The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Program in Hospitality Management allows students to obtain a degree that is supported by professional courses in hospitality management within the context of a liberal arts education. The field of Hospitality Management is a multidisciplinary field of study which focuses on the management and operations of lodging and food and beverage venues. Students develop expertise and skills for management, marketing, and operations positions in one of the fastest-growing industries globally.
Career and Graduate Study Options
Students with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Hospitality Management can work in management, sales, marketing and operations positions in hotels, convention centers, arenas, meeting facilities, restaurants, event management firms, and in destination and travel management companies. Students can also pursue Graduate study in Business Administration and/or Hotel Management.
Mount Ida College also offers related programs in Business Administration, Equine Management, Management, and Sport Management.
In addition to the All College Curriculum skills and perspective, students who successfully complete this program will have:
- A solid business background in management, marketing, human resources, accounting, financial management and economics;
- An understanding of the hospitality industry with specialized knowledge in that field;
- Specialized and general skills and knowledge in hotel operations and food & beverage management;
- An ability to integrate theory and practice through internship experiences at hotels, restaurants and tourism management companies.
- An ability to develop strong competencies and/or understanding of:
- Information literacy
- Technology competency
- Professional preparation
- Critical thinking
- Creative thinking
- Moral and ethical reasoning
- Appreciation of diversity
Policies, Conditions, and/or Fees
Students are required to provide their own banquet server uniform. This uniform consists of black safety shoes (closed toes and no heels), black dress pants, long-sleeved white button-down or tuxedo shirt, and black bow tie. Professional business attire is required for field trips, guest speakers, presentations, etc.
Internship: This program requires two internships for three credits each: one in the sophomore year and one in the senior year. Open and Program-related electives can be combined in order to create a variety of internship options; students can have up to 12 credits available for an internship experience. Internship plans must be discussed and approved in advance by the Program Director.
Experience: This program requires a minimum of 400 field related work experience hours, in addition to the required internship requirements. Appropriate documentation for this field work must be provided to the Program Director.
I. Required Hospitality Management and Business Administration Courses: (69 credits)
Hospitality Management Core: (42 credits)
Business Administration Courses: (27 credits)
- Two (2) Program-related Electives 6 Credits
Choose from: BA 211, BA 250, BA 301, BA 303, BA 336, BA 340, BA 405, BA 407, BA 420, BA 450, FM 304, SM 229, SM 301, SM 420, SM 403, SM 420.
II. Other Required Courses: (39 credits)
- History Elective 3 credits
- Humanities or Fine Arts Elective 3 credits
- Interdisciplinary Seminar 3 credits
- Literature Elective 3 credits
- Science Elective 3 credits
- 300-level Elective 3 credits
(Social Science, Humanities/Fine Arts or Science)
III. Open Electives: (12 credits)
All College Curriculum
Students must satisfy Oral and Written Communication Requirements of the All College Curriculum. These are courses inside or outside the program/major that have been identified as meeting the requirements for writing-intensive (“W”) or oral communication (“O”) courses. Students must include the following among their course selections:
Written: Three (3) courses beyond EN 102 must be writing-intensive (“W”) courses (the Interdisciplinary Seminar and two other “W” courses).
Oral: Two (2) courses must be oral communication (“O”) courses.
Suggested Course Sequence:
(Prerequisites for program-specific courses are listed in parentheses; prerequisites for all courses can be found in the Course Descriptions.)
First Year: (30 credits)
- History Elective (Spring)
Second Year: (33 credits)
- Science Elective
- Literature Elective
Fourth Year: (24 credits)
- Four (4) Open Electives 12 credits