Hospitality Management

Bachelor of Business Arts - BBA

  • Jobs in field expected to grow 
  • Integrates marketing, finance, revenue management, foodservice, management, customer service
  • Only 4 year B.B.A. degree in Hospitality Management in NEPA

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According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in hospitality management are expected to grow 12% through the year 2016. Hospitality management is a career path that involves many different disciplines, including marketing, finance, revenue management, food service, management and customer service.

The Hospitality Management Program prepares students to perform managerial-level jobs in enterprises and institutions of the service sector that have lodging and/or food service components. The service sector includes lodging, food service, tourism, recreation industries, and institutions such as hospitals and schools.

Practical experiences are supplied by courses and internships.

64 credits in Business and in Nutrition and Dietics are required in the Hospitality Management Program. In addition to classroom learning, you will also have opportunities to pursue a number of high-profile internships, including Walt Disney World Company, Lake Buena Vista, FL; The Opryland Hotel and Convention Center, Nashville, TN; The Resort Center of Hilton Head, SC; and local hotels, restaurants, and resorts in the Pocono area.

 

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Accomplished Business Faculty


Charles J. Lipinski, M.B.A., D.B.A.
Assistant Professor
Hospitality Management

With the service industry expanding worldwide, there is a tremendous need for people with a four-year degree in Hospitality Management. As a student within the Hospitality Management Program at Marywood, you will be presented with tremendous career opportunities locally, nationally, and even globally. The internship connections forged by this program provide you with the competitive advantage needed to succeed within this growing field.

  • According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in hospitality management are expected to grow 12% through the year 2016.
  • According to data from the National Restaurant Association, the number of foodservice management positions is projected to increase 8% from 2010 TO 2020.
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 3% increase in hotel and lodging managers, and a 13% increase in casino hotel managers from 2008 to 2018.
  • Nearly 2 million additional jobs are expected in restaurants and foodservice by 2016.
  • The lodging industry employs 1.8 million hotel property workers.
  • Hospitality managers' salaries range from $40,000 - $150,000 depending on experience, education and the kind of hospitality property.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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Requirements for Majors

All students seeking a business degree are required to complete the following courses:

BUS 111 Principles of Marketing
3
BUS 123 Management and Career Options
3
BUS 131 Accounting I
3
BUS 132 Accounting II
3
BUS 200 Advanced Computer Tools for Management 3
BUS 252 Business Law I/Legal Environment of Business
3
BUS 301 Management Information Systems
3
BUS 312 Operation Management/Quantitative Analysis
3
BUS 321 Financial Management
3
BUS 341 Organizational Behavior
3
BUS 422 Personnel/Human Resource Management
3
BUS 481 Business Policies and Strategic Planning
3
ECON 100 Basic Economics
3/6*
OR    
ECON 101
Principles of Economics I
3
AND
ECON 102
Principles of Economics II
3
MATH 216 Statistics for Behavioral and Social Science
3*
PHIL 427 Business Ethics
3*
OR    
PHIL 315 Ethics 3*

Total: 45/48 credit hours: 36 Business credit hours—9/12 liberal arts* credit hours.

The student majoring in one of the aforementioned business areas may also elect to pursue a double major or emphasis in another business area. In doing so, the student is required to take at least an additional 15 credits outside his/her major area. The student should consult with his/her advisor for more information.

All students in the program will take: ECON 100: Basic Economics, or ECON 101: Principles of Economics I and ECON 102: Principles of Economics II, which fulfills the Social Science requirement within the Liberal Arts core. MATH 216 fulfills one of the liberal arts requirements in Category III. Aviation Management majors are encouraged to take ENVS 212 as their Science requirement in Category
III. All Business students are encouraged to take BUS 380, Ethical Leadership and Corporate Responsibility, as a business elective.

The recommended curriculum in each major area is available in curriculum guide format for the four year period and can be obtained in the Business and Global Innovation Office.

All Business and Global Innovation students are strongly urged to take advantage of the excellent opportunities in work experience provided by the corporations that have agreed to participate in the internship program. This unique on-the-job training gives students a chance to utilize skills developed in the formal classroom. Students can register for the internship during their junior or senior years; however, their QPA in their major must be at least 2.75 unless approved by the Executive Director. Accounting and Finance students may have to do their internships during the spring semester of their senior year. However, the internship requirement may be waived by the Executive Director if there is evidence that it may create a student hardship.

Students transferring from other colleges/universities, upon acceptance, will be required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in Business and Global Innovation at the Marywood campus.

Hospitality Management

students to perform managerial-level jobs in enterprises and institutions of the service sector that have lodging, and/or food service components. The service sector includes lodging, food service, tourism, recreation industries, and institutions such as hospitals and schools. Practical experiences are supplied by courses and internships.

Sixty-four (64) credits in Nutrition and Dietetics and Business and Global Innovation are required in the Hospitality Management Program. These include the general requirements for the BBA degree in addition to the following:

BUS 122 Introduction to Hospitality Management 3
BUS 245 Front Office Management 3
BUS 319 Dimensions of Tourism 3
BUS 427 Banquet and Convention Management 3
BUS 451 Internship I 3
BUS 452 Internship II 3

Required courses in Nutrition and Dietetics Component:

N D 103 Basic Foods
3
N D 111 Basic Nutrition
3
N D 138 Food Safety
1
N D 309 Principles of Quantity Food Production and Service
3