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Hospitality and Tourism Management, BPS

Offered in: CHICAGO

The Fast-Track Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) with a Major in Hospitality and Tourism Management is designed for students 24 years of age or older who are pursuing a college degree and, at the same time, may be managing the responsibilities of work and family. The BPS requires 54 semester hours of course work in hospitality and tourism management and a series of general education seminars in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and research geared towards adult learners.

Students may also pursue the traditional Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management (BSHTM), a 120-semester hour degree program open to students of any age.

Students who are 24 years of age or older and have minimal transfer credits are well-served by the BPS option. However, students with either Associates degrees in hospitality-related subjects, or more than thirty semester hours of transfer credit of any kind, will find that the BSHTM degree can accommodate all their transfer credit.

Requirements

A minimum of 15 semester hours of 300-level course work in hospitality and tourism management must be completed at Roosevelt University.

The core courses, HOSM 300, 311, 350, and 399, must be passed with grades of C or higher.

  Mathematics proficiency equivalent to MATH 095 by course completion or Roosevelt placement. .....
  CST 100 Essential Computer Skills or proficiency credit .....3
  HOSM 200 Financial Accounting for the Hospitality Industry .....3
  HOSM 201 Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry .....3
  HOSM 210 Front Office Management -OR- HOSM 231 (see below) .....3
  HOSM 230 Food and Beverage Management .....3
  HOSM 231 Introduction to Meeting and Event Management .....3
  HOSM 275 Hospitality Law .....3
  HOSM 290 Hospitality Methods and Research .....3
  HOSM 300 Managerial Accounting for the Hospitality Industry .....3
  HOSM 311 Organizational Development for Hospitality .....3
  HOSM 350 Advanced Marketing for the Hospitality Industry .....3
  HOSM 399 Hospitality Senior Project .....3

Electives

  Four courses chosen from a select list of upper-division HOSM electives .....12
  Four courses in one of the concentrations (see below .....12
Concentrations
  * Food and Beverage Management .....
  * Hotel/Lodging Management .....
  * Meeting and Event Management .....
  * Sports Hospitality .....
  * Tourism Administration .....

Core Curriculum

BPS degrees replace traditional general education courses and electives with an innovative Core Curriculum, consisting of interdisciplinary seminars and a Senior Thesis research project. These seminars, designed for adult students, reduce the time required to complete degree requirements. Courses in the BPS core are designated with the PLS prefix (Professional and Liberal Studies). The BPS Core Curriculum includes:

Introductory Seminars

  MATH 095 Developmental Mathematics .....
  MATH 110 Quantitative Reasoning or PLS 290 (see below) .....3
  PLS 201 Pro-Seminar in Critical Skills (for students with <60h of transfer credit) - OR PLS 302 (see below) .....6
  PLS 290 Seminar in Technological and Quantitative Literacy -OR- Math 110 Quantitative Reasoning .....3
  PLS 302 Methods of Critical Reasoning (for students with >60h transfer credit or AA/AS degree) .....3

Senior Seminars

  PLS 390 Seminar in the Social Sciences .....6
  PLS 391 Seminar in the Natural Sciences .....6
  PLS 392 Seminar in the Humanities .....6
  PLS 399 Senior Thesis .....3

University Writing Requirement

  Roosevelt University Assessment placement test to determine if additional courses are required .....
  ENG 101 Introduction to Composition .....3
  ENG 102 Argument, Analysis, Research .....3

Senior Seminars

Hotel/Lodging Management Concentration

Requirements

Nine (9) Semester hours, the following three courses; plus, prerequisite HOSM 210 Front Office Management. No transfer credit allowed. Minimum grade of C in all classes to qualify. No waivers or substitutions.

  HOSM 302 Hotel Operations .....3
  HOSM 303 Hotel Development & Opening .....3
  HOSM 304 Facilities Management & Engineering .....3

Meetings and Event Management Concentration

Requirements

Nine (9) semester hours; plus, prerequisite HOSM 231 Introduction to Meeting, Convention and Exhibition Management. No transfer credit allowed. Minimum grade of C in all classes to qualify. No waivers or substitutions.

  HOSM 315 Applications and Techniques of meeting and Convention Management .....3
  HRM 317 Issues and Trends in Meetings and Convention Management .....3

Plus one from the following:

  HOSM 319 Events Sales and Service .....3
  HOSM 323 Exhibition Management .....3
  HOSM 324 Special Events Management .....3

Restaurant and Food Service Management Concentration

Requirements

Nine (9) semester hours. Three courses chosen from the following four (4) courses; plus, prerequisite HOSM 230 Food and Beverage Management. No transfer credit allowed. Minimum grade of C in all classes to qualify. No waivers or substitutions.

  HOSM 330 Food & Beverage Controls .....3
  HOSM 333 Purchasing for the Hospitality Industry .....3
  HOSM 335 Restaurant/Foodservice Management .....3
  HOSM 337 Wine, Liquor and Beverage Management (Must be 21 yo to enroll.) .....3

Sports Hospitality Concentration

The courses comprising the Sports Hospitality Concentration have been developed in response to the needs of sports organizations for trained personnel to assist in fan services and marketing. Hospitality students have the customer service orientation that equips them to work with the myriad fan-oriented activities undertaken by organized sports.

Requirements

Nine semester hours are required; see list below.

  HOSM 351 Introduction to Sports as Business Enterprise .....3
  HOSM 353 Sports Marketing .....3
  HOSM 359 Sports Hospitality: Fan Relations .....3

Tourism Administration Concentration

Requirements

Nine (9) semester hours. Three courses chosen from the following four (4) courses; plus, prerequisite HOSM 201 Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. No transfer credit allowed. Minimum grade of C in all classes to qualify. No waivers or substitutions.

  HOSM 325 International Tourism .....3
  HOSM 326 Urban Tourism Administration .....3
  HOSM 327 Tourism and the Hospitality Industry .....3
  HOSM 328 Destination Marketing .....3