This is probably the most common degree for those seeking a position as a
manager in a hotel or restaurant. Most schools require that students take a
mix of industry-specific courses and those covering general business topics.
A bachelor’s degree is normally completed in four years, and comprises
approximately 120 credits.
If you are worried about the time commitment, check around with the
schools you are interested in. Many offer part-time study options, and night
and weekend classes so that your education doesn’t get in the way of your
family or work obligations. If the cost of a four-year degree seems prohibitive,
read threads in F&B channel, which covers the types of financial aid available to students
in all fields.
Here are course descriptions from Michigan State University’s School of
Hospitality Business. Students working toward a bachelor’s degree are also
required to take courses from other departments, in subjects such as math,
science, and the humanities. Tuition at Michigan State is $4,972.50 per year
for Michigan residents.
HB 200 (3) Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
Survey of all sectors, segments and disciplines of the hospitality and tourism
industries. Topics include the impact of travel and tourism, hospitality trends,
and an overview of accounting, marketing, and human resources.
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