Food & Beverage Industry Management - B.S.
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.
As part of this program all students will complete a required, term-long internship and have the opportunity to choose a specialization focusing in one of the following areas: Culinary, Beverage, or Guest Relations.
Areas of management study also include critical thinking, financial analysis, industry technology, social media, marketing, leadership, food and beverage strategy and logistics, human resources and customer awareness.
Students are provided the opportunity to obtain value-added certifications within the degree include an industry-recognized responsible alcohol service and allergen certifications, a national manager sanitation certification recognized by the Conference for Food Protection, and the International School of Mixology Bartending Certificate.
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.
Upon completion of the Culinary specialization (offered at the Providence (day program only) and Charlotte campuses), graduates are expected to:
- Apply food and beverage preparation and service skills.
Upon completion of the Beverage specialization (offered at the Providence and Charlotte campuses), graduates are expected to:
- Apply knowledge of beverage characteristics and properties within professional beverage operations.
Upon completion of the Guest Relations specialization (offered at the Providence and Charlotte campuses), graduates are expected to:
- Implement and assess strategies to deliver excellent customer/guest service experiences within professional food & beverage settings.
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, food and beverage director, catering manager, room service manager, 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
|ACCT2150||Accounting for Hospitality Service Organizations||3|
|ACCT3150||Financial Management for Hospitality Service Organizations||3|
|FSM1001||Introduction to the Food & Beverage Industry||3|
|FSM2007||Food and Beverage Technology & Application Systems||3|
|FSM2080||Food Service Operations||3|
|FSM3060||Front of the House Operations Management||3|
|FSM4061||Advanced Food Service Operations Management||3|
|FSM4160||Food and Beverage Strategies and Logistics||3|
|FSM4880||Beverage Operations Management||3|
|HOSP2040||Human Resources Management in Service Organizations||3|
|HOSP3053||Hospitality Strategic Marketing||3|
|Choose 15 credits of a Specialization listed below†||15|
|COHM4799||College of Hospitality Management Internship||12|
|A&S Core Experience|
|Communications Foundation Courses||9|
|Rhetoric & Composition I|
|Rhetoric & Composition II|
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level
|Arts and Humanities||6|
|Ethics: A Global Perspective|
One course from ART, HIST, HUM, LIT or REL
|A Survey of College Mathematics (or higher, based on student's placement)|
|Foundations of Leadership Studies|
One course from ANTH, ECON, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
One course with an EASC attribute
|Free Electives #|
|12 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university||12|
Credits†Specialization in Beverage
|Foundations of Wine|
|Coffee, Tea and Non-alcoholic Beverage Specialist|
|Spirits and Mixology Management|
|The Business of Alcohol Distribution, Retail and Sales|
Credits†Specialization in Culinary
|Foundations of Baking and Pastry|
|Introduction to Culinary Skills and Techniques|
|Breakfast & Lunch Cafe|
|Contemporary Restaurant Operations and Management|
|Advanced Menu Analysis|
Credits†Specialization in Guest Relations
|Food & Beverage Marketing and Distribution|
|Catering: Sales and Operations Management|
|Exploring the Private Club Industry|
|Leading Service Excellence in the Hospitality Industry|
|Hospitality Operations Analysis|
# 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.
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's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills to fulfill the graduation writing requirement. These writing skills are assessed in ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II 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.
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