Bachelor's Degree Specialization in Hospitality Management

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Our Bachelor’s Degree with a Hospitality Management Specialization curriculum teaches you about the tools needed for meeting and event management, as well as how to manage event-planning departments in schools,  businesses and other organizations. Some common topics in this online hospitality degree program may include venue selection, staffing, sponsorships, finance and exhibit coordination. You’ll also have the chance to study the practices of new and established restaurants, as well as the fundamentals of food safety. Get an introduction to the processes of casinos and related properties, and prepare to oversee everyday operations of resorts, gaming venues and banquet facilities.

The Hospitality Management Specialization can be earned as a part of the following bachelor's degrees in business:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Management

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Business with Hospitality Management Specialization in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.

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What You'll Learn

Our Hospitality Management Specialization covers the following:

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    Tourism Management

    Examine the social and behavioral aspects of tourism and the structure and function of major tourism delivery systems. Analyze supply and demand for facilities, forecast demand for products and services, and explore approaches to revenue and yield management.
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    Customer and Personal Service

    Demonstrate the principles and processes of personal service, including conducting customer needs assessments, meeting quality standards for services and evaluating customer satisfaction.
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    Meetings and Events Management

    Learn about sponsorship, venues, staffing, finance, exhibit coordination, contracted services, legal implications, marketing and convention bureaus.
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    Foundations of Hotel Management

    Understand lodging industry management, economics and measurement, including reservation systems, staffing, security and maintenance.
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    Restaurant Management

    Explore service, customer relations, mission, marketing strategy and menu creation, as well as financial management and business operations for both new and established restaurants.
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    Food Safety and Sanitation

    Understand the fundamental aspects of food safety, sanitation and food service operations.
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    Administration and Management

    Understand the fundamental management theories that drive organizations and programs forward. Develop skills in leadership, planning, project management, and resource management.

Accreditation Matters

Accredited* by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Hospitality Management Specialization may consider careers such as:

  • Casino Operations Manager

  • Event Planner

  • Operations Manager

  • Meeting and Convention Planner

  • Tourism Operations Manager

  • Applicants for jobs in this field may be subject to pre-employment screenings such as, but not limited to, criminal background checks, and drug and/or alcohol testing.

Option 1: Business Administration

Program-Specific Courses

Hospitality Management

HOSP310 Introduction to Hospitality Management
HOSP320 Foundations of Hotel Management
HOSP330 Meetings and Event Management
HOSP410 Restaurant Management
HOSP420 Food Safety and Sanitation
HOSP440 Casino Management
HOSP450 Tourism Management

Core Degree Courses

Business Core1

ACCT212 Financial Accounting
BIS155 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab
BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
BUSN319 Marketing
COMP100 Computer applications for business (with lab)
MGMT303 Principals of management

Finance and Management

ACCT360 Managerial Accounting
BIAM110 Introduction to Business Analytics
BUSN379 Finance
ECON312 Principals of economics
MGMT404 Project Management

Senior Projects

BUSN460 Senior Project

Electives

Two of:

BUSN350 Business Analysis
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
MGMT408 Management of Technology Resources

One of:

BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab
BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting
SEC310 Principles and Theory of Security Management

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1122 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication

Humanities3

LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

One of:

ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
ETHC445 Principles of Ethics

One of:

HUMN303 Introduction to the Humanities
HUMN304 Multi-Ethnic Humanities

Social Sciences

LAWS3105 The Legal Environment
SOCS185 Culture and Society

One of:

SOCS325 Environmental Sociology
SOCS350 Cultural Diversity in the Professions

Mathematics & Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI2286 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Personal & Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Option 2: Management

Program-Specific Courses

Hospitality Management

HOSP310 Introduction to Hospitality Management
HOSP320 Foundations of Hotel Management
HOSP330 Meetings and Event Management
HOSP410 Restaurant Management
HOSP420 Food Safety and Sanitation
HOSP440 Casino Management
HOSP450 Tourism Management

Core Degree Courses

Business Core

ACCT212 Financial Accounting
BIS155 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab
BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
BUSN319 Marketing
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab
MGMT303 Principles of Management

