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:

Co-curricular Activities and Organizations

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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 1 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 2 18
University Electives 3-7

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1 The General Education program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.
2 Successful completion of these courses with a 2.0 GPA will qualify the student for a general business minor; however, it is the responsibility of the student to complete the necessary paperwork in the College of Business to apply for the minor.

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 Recreation
Management
3
HM/SRM 203. Foundations of Ethics and Law in Hospitality, Sport and Recreation
Management
3

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Required Courses 1 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 3
HM 351. Catering Operations and Event Management 3
HM 402. Supervisory Internship 3
HM 421. Hospitality Ethics 3
HM 422. Hospitality Human Resource 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:  
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 & Sonoma Wine and Culture 3
HM 490. Special Studies in Hospitality Management 3
HM 498. Special Topics 3

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General Business Minor for Hospitality Management
No more than 30 credit hours may be taken in the College of Business. Students in Hospitality Management must declare the Business Minor for Hospitality Management through the College of Business.

General Business Minor Courses Credit Hours
ACTG 244. Accounting for Non-Business Majors 1 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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1 Successful completion of COB 242 will substitute for ACTG 244.

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 Recreation
Management
3
HM 203. Foundations of Ethics and Law in Hospitality, Sport and Recreation
Management
3
Cluster One 9
General Education 12

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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 Major 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

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

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Summer Credit Hours
HM 402. Supervisory Internship 3

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Fourth Year Credit Hours
HM 421. Hospitality Ethics 3
HM 422. Hospitality Human Resource 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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