Food & Beverage Industry Management (2+2 program) - B.S.

Building upon previous dining, beverage service and kitchen laboratory experiences the Food & Beverage Industry Management bachelor's degree program prepares students for a management career across the career spectrum in the food and beverage industry.

Areas of management study also include critical thinking, financial analysis, industry technology, social media, marketing, food and beverage strategy and logistics, human resources and customer awareness.

As part of this program, all students are provided the opportunity to apply free electives to a variety of on and off campus learning activities.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply food and beverage industry concepts, skills and values to current industry issues.
  • Communicate effectively to diverse audiences, purposes and situations in food and beverage operations.
  • Use data and other relevant sources to improve organizational performance within food and beverage operations.
  • Produce and implement comprehensive management plans for food industry operations.
  • Create business plans for beverage operations.

Graduates with sufficient experience, a professional attitude, and technical expertise may obtain positions in a variety of areas that include, but are not limited to, restaurant manager, kitchen manager, executive chef, food and beverage director, catering manager, room service manager, sous chef, beverage manager, and dining room manager.

According to the National Restaurant Association, the food and beverage industry is the largest U.S. employer besides the government.

Food & Beverage Industry Management

A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree for two-year Baking & Pastry Arts or Culinary Arts program graduates

First two years:61
in Baking & Pastry Arts
OR
in Culinary Arts
Third and fourth years:
Credits
Business Foundations
ACCT2150Accounting for Hospitality Service Organizations3
ACCT3150Financial Management for Hospitality Service Organizations3
CAR0010Career Management1
LAW2005Hospitality Law3
Major Courses
FSM2007Food and Beverage Technology & Application Systems3
FSM2055Beverage Appreciation3
FSM4061Advanced Food Service Operations Management3
FSM4160Food and Beverage Strategies and Logistics3
FSM4880Beverage Operations Management3
HOSP2040Human Resources Management in Service Organizations3
HOSP3053Hospitality Strategic Marketing3
A&S Core Experience
Integrative Learning3
One ILS course at the 4000 level
Arts and Humanities6
Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM‡, LIT or REL
Mathematics3
Statistics I
Social Sciences6
Foundations of Leadership Studies
One course from ANTH°°, ECON, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
A&S Electives3
Macroeconomics
Free Electives #
9 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university9
Total Credits61.0
Four-Year Credit Total122.0

#  In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty adviser before scheduling free elective credits.

Visit Courses by Subject Code for a listing of all campus courses.

‡HUM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
^BIO courses are not offered in North Miami.
¶CAD courses are only offered in Providence.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte.
°°ANTH courses are not offered in North Miami or Charlotte.

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills to fulfill the graduation writing requirement. These writing skills are assessed in ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication or ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse outside of Johnson & Wales University must fulfill the graduation writing requirement through successful completion of ENG0001 Writing Workshop.

In collaboration with academic colleges across all four JWU campuses, JWU Global — Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, arts and sciences, and elective credit at many affordable price points for students during the academic year, break periods, and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go?