Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Hotel and Restaurant Management

Hotel and Restaurant Management, Bachelor of Science


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This degree not only prepares students with the professional knowledge and skills to succeed in the hospitality industry, but also provides opportunities for growth and experience in that industry. Throughout a student's time in the program, students will focus on a set of hospitality courses including, but not limited to, guest services, food preparation, and sales.

This degree is nationally recognized by the Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education.

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Hotel and Restaurant Management

Hotel and Restaurant Management, Bachelor of Science


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management?

The Hotel and Restaurant Major offers a strong liberal arts foundation combined with substantive hospitality coursework and fieldwork. Students are required to complete two semesters of a modern language to help them appreciate diversity and be more effective in bi-lingual work environments. Students are required to complete a supervised internship and work 1200 hours in hospitality establishments to gain valuable on-the-job experiences, build their resumes, and apply what they have learned from their coursework. Students can also participate in study abroad programs for expanding their global awareness and join one or more of the eight student clubs, like the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, for professional development and recruiting opportunities.
 
Students learn the management theories and operational competencies necessary to enter any segment of the hospitality industry upon graduation. Students are required to take courses specific to the industry including an introduction to the hospitality industry, hotel and restaurant operations and management, fundamentals in kitchen operations, hospitality information technology, facilities and sustainability management for hotels, hospitality organizational behavior and human resources management, hospitality managerial accounting, hospitality industry analytics, hospitality marketing, and hospitality leadership and ethics.  Students must complete 15 hours of hospitality electives.  They can choose from 35 elective courses to gain deeper knowledge and more marketable skill sets. Although not required, students may enroll in one of seven hospitality certificates to focus their elective credits toward a specific area of study, such as event planning management or hospitality accounting.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Hotel Management
  • Restaurant Management
  • Club and Spa Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Culinary Arts

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Food and Beverage Director
  • Rooms Division Director
  • General Manager
  • Restaurant Manager/Owner
  • Restaurant Chain Senior Management
  • Hotel Chain Senior Management

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Hotel and Restaurant Management

Hotel and Restaurant Management, Bachelor of Science


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Hotel and Restaurant Management

Hotel and Restaurant Management, Bachelor of Science


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA 2.5
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
Foreign Language Required
Additional Fees/Program Fees Required
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
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Purpose Statement

The purpose of the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management program is to prepare students for successful hospitality careers and productive citizenship. This is accomplished by providing a curriculum that is responsive to the needs of Arizona’s growing hospitality industry and the conditions of the twenty-first century. Graduates are able to gain entry-level management positions in a variety of hospitality sectors, such hotels, resorts, restaurants, country clubs, theme parks, stadiums, casinos, event planning, microbreweries, wine bars, food and beverage vendors, and spas. Because the hospitality industry is so diverse and lucrative, a degree in hotel and restaurant management from a nationally-ranked program opens the door to vast opportunities for advancement.

Student Learning Outcomes

Hotel and Restaurant Management Content Knowledge
Students will demonstrate the ability to:

Analytical/Problem-solving Skills
Students will demonstrate the ability to:Communication and Leadership Skills
Students will demonstrate the ability to:Critical Thinking
Students will demonstrate the ability to:Professional Responsibility
Students will demonstrate the ability to:Successful Adults
It is the commitment of the Faculty of the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management to support and enhance the formation of our students as holistic individuals as emphasized in NAU’s Liberal Studies Curriculum. We believe that, in addition to the professional knowledge gained from the HRM program, our students will demonstrate the ability of:Technical Skills and Knowledge
Students will demonstrate the ability to:

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Hotel and Restaurant Management

Hotel and Restaurant Management, Bachelor of Science


Details

Major Requirements
Foreign Language Requirement
General Electives
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The W. A. Franke College of Business

Hotel and Restaurant Management

Hotel and Restaurant Management, Bachelor of Science


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