Hotel & Lodging Management
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
The Hotel & Lodging Management bachelor’s degree program focuses on current best practices for operational, strategic and staff management in lodging properties and companies. Lodging is defined as activities related to commercial, overnight accommodations of all types, including hotels, resorts and smaller lodging properties (e.g., boutique hotels, country inns, B&Bs, etc.).
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to demonstrate the ability to
- Apply technical skills in a lodging organization.
- Demonstrate personal accountability and professionalism in a lodging environment.
- Apply management skills in a lodging environment.
- Apply creativity and critical thinking skills to solve challenges and make ethically sound decisions.
- Identify and communicate a long-range vision and strategy for a service organization.
The degree program prepares graduates for employment in operational management or professional staff positions within commercial lodging companies, as well as positioning them to move up to higher-level positions such as general manager and various corporate staff positions. Possible career tracks might relate to front office management, housekeeping, food and beverage management and affiliated activities such as concierge, spa management, property sales and marketing, convention services, meeting and event planning, resort activities, revenue management, controller, development, regional management, etc.
Hotel & Lodging Management students complete a required internship experience at a commercial lodging venue as part of the program.
Concentrations for Hotel & Lodging Management Majors
At least one three-course Hospitality College concentration is required for graduation. This program allows students to select concentrations that can lead to career growth within lodging companies or to enhance their initial and subsequent career opportunities. Students may elect to use their hospitality and free elective credits for a second concentration, an internship or a summer abroad program.
While all Hospitality College concentrations are available to students in this degree, the following concentrations are recommended: Resort Management; International Hospitality Operations (summer program only); Entrepreneurship; Casino & Gaming Operations; or Food and Beverage Management.
Hotel & Lodging Management
A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree
|FSM1065||Food Safety and Sanitation Management *||1.5|
|FSM2085||Hotel Food and Beverage Operations||4.5|
|FSM2095||Hotel Food and Beverage Controls **||4.5|
|or FSM2080||Food Service Operations|
|FSM4060||Hospitality Operations Management||9|
|HOSP1001||The Hospitality Field||4.5|
|HOSP1008||Customer/Guest Service Management||4.5|
|HOSP1010||Front Office Operations||4.5|
|HOSP2011||Hospitality Sales and Meeting Management||4.5|
|HOSP2030||Hospitality Human Resources and Diversity Leadership||4.5|
|HOSP3033||Hotel Property Operations||4.5|
|HOSP3050||Hospitality Strategic Marketing||4.5|
|HOSP4060||Hospitality Management Seminar||4.5|
|Hospitality Concentration||Three courses selected from declared concentration. (Some study abroad programs offer completion of a Hospitality concentration).||13.5|
|Choose one of the following:||9|
Two courses with an EHSP attribute selected from offerings within The Hospitality College ***
Second Hospitality concentration
(with use of one free elective). (Some study abroad programs offer completion of a Hospitality concentration).
(with use of one free elective)
|Related Professional Studies (from Program Requirements)|
|ACCT2003||Hospitality Accounting I||4.5|
|ACCT2004||Hospitality Accounting II||4.5|
|ACCT3025||Hospitality Financial Management||4.5|
|General Studies (from Program Requirements)|
|ENG1001||An Introduction to Literary Genres||4.5|
|ENG1021||Advanced Composition and Communication||4.5|
|LEAD2001||Foundations of Leadership Studies||4.5|
|SPAN1011||Conversational Spanish I: Specialized Vocabulary||4.5|
|History||One HIST-designated course (except HIST4030)||4.5|
|Math||One math course 1000 level or higher based on student's placement assessment||4.5|
|Science||One SCI-designated course||4.5|
|Electives||Two courses with an EASC attribute selected from offerings within the School of Arts & Sciences which may be used to form an arts & sciences concentration.||9|
|Free Elective ***|
|One course selected from 1002-4999 numbered offerings within the university (except ACCT1005, CJS1002, MGMT2001). (It is important to save this elective if you plan to participate in a Hospitality study abroad program.)||4.5|
Students must pass a national exam that is recognized by the Conference for Food Protection as a graduation requirement.
FSM2095 Hotel Food and Beverage Controls is the preferred course.
Elective courses allow students to enhance their education by earning a second concentration or by participating in an internship or study abroad program. Students use two Hospitality Electives and one Free Elective toward this option.
NOTES: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).
Students who graduate with a bachelor of science degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication.
Study Abroad programs may satisfy a variety of History, Sociology, English and other elective requirements. Visit Study Abroad for details.