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BSBA - Hospitality Management

The Hospitality Management (HSP) program prepares students for management and leadership roles in one of the largest and rapidly-growing industries in the world. The hospitality industry is multi-faceted and offers a range of professional careers and management positions such as event and conference planning, hotel, restaurant, and travel and tourism management, and the leisure and recreational segments of casinos, theme parks, cruises, and club management.

The Hospitality Management concentration provides students with a dynamic, challenging, and highly experiential program combining a comprehensive knowledge of the hospitality industry with “hands-on” learning through internships and industry field projects. The program builds on the strength of our undergraduate business core while offering specialized courses designed to meet the changing demands of the hospitality industry.

Graduates of the Hospitality Management program combine the best of classroom experiences, practical applications, and key bus­iness and leadership skills to successfully accelerate their careers in an industry that is projected to gain 1.3 million jobs through 2020.

General Education Courses


College Writing:  1 course to be selected from ENGL 105 or
ENGL 212 (Analytical Writing - Honors only course)

COMM 152  Effective Speaking

Critical Writing, Reading & Research: 1 course to be selected from CRIT 201, ENGL 213, ENGL 214, or other courses upon approval

Advanced Writing:  1 course to be selected from ENGL 320,
ENGL 321, ENGL 342, ENGL 345, or ENGL 346

Leadership and Professional Development

ITM           123           Digital Applications (1 credit)

LEAD         101           Learning to Lead

SEM          139           First-Year Professional Development Seminar (1 credit)

SEM          239           Sophomore Professional Development Seminar (1 credit)

SEM          339           Junior Professional Development Seminar
(1 credit)

SEM          439           Senior Professional Development Seminar
(1 credit)

Professional Development:  1 course to be selected from
COMM 204, COMM 311, COMM 313, FIN 201, ITM 202, or LEAD 203

Social and Behavioral Science

1 course to be selected from ECON 221 or ECON 222

1 course to be selected from GDS 216, HIST, INTD, or PSCI

1 course to be selected from COMM 247, COMM 310, ECON, HIST, PSY, or SOC

Humanities and Global Values

Humanities:  2 courses to be selected from Art, Dance, Literature, Music, Philosophy, or Religion (Selections must be from two different disciplines.)

Global Values:  1 course to be selected from COMM 310, ECON 313, ENGL 235, ENGL 237, ENGL 238, ENGL 310, GDS 216, HIST 207, HIST 208, HIST 210, HIST 339, HIST 369, HUM 254, PSCI 324, REL 219, REL 322, SPAN 126, SPAN 127

Math and Applied Science

MATH 215                Statistics

Math:                         1 course to be selected from MATH 117, MATH 122, or MATH 190

Science:                      1 course to be selected from ESCI 233 or
ESCI 243

Math/Science:          1 course to be selected from ECON, ESCI, MATH, or PSY

Business Core

ACCT         238           Financial Accounting

ACCT         240           Managerial Accounting

ECON        221           Principles of Microeconomics or ECON 222 Principles of Macroeconomics

FIN            203           Principles of Finance

ITM           209           Information Management and Analytics

MGMT     227           Leading and Managing Organizations

MKCM     202           Principles of Marketing

LSB            327           Business Law and Ethics

MGMT     365           Operations Management

LEAD         400           Managing Strategic Initiatives

Concentration Courses

Required Courses:

HSP           211           Introduction to Hospitality Management

HRM         213           Human Resource Management

HSP           351           Resort and Conference Management

HSP           480           Issues in Hospitality Management

HSP           490           Internship in Hospitality Management *

One HSP 300-400 Course       Hospitality Elective

Elective Courses (one additional course from the following options):

COMM     310           Intercultural Communications

COMM     311           Visual Communications

HSP           341           Casino Management

HSP           361           Hospitality Facility Operations

HSP           370           Hospitality Special Topics Course

HSP           371           Performance Management in the Hospitality Industry

HSP           470           Hospitality Special Topics Course

HSP           492           TAI in Hospitality

MKCM     361           Consumer Marketing

SMGT       367           Sport Marketing

SMGT       470           Special Topics in Sport Management (if Hospitality related)

*Option for 6 credit or 9 credit flexible internship; fulfilling HSP 490 and 1-2 free elective courses

Free Electives

19 credit-hours of electives

Total Credits Required:           120

NOTE: All courses are 3 credit-hours unless otherwise noted and may meet only one degree requirement.