Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management: Hospitality Management

Lead the Service Industry

Reap the reward of a career in the restaurant, hotel or tourism industry.

Bachelors Degree in Hospitality Management
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Quick Facts

Total Program Credits:
180 Credits

Transfer Credits:
Transfer in up to 75% of the program
*Prior learning and work experience may count toward program credit

Program Length:
12 quarters full time
36 months with year-round classes

Employment Rate:
93% for 2012 - 2013
*Employment rate is for the Bachelor's degree programs in Business Administration/Business Management

Salary Range:
Full-time $20,000 - $88,000


Hospitality management is part of an industry that brings in a great deal of income and creates many jobs: the service industry. 

Business management students with an emphasis in hospitality management will have an advantage in finding a position in the travel, hotel and tourism sector.

Jobs can be found in hotels, resorts, spas, cruise ships, conference and event centers, tourist attractions and country clubs. 

Long-term career growth is common as it is a field in which age, cultural and gender diversity is well established.

Highlights of the hospitality management emphasis include:

  • Industry-related internship is part of the program
  • Gain a strong basis in labor management
  • Small class sizes with industry-experienced instructors

Students take emphasis classes, including:

  • Hospitality Management
  • Hospitality Service Strategies
  • Event Planning
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Service Marketing

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Hospitality Service Strategies

This course provides an analysis of service delivery systems for the hospitality industry. Principles of Total Quality Management (TQM), outcome assessment and leadership are integrated throughout the course. Students examine domestic and global service, issues, standards and models for service management.

Event Planning

This course studies types of event planning including product launch, conference, sales meeting, events, fund-raising event and more. Various elements such as budgeting, scheduling, staffing, décor, entertainment, and food and beverage ordering are explored and applied to an event plan.

Food Service Management

Students learn aspects of operating a restaurant business. Critical factors include site selection, menu engineering and development, sanitation management, and human resources. There is a special emphasis on how marketing and accounting affect the success of a food service business.

Labor Relations

This course examines the Human Resource professional’s role in employee and labor relations. The course explores the rules of collective bargaining, labor unions, union stewards, the rights of the employee and the organization in dealing with labor laws, ethnic, racial and gender considerations and relations in both the public and private sectors.

Service Marketing

This course focuses on the competitive advantage a business gains when it provides high-quality service. Topics include mediums used to implement a marketing plan for a service-oriented business and contrasts between product and service marketing.

Here are a few examples of companies that have employed our graduates:

Bachelor's in Business Management Graduates July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2013 

  • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  • McDonald's Corporate
  • Three Deep Marketing
  • Vi Salus Sciences
  • Metal Goddess Jewelry
  • Superior Steel Supply, LLC
  • Primera Technology
  • Nelson Marketing
  • Milltronics Manufacturing
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Edward Jones Investments - MO
  • Citi Financial, Brooklyn Park
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