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Hospitality Management - B.S. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Attribute Legend: DD Diversity-Domestic; DG Diversity-Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min Grade
  UC 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1 1  
MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (69 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Attribute Course Title Credits Min Grade
  ACCT 23020 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3  
  HM 13022 Sanitation and Safety Principles and Practices 3  
  HM 13023 Techniques of Food Production 5  
  HM 13024 Introduction to Hospitality Management 3  
  HM 23030 Hotel Operations 3  
  HM 33020 Legal Issues in the Hospitality Industry 3  
  HM 33026 Hospitality Cost Control and Analysis 3  
  HM 33028 Hospitality Purchasing 3  
  HM 33029 Catering and Banquet Management 3  
  HM 33050 Professional Practices in Hospitality Management 1  
  HM 43025 Hospitality Marketing 3  
WIC HM 43027 Hospitality Human Resource Management 3 C 2
  HM 43029 Hospitality Financial Policy 3  
  HM 43031 Layout and Design of Food Service Operations 3  
ELR HM 43092 Practicum in Hospitality Management 3-6  
  MIS 24053 Introduction to Computer Applications 3  
  MIS 24163 Principles of Management 3  
  MIS 34180 Human Resource Management 3  
  MKTG 25010 Principles of Marketing 3  
  Professional Electives, choose from one or more of the following specialties: 12-15  
  HM 37777 Casino Management and Gaming Operations (3)    
  HM 33040 Convention Sales and Management (3)    
  HM 43040 Strategic Hotel Management (3)    
  Food and Beverage    
  HM 23012 Food Study (3)    
  HM 33031 Food, Wine and Beverage Pairing (3)    
  HM 33070 International Cuisine (4)    
  HM 33145 Baking and Pastry Fundamentals (3)    
  Hospitality Events and Meetings    
  HM 33040 Convention Sales and Management (3)    
  HM 33070 International Cuisine (4)    
  HM 43043 Hospitality Meetings Management (3)    
ELR HM 43192 Hospitality Meetings Management Practicum (2)    
  FIN 36053 Business Finance (3)    
  HM 21095 Special Topics in Hospitality Management (1-4)    
  HM 33036 Club Management (3)    
  HM 37777 Casino Management and Gaming Operations (3)    
  HM 41095 Special Topics in Hospitality Management (1-4)    
  HM 43035 Hospitality Service Quality Management (3)    
  RPTM 26060 Introduction to Global Tourism (3)    
  RPTM 36060 Entrepreneurial Approaches to Leisure and Hospitality Services (3)    
  RPTM 46000 Tourism Development and Recreational Travel (3)    
Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3  
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3  
KSS ECON 22061 Principles of Macroeconomics 3  
Explorations in Modern Mathematics (3) or
Modeling Algebra (4)
KBS NUTR 23511 Science of Human Nutrition 3  
  Kent Core Composition 6  
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9  
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 3  
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 3-4  
  General Electives (number of credits required depends on meeting minimum 120 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division hours) 14  
  1. UC 10097 is not required of transfer students with 25 credits (excluding College Credit Plus) or students age 21+ at time of admission.
  2. A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

For admission to the professional phase:

Students must apply to and be admitted to the professional phase of the program, prior to taking HM 33050 Professional Practices in Hospitality Management in the junior year and HM 43092 Practicum in Hospitality Management. Students need to provide documentation of the following to the Vacca Office of Student Services:

  • Minimum cumulative 2.000 GPA
  • Minimum 2.250 GPA in major coursework
  • First Aid certificate
  • CPR certificate
  • 400 hours of approved work hours within the hospitality industry
  • ServSafe® Certificate
  • Completion of the following courses: HM 13022, 13023, 13024 and 23030