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Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management - BS

The Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management bachelor’s degree program provides a unique combination of culinary skills and hospitality management. The focus is on current restaurant and food service management industry topics. The program also develops proficiency in the area of beverage management. Other areas of study include critical thinking, financial analysis, industry technology, social media, leadership and customer awareness to prepare students for a management career in the food service industry. According to the National Restaurant Association, the food and beverage industry is the largest U.S. employer besides the government.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply the major concepts, skills and values of the restaurant, food and beverage profession to address industry problems both locally and globally.
  • Communicate effectively to diverse audiences, purposes and situations in the restaurant and food and beverage operations.
  • Use decision-support tools to solve problems and facilitate organizational processes within the food and beverage environment.
  • Integrate current industry technologies in all aspects of food and beverage management.
  • Attain relevant industry recognized certifications.
  • Integrate industry specific knowledge and skills in managing food and beverage operations.

This program includes a unique experience-based rotational internship experience at a Johnson & Wales-owned facility, or at one of JWU's partner properties.

Value-added certifications within the degree include an industry-recognized responsible alcohol service certification, the national sanitation certification (a graduation requirement), recognized by the Conference for Food Protection and the International School of Mixology Bartending Certificate.

Restaurant, Food & Beverage 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
CUL1015Introduction to Culinary Foundations3
CUL1035Culinary Fundamentals3
CUL1115The Science of Cooking and Sensory Analysis3
CUL1135Purchasing, Product Identification & Protein Fabrication3
CUL1325Essentials of Dining Service3
CUL4045Spirits and Mixology Management4.5
FSM1001Introduction to the Food Service Field4.5
FSM1065Food Safety and Sanitation Management *1.5
FSM2005Technology in the Food and Beverage Industry 2.25
FSM2055Beverage Appreciation4.5
FSM2080Food Service Operations4.5
or FSM2180 Hotel Food and Beverage Operations Control
FSM3060Front of the House Operations Management4.5
FSM3099Food Service Management Internship13.5
FSM4061Advanced Food Service Operations Management4.5
FSM4160Food and Beverage Strategies and Logistics 4.5
FSM4880Beverage Operations Management4.5
MRKT3045Social Media Marketing4.5
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, 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 Credits184.0

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

#  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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