The W. A. Franke College of Business2019-2020

Hotel and Restaurant Management

Hotel and Restaurant Management, Minor

The hospitality and tourism industry is a global industry that employs the largest number of employees in the world. With a minor in hotel and restaurant management, you will have the skills necessary to work in one of the world's most exciting and dynamic industries, with vast opportunities for career advancement. 


What Can I Do with a Minor in Hotel and Restaurant Management?

Hospitality is a top industry in the State of Arizona, and students can increase their career opportunities and earnings potential by adding the minor in Hotel and Restaurant Management to their resumes. The courses that comprise this minor are those necessary to understand the core elements of the industry, which will also facilitate employment in the hospitality industry. Students designating the minor will have opportunities to interview for jobs with major hospitality companies. 

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Event coordinator
  • Arena and stadium supervisor
  • Foodservice manager
  • Front desk supervisor
  • Club and resort supervisor

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

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

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 20
Major GPA 2.0
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114

Student Learning Outcomes

After completing the Hotel and Restaurant Management Minor, students will be able to:

  • Identify and classify the various segments of the hospitality and tourism industry.
  • List and explain the career choices in the hospitality industry.
  • Understand and define common terms and vocabulary used in the field of hospitality. 
  • Discuss the importance of effective leadership and management and distinguish between leadership and management skill sets and competencies.
  • Classify hotels and restaurants in terms of their ownership, affiliation, and levels of service.
  • Describe how hotels and restaurants are organized, and explain the roles and responsibilities of the various departments and job positions.
  • Identify and define important concepts related to the successful management and operation of hotels, including the
  • Identify and define important concepts related to the successful management and operation of restaurants, including food safety and sanitation practices. various systems, forms, equipment, and computers used in the front office.
  • Explain how to recruit, hire, and train staff with the goal of maximizing performance and retention while maintaining high company standards.


Minor Requirements
  • Take the following 20 units with a minimum GPA of 2.0:

  • You must complete at least 9 units of minor courses at Northern Arizona University, and you must complete the lower-division hospitality courses before you can enroll in upper-division hospitality courses.
    You must have completed all of the coursework used to fulfill these requirements within the last 10 years.
    You may not minor in Hotel and Restaurant Management if you are a hospitality major.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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