BS in Hospitality Management

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The Hospitality Management Department offers an accredited Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management designed to provide study in a core of business foundation and professional hospitality management courses, and a choice of interdisciplinary elective emphases.

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Learning Goals


All Paul College programs have enumerated specific learning goals to help define and measure outcomes. The learning goals for the Bachelor of Science degree in the Hospitality Management program were developed by faculty in collaboration with external advisory boards. The goals of the program are:

  • Students will demonstrate broad knowledge of and proficiency in the core functional and support areas of business.
  • Students will demonstrate specific competence in a variety of operational aspects within the hospitality industry.
  • Students will demonstrate effective written and oral communications skills, in various forms.
  • Students will incorporate an understanding of ethical, social, and legal issues in reaching business-related decisions.
  • Students will creatively and critically apply their knowledge and technological skills in identifying and solving business problems.
  • Students will have acquired the desire to engage in life-long learning, as demonstrated by ongoing personal and professional development.

Program Requirements


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.

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 I
HMGT 403, Introduction to Food and Beverage 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
HMGT 567, Food and Beverage Operations Management
ADMN 420, Business Statistics
ADMN 502, Introductory Financial Accounting
HMGT 618, Uniform Systems for the Hospitality Industry
Three general education courses

Junior Year

HMGT 600, Hospitality Marketing Management
HMGT 667, Advanced Food and Beverage Operations Management
HMGT 635, Hospitality Human Resource Management
HMGT 625, Hospitality and Employment Law
ADMN 611, Behavior in Organizations
One hospitality management elective, and two University general education courses

Senior Year

HMGT 655, Hospitality Finance and Development
HMGT 703, Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry
Two hospitality management electives and four University free elective courses

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 courses (4 required and one Hospitality Management elective) with a strong suggestion to take both Micro- and Macro-Economics as well as Business Statistics to further enhance job opportunities at a managerial level.

The four required courses are:

  • HMGT 401: The Hospitality Industry: Historical Perspectives and Distinguished Lecture Series (a writing intensive course)
  • HMGT 554: Lodging Operations Management (pre-/co-requisite: HMGT 401) (Usually offered for minors only in Spring Semesters)
  • HMGT 567: Food and Beverage Operations Management (Usually offered for minors only in Spring Semesters)
  • ADMN 502: Introductory Financial Accounting

One additional required course; any of the following HMGT electives:

  • HMGT 661           Meeting Planning Management
  • HMGT 681           Resort & Spa Management
  • HMGT 662           Convention Sales & Service Management
  • HMGT 682           Private Club Management
  • HMGT 570           International Food & Culture
  • HMGT 698           Sales & Revenue Management
  • EcoG 401            Intro to EcoGastronomy
  • HMGT 756           Franchising
  • HMGT 771           International Wines & Beverages (must be at least 21 yrs. old)
  • HMGT 777           Casino Management (must be at least 21 yrs. old)

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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