Full course description
Starts December 1, 2014
This course examines basic and broad knowledge of economic impact modeling and Tourism Satellite Accounts. Participants will be guided through expert-level instruction centering on the globally accepted method of measuring tourism as an industry. In the end, participants will see tourism from a fascinating new perspective and will envision possibilities for improving various regions of the world through tourism. This course is suitable for any student with curiosity about the industry.
Knowledge of high school algebra and MS Excel skills would be very helpful to navigate this course. If you do not have those skills, you can still take this course by pledging to work harder. You will gain those skills by surviving this course.
The "Tourism Industry Analysis" course is a self-paced course which means you can work on the course as slow or fast as you like anytime between the available dates (Dec 2014 - Jan 2015).
The course is organized into modules. If you plan to complete 1 Module per week you can complete the course in as little as six weeks.
Students need to have access to MS Excel software.
Dr. Tadayuki Hara
Associate Dean of Finance and Administration
Dr. Tadayuki Hara joined the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management in 2005 from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. From 2008-2010, he served as an interim Associate Dean, and since 2010 has served as an Associate Dean of finance and administration. Before his career in academia, he spent 19 years working in global wholesale investment banking (project finance and acquisition), corporate finance, and also in foreign services. He has been active in local and global community services, including his work as a Treasurer of the Association to Preserve Eatonville Community, an African-American non-profit cultural organization (in Orlando); as a Chair of the Board of Trustees of Orlando Hoshuko (kindergarten, elementary, and middle school in Orlando); as a Technical Advisory Board member of and Consultant for Tourism Statistics & Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA) at United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO); as an Advisor for TSA education at UNWTO Regional Support Office (UNWTO-RSO); and as an Advisory Committee Member for International Trend Research on Tourism Statistics, Japan Tourism Agency. He has two master’s degrees (hotel administration and regional science), a Ph.D. from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Glamorgan, Wales.