Golf Management - B.S.

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

As of June 23, 2020, programs in this catalog will no longer be offered to new students at the North Miami campus.  At the close of the 2020-2021 academic year (subject to possible courses through the summer of 2021), no programs in this catalog will be offered to any students at the North Miami campus, as the Denver and North Miami campuses will be closing after the end of the 2020-2021 academic year (subject to possible courses through the summer of 2021).

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 and 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
ACCT2150Accounting for Hospitality Service Organizations3
ACCT3150Financial Management for Hospitality Service Organizations3
CAR0010Career Management1
FIT1040Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions3
LAW2005Hospitality Law3
Major Courses
EVNT2020The Business of Event Management3
FSM2080Food Service Operations3
HOSP2040Human Resources Management in Service Organizations3
HOSP2260Exploring the Private Club Industry3
HOSP3053Hospitality Strategic Marketing3
HOSP3440Resort, Vacation Ownership and Spa Management3
SEE1001Introduction to the Sports, Entertainment and Event Management Industry3
SEE2025Rules of Golf1
SEE2055Introduction to Teaching Golf2
SEE3075Golf Club Design & Repair3
SEE3080Golf Operations Management3
SEE3085Turfgrass Management3
SEE3095Tournament Management3
SEE3160Sponsorship, Sales and Relationship Management3
SEE3850Negotiations and Agreements in Hospitality, Sports, Entertainment and Event Management3
SEE4060Sports/Entertainment/Event Management Seminar3
Applied/Experiential Learning
COHM4799College of Hospitality Management Advanced Internship12
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses9
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning6
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)
Statistics I
One course from BIO^, CHM±, PHY° or SCI
Social Sciences 6
One course from ANTH°°, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
A&S Electives6
Two courses with an EASC attribute
Free Electives #
9 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university 9
Total Credits121.0

#  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.

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 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?