables students to apply all knowledge acquired in their degree.N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
One group report (500-800 words per student) Individual contribution to the group report will be 500-800 words sent electronicallyN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO4, SILO5
Computer simulation (team/group activity) Hotel Objectives, SWOT and PEST Groups will be formed with 3 or more students and a group leader will be assignedN/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Background document questions to be answered in a quiz Must be completed before commencing the simulation.N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO6

Singapore (SIM), 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Strickland

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will be allocated to teams. Attendance is compulsory. In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 10-15-minute team presentation 4-6 students per group - All group members must contribute to electronic presentationN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO4
One 2000-word individual report This report enables students to apply all knowledge acquired in their degree.N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
One group report (500-800 words per student) Individual contribution to the group report will be 500-800 words sent electronicallyN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO4, SILO5
Computer simulation (team/group activity) Hotel Objectives, SWOT and PEST Groups will be formed with 3 or more students and a group leader will be assignedN/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Background document questions to be answered in a quiz Must be completed before commencing the simulation.N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO6