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Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management are ready for more than a job – they are ready for success! Our students gain the prestige and all the advantages of university education: solid academic background, learning laboratories, use of modern technology, and extensive education in all hospitality business skills. Graduates in Hospitality Management are fully prepared to enter high growth global industries with expanding demands for highly skilled, technologically-oriented professionals.
What we offer
We provide exceptional academic preparation combined with extensive hands-on experiences that teach practical and marketable industry techniques. Our curriculum provides:
- A strong emphasis on managing the everyday functions of a hospitality business
- Unique, hands-on hospitality management learning laboratories
- Practice in learning how to run a profitable hospitality business that provides the best customer experiences
- Excellent internship and potential employment opportunities in the Dallas-Fort Worth region and beyond
Students “learn by doing” in The Club at Gateway Center, our student-operated restaurant, which is open to the public. Students also gain insight into the industry through participating in field trips to industry locations, attending special industry guest lectures and symposiums including our Executive-in-Residence Lecture Series, and meeting with industry professionals through our Company Showcase program.
We host an annual Hospitality Career Expo specifically for students in the Hospitality and Tourism Management program, in which they meet one-on-one with hiring representatives from well-known hospitality organizations. We regularly have over 60 companies participating in this event, the majority of which are represented by corporate-level recruiters.
Our faculty members are highly qualified professionals who have both academic and industry experience. In addition, they are recognized experts who conduct research on a wide variety of important hospitality issues ranging from sustainable tourism to hotel and restaurant management, to technology in the hospitality industry.
Program Learning Objectives
Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, students will be able to:
- Develop appropriate strategies for reaching their career goals in the global hospitality and tourism fields.
- Develop analytical and quantitative skills enhanced by information technology to support smart business decisions in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry.
- Integrate hospitality and tourism business principles and current trends to lead in diverse, collaborative, and global environments.
- Apply innovative and imaginative methods to Hospitality and Tourism businesses utilizing ethical and sustainable practices.
- Demonstrate effective and efficient communication skills in all settings.
Marketable Skills for BS in Hospitality Management
- Analyze financial statements, ratios, efficiencies
- Operational experience
- Leadership ability
- Understanding of hospitality legal requirements/regulations
- Strategic management and tactical execution