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
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
COHM4799College of Hospitality Management Internship12
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses 9
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition II
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, GEND, PSCI, PSYC, RES 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

A major component of Johnson & Wales University’s Hotel & Resort Management B.S. Degree Program is a week-long international travel experience during HOSP3085 International Hotel Operations, Development and Management. Students need to complete the application process with Study Abroad approximately six months prior to the start of the course. Please note, a travel fee is associated with this course.

#  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 advisor before scheduling free elective credits.

NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Pre-Algebra or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

Note: Students must pass ENG0001 Writing Workshop or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in ILS 2000 level courses

In collaboration with academic colleges across all 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 or full year. Financial aid may be applied and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go?