The HOA 788 Professional Paper course is a requirement for student who select the Professional Paper track in the Master’s of Hotel Administration. This course is completed in a student’s final semester where knowledge learned in the program is applied to solving a real world industry problem.
The professional paper is an exploratory, qualitative or quantitative analysis of a management problem specific to the hospitality industry. Examples of topics are listed below.
- Employee handbook
- Budget proposal
- Employer survey to collect information to help with business decisions
- A current problem that is facing the industry with recommendations on how to move forward
Students who are in the final semester must complete the HOA 788 Professional Paper Form and secure the required electronic signatures. Once the completed form is submitted the Hospitality Office of Graduate Programs, the student will be granted permission to register for the course. Once permission is granted to register, it is the student’s responsibility to register for the course prior to the start of the semester.