Golf Management - B.S.

Please note that this program will not be offered on the North Miami Campus until the 2020-2021 Academic year and will not be offered during the 2019-2020 Academic Year. 

Effective Fall 2020, Johnson & Wales University will complete its transition from a term calendar to a semester calendar. Starting with the 2020–21 catalog, all programs will represent course requirements in semester credit hours rather than quarter credit hours. Students who started on terms and will finish their degree requirements on semesters should consult with their assigned academic counselor in Student Academic Services or faculty advisor on semester transition academic planning.

The Golf Management bachelor’s degree prepares students for management careers in this growing field. Students in the program learn the fundamentals of golf operations, golf instruction, club and pro shop management and tournament operations. Students are able to apply their knowledge and gain valuable experience during their required internship and in a number of hands on classes in a lab setting inclusive of a golf simulator.

Graduates of the program with sufficient experience may obtain positions in a variety of areas that include but are not limited to golf professional, teaching professional, golf course operations, club management, member relations, pro shop and retail management, tournament officials, tournament operations and activities and event management.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply the major concepts, skills and values of the global professional golf and private club management industry.
  • Communicate effectively to diverse audiences within the professional golf and private club management industry.
  • Use decision support tools to solve problems and facilitate organizational processes within the professional golf and private club management industry.
  • Leverage critical thinking and knowledge of industry trends and conditions to enhance guest experience within the professional golf & private club management industry.
  • Effectively manage golf, tournament and private club operations.

Golf Management

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

Business Foundations
ACCT1210Financial Accounting4.5
CAR0010Career Management1
FIT1040Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions4.5
LAW2001The Legal Environment of Business I4.5
MRKT1001Principles of Marketing4.5
Major Courses
COHM4799College of Hospitality Management Advanced Internship13.5
FSM2080Food Service Operations4.5
HOSP3060Private Club Management4.5
HOSP3440Resort, Vacation Ownership and Spa Management4.5
MGMT2001Human Resource Management4.5
RTL1050Visual Merchandising4.5
SEE1001Introduction to the Sports, Entertainment and Event Management Industry4.5
SEE1010Sports, Entertainment, Event — Management First Year Student Seminar2.25
SEE2020The Business of Event Management4.5
SEE2025Rules of Golf1.5
SEE2055Intro to Teaching Golf3
SEE3075Golf Club Design & Repair4.5
SEE3080Golf Operations Management4.5
SEE3085Turfgrass Management4.5
SEE3095Tournament Management4.5
SEE3160Sponsorship, Sales and Relationship Management4.5
SEE3850Negotiations and Agreements in Hospitality, Sports, Entertainment and Event Management4.5
SEE4060Sports/Entertainment/Event Management Seminar4.5
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses13.5
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning9
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level
Arts and Humanities 9
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)
One course from BIO^, CHM±, PHY° or SCI
Social Sciences 9
One course from ANTH°°, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
A&S Electives9
Two courses with an EASC attribute, at least one at 3000 level or higher.
Free Electives #
13.5 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university. 13.5
Total Credits183.25

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, Charlotte or Online.
¶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.

#  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. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. 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's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills to fulfill the graduation writing requirement. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of 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 JWU campuses, JWU Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, Arts & Sciences, and elective credit at many price points for students during the academic year 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.