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Hotel & Lodging Management - BS

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, and bed-and-breakfasts).

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected 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, sales and marketing, convention services, meeting and event planning, resort activities, revenue management, controller, development and regional management.

Hotel & Lodging Management students complete a required internship experience at a commercial lodging venue as part of the program.

Hotel & Lodging Management

A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree

Major Courses
FSM1065Food Safety and Sanitation Management *1.5
FSM2085Hotel Food and Beverage Operations4.5
FSM2095Hotel Food and Beverage Controls **4.5
FSM4060Hospitality Operations Management9
HOSP1001The Hospitality Field4.5
HOSP1008Customer/Guest Service Management4.5
HOSP1010Front Office Operations4.5
HOSP2011Hospitality Sales and Meeting Management4.5
HOSP2030Hospitality Human Resources and Diversity Leadership4.5
HOSP2099Hotel Internship13.5
HOSP3033Hotel Property Operations4.5
HOSP3050Hospitality Strategic Marketing4.5
HOSP3077Revenue Management4.5
HOSP4060Hospitality Management Seminar4.5
Related Professional Studies
ACCT2003Hospitality Accounting I4.5
ACCT2004Hospitality Accounting II4.5
ACCT3025Hospitality Financial Management4.5
CAR0010Career Capstone1
LAW2010Hospitality Law4.5
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses 13.5
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning 9
Integrative Learning Science with Humanities/Social Sciences
Integrative Learning Senior Level
Arts and Humanities 9
Ethics of Business Leadership
One course from ART, HIST, HUM, LIT or REL
A Survey of College Mathematics (or higher, based on student's placement)
One SCI-designated course
Social Sciences 9
One course from LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
A&S Electives9
Two courses with an EASC attribute, at least one at 3000 level or higher.
Free Elective ***
22.5 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university. 22.5
Total Credits182.5

Students must pass a national exam that is recognized by the Conference for Food Protection as a graduation requirement.


FSM2095 may be substituted with FSM2080 in Charlotte, Denver, and North Miami.


In addition to classes, free elective credit can be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad or a directed work experience. Students are strongly encouraged to contact an advisor before scheduling free elective credits.

NOTE: 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.

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