Hospitality and Tourism Management BS/MS Program

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Reach your career goals with a hospitality & tourism management degree

The mission of the Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Business Administration in Hospitality and Tourism Management degree is to fast track the preparation of students to serve in managerial positions in the dynamic and increasingly global hospitality and tourism industry. The program also serves to meet the needs of rapidly rising workforce demands and for the development of human resources in this field.

Location On-Campus Online
Washington, DC
Virginia
Chicago

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MSCHE Accredited

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Hospitality & Tourism Management Degree Overview

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Hospitality & Tourism Management Courses & Curriculum

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, students must earn 120 semester credit hours. Unless noted otherwise, all courses carry three semester credit hours. Program requirements are listed below.

Lower Division Requirements (60 credits)

18 credits
  • COMP 110 Computer and Office Applications
  • ENGL 101 English Composition I
  • ENGL 102 English Composition II
  • GNED 112 Student Success Strategies
  • MATH 106 College Mathematics MATH 110 College Algebra
30 credits
  • ACCT 101 Principles of Financial Accounting I
  • ACCT 110 Principles of Financial Accounting II
  • BUS 110 Foundations of Business
  • BUS 202 Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • BUS 230 Business Ethics and the Legal Environment
  • ECON 201 Principles of Economics
  • FIN 230 Fundamentals of Finance
  • MGMT 230 Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 250 Introduction to Business Analysis
  • MRKT 110 Principles of Marketing
12 credits
  • HOSP 100 Introduction to Hospitality
  • TOUR 110 Principles of Tourism
  • HOTO 220 Customer Service Management
  • HOTO 230 Hospitality and Tourism Marketing

Upper Division (60 credits)

Prerequisites for Upper Division Courses
  • Successful completion of general education course requirements
  • Successful completion of lower division core courses
18 credits
  • ENGL 395 Research and Report Writing
  • MATH 323 Research and Statistical Analysis
  • PSYC 201 Principles of Psychology
  • SCIE 312 Environmental Science and Sustainability
12 credits
  • MGMT 305 Organizational Communications
  • MGMT 360 Leadership
  • MGMT 417 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 427 Operations Management
18 credits>
  • HOTO 300 Meetings and Events Management
  • HOTO 310 Technology in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • HOTO 320 Revenue Management
  • HOTO 435 Strategic Management and Planning for Hospitality and Tourism
  • HOTO 490 Hospitality and Tourism Internship I 107
  • HOTO 495 Hospitality and Tourism Internship II
At least 18 credits in upper division business, hospitality, or tourism courses which may include one of the concentrations below.

MBA Requirements

36 credits
  • BUS 501 Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 502 Managerial Economics
  • BUS 503 Managerial Finance
  • BUS 510 Strategic Management
  • BUS 520 Human Resources and Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 530 Marketing Management
  • BUS 560 Management and Information Systems
  • BUS 570 Business Ethics
12 credits
  • HOTO 610 Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • HOTO 620 Marketing and Advertising in Hospitality and Tourism
  • HOTO 630 Financial Management and Planning in Hospitality and Tourism
  • HOTO 640 Applications of Technology in Hospitality and Tourism
  • OR
  • HOTO 690 MBA Internship in Hospitality and Tourism
6 credits

    Hospitality Requirements & Outcomes

    Graduates of the Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Business Administration in Hospitality and Tourism Management degree are able to:
    • Formulate and communicate evidenced-based business solutions founded on stakeholder needs and interests in the hospitality and tourism industry.
    • Exercise principles of ethical leadership in a variety of diverse, professional settings.
    • Apply advanced knowledge in the legal, theoretical, and practical aspects of operating a hospitality or tourism-based business.
    • Participate in financial activities such as the setting of room rates, the establishment of budgets, and the allocation of funds to departments.
    • Demonstrate the ability to apply the principles and processes for providing customer and personal services, including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
    • Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
    • Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion.
    • Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Home schooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
    • Submit a completed application
    • Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
    • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
    • Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
    • Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)

    Graduate Admissions Requirements

    In addition to the general requirements listed to the left, applicants for a graduate program must provide the following:

    • An undergraduate degree in order to enroll in University of the Potomac master’s programs: four-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in other countries.
    • International applicants 16 with a 3-year undergraduate degree may be admitted on the recommendation of the Admission Committee which will be based on students’ preparation.
    • Two Letters of recommendation from individuals who may be a direct supervisor or university faculty member. *This requirement may be waived for those students with Master level transfer credits*.
    • One required essay, in MSWord document form, addressing the student’s preparation for the graduate program.

    The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not required for admission to the MBA, but is strongly preferred for students who do not have a bachelor’s degree in a business related discipline or lack the pre-requisite courses in business, finance and economics. Similarly, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission to the MSIT or MHCA, but is recommended.

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    Hospitality Concentrations

    Hospitality Management Concentration Courses

    • HOSP 350 Hotel Property and Facilities Management
    • HOSP 360 Hotel Front Office Management
    • HOSP 370 Housekeeping Management
    • HOSP 450 Hotel Convention Sales and Services
    • HOSP 460 Supervision & Leadership in Hospitality
    • HOTO 470 Hospitality and Tourism Law

    International Business Concentration Courses

    • BUS 310 Export/Import Marketing
    • MGMT 303 International Business Management
    • MGMT 311 Supply Chain Management
    • MGMT 440 International Organizational Development Strategies
    • MRKT 424 International Marketing
    • MRKT 450 New Product Development (US and Global)

    Marketing Concentration Courses

    • MRKT 350 Salesmanship
    • MRKT 424 International Marketing
    • MKRT 425 Consumer Behavior
    • MRKT 427 Marketing Management
    • MRKT 450 New Product Development (US and Global)
    • MRKT 490 Marketing and Social Media

    Restaurant and Food Service Management Concentration Courses

    • REST 350 Restaurant Management
    • REST 360 Food and Beverage Management
    • REST 370 Food Safety and Sanitation Management
    • REST 450 Purchasing for Food Service
    • REST 460 Catering Operations
    • HOTO 470 Hospitality and Tourism Law

    Tourism Management Concentration Courses

    • TOUR 350 Travel Agency Management
    • TOUR 360 Medical Tourism
    • TOUR 370 Transportation and Tourism Management
    • TOUR 450 Global Travel and Tourism
    • TOUR 460 Sustainable Tourism
    • HOTO 470 Hospitality and Tourism Law