Hospitality Management - B.S.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
300 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2012
www.kent.edu/ehhs/fla


Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management prepares leaders for major hospitality industry segments through academic and research programs that value quality of life, business success, collaborative partnerships, creative approaches and ethical principles. Faculty members have advanced degrees in hospitality management and professional work experience in restaurants, hotels, club management, on-site food service, catering businesses and conference centers.

Fully Offered At:

  • Ashtabula Campus
  • Kent Campus

Accreditation

  • Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven Regional Campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:  Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Additional Admission Requirement: For admissions, the College of Education, Health and Human Services considers a student to have established a Kent State University GPA after the student has successfully completed a minimum of 12 Kent State University credit hours. Undergraduate students who have not completed a minimum of 12 Kent State University credit hours will be evaluated for admission into programs, advanced study, and the professional phase based on their high school GPA for new freshmen, or transfer GPA for transfer students. Once a student has successfully completed a minimum of 12 Kent State University credit hours, only the student’s Kent State overall GPA will be considered for admission into a program, advanced study, and professional phase.

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[EH-BS-HSPM]

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
ACCT 23020INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
HM 13022SANITATION AND SAFETY PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES 3
HM 13023TECHNIQUES OF FOOD PRODUCTION 6
HM 13024INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT 3
HM 23030HOTEL OPERATIONS 3
HM 33020LEGAL ISSUES IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY 3
HM 33026HOSPITALITY COST CONTROL AND ANALYSIS 3
HM 33028HOSPITALITY PURCHASING 3
HM 33029CATERING AND BANQUET MANAGEMENT 3
HM 33050PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT 1
HM 43025HOSPITALITY MARKETING 3
HM 43027HOSPITALITY HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (WIC) 13
HM 43029HOSPITALITY FINANCIAL POLICY 3
HM 43031LAYOUT AND DESIGN OF FOOD SERVICE OPERATIONS 3
HM 43092PRACTICUM IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (ELR) 3-6
MIS 24053INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3
MIS 24163PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
MIS 34180HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3
MKTG 25010PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3
Professional Electives, choose from the following:12-15
Hotel
CASINO MANAGEMENT AND GAMING OPERATIONS
CONVENTION SALES AND MANAGEMENT
STRATEGIC HOTEL MANAGEMENT
Food and Beverage
FOOD STUDY
FOOD, WINE AND BEVERAGE PAIRING
INTERNATIONAL CUISINE
BAKING AND PASTRY FUNDAMENTALS
Hospitality Events and Meetings
CONVENTION SALES AND MANAGEMENT
INTERNATIONAL CUISINE
HOSPITALITY MEETINGS MANAGEMENT
HOSPITALITY MEETINGS MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM (ELR)
Other
BUSINESS FINANCE
SPECIAL TOPICS IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
CLUB MANAGEMENT
CASINO MANAGEMENT AND GAMING OPERATIONS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
HOSPITALITY SERVICE QUALITY MANAGEMENT
INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL TOURISM (DIVG)
ENTREPRENEURIAL APPROACHES TO LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY SERVICES
TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AND RECREATIONAL TRAVEL
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
ECON 22060PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
ECON 22061PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
MATH 11008EXPLORATIONS IN MODERN MATHEMATICS (KMCR) 3-4
or MATH 11009 MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR)
NUTR 23511SCIENCE OF HUMAN NUTRITION (KBS) 3
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)9
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)3-4
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)13
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
1

A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

Progression Requirements

Students must apply to and be admitted to the professional phase of the program, prior to taking HM 33050 in the junior year and HM 43092. Students need to provide documentation of the following to the Vacca Office of Student Services:

  • Minimum2.000 overall GPA
  • Minimum 2.250 GPA in major coursework
  • First Aid certificate
  • CPR certificate
  • 400 hours of faculty approved work hours within the hospitality industry
  • ServSafe® Certificate
  • Completion of the following courses:
    HM 13022SANITATION AND SAFETY PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES 3
    HM 13023TECHNIQUES OF FOOD PRODUCTION 6
    HM 13024INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT 3
    HM 23030HOTEL OPERATIONS 3

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.250 2.000
 

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
HM 13022 SANITATION AND SAFETY PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES 3
HM 13024 INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
HM 23030 HOTEL OPERATIONS 3
MATH 11008
EXPLORATIONS IN MODERN MATHEMATICS (KMCR)
or MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR)
3-4
MIS 24053 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3
NUTR 23511 SCIENCE OF HUMAN NUTRITION (KBS) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
ACCT 23020 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
HM 13023 TECHNIQUES OF FOOD PRODUCTION 6
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
!ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
HM 33028 HOSPITALITY PURCHASING 3
!MIS 24163 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
ECON 22061 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
!HM 33026 HOSPITALITY COST CONTROL AND ANALYSIS 3
HM 33050 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT 1
!MIS 34180 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3
Professional Elective 3
 Credit Hours13
Semester Six
HM 33020 LEGAL ISSUES IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY 3
HM 33029 CATERING AND BANQUET MANAGEMENT 3
!MKTG 25010 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3
Professional Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Third Summer Term
HM 43092 PRACTICUM IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (ELR) 3-6
 Credit Hours3
Semester Seven
HM 43027 HOSPITALITY HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (WIC) 3
HM 43029 HOSPITALITY FINANCIAL POLICY 3
Professional Elective 3
General Elective 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
HM 43025 HOSPITALITY MARKETING 3
HM 43031 LAYOUT AND DESIGN OF FOOD SERVICE OPERATIONS 3
General Electives 7
 Credit Hours13
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120