Hotel & Lodging Management - BS

In a data driven, innovative and personalized-service-oriented world, the Hotel & Lodging Management bachelor’s degree program focuses on a strong hotel business core that prepares students for a variety of management careers at the forefront of the hotel industry.

Students in the program learn current global operations initiatives and strategic management business practices. Students then apply their knowledge during their required internship experience to gain important practical knowledge.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply the major concepts, skills and values of the hotel and lodging industry to address industry problems both locally and globally.
  • Communicate professionally in all aspects of the hotel and lodging industry.
  • Use decision-support tools to solve problems and facilitate organizational processes within the hotel and lodging industry environment.
  • Maximize resources to promote sustainable operations through ethically responsible decision-making.
  • Perform effectively as a global manager in the multinational hospitality industry.
  • Apply financial reasoning and performance analysis to evaluate issues in the hotel environment.

Hotel & Lodging Management degree program graduates have pursued careers in property management, including resort and spa management, hotel operations, sales and marketing, revenue management, finance and accounting, asset management, food and beverage management, sustainability management, and human resources; regional and corporate leadership and in related fields managing online reservation/distribution channels; and meeting and event planning.

Hotel & Lodging 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
MRKT1001Principles of Marketing4.5
Major Courses
FSM2065Food and Beverage in the Hospitality Industry4.5
FSM2180Hotel Food and Beverage Operations Control4.5
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
HOSP3012Sustainable Hotel Support Operations4.5
HOSP3075Hotel Strategic Marketing and Brand Management4.5
HOSP3077Revenue Management4.5
HOSP3085International Hotel Operations, Development and Management4.5
or HOSP3087 International Hotel Development
HOSP3099Hotel Internship *13.5
HOSP4040Hotel Asset Management4.5
HOSP4060Hospitality Strategy Design and Execution Seminar4.5
MGMT2001Human Resource Management4.5
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses 13.5
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning 9
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 #
22.5 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university. 22.5
Total Credits180.0

Internships will be available for the Hotel & Lodging Management program, but they will not be required. For online students who do not wish to register for an internship, three 3000+ Hospitality discipline-specific courses can be taken in place of the internship.

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.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte or Online.
°°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. Students are strongly encouraged to contact an advisor 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. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication.

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Study Abroad programs offer a variety of options for major, Arts & Science and elective credit at many price points for students during the academic year and summer. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications.