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Hospitality Management (AAS) - 60 credits

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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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.

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

Core Courses - 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

Additional Required Courses - 28 credits

Code Title Credits
ACCT 2251 Financial Accounting 4
ENGC 1101 Freshman Composition 4
COMM 1111 Interpersonal Communication 3
or COMM 1101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ECON 2201 Principles of Microeconomics 3

 

Complete one of the following courses:

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 2100 Human Relations and Effective Teams 3
BUSN 2155 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUSN 2200 Human Resource Management 3
HSMA 2125 Business Practices in the Global Market 3

Highly recommended that students complete a MnTC Goal 3 science course with lab if planning to transfer to abachelor's degree program.

* Highly recommended for students planning to transfer to a bachelor's degree program.

Other Degree Requirements

  • If needed, complete additional courses to reach 60 credits total.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for college-level coursework (courses numbered 1000 and above) completed at Normandale.
  • Earn a minimum of 20 college-level credits at Normandale.  

    Coursework in this degree program satisfies a portion of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). Please see MnTC Degree Audit Report.

Certificate Options

The department recommends that students complete courses which, when combined with the required courses above, lead to the achievement of a marketable hospitality certificate.