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Mark J. Zetts, MBA
AAS- Hospitality Management Program Director
(330) 941-1784

Students may earn an associate degree and/or a bachelor's degree with a major in hospitality management. The hospitality management programs provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful and competent in this fast-growing field, not only in the United States but throughout the world.

The Associate of Applied Science degree articulates with the bachelor's degree. The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science program exposes students to advanced management concepts in lodging, food and beverage, or event management.

The Event Management track provides coursework to prepare graduates to plan leisure activities, sporting events and other celebrations from arranging food and entertainment to reserving venues and accommodations for guests.  

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the hospitality management program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate appropriate customer and guest service practices, skills and behaviors required during customer involvement that contribute to customer satisfaction.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of fundamental principles of leadership and the ability to work with a group of people to formulate rational solutions to hospitality operational problems.
  • Demonstrate quality food preparation and presentation skills, using appropriate health, safety, sanitation, and environmental protection procedures in hospitality.
  • Demonstrate the use and knowledge of current technologies in the hospitality industry. Explain key factors in the design, development, and maintenance of the industry facilities and apply relevant technologies in ways that enhance organizational performance.
  • Demonstrate the ability to market hospitality goods and services effectively and responsibly.
  • Analyze legal, ethical, and socio-political considerations affecting organizations to make management decisions.
  • Demonstrate use of accepted accounting practice and sound financial management.

For more information, visit Hospitality Management.

General Education Requirements
Core Competencies12
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
MATH 2623Quantitative Reasoning3
Arts and Humanities3
Social Science3
General Education Elective / First-Year Experience3
Other Requirements
CSIS 1514Business Computer Systems3
MGT 2604Legal Environment of Business 13
MGT 3725Fundamentals of Management (Permit required, see advisor. Student must sign up for permit prior to registration.)3
or FNUT 2610 Organization and Management
Major Requirements
Must have C or better; courses cannot be taken Credit/No Credit
HMGT 1500Introduction to Hospitality Industry3
FNUT 1512Food Safety and Sanitation1
HMEC 1550Human Ecology Professions1
FNUT 1553
Food Science and Management Principles
and Food Science and Management Principles Laboratory
FNUT 1543Personal Nutrition1
HMGT 2603Hospitality Managerial Accounting 14
HMGT 2691Hospitality Cooperative Work Experience (Permit required, see advisor. Student must sign up for permit prior to registration.)3
HMGT 3719Facilities Management4
HMGT 3745Hospitality Marketing and Sales4
Event Management
FNUT 2612
Food Systems: Operation, Production, and Service
and Food Systems: Operations, Production, and Service Laboratory
HMGT 4846Event Management3
Total Semester Hours66

Some courses are offered only once a year; see your advisor for proper prerequisites and sequence of courses. This curriculum articulates perfectly with the Bachelor of Science program in Applied Science in Hospitality Management. Some required coursework, including ACCT, MGT, and MKTG courses, are taken in the College of Business and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 as a pre-requisite. 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
HMGT 1500 Introduction to Hospitality Industry 3
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
HMEC 1550 Human Ecology Professions 1
FNUT 1553 Food Science and Management Principles 3
FNUT 1553L Food Science and Management Principles Laboratory 1
FNUT 1512 Food Safety and Sanitation 1
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
First Year Experience Elective 3
 Semester Hours18
FNUT 2610
Organization and Management
or Fundamentals of Management
FNUT 1543
Personal Nutrition (Normal Nutrition counts as a SPA elective)
or Normal Nutrition
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
FNUT 2612 Food Systems: Operation, Production, and Service 3
FNUT 2612L Food Systems: Operations, Production, and Service Laboratory 2
CSIS 1514 Business Computer Systems 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 2
HMGT 2603 Hospitality Managerial Accounting 1 4
HMGT 3719 Facilities Management 4
HMGT 3745 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 4
Arts & Humanities or Natural Science Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
MGT 2604 Legal Environment of Business 1 3
HMGT 4846 Event Management 3
HMGT 2691 Hospitality Cooperative Work Experience 3
Social Science Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours63