Hospitality Management

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

Hospitality Management will prepare students for a variety of positions in the industry. Normandale's Hospitality Managment program provides the first two years of curriculum towards a four year degree in Business/Hospitality Management.

The mission of the Hospitality Management Department is to provide Normandale students an opportunity to learn the industry of hospitality and tourism through applied knowledge as well as practical experience through the internship program.

  • Students will be introduced to the five sectors of the hospitality and tourism industry: Travel (Transportation), Lodging (Accommodations), Assembly and Event Management, Restaurants and Managed Services and Recreation and Attractions in HSMA 1103-Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism management.
  • Student gain a further understanding of the five sectors of hospitality and tourism in Hotel/ Lodging Management Operations, Food/Beverage Management and Cost control, Hospitality Sales and Marketing Management and Convention and Meeting Planning Management to ensure that they have an in-depth understanding of the aforementioned sectors of hospitality and tourism.
  • Students gain a knowledge of the importance of financial solvency in Managerial Accounting and Revenue Management in Hospitality and Tourism.
  • Students apply theory obtained from coursework to complete two internships (totaling 300 hours) in a sector/s of their choice.

In addition, private colleges and universities such at the Art Institute, and Concordia University, St. Paul accept Normandale's Hospitality Management degree.

Normandale's long-established Hospitality Management program is considered an important resource for training and education in the travel and tourism industry, the largest industry in the world. A close working relationship with area hotels, restaurants and centers of tourism leads to ready placement of graduates and many opportunities for internships.

Program Accreditation


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

Program Contact: Brandon Supernault.

If you have further questions about this department and you are new to Normandale, make an appointment with an Admissions representative.

Current or returning students should make an appointment with an academic counselor.

Call 952-358-8261 to make either appointment.