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 units 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 units 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-units of the 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 must be completed. The track is chosen by the student in consultation with his/her advisor at the beginning of the junior year and dictates the courses taken. 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 units 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.