The on-campus and online Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management prepares you for advanced positions in the hospitality industry and equips you with greater potential for upward mobility.

The hospitality industry offers hugely different opportunities for employment to more managers than any other industry in the U.S. From small, privately owned restaurants to large, federally controlled establishments, from stand-alone motels to international hotel chains, from health care to prisons, hundreds of thousands employment and career opportunities are open to the individual with the necessary qualifications.


You will learn a thorough understanding of the requirements of the industry and the need to completely understand the varied aspects required of a manager in any hospitality situation or position.

  • Sullivan University’s National Center for Hospitality Studies is in the top 20 culinary schools in the U.S. (the top one percent)
  • Faculty are recognized leaders and authors within the hospitality industry
  • Small, focused classes
  • Reasonable short degree programs with only essential and industry important class subjects
  • The many externally certified and recognized industry certificates, diplomas and certifications embedded in our degree programs

180 Credit Hours
Length: Varies depending on quarterly class load
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

CourseTitlesCredit Hours
Total Credit Hours180
Business Support Courses (72 Credit Hours)
ACT 101Principles of Accounting I4
ACT 102Principles of Accounting II4
ACT 103Principles of Accounting III4
ACT 211Cost Accounting4
BUS 204Introduction to Business Law and Ethics4
CMM 401Principles of Conflict Management4
CMM 402Managing Diversity4
CMM 403The Manager as Negotiator4
CMM 405Restorative Justice Philosophy and Process4
COM 214Public Speaking4
CSC 118Computer Applications I4
ECO 201Microeconomics4
ECO 202Macroeconomics4
ENG 101Composition I4
ENG 102Composition II4
ENG 204Advanced Writing4
FIN 324Financial Management4
MGT 330Information Systems for Managers4
MTH 101College Mathematics4
MTH 201College Algebra4
MTH 202Introduction to Statistics4
Credit Hours72
Hospitality Management Core Requirements (28 Credit Hours)
HMS 301Human Resources Development in the Hospitality Industry4
HMS 304Principles of Hospitality Management4
HMS 321Quality Service Management in the Hospitality Industry4
HMS 333International Travel and Tourism4
HMS 401Senior Seminar in Hospitality Administration4
HMS 404Marketing Hospitality Services4
HMS 405Hospitality Industry Entrepreneurship4
Credit Hours28
300 or 400 Electives: ( 12 Additional Credit Hours )12
Students must choose three additional 300 or 400 level courses from the Conflict Managment, Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management or Hospitality areas. Only one externship class (for a total of 4 credit hours) may be used to complete this requirement.
Hospitality Management Electives
HMS 303Computer Applications in Hospitality
HMS 305Gastronomic Tourism
HMS 402Strategic Planning in the Hospitality Industry
HMS 411Legal and Ethical Issues for Hospitality Management
General Studies Electives ( 12 Additional Credit Hours )12
Students must choose three additional General Education classes, including at least one from the Humanities/Fine Arts category and one from the Social/Behavioral Science category. These classes are in addition to the required General Education classes listed in the program.
Free Electives (56 Additional Credit Hours)56
Elective classes are selected from the associate degree in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor to balance the program in keeping with the student’s personal objectives.

What qualities should a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management student have?

Students interested in managing any type of food and beverage operation in the hospitality profession should have a keen interest in logistics, customer service and most importantly, all aspects of the production and service of quality and satisfying food and beverage.

You should have the capability to lead with good organizational skills, form teams efficiently, and realize your most precious resource and the most difficult to manage is your human resource. There is a need to be fair, respectful and acknowledge differences between individuals.

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

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