The Hospitality Management emphasis focuses on the integration of management skills and foundations as it is applied to the hospitality and tourism industries. 

business studentCourses in the emphasis will provide an in-depth review and discovery of several industry sectors such as the foodservice, lodging, meeting and event planning, and transportation.  Courses will focus on the operations management standards and delivery within this industry and other service-oriented entities.

All business students complete 43 semester credit hours of core business courses in preparation for their selected emphasis area. The junior and senior years focus on business studies in one of four emphasis areas offered by the college.

Lander College of Business graduates will:

  1. be effective oral and written communicators 
  2. understand the fundamental concepts of teamwork and demonstrate the ability to work in teams
  3. have a clear perception of business ethics
  4. possess business knowledge
  5. be capable problem solvers

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1  CREDIT HOURS
A. Core Skills

 

  ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
  ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
  MATH 121

Mathematics for Business, Life Science, and the Social Sciences

OR MATH 123 Calculus and its Applications

OR MATH 141 Single Variable Calculus I

3

B. Humanities and Fine Arts
     (6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines

6
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives  
  ECON 101 Economics in Society 3
    Behavioral and Social Perspectives elective 3
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning  
  MATH 211 Introduction to Statistical Methods I 3
    Approved Lab Science 4
E. Founding Documents of the United States  
  HIST 111

United States History to 1877

OR POLS 101 American National Government

3
F. World Cultures 3
G. LINK 101 1
University Requirement  
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events

0

Total General Education Requirements 35

For approved courses see the General Education section

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
ACCT 201 Financial Accounting Principles 3
ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting Principles 3
BA 101 Introduction to Business 3
BA 226 Introduction to Analytical Methods 3
BA 250 Business Analysis Using Spreadsheets 3
BA 251 Legal Environment of Business 3
BA 299 Professional Development I 1
MGMT 301 Principles of Management 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
FINA 301 Business Finance 3
BA 304 Management Information Systems 3
BA 325 Advanced Analytical Methods 3
MGMT 330 Operations Management 3
BA 399 Professional Development II 1
BA 414 Business Strategy 3
BA 499 Professional Development III 1

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
ENGL 275 Business Communications 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
MGMT 315 Human Resource Management 3
HOSP 101 Principles of Hospitality Management 3
HOSP 310 Purchasing and Cost Control 3
HOSP 315 Foodservice Operations Management 3
HOSP 320 Lodging Operations Management 3
HOSP 330 Hospitality Facilities Planning 3
HOSP 340 Managing Conventions and Meeting Planning 3
HOSP 350 Hospitality Operations Management 3
  Business Elective 300-level or above
(ACCT, BA, ECON, HCMT, HOSP, MGMT, MKT, or SPTM)
3
Total Major Program Requirements 72
  Additional Electives 13
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 120
  • In order to enroll in the upper-level Business courses (300-level and above), Business majors must meet the following requirements:
    • Complete at least 45 semester hours of college credit (including transfer courses);and
    • Earn a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 201, MATH 211, ECON 101 and ENGL 275.
  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses