Purpose: The aim of this conceptual paper is to assess the continued relevance of operations based training within hospitality management higher education programmes. The paper explores the purpose of a hospitality management degree programme and how this might have impacted upon curriculum development and the student learning experience. Method: The paper attempts to draw together writing on some of the key issues surrounding operations based training including balancing preparedness for industry with providing a true higher education experience and the growing clamour for a more liberal approach to hospitality education. Findings: The paper identifies and discusses two UK programmes which have made significant changes to their operations provision. Originality/Value: The paper further explores issues around the debate into the hospitality curriculum adding a valuable dimension concerning operational training.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- hospitality education
- hospitality management