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
|ACCT2150||Accounting for Hospitality Service Organizations||3|
|ACCT3150||Financial Management for Hospitality Service Organizations||3|
|FIT1040||Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions||3|
|FSM2033||Food Service in Hospitality and Tourism||3|
|HOSP1001||Orientation to the Hospitality Industry||3|
|HOSP1015||Managing the Hotel Guest Experience||3|
|HOSP2040||Human Resources Management in Service Organizations||3|
|HOSP3012||Sustainable Hotel Support Operations||3|
|HOSP3053||Hospitality Strategic Marketing||3|
|HOSP3085||International Hotel Operations, Development and Management *||3|
|or HOSP3087||International Hotel Development|
|HOSP3440||Resort, Vacation Ownership and Spa Management||3|
|HOSP4040||Hotel Asset Management||3|
|HOSP4055||Hospitality Operations Analysis||3|
|Choose two of the following:||6|
|Hospitality Sales and Meeting Management|
|Leading Service Excellence in the Hospitality Industry|
|Hospitality Strategy Design and Execution Seminar|
|COHM4799||College of Hospitality Management Internship||12|
|A&S Core Experience|
|Communications Foundation Courses||9|
|Rhetoric & Composition I|
|Rhetoric & Composition II|
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)|
One course from BIO, CHM, PHY or SCI
|Foundations of Leadership Studies|
One course from ANTH, ECON, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
One course with an EASC attribute
|Free Electives #|
|15 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university||15|
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 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 are assessed in ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II 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.
Internships will be available but they will not be required. For online students who do not wish to register for an internship, 3000+ level college discipline-specific courses can be taken in place of the internship.
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?