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Hotel & Lodging Management - BS

The Hotel & Lodging Management bachelor’s degree program focuses on best industry leadership practices for both global operations and strategic management excellence in hotels and related management companies. Activities may relate to commercial overnight accommodations of all types including, but not limited to, hotels, resorts and such specialized lodging properties as boutique hotels, country inns and bed-and-breakfasts.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply the major concepts, skills and values of the hotel and lodging industry to address industry problems both locally and globally.
  • Communicate professionally in all aspects of the hotel and lodging industry.
  • Use decision-support tools to solve problems and facilitate organizational processes within the hotel and lodging industry environment.
  • Maximize resources to promote sustainable operations through ethically responsible decision making.
  • Perform effectively as a global manager in the multinational hospitality industry.
  • Apply financial reasoning and performance analysis to evaluate issues in the hotel environment.

This degree program prepares graduates for employment in operational service management and professional staff positions as well as such higher-level positions, ultimately, as general managers and corporate leadership at the regional, national and international levels. Possible career tracks include front-of-the-house management, sustainable environmental management, revenue management, asset management, marketing and brand management, international property development, and food and beverage management. Affiliated activities consist of concierge services, sales and guest service, meeting and event planning, spa/resort and vacation ownership, residential living, consulting, and human resource management within hospitality industry properties.

As part of the program, all students complete a mandatory internship as well as an international cultural experience.

Hotel & Lodging Management

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

Business Foundations
ACCT1210Financial Accounting4.5
ACCT1220Managerial Accounting4.5
CAR0010Career Capstone1
FIT1003Introduction to Excel2.25
LAW2001The Legal Environment of Business I4.5
MGMT1001Contemporary Business Management I4.5
MGMT2001Human Resource Management4.5
MRKT1001Principles of Marketing4.5
Major Courses
FSM2065Food and Beverage in the Hospitality Industry4.5
FSM2180Hotel Food and Beverage Operations Control 4.5
or FSM2080 Food Service Operations
HOSP1001Orientation to the Hospitality Industry4.5
HOSP1015Managing the Hotel Guest Experience4.5
HOSP2011Hospitality Sales and Meeting Management4.5
HOSP3005Leading Service Excellence in the Hospitality Industry4.5
HOSP3012Sustainable Hotel Support Operations4.5
HOSP3075Hotel Strategic Marketing and Brand Management4.5
HOSP3077Revenue Management4.5
HOSP3085International Hotel Operations, Development and Management4.5
HOSP3099Hotel Internship13.5
HOSP4040Hotel Asset Management4.5
HOSP4060Hospitality Strategy Design and Execution Seminar4.5
SEE3850Negotiations and Agreements in Hospitality, Sports, Entertainment and Event Management 4.5
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses 13.5
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning 9
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 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 course from BIO, CHM, PHY or SCI
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 #
13.5 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university. 13.5
Total Credits183.25

#  In addition to classes, free elective credit can be applied to a number of options such as Directed Experiential Education (DEE), Internship, Minor or Study Abroad. Students are strongly encouraged to contact an adviser 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

In collaboration with schools and colleges on all campuses, JWU Study Abroad programs offer a variety of options for major, Arts & Science and elective credit at many price points for students during the academic year and summer. Financial aid is applicable to most programs. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications.

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