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Hospitality Management
Zane Showker Hall, Room 215
(540) 568-5168
http://www.jmu.edu/shsrm/hm/


Program Coordinator
Dr. Michael O'Fallon

Professor
R. Foucar-Szocki

Associate Professor
B. Horton

Assistant Professors
M. Kitterlin, M. O'Fallon

Lecturer
T. Pippert

Program of Hospitality Management

Mission Statement
The hospitality leaders of tomorrow must be educated and enlightened citizens who will lead productive and meaningful lives. The James Madison University Hospitality Management program prides itself in developing creative hospitality leaders who make a difference.

The program mission is to develop hospitality leaders through sound theoretical course work, innovative learning activities, mentoring opportunities, exposure to premier hospitality organizations and interaction with dynamic industry professionals. Together with alumni, students, parents and friends of the program, JMU-HM, will be recognized as the preferred provider for hospitality graduates.

Goals

Career Opportunities
The hospitality field, also known as the mega-industry, includes many career opportunities. Recent statistics include:

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Co-curricular Activities and Organizations
Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) is a student organization that provides both educational and social programs to the Hospitality Management major. This group plans and coordinates an annual trip to the PCMA Annual Convention.

The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) is a student organization that explores the issues, challenges and opportunities for minorities in mega-industry. It participates in both regional and national conventions in association with industry leaders.

The James Madison University Student Chapter of Club Managers Association of America (JMU CMAA) is instrumental in exposing students to the profession of club management and its many career opportunities.

Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) is an honor society recognizing hospitality and tourism students for outstanding academic achievement, meritorious service and demonstrated professionalism.

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Degree and Major Requirements
The B.S. degree in Hospitality Management requires a minimum of 120 credit hours of undergraduate course work. All HM majors must complete the general business minor for hospitality management, HM core courses, HM required courses and 6 credit hours of HM 400 level electives.

Required Courses
Credit Hours
General Education
41-44
Quantitative Requirement (in addition to General Education)
3
Scientific Literacy requirement (in addition to General Education)
3-4
Hospitality Management Core Courses
9
Major Requirements
39
General Business Minor for Hospitality Management
18
University Electives
3-7

 
120

Major Requirements

Hospitality Management Core
Credit Hours
HM/SRM 201. Foundations of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management
3
HM/SRM 202. Foundations of Leadership in Hospitality, Sport and
3
     Recreation Management
HM/SRM 203. Foundations of Ethics and Law in Hospitality, Sport and
3
     Recreation Management

 
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Required Courses
Credit Hours
HM 211. Overview of Hospitality and Tourism Management
3
HM 212. Hospitality Prowess
3
HM 310. 600 Hours of Work Experience
0
HM 311. Hotel Operations and Hospitality Technology
3
HM 350. Culinary Arts and Cost Control
3
HM 351. Catering Operations and Event Management
3
HM 402. Supervisory Hospitality Internship
3
HM 421. Hospitality Ethics
3
HM 422. Hospitality Human Resources Management
3
HM 440. Hospitality Leadership
3
HM 441. Purchasing, Cost Control and Financial Management
3
HM 442. Advanced Lodging
3

 
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Electives
Credit Hours
Choose two of the following:
     HM 298. Special Studies in Hospitality Management
3
     HM 361. Italian Culture and Wine
3
     HM 362. Italian Gastronomy
3
     HM 363. Italian Culinary Arts
3
     HM 411. Hospitality Law
3
     HM 412. Club and Resort Management
3
     HM 413. Special Events and Meeting Management
3
     HM 414. Beverage Management and Marketing
3
     HM 415. Entertainment Management
3
     HM 419. Napa and Sonoma Wine and Culture
3
     HM 490. Special Studies in Hospitality Management
3
     HM 498. Special Topics
3

 
6
 
Minor Courses
Credit Hours
ACTG 244. Accounting for Non-Business Majors
3
COB 204. Computer Information Systems
3
ECON 201. Principles of Economics (Micro)
3
FIN 345. Finance for the Non-Financial Manager
3
MGT 305. Management and Organizational Behavior
3
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing
3

 
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Students in hospitality management must declare the business minor for hospitality management through the College of Business. No more than 30 credit hours may be taken in the College of Business.

Recommended Schedule

First Year
Credit Hours
HM 201. Foundations of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management
3
HM 202. Foundations of Leadership in Hospitality, Sport and
3
     Recreation Management
HM 203. Foundations of Ethics and Law in Hospitality, Sport and
3
     Recreation Management
Cluster One
9
General Education
12

 
30

Second Year
Credit Hours
HM 211. Overview of Hospitality and Tourism Management
3
HM 212. Hospitality Prowess
3
ACTG 244. Accounting for the Non-Business Majors
3
COB 204. Computer Information Systems
3
ECON 201. Principles of Economics (Micro)
3
Scientific Literacy
3-4
Quantitative Requirement
3
General Education
8-9

 
30

Third Year
Credit Hours
HM 310. 600 Hours of Work Experience
0
HM 311. Hotel Operations and Hospitality Technology
3
HM 350. Culinary Arts and Cost Control
3
HM 351. Catering Operations and Event Management
3
FIN 345. Finance for the Non-Financial Manager
3
MGT 305. Management and Organizational Behavior
3
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing
3
Completion of General Education
12

 
30

Summer
Credit Hours
HM 402. Supervisory Hospitality Internship
3

 
3

Fourth Year
Credit Hours
HM 421. Hospitality Ethics
3
HM 422. Hospitality Human Resources Management
3
HM 440. Hospitality Leadership
3
HM 441. Purchasing, Cost Controls, and Financial Management
3
HM 442. Advanced Lodging
3
HM Electives at the 400 level
6
University Electives
6

 
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