Hospitality Management Degree Specialization
Launch your business career in the exciting field of hospitality management or tourism. Business travel and renewed interest in domestic and foreign tourism is increasing the demand for hospitality managers in hotels, event spaces, and food service companies. Earn your business degree with a Hospitality Management degree specialization, and you'll be prepared to oversee the everyday operations of resorts, gaming venues, and banquet facilities, or manage specialty event-planning departments of schools, healthcare technology organizations, and businesses.
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When you specialize your business degree in Hospitality Management, your coursework may include these career-enhancing courses:
Foundations of Hotel Management
Meetings and Events Management
This hospitality management course examines the lodging industry – from its traditional roots to contemporary structures – and addresses management, economics, and measurement of hotel operations, including reservation systems, staffing, security, and maintenance.
In this course, students explore event, meeting, and convention management, one of the fastest-growing segments of the hospitality industry. Topics include sponsorship, venues, staffing, finance, exhibit coordination, contracted services, legal implications, and marketing and convention bureaus.
Introducing operational and management practices of both startup and established restaurants, this hospitality management course explores service, customer relations, mission, marketing strategy, and menu as well as financial management in the form of pricing, budgets, cost control, payroll, fixed assets, leasing, and cash and revenue control.
This course introduces operating conditions and management responsibilities in casinos, and related properties and services. Students explore gaming history and regulations as well as modern gaming laws, controls, taxes, accounting, reporting, marketing, and the mathematics and statistics of games and casinos.
Examining the social and behavioral aspects of tourism and the structure and function of major tourism delivery systems, this hospitality management course focuses on managerial challenges and responsibilities in the tourism industry. Students analyze supply and demand for products and services, forecast demand, and explore revenue and yield management approaches.