At a Glance

(BPS) Bachelor of Professional Studies
121 Total Credits
General Education Credits 39
Art & Science Credits 12
Program Credits 46
Elective Credits 24

The Hospitality Management program leads to the Bachelor of Professional Study degree (BPS) and includes an even distribution of management, hospitality and liberal arts courses. This concentration will prepare the young professional for an entry level into the exciting realm of hospitality. This concentration offers students ample opportunity to receive “hands-on” experience in travel, tourism, casino, hotel, motel, restaurant, and event management. The degree is flexible in that students may begin employment upon graduation or transfer to a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA).

The Hospitality program is fully accredited through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.  Visit to learn more about our accreditation status and to review the Annual Report to IACBE.

All students who pursue a BS degree in Business or Finance or a BPS degree in Management and all specializations must take a competency exam usually administered in the fall semester of their senior year.


  • Prepares students for entry level positions in the hospitality industry
  • Prepares students for advanced studies in Business or Hospitality, primarily a Master of Business Administration or Master of Science degree
  • Provides students with “hands on” experience in the hospitality industry

The hospitality concentration allows students to jump start their career by participating in internship or externship opportunities. Students can select from a wide range of opportunities by working or shadowing restaurant managers, hotel and casino operations, or plan and execute actual events.

  • In order for students to be eligible for BU 481 Business Internship and BU 495 Senior Capstone they must have successfully completed a minimum of 90 credit hours, have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 in both their general studies and major core and permission of the program director.
Restaurant Manager
Hospitality Sales Manager
Event Planner
Event Coordinator
Event Specialist
Wedding Coordinator
Member and Guest Manager
Hotel Manager
Motel Manager
Casino Trainer
Casino Floor Manager
Hospitality Call Center Manager
Beer and Wine Specialist
Beer and Wine Manager
Catering Manager
Banquet Supervisor
Dining Room Manager
Meeting and Convention Manager
Gaming Supervisor
Reservation Ticket Manager
Resort Manager
Bed and Breakfast Entrepreneur
Club Manager


   Course (Credits)    
   See Degree Requirements: General Education requirements (33)
   Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Information Literacy: 
      BU 473/475 Business Research Methods/Marketing Research  (3)
   Senior Capstone: BU 495 Senior Capstone  (3)
   Course (Credits)    
   HG 131    Macroeconomics (3)
   HG 132    Microeconomics (3)
   SB 201     Multicultural Contributions (3)
   SM 261    Statistics (3)
Total Arts & Sciences Program Credits - 12

   Course (Credits)    
   AC 201    Financial Accounting or AC 222 Hospitality Accounting (3)
   AC 202    Managerial Accounting (3)
   BU 110    Principles of Management (3)
   BU 230    Business Communication (3)
   BU 233    Human Resources Management (3)
   BU 240    Principles of Marketing (3)
   BU 301    SPSS (1)
   BU 321    Introduction to Data Analytics for Business Decision Making (3)
   BU 331    Organizational Behavior (3)
   BU 363    Business Law (3)
   BU 371    Financial Management (3)
   BU 381    Internship Preparation (1)
   BU 481    Business Internship (3)
   HP 119    Introduction to Hospitality (3)
   HP 124   Travel & Tourism (3)
   HP 225    Bed and Breakfast Management (3)
   HP 314    Event Management (3)  
   HP 316    Casino Management (3)
   HP 404    Cost Control (3)
   AC/BU Electives  (6)
Total Career Program Credits - 46

   Course (Credits)    
   100-400 level  (12)
   300/400 level (12)
Total Open Elective Credits - 24