Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management
The Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management is a comprehensive degree designed to prepare students for employment in the wide and growing field of hospitality. Based on a liberal arts foundation, the hospitality program prepares students with a strong business curriculum, experience in culinary arts, and content courses which cover the major areas of the hospitality industry. The curriculum includes a senior seminar with a capstone project that presents students with the opportunity to research specialty areas including international tourism, gaming, sports hospitality, and ethnic/global hospitality. This degree prepares students to work with diverse organizations and educates them to work closely as well as independently with staff, supervisors, businesses, and customers.
Graduates will have a strong knowledge of lodging and food and beverage service operations, including customer service, reservation, purchasing and accounting systems, safety and security, design, event planning, maintenance and repair, personnel practices, business ethics, legal requirements, management and finance.
Upon graduation, the graduate will be able to assume employment in the hospitality industry in management or operations or as a leader or owner for a lodging establishment, events and meeting management, restaurant, food service, sales, or related business field.