Hospitality Management - B.S.

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 Hospitality Management bachelor’s degree program provides students with a range of knowledge and management skills related to the various fields within hospitality, including lodging, food and beverage, tourism, and events.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply the major concepts, skills and values of the hospitality industry to address industry problems both locally and globally.
  • Communicate effectively to diverse audiences, purposes and situations in hospitality operations.
  • Use decision-support tools to solve problems and facilitate organizational processes within the hospitality industry environment.
  • Identify and analyze hospitality industry trends.
  • Apply effective management techniques in hospitality operations.

The curriculum provides opportunities for students to build on their existing hospitality skills and learn such advanced techniques as revenue management, financial analysis and negotiations. Upon graduation, students may seek immediate employment in supervisor or management positions in hotels, resorts, restaurants, tourism organizations, event venues, and on-site food service operations.

Hospitality Management

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

Business Foundations
ACCT1210Financial Accounting4.5
FIT1040Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions4.5
LAW2001The Legal Environment of Business I4.5
Major Courses
COHM3799College of Hospitality Management Intermediate Internship *13.5
FSM2045Introduction to Menu Planning and Cost Controls4.5
FSM2055Beverage Appreciation4.5
FSM3075Food Service and Hospitality Strategic Marketing4.5
HOSP1001Orientation to the Hospitality Industry4.5
HOSP1015Managing the Hotel Guest Experience4.5
HOSP2011Hospitality Sales and Meeting Management4.5
HOSP3005Leading Service Excellence in the Hospitality Industry4.5
HOSP3077Revenue Management4.5
HOSP4060Hospitality Strategy Design and Execution Seminar4.5
MGMT2001Human Resource Management4.5
SEE3045New Media Literacy in Sports, Entertainment and Event Management4.5
SEE3850Negotiations and Agreements in Hospitality, Sports, Entertainment and Event Management4.5
TRVL3010Dynamics of Tourism and Sustainability4.5
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses 13.5
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning 9.0
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, one at the 4000 level
Arts and Humanities 9.0
Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM‡, LIT or REL
A Survey of College Mathematics
One course from BIO^, CHM±, PHY° or SCI
Social Sciences9.0
One course from ANTH°°, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
A&S Electives9.0
Two courses with an EASC attribute, at least one at 3000 level or higher.
Free Electives #
22.5 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered online offerings within the university.22.5
Total Credits180.0

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‡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.