Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


Hospitality Management

First Advisor's Name

Mickey Warner

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Steven V. Moll


Hotel management, Study and teaching, Restaurant management, Study and teaching

Date of Defense



The purpose of this study was to find out the impact of field experience in hospitality education and whether such field experience and others such as semi-practicum, the cooperative, and the work study programs will not play an important role of a closer alliance between the academic and the hospitality industry.

II. If it is justifiable to say that it is possible to provide field experience which will enhance the professionally oriented course work, while educators and employers strive to design curriculum that is needed to meet the educational and the industry demands and goals.




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