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Hospitality Management Major

Department Chair: David L. Jones

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. 

San Francisco's geographic setting is ideal for studying hospitality industry management. As an extended classroom the City provides students with world-class hotels and restaurants in which to fulfill their 800-hour industry-related work experience requirement, perform informational interviews, and enjoy class field-trips.  Accessibility to industry leaders is just an introduction away!

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

Learning Outcomes
Department goals
  • Hospitality Management graduates will be knowledgeable, skillful and responsible managers, entrepreneurs, and/or leaders in the hospitality industry.
  • Hospitality Management students and graduates will be solutions-oriented, critical thinkers.
  • Hospitality Management students and graduates will be able to apply theory into practice.

Hospitality Management graduates will be able to:

  • Apply relevant service management strategies to the global hospitality industry.
  • Identify social, environmental and financial hospitality business practices critical to sustainability‚Äč.
  • Demonstrate leadership and team management skills necessary for success in a diverse and changing workplace.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of operational processes, industry trends and use of technology that enhance creativity, effectiveness and efficiency in the hospitality industry.

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