BS in Hospitality Management

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The Hospitality Management program at UNH develops graduates to be senior executives 15 to 20 years from graduation. This is accomplished through rigorous course work that provides a strong foundation in operations management, plus the knowledge, skills, and strategic perspective in critical specialized areas, such as event management, food and beverage management, or lodging and resort management, allowing our graduates to take a leadership role and advance to the next level of their careers quickly.

Highlights of the Hospitality Management Program:

  • The Paul College Hospitality Management Program ranks among The 25 Best Hospitality Programs in the U.S.
  • Students can focus their hospitality education through three specific specializations - food and beverage management, lodging and resort management, and event management.
  • Second oldest hospitality management program in the US (founded in 1926).
  • Accredited by both AACSB and ACPHA.
  • One of only a few hospitality programs in an AACSB accredited Business School.
  • Brand new state-of-the facility that features high tech space for program courses.
  • Our graduates have a high placement rate with starting salaries competitive to the market.
  • Program requires 800 hours of work experience in the hospitality management industry—a trait sought after by Hospitality businesses.

Through the Business School Connection the program provides a well-rounded business education.

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Learning Goals and Objectives


All Paul College programs have enumerated specific learning goals to help define and measure outcomes. Our Hospitality Management graduates will be critical thinkers and effective communicators, demonstrating knowledge in core content areas of hospitality management, with an ethical and global perspective of hospitality business practice.

The learning goals and objectives to achieve the goals for the Bachelor of Science degree in the Hospitality Management program were developed by faculty in collaboration with external advisory boards. They are:

LEARNING GOAL 1: Graduates will be critical thinkers

Learning Objective 1.1: Students will demonstrate the ability to solve complex problems.

Learning Objective 1.2:  Students will demonstrate knowledge of the core content areas of the hospitality industry.

LEARNING GOAL 2: Graduates will be effective communicators

Learning Objective 2.1: Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.

Learning Objective 2.2: Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.

LEARNING GOAL 3: Graduates will be ethically aware

Learning Objective 3.1: Students will identify and understand the ethical dimensions and implications of business decisions.

LEARNING GOAL 4: Graduates will demonstrate global awareness

Learning Objective 4.1: Students will demonstrate a global awareness of challenges facing hospitality businesses.

LEARNING GOAL 5: Graduates will be effective team members

Learning Objective 5.1: Students will engage in effective team behaviors.

Program Requirements


 

A student must have an overall average of at least 2.3 in all major required courses, a minimum grade of C- in each major course, and a minimum of 800-hours of on-the-job, paid work experience in the hospitality industry; 100 hours must be earned through University Hospitality Services after matriculating in the major (UHS is the campus organization that oversees campus dining and campus catering). This work experience may be completed over several summers or during the academic year.

Transfer students practicum hours will be prorated and must be completed after matriculating into the Hospitality Management Department. Please see Practicum requirements for further information.

Course Descriptions for required Hospitality Management Curriculum.
Course Descriptions for all Hospitality Management Courses including Hospitality Management electives.

Required Courses

Freshman Year

HMGT 401, The Hospitality Industry: Historical Perspectives and Distinguished Lecture Series
HMGT 404, UHS Practicum
HMGT 405, Introduction to Food and Service Management
ECON 401, Macroeconomics
ECON 402, Microeconomics
ADMN 403, Computing Essentials for Business
ADMN 405-6, Freshman Academic Experience I and II
Math 420, Finite Mathematics
ENGL 401, Freshman English
Two general education courses

Sophomore Year

HMGT 554, Lodging Operations Management
ADMN 420, Business Statistics
ADMN 502, Introductory Financial Accounting
HMGT 618, Uniform Systems for the Hospitality Industry
Four general education courses

Junior Year

HMGT 600, Hospitality Marketing Management
HMGT 635, Hospitality Human Resource Management
HMGT 625, Hospitality and Employment Law
HMGT 661, Event Design, Planning and Management
ADMN 575, Behavior in Organizations
One hospitality management elective, and two University general education courses

Senior Year

HMGT 655, Hospitality Finance and Development
HMGT 667, Advanced Food and Beverage Operations Management
HMGT 703, Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry
Two hospitality management electives and three University free elective courses

Three, 4-credit-hour elective courses in Hospitality Management (or two 4-credit-hour electives and a 4-credit-hour internship, supervised student teaching, or independent study course) are required for graduation.

 

Hospitality Management Course Sequence and Degree Requirements

The program in Hospitality Management is an integral part of the offerings of the Paul College.

It is one of only ten programs worldwide that is accredited by both the AACSB American Assembly of Colleges and Schools of Business and the ACPHA Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration.

Graduates are prepared to assume management positions in all sectors of the service sector, with primary emphasis on the hospitality industry.

Graduates have accepted positions in lodging and food service (and their allied businesses and wholesalers), retirement facilities, software companies, tourism, travel and recreation industries, and institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes, colleges, and schools.

In order to have a well-rounded university education, students take courses in liberal arts as well as foundation courses in business administration and economics. The hospitality management curriculum builds upon this foundation and provides experience and in-depth education in the lodging and food service-related industries, as well as the broader industries that comprise the hospitality discipline. Each course includes an international component.

With our on-campus learning laboratory, University Hospitality Services (UHS is the campus organization that oversees campus dining and campus catering), the program includes a mix of practical experiences along with classroom activities. These practical experiences are provided by major consulting projects to industry as part of classroom activities, lecture series, seminars, and field trips.