Management and Technology

BIAM110 Introduction to Business Analytics
BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab
BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting
BUSN369 International Business
MGMT404 Project Management
MGMT410 Human Resource Management

Senior Projects

BUSN460 Senior Project

Analytics

ACCT346 Managerial Accounting
BIAM300 Managerial Applications of Business Analytics
BUSN379 Finance

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL112 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition

Humanities3

LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

One of:

ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
ETHC445 Principles of Ethics

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS1857 Culture and Society

Mathematics & Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI2283 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Additional General Education Selection

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication

Personal & Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Option 3: Technical Management

Program-Specific Courses

Hospitality Management

HOSP310 Introduction to Hospitality Management
HOSP320 Foundations of Hotel Management
HOSP330 Meetings and Event Management
HOSP410 Restaurant Management
HOSP420 Food Safety and Sanitation
HOSP440 Casino Management
HOSP450 Tourism Management

Core Degree Courses

Business Core

ACCT212 Financial Accounting
BIS155 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab
BUSN319 Marketing
BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab
MGMT303 Principles of Management

Management and Technology

BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab
MGMT404 Project Management

Senior Projects

BUSN460 Senior Project

Electives9

Two of:

ACCT360 Managerial Accounting
BIAM110 Introduction to Business Analytics
BUSN379 Finance
MGMT408 Management of Technology Resources

Five of:

BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting
BUSN369 International Business
BUSN412 Business Policy
GSCM206 Managing Across the Supply Chain
MGMT410 Human Resource Management
SEC310 Principles and Theory of Security Management

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1122 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition

Humanities3

LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

One of:

ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
ETHC445 Principles of Ethics

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS1857 Culture and Society

Mathematics & Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI2286 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Additional General Education Selection

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication

Personal & Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

FAQs: Hospitality Management Degree Specialization


How is a hospitality management degree different from a business management degree?

A hospitality management degree and a business management degree share many similarities, such as a focus on people management, but they are distinct from one another in several ways. Hospitality management programs, like the Hospitality Management degree specialization at DeVry, tend to cover several niche topics such as event planning and management, customer service skills and restaurant management. Our Hospitality Management degree specialization can be earned within the following bachelor's degree programs:


Can I earn a hospitality management degree online?

At DeVry, we offer our Hospitality Management Bachelor's Degree Specialization online. Online classes can be an excellent solution for people who have commitments that make it difficult to attend in-person courses.


Is hospitality management a good career option?

A career in hospitality management can be an excellent choice for people who enjoy directly interacting with customers to provide them with the best experience possible. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for lodging managers specifically is expected to grow on a national level by 9% within the United States between 2020 and 2030 , which is in line with the average growth rate for U.S. industries10.


Is a bachelor's degree specialization different from a bachelor's degree?

While you might often see bachelor’s degrees and bachelor’s degree specializations together they’re not exactly the same thing. A bachelor’s degree is the primary focus of your degree, while a specialization helps you hone and focus your studies within that degree toward a specific niche.

At DeVry, for example, you might be enrolled in our Business Administration, Management or Technical Management bachelor’s degrees and learn skills such as problem solving and how to lead and manage groups of people, but adding on our Specialization in Hospitality Management gives you the opportunity to learn more focused, hospitality industry-specific skills such as meeting and event planning or hotel management that you wouldn’t learn without the specialization.


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* Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. This accreditation applies to the Bachelor's of Business Administration and the Bachelor's of Technical Management.
1Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must also take the following to fulfill this requirement: BUSN369; BUSN412; GSCM206; MGMT408
2Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
3Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
4Certain students enrolled as online students are assigned PSYC307 in lieu of this requirement.
5Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.
6Students enrolled at a New Jersey location may take PHYS204or SCI200 to fulfill this requirement.
7Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 as part of this requirement or the General Education Option.
8Ohio residents enrolled as online students, and students enrolled at an Ohio location, must take an additional natural sciences course from those with prefixes BIOS, PHYS, or SCI as part of this requirement.
9Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must take 55 semester-credit hours of general education coursework. Fifteen semester-credit hours of general education coursework may be applied to the Electives course area.
10Growth projected on a national level. Local growth will vary by location. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/lodging-managers.htm

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.