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Hospitality Management Major and Courses

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The Academic Program:

The hospitality management major curriculum has been designed in co-creation with hotel, restaurant, and meetings and events industry professionals in order to ensure that our graduates are prepared for a successful management career in today's market.; It also provides the student with a well-rounded education in the business field as we are part of the School of Management offering a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration.

Requirements for Graduation (Fall 2013 and beyond admits):

Students must take a total of 28 ;credits in the area of Hospitality Management. 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.

Within the University core or U-Core classes and electives, students will complete a total of 68 credits to meet requirement for graduation.

Within the Business Core there are three areas of required courses: Business Foundation (10-12 units), Lower Division Business Core (20 units), and Upper Division Business Core (20 units).

For the Hospitality Management major, in addition to the Business Core, 16-credits of the Hospitality Management core AND a choice of one of the tracks (12-units including capstone): 1) Hotel and Restaurant Management (HORT), or 2) Meeting and Event Management (MEMT) must be completed. The track is chosen by the student in consultation with his/her advisor at the completion of BUS 188-Introduction to the Hospitality Industry and Professional Development. 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.

A total of 128 credits combined with the 800 hours of industry work related experience must be met to receive the degree of Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with an major in Hospitality Industry Management.

Hospitality Management Courses (all are 4-credits unless otherwise noted):

 

Hospitality Management Core (16 credits)

  • BUS 188 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry and Professional Development
  • BUS 380 Food-service Culinary Arts and Entrepreneurship
  • BUS 388 Service Management
  • BUS 480 Optimizing Revenue in the Hospitality Industry

CHOOSE ONE TRACK

Hotel and Restaurant Management Track - HORT (12 credits)

  • BUS 387 Beverage Management (2 credits, 7 weeks)
  • BUS 389 Fundamentals of Culinary Skills (2 credits, 7 weeks)
  • BUS 484 Hotel Management
  • BUS 487 Catering and Fine Dining Management (capstone)

OR

Meeting and Event Management Track - MEMT (12 credits)

  • BUS 386 Meeting and Event Planning
  • BUS 486 Convention, Exhibition and Venue Management
  • BUS 481 Corporate Events Project Management (capstone)

Note: Until you declare a hospitality track, your on-line Degree Evaluation will NOT reflect the courses that are associated with your track until completion of BUS 188. Please refer to the milestones documents HORT or MEMT for the sequence of courses you will take.


PLUS

Industry Related Work Experience

  • Majors: 800-hrs completed prior to graduation
  • Minors: 400-hrs completed prior to graduation

View the USF Catalog for full course descriptions.