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Majors & Minors

The undergraduate curriculum balances specialized hospitality leadership courses with a strong business core as well as the university's liberal arts requirements. School officials have worked closely with industry experts to enhance the core requirements offered by the school, and have created an innovative curriculum that builds on the business foundation of the college with a focus toward producing the hospitality leaders of tomorrow.

Hospitality Leadership (BSB)
Available concentrations: Event Management, Food & Beverage Management, Lodging Management, Non-Profit Hospitality Leadership and Private Club Management.
Available specializations: Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Accounting and Management Information Systems, Hospitality Real Estate, Leadership, Revenue Management, Sales Leadership and Virtual Marketing.

Hospitality Leadership Minor (Business Students Only)
Hospitality Leadership Minor (Non-Business Students)
Non-Profit Hospitality Leadership Minor (Business Students Only)
Hospitality Revenue Management Minor
Hospitality Accounting and Management Information Systems Minor

Hospitality Leadership Major Core Curriculum

Hospitality Leadership major requirements include at minimum 192+ credit hours that will be used to gain strong industry knowledge needed to be a successful leader within business and hospitality. Below are the various core curriculum programs required to complete the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business degree with focus in hospitality leadership:

  • The Liberal Studies Program Core Curriculum requires and fulfills 80 credit hours. This is the general education component of a college education whereby the student is exposed to a wide range of thought and study in a variety of fields beyond the student's major.
  • The Driehaus College of Business Core Curriculum requires and fulfills 66 credit hours. In completing the business core, students will master the essential aspects of management, marketing, finance and accounting — all basic elements of operating a business.
  • The Hospitality Leadership Major Core Curriculum requires and fulfills 46 credit hours that will be used to gain the industry knowledge needed to be a successful leader within hospitality.

Internship Experience

A highlight of the hospitality leadership degree program is the need to complete two (2) internships, each from a different organization. By requiring two different internships, not only is the student exposed to different organizational cultures and operating procedures, networking with industry professionals is enhanced. Thus, upon graduating, the student will have both industry experience and a personal network to use when building his or her career.

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Note: These two (2) internships, combined, fulfill the Junior Year Experiential Learning (JYEL) requirement of the Liberal Studies Program (LSP).​