Business Admin with Hospitality Mgmt (B.S.)
The hotel, tourism and hospitality industries have evolved from single hotels with minimal amenities to destination resorts with multiple restaurants, entertainment venues, and other supportive services. Our program in business administration with hospitality management is designed to provide our students with the necessary skills and knowledge to manage individual and chain hotels, including everything from the entertainment to the transportation facets of the business.
Our students develop the functional and project management skills needed to thrive and succeed in this multifaceted industry. We also provide our majors with the foundations they need for successful admission into and completion of graduate programs in business and hospitality.
Featured CoursesHOSP 201 Introduction to Hotel & Hospitality ManagementThis course provides an overview and survey of the history, current trends, and future of the tourism, hotel and hospitality industry. There will be an emphasis on the travel market, delivery of hospitality services, the role of hotels and restaurants, professional roles, and emerging trends of the multifaceted resort hotel. Washington, DC, which serves as a local and national tourism destination, will serve as a clinic for students to examine the industry and its multiple offerings.
Prerequisites: BADM 101 HOSP 203 Hotel & Hospitality MarketingThis course will teach students how to develop, use and evaluate a variety of merchandising, sales, and marketing strategies related to the industry. Effective advertising and public relations techniques, along with the demographic profiling required for them to be maximized, will be tested and explored.
Prereqs: HOSP 201 and BADM 231 HOSP 205 Hotel & Restaurant LawThis course examines the legal dimensions and history of hotels, motels, restaurants, resorts, and associated businesses, including the duties, rights and liabilities of the innkeeper-host, restaurateurs and guests.
Prerequisites.: HOSP 201 and BADM 205 HOSP 303 Hotel and Restaurant ManagementAn overview of the basic principles and practices involved in the management, operation, marketing, and financing of hotels, restaurants, and other hospitality goods and services.
Prereqs: HOSP 201 HOSP 401 Hospitality FinanceStudents will learn and explore the financial management basics of operating a multifaceted hotel resort with commercial food services, tenants, and ancillary services. Risk management and insurance, staffing costs, and property management will be discussed.
Prerequisites: HOSP 303 and BADM 223 HOSP 402 Conference and Event ManagementThis course teaches students how to interact with local, regional and national professional conferences and event planners. Student will engage in site selection, program planning and the management of exhibits and catering services in a local venue as a clinical experience. The selection and use of facility, volunteers, and budget management will also be explored.
Prerequisites: None HOSP 403 Entertainment and Talent ManagementEvent entertainment, including designing, recruiting, selecting and planning the entertainment component of an event, as well as managing and marketing entertainers in an event context.
- Hotel Area or General Manager
- Resort Manager
- Entertainment Manager
- Event Planner
- Conference Services Coordinator
- Transportation Manager
- Reservations Manager