The Department of Hospitality Management encompasses twelve required courses and three hospitality electives (or two 4 credit hour electives and a 4 credit hour internship, independent study course). In addition there are five business administration and two economic courses

  1. Hospitality Management (HMGT) students must complete all courses with a minimum grade of C- in each course, (for ADMN 403 students must obtain credit). Courses taken at other institutions are NOT averaged into the major GPA or cumulative GPA. Courses taken at UNH-Manchester are averaged into the cumulative GPA but NOT into the major GPA.
  2. Any PAUL major required course in which a grade below C- is obtained must be repeated.  No more than two PAUL courses may be repeated and each course may be repeated one time.  You must make up the credits for a repeated course before you graduate.
  3. You must obtain at least a 2.30 grade point average in you major courses to graduate.
  4. All HMGT majors must complete an 800 hour paid practicum after enrolling in the major.

To be eligible for graduation, students enrolled in the Department of Hospitality Management are required to fulfill a minimum of 800-hours of on-the-job, paid work experience in the hospitality industry; 100 hours must be earned through University Hospitality Services after matriculating in the major. This work experience may be completed over several summers or during the academic year. Transfer students practicum hours will be prorated and must be completed after matriculating into the Hospitality Management Department. Please see Practicum requirements for further information.

ALL PAUL COLLEGE MAJORS:

  1. You must complete Calculus (Math 424A or Math 425) or Finite (Math 420), during your freshman year.
  2. You need 128 credits to graduate with a B.S. degree in Hospitality Management.  If you have repeated a course you must complete a Repeated Course Form, and review your credits each semester to insure that you have enough credits to graduate.
  3. A repeated course must have the same Paul College course number (as the original course) as listed in the UNH-D catalog to qualify as a repeated course.  (Ex: ECON 412, Microeconomics, at UNH-Manchester, would not qualify as a repeated course for ECON 402, Microeconomics, at UNH-D).
  4. Four Writing Intensive courses must be completed. (One must be a 600 level and one must be in the HMGT major)
  5. No writing intensive courses, general education courses, major courses, minor courses or PAUL courses can be taken pass/fail by a PAUL student.
  6. It is your responsibility to drop any courses for which you have registered and for which you have not met the prerequisites. You may be dropped at any time from courses when prerequisites have not been met.
  7. Given the possibility that changes sometimes occur in course schedules (such as time or location) it is essential that you reconfirm your class schedule (via http://paul-old.unh.test/hospitality-management-department-degree-requirementswebcat) directly prior to the first day of classes.
Specializations

The Hospitality Management program provides students with the overall breadth and depth of a common core of business courses in accounting, economics, information systems, and management, as well as common core hospitality management courses in hotel management, food service and restaurant management, conventions and event management and other hospitality management areas.

In addition to the required core courses mentioned above, students that want to specialize their hospitality management education further can do so by using their free and/or hospitality electives focused in three specific areas:

The Food and Beverage Management specialization will provide students with the necessary competencies to pursue careers in restaurants, hotel and resorts, etc.

The lodging and resort management specialization will provide students with the necessary competencies to pursue careers in lodging facilities, casinos, resorts, clubs, cruise lines, spas, etc.

The event management specialization will provide students with the necessary competencies to pursue careers in Meeting Planning Management, Convention Sale and Service Management, Meetings and Conventions, etc.

To specialize in one of these three areas, students are required to take at least 4 courses from a list of specific elective courses. For further details contact the faculty coordinator or Donna Stickney at donna.stickney@unh.edu .

Hospitality Management Minor

A Hospitality Management Minor is offered as a professional educational opportunity and designation for students enrolled in the liberal arts as well as other non-professionally-oriented degree programs as an entree to the world's largest industry, hospitality and tourism.

The minor in Hospitality Management offers a professional educational opportunity and designation for students enrolled in the liberal arts as well as other non-professionally-oriented degree programs as an entree to the world's largest industry, hospitality and tourism. Students designating the minor will have opportunities to interview with major hospitality companies for staff and management training positions. In addition, students will be better able to secure meaningful work experiences in the many job opportunities in the hospitality industry during their college career as they progress towards the minor.

The curriculum for the minor is comprised of 5 required courses. The courses have been selected to ensure that all students have a well-rounded learning experience that will strengthen their ability to succeed.

The five required courses are:


  • HMGT 401: The Hospitality Industry: Historical Perspectives and Distinguished Lecture Series (a writing intensive course)
  • HMGT 405: Introduction to Food and Service Management  (offered Spring Semesters)
  • HMGT 554: Lodging Operations Management (pre-/co- requisite: HMGT401)
  • HMGT635: Hospitality Human Resource Management
  • ADMN 502: Introductory Financial Accounting

Following University policy, a student must complete 20 semester hours with a grade of C- or better in each course and a 2.0 grade point average. Courses taken on a pass/fail basis may not be used for a minor. At the present time, no transfer courses may be used toward the minor.

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The mission of the Department of Hospitality Management is to maintain itself as an accredited academic unit of exceptional quality that provides the highest possible level of academic service to our hospitality constituents in the areas of teaching, research and scholarship, university service, and community assistance/development.

In addition, we will strive to emphasize important elements of hospitality management in all activities with a special emphasis on ethics, sustainability and globalization. This mission will be accomplished through:

  • Educating students by employing significant hands on experiential activity to learn the art of service as well as the operational and financial fundamentals of managing a hospitality enterprise.
  • The development of graduates who will pursue positions at the managerial- and executive-levels in the hospitality, tourism and allied service industries.
  • The creation and dissemination of exceptional research.
  • The delivery of service activities to the hospitality and related industries, as well as to the academic community.
  • Developing partnerships with business, government, and not-for-profit communities that will foster collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and alumni while contributing to the sustainable economic development of New Hampshire.