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.