Hotel & Resort Management - B.S.

The Hotel & Resort Management bachelor’s degree program focuses on a strong hotel business core that prepares students for a variety of management careers within this dynamic and diverse industry.

Students in the program engage in global operations and strategic management business practices to help prepare them for a data driven, innovative and personalized-service-oriented world. Students apply knowledge and skills during their required internship experience.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Use the major concepts, skills and values of the hotel and resort industry to address industry problems both locally and globally.
  • Communicate effectively to diverse stakeholders in the hotel and resort industry.
  • Use decision support tools to solve problems and facilitate organizational processes within the hotel and resort operating environment.
  • Apply financial reasoning and performance analysis to optimize performance within hotel and resort operations.
  • Maximize the human and financial resources to promote sustainable hotel and resort operations through ethically responsible decision-making.

Hotel & Resort 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 & Resort 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
FSM2033Food Service in Hospitality and Tourism3
HOSP1001Orientation to the Hospitality Industry3
HOSP1015Managing the Hotel Guest Experience3
HOSP2040Human Resources Management in Service Organizations3
HOSP3012Sustainable Hotel Support Operations3
HOSP3053Hospitality Strategic Marketing3
HOSP3077Revenue Management3
HOSP3085International Hotel Operations, Development and Management *3
or HOSP3087 International Hotel Development
HOSP3440Resort, Vacation Ownership and Spa Management3
HOSP4040Hotel Asset Management3
HOSP4055Hospitality Operations Analysis3
Major Electives
Choose two of the following:6
Hospitality Sales and Meeting Management
Leading Service Excellence in the Hospitality Industry
Hospitality Strategy Design and Execution Seminar
Applied/Experiential Learning
COHM3799College of Hospitality Management Intermediate Internship12
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses 9
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning 6
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 Sciences6
Foundations of Leadership Studies
One course from ANTH°°, ECON, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
A&S Electives6
One course with an EASC attribute
Free Electives #
15 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university 15
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?