BS in Hospitality Management
Degree Program Description
A degree in Hospitality Management (HM) provides students with all the business and managerial skills needed to succeed in a wide variety of hospitality and venue management careers. The curriculum includes core business principles, core hospitality management concepts and advanced skills in one of the emphasis areas: Conference & Events Planning Management, Food & Beverage Management, Lodging Management, and Sport Venue Management. The essence for these areas is that hospitality is about creating an unique and memorable experience for customers. In Conference & Events Planning Management area, whether planning a wedding, private dinner party, business meeting, conference, festival, mega-event, or non-profit fundraising function, students learn the basics of planning and executing an event and get the opportunity to practice those skills through hands-on experience. In Food & Beverage Management area, whether in the back of the house helping to prepare the tasty meals, managing inventory, controlling food cost or in the front of the house entertaining guests, the HM degree provides students business tools and skills to successfully manage restaurants, institutional food service establishments, or full service catering businesses. In Lodging Management area, graduates manage and operate hotels, lodges, motels, bed & breakfast accommodations or resorts that serve either a specific audience or the general public. Graduates use their business and entrepreneurial skills to set their establishment apart from the competition by becoming the destination everyone wants to go for those memorable family vacations, romantic weekend getaways or business retreats. In Sport Venue Management area, students will receive specialized instructions and develop competencies in the management and operation of sport venues in addition to the business of live entertainment including sports games, tournaments, concerts and event productions. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, students will be prepared to assume leadership positions in the dynamic and ever growing global hospitality industry.
Major Program Requirements
|Degree core requirements|
|AG_ED_LD 2250||Introduction to Leadership||3|
|or AG_ED_LD 2260||Team and Organizational Leadership|
|ACCTCY 2036||Accounting I||3|
|or ACCTCY 2010||Introduction to Accounting|
|FINANC 2000||Survey of Business Finance||3|
|MANGMT 3000||Principles of Management||3|
|MRKTNG 3000||Principles of Marketing||3|
|Hospitality Management Core|
|HSP_MGMT 1100||Introduction to Hospitality Management||3|
|HSP_MGMT 2100||Hospitality Law||3|
|HSP_MGMT 2190||Seminar in Professional Development||1|
|HSP_MGMT 3100||Service Management||3|
|HSP_MGMT 4100W||Hospitality Human Resources Management - Writing Intensive||3|
|HSP_MGMT 4110||Hospitality Sales and Marketing Management||3|
|HSP_MGMT 4180||Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry||3|
|HSP_MGMT 4993||Internship in Hospitality Management||3|
Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester. A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.
|HSP_MGMT 1100||3||CHEM 1100||3|
|F_S 1030 or BIO_SC 1010||3||ABM 1042||3|
|ABM 1041||3||AG_ED_LD 2220 or COMMUN 1200||3|
|Social Science||3||MATH 1100||3|
|Humanities||3||State Law Course||3|
|HSP_MGMT 2100||3||HSP_MGMT 2190||1|
|ENGLSH 1000||3||FINANC 2000||3|
|AG_ED_LD 2250 or 2260||3||MRKTNG 3000||3|
|Humanities||3||Emphasis Area Course||3|
|Approved Physical Science, Biological Science, or Math||3||Math Reasoning Proficiency||3|
|HSP_MGMT 3100||3||HSP_MGMT 4110||3||HSP_MGMT 4993||3|
|ACCTCY 2010 or 2036||3||MANGMT 3000||3|
|Professional Elective||3||Emphasis Area Course||3|
|Emphasis Area||3||Professional Elective||3|
|Unrestricted Elective||3||Professional Elective||3|
|HSP_MGMT 4180||3||HSP_MGMT 4100W||3|
|Emphasis Area Course||3||Professional Elective||3|
|Professional Elective||3||Emphasis Area Course||3|
|Unrestricted Elective||5||Unrestricted Elective||3|
|Total Credits: 120|
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