Degree Type: B.S.
CIP Code 52.0901
Major Code HMA
Department Code DEA
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Mission Statement

The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, in CHTL at the USFSM, prepares graduates for global leadership positions in the hospitality industry through foundational knowledge of hospitality operations and experiences that develop critical thinkers who promote diversity, ethical responsibility, lifelong learning, and community engagement.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management Student Learning Outcomes: Upon graduation, students in the Hospitality Management Program will be able to do the following:

  1. Identify and apply business concepts and skills relevant to the operational areas of hospitality management.
  2. Describe and apply the fundamental principles of leadership and model the behavior of effective leaders.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  4. Analyze information and make ethical decisions using critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  5. Embrace and promote diversity, community engagement, and lifelong learning.

Industry Experience

Students must complete a total of 1000 hours of industry experience.

  • 700 hours prior, concurrent or subsequent to taking HFT 4945
  • 300 hours while enrolled in HFT 4945

State-Mandated Common Prerequisites

State Prerequisite Course USFSM Course Offering
 Course Number Credit Hours
ACG X021 or ACG X022 or (ACF X001 and ACF X011) ACG 2021  3
ACG X071 ACG 2071  3
ECO X013 ECO 2013  3
ECO X023 ECO 2023  3


Program of Study

Required Communications Courses (6 credit hours)

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
COM 3110 Communication for Business and the Professions 3 None
SPC 2608 Public Speaking 3 None SMEL
ENC 3310 Expository Writing 3 PR: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 OR ENC 1121 and ENC 1122 SMCD
ENC 3250 Professional Writing 3 PR: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 OR ENC 1121 and ENC 1122

 Required Core Courses (43 credit hours) no grade lower than “C-“ and 2.00 GPA

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
FIN 3403 Principles of Finance 3 PR: ACG 2071, ECO 2013, ECO 2023
MAN 3025 Principles of Management 3 None SMLE
FSS 3231 Introduction to Food Production Management 3 None
HFT 3003 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism 2 None
HFT 3263 Restaurant Management 3 PR: HFT 3003, FSS 3231   
HFT 3423 Hospitality Information Systems 3 PR: HFT 3003
HFT 3424 Cost Control in Hospitality Operations 3 PR: HFT 3003
HFT 3503 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3 PR: HFT 3003
HFT 3603 Hospitality Industry Law & Leadership Ethics 3 None SMLE
HFT 4221 Human Resources Management 3 PR: HFT 3003, MAN 3025
HFT 4253 Lodging Management 3 PR: HFT 3003
HFT 4295 Hospitality Leadership & Strategic Management 3 PR: HFT 3503, HFT 4221 SMCC, 6ACM
HFT 4323 Facilities Management in Hospitality Operations 3 PR: HFT 3003
HFT 4471 Management Accounting & Finance in the Hospitality Industry 3 PR: HFT 3003, ACG 2071, ACG 2021
HFT 4937 Hospitality Speaker Series 1 None Course may be repeated twice as an elective.
HFT 4945 Hospitality Advanced Internship 1 Senior Standing; S/U 300 required internship hours must be completed during HFT 4945 within the Hospitality Industry.  Departmental approval needed and must be in senior standing.

Approved Electives (6 credit hours)

Student may choose any upper level HFT course from the following.

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
HFT 3700 Tourism Management 3 None
HFT 3770 Cruise Line Operations and Management 3 None
HFT 3861 Beverage Management 3 None
HFT 3864 Introduction to Beer Science 3 None
HFT 4277 Club Management 3 None
HFT 4243 Issues in Hospitality Management 3 None
HFT 4468 Hospitality Revenue Management 3 None
HFT 4757 Event Management 3 None
HFT 4930 Special Topics in Hospitality 1-3 None
HFT 4937 Hospitality Speaker Series 1 None Course repeatable twice