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Hospitality Management (AAS)

Why Choose Hospitality Management?

This program will give you a strong background in how to supervise a staff, and oversee operations and development. You will also learn to plan and market services and other features at the various facilities.

Skills Acquired

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Students learn to supervise staff and oversee operations and development. They also learn to plan and market services and other features at their facilities.

Hospitality management programs include topics such as:

  • Personnel management
  • Marketing
  • Business administration
  • Customer service

 

Recognition

Normandale's Hospitality Management Program is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). To view the report click here.

Careers in Hospitality Management

Projected Job Growth

According to ISeek.org, job growth is projected to be 10.4 percent.

Types of Jobs

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Graduates in hospitality management go on to positions such as:

  • Hotel General Manager
  • Housekeeping/Maintenance Director
  • Hotel Sales and Marketing Director
  • Banquet/Catering Director
  • Restaurant/Bar Manager
  • Casino Operations
  • Event Manager

 

Average State Pay

According to ISeek.org, the median wage for Hospitality Management positions (based Lodging Managers data) is $47,050 ($22.62 per hour).

Description

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Hospitality management programs prepare people to manage hotels, bed and breakfasts, cruise ships, resorts, and other hospitality facilities. These programs are sometimes called hotel management, resort management, or hotel administration.

Degrees & Certificates in Hospitality Management

Graduates in hospitality management go on to positions such as hotel general manager, housekeeping/maintenance director, hotel sales and marketing director, banquet/catering manager, restaurant/bar manager, casino operations and event manager. A student may go on to obtain a bachelor's degree in hospitality management or related programs.

Complementing the traditional degree program, the Hospitality Department offers six Certificate Programs designed for working adults. Students may also elect to complete one or more certificate concentrations and select courses to fulfill this requirement.

 

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Hospitality Management Accreditation
Normandale's Hospitality Management Program is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Graduates in hospitality management go on to positions such as hotel general manager, housekeeping/maintenance director, hotel sales and marketing director, banquet/catering manager, restaurant/bar manager, casino operations and event manager. A student may go on to obtain a bachelor's degree in hospitality management or related programs.

Complementing the traditional degree program, the Hospitality Department offers five Certificate Programs designed for working adults. Students may also elect to complete one or more certificate concentrations and select courses to fulfill this requirement.

Specialized Career Program Requirements - 32 credits

 

Code Title Credits
HSMA 1103 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management 4
HSMA 1162 Hotel/Lodging Management and Operations 4
HSMA 2144 Food/Beverage Management and Cost Control 4
HSMA 2150 Revenue Management in Hospitality and Tourism 4
HSMA 2172 Hospitality Sales and Marketing Management 4
HSMA 2173 Convention and Meeting Planning Management 4
HSMA 2096 Hospitality Management Internship 2-4
HSMA 2097 Senior Hospitality Internship 4
or HSMA 2098 International Internship 4

Accounting requirement - 4 credits

Code Title Credits
ACCT 2251 Financial Accounting 4

Business elective - 3 credits

Complete one of the following courses - 3 credits

Code Title Credits
BUSN 1130 Introduction to International Business 3
BUSN 1201 Information Technology Concepts and Business Software 1* 3
BUSN 1210 Exceptional Customer Service 3
BUSN 2155 Legal Environment of Business 3
HSMA 2125 Business Practices in the Global Market 3
BUSN 2100 Human Relations and Effective Teams 3
BUSN 2200 Human Resource Management 3

General Education Requirements - 21 credits

Code Title Credits
COMM 1111 Interpersonal Communication 3
or COMM 1101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ENGC 1101 Freshman Composition 4
ECON 2201 Principles of Microeconomics 3

* Highly recommended for students planning to transfer to a 4 year institution.

** Highly recommended that students take science course with lab (Goal 3: Natural Sciences) if planning to transfer to a 4 year institution.

Certificate Options

Students may elect to complete one or more management enrichment certificate concentrations.