Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management - B.S.

The Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management bachelor’s degree program provides a unique combination of culinary skills and hospitality management. The focus is on current restaurant and food service management industry topics. The program also develops proficiency in the area of beverage management. Other areas of study include critical thinking, financial analysis, industry technology, social media, leadership and customer awareness to prepare students for a management career in the food service industry. According to the National Restaurant Association, the food and beverage industry is the largest U.S. employer besides the government.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply the major concepts, skills and values of the restaurant, food and beverage profession to address industry problems both locally and globally.
  • Communicate effectively to diverse audiences, purposes and situations in the restaurant and food and beverage operations.
  • Analyze and interpret insights gained from decision-support tools and relevant sources to solve problems and improve organizational performance within the food service operations.
  • Integrate current industry technologies in all aspects of food and beverage management.
  • Attain relevant industry-recognized certifications.
  • Integrate industry-specific knowledge and skills in managing food and beverage operations.

As part of this program, all students complete a mandatory, semester-long internship. 

Value-added certifications within the degree include an industry-recognized responsible alcohol service certification, the national sanitation certification (a graduation requirement) recognized by the Conference for Food Protection, and the International School of Mixology Bartending Certificate.

Restaurant, Food & Beverage 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
LAW2005Hospitality Law3
Major Courses
BPA1701Foundations of Baking and Pastry3
CUL1100Introduction to Culinary Skills and Techniques3
CUL1210Breakfast & Lunch Cafe3
CUL2510Contemporary Restaurant Operations and Management3
FSM1001Introduction to the Food & Beverage Industry3
FSM1165The Food Safety Manager *1
FSM2007Food and Beverage Technology & Application Systems3
FSM2055Beverage Appreciation3
FSM2080Food Service Operations3
or FSM2180 Hotel Food and Beverage Operations Control
FSM3012Advanced Menu Analysis3
FSM3060Front of the House Operations Management3
FSM4061Advanced Food Service Operations Management3
FSM4160Food and Beverage Strategies and Logistics3
FSM4880Beverage Operations Management3
HOSP2040Human Resources Management in Service Organizations3
HOSP3053Hospitality Strategic Marketing3
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 Sciences 6
One course from ANTH°°, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
A&S Electives6
Two courses with an EASC attribute
Free Electives #
12 credits selected from 1000–4999 numbered offerings within the university12
Total Credits122.0

#  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?