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B.S. Hospitality & Tourism Mgmt/M.B.A Hospitality and Tourism Management

B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management / M.B.A. with Hospitality  and Tourism Management concentration may be earned in 5 years. Candidates for this dual degree program are required to complete a minimum of 155 semester hours maintaining an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 and a graduate grade point average of 3.0.

This dual-degree offering acknowledges the importance of the hospitality industry to the Maine economy and its people.  This 5 year program prepares hospitality and tourism management students for advancement to upper management levels through course content taught by successful practitioners.  This program of study provides the local hospitality industry with a much needed higher level of skilled personnel for their management teams.  Combining the success of the undergraduate program with the  academic strength of the MBA program, the student receives a highly marketable advanced dual degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

The following courses are required for this track:

General Education Courses
CM 100Speech3
CM 221Professional Communications3
EC 201Microeconomics3
EC 202Macroeconomics3
EH 123Rhetoric and Composition I3
EH 124Rhetoric and Composition II3
EH 200Approaches to Literature3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
MI 111Introduction to Microcomputing3
MS 141Contemporary College Algebra4
MS 232Finite Mathematics3
PY 111General Psychology3
SC 141Environmental Science3
Fine Arts Elective3
Foreign Culture & Conversation Elective3
Open Elective3
Co-curricular activity and/or community service
General Business Courses
AC 121Principles of Accounting I3
AC 122Principles of Accounting II3
BA 101Introduction to Business3
BA 201Business Law I3
BA 202Business Law II3
BA 302Business Ethics3
BA 310Organization and Management3
BA 321Marketing3
BA 362Financial Management I3
BA 422Sales and Sales Management3
BA 440Small Business Management I3
BA 490International Business3
Business Elective3
Concentration in Hospitality & Tourism Management
HA 101Intro to Hospitality Mgmnt3
HA 200Tourism and Travel3
HA 201Food & Beverage Control Systems3
HA 202Facilities & Guest Services3
HA 299Topic/3
HA 301Supervision in Hospitality Management3
HA 302Hospitality Facilities Design & Management3
HA 303Event Planning and Management3
HA 401Hospitality Internship3
HA 402Leadership in Hospitality Management3
HA 499Topic/3
Graduate Business Courses
BA 600Research Methods in Business and Education3
BA 601Managerial Economics3
BA 602Managerial Accounting3
BA 605Management Communications3
BA 625Global Strategic Management3
BA 642Leadership in Business and Professions3
BA 720Advanced Sales and Marketing in Hospitality3
BA 721Convention Planning and Events Planning3
BA 722Advanced Front Office Operations3
BA 723Legal Issues in Hospitality Management3
BA 724Managing Service in Food and Beverage Operations3
BA 729Hospitality Graduate Directed Practicum3
Total Hour155


 Credit may not be required for degree completion.



HA 101. Intro to Hospitality Mgmnt. 3 Hours.

This survey of the hospitality industry will cover history, current practices, future of the industry, restaurant/food service operations, hotel/motel management, travel/tourism, managing in the service industry, operations management and personnel leadership.

HA 102. Basic Hospitality Internship. 3 Hours.

This internship is a college-supervised introduction to hospitality work experience at a participating industry property; course includes placement for a full summer. A journal and written assignments are required components of the internship experience (May-August). Prerequisite(s): HA 101.

HA 200. Tