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Hospitality Management Major

Department Chair: Michael D. Collins

The hotel, restaurant and tourism industry is not only one of the largest industries in the Bay Area, it is one of the fastest growing industries in the world today. The demand for educated, qualified managers in hotel and restaurant operations and for capable individuals in related and supporting industries such as consulting, public accounting, sales and marketing, computer technology and numerous other careers within the hospitality industry is stronger than ever. 

The Department of Hospitality Management (HM), as part of the University of San Francisco’s School of Management (SOM), offers a program of study for those students seeking business management, and leadership career opportunities in the global hospitality industry. Students receive a comprehensive business education through the SOM business fundamentals and extend their understanding of the hospitality industry in a broad context

Please visit our University of San Francisco Department of Hospitality Management web site: www.usfca.edu/hospitality

Learning Outcomes

Hospitality Management graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate leadership and team management skills necessary for success in a diverse and changing workplace.
  • Apply relevant service management strategies to the global hospitality industry.
  • Identify social, environmental and financial hospitality business practices critical to sustainability‚Äč.
  • Identify solutions and opportunities for practical business scenarios.
  • Evaluate alternative strategies to challenges and opportunities faced by industry.

Department goals

  • Develop, knowledgeable, skillful and responsible future managers, and leaders in the global hospitality industry.
  • Develop students who can apply theory into practice.

Curriculum

Business core plus 16-units of hospitality management core AND a choice of one of the tracks (12-units including capstone): 1) hotel and restaurant management, or  2) meeting and event management.  Note all courses are 4-units unless otherwise noted. Additionally, a minimum of 800 hours of professional work experience related to the hospitality field must be completed prior to the student's senior year and is a requirement for graduation.

Hospitality Management Courses

Core Courses

Meeting and Events Track

Hotel and Restaurant Track
Global Hospitality Management Track
  • BUS 385 - Hospitality Real Estate (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • BUS 485 - Hospitality Horizons (Maastricht, The Netherlands)
  • BUS 48X - Capstone Course (University of San Francisco)