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Hospitality and Event Planning (BS)

About the Hospitality and Event Planning Bachelor Degree Concentration 

The Bachelor of Science in Management with a concentration in Hospitality & Event Planning prepares students for industry employment through a career-oriented curriculum. This program is designed to familiarize students with the hospitality industry as well as the field of event planning and management. Students will develop their research, communication, decision-making, interpersonal, critical, and analytical thinking skills throughout this curriculum and obtain valuable skills to begin their career.

Learning Outcomes

Students studying in the Hospitality and Event Planning concentration will have the opportunity will achieve the learning objectives:

  • Demonstrate principles of leadership and management in the operation of a hospitality business
  • Appraise and illustrate how to mitigate risk associated with lodging operations and the principles of hospitality law
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of hospitality sales, marketing, and brand positioning
  • Recognize the importance of outstanding guest service quality, server-guest relationships, and ethics
  • Demonstrate effective written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Recognize the importance of goal setting and team-building
  • Demonstrate awareness of the various career opportunities and options within the hospitality industry
Hospitality and Event Planning Career Track

Graduates of this program are well prepared for careers in industries associated with the field of Hospitality.  These include hotels, resorts, airline, cruise, car rental and travel agencies.  Additionally there are opportunities in meeting and convention related position in governmental tourism offices, chambers of commerce, and convention centers.  Management and event planning positions are also prevalent in various food service related industries.  The Hospitality industry is a strong economic sector with excellent opportunities for entry level positions and career growth potential.

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Management Program Requirements: Hospitality and Event Planning Concentration

First Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
CM105 Public Speaking   3
CS101 Computer Concepts and Applications  3  
EC101 Macroeconomics  3  
EN101 English I 3  
EN102 English II   3
IS105 Common Experience 1  
MA107/ MA117
College Algebra/ Finite Math
  3
PS101 Introduction to Psychology    3
TH101 Principles of Hospitality Management 3  
TH106 Principles and Practices of Event Management    3
  Free Elective 3  
  Total Credit 16 15
 

 

Second Year

Number Course Title Fall Spring
AC121 Financial Accounting 3  
AC122 Managerial Accounting    3
CS245 Management Application and Information Systems   3
FI201 Principles of Business Finance    3
IS220 Preparation for Careers and Life after College   3
LA204 Business Law 3  
MA121 Basic Statistics  3  
TH201 Hospitality Sales and Marketing 3  
TH300 Food and Beverage Management    3
  Humanities Elective 3  
  Total Credits 15 15

 

Third Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
MG303 Managerial Communications 3  
MG315 International Management   3
MG321 Organizational Behavior 3  
MG390 Management Internship 3  
TH310 Rooms Division Management 3  
TH325 Revenue Management    3
  Science Elective   3/4
  Social Science Elective   3
  Free Elective  3 3
  Total Credits 15 15/16

 

Fourth Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
MG304 Leadership and Ethics 3  
MG441 Business Policy and Strategic Management    3
PS315 Social Psychology  3  
TH406 Special Events 3  
TH410 Contemporary Issues in Hospitality    3
  English Elective   3
  Social Sciences Elective   3
  Free Elective 6 3
  Total Credits 15 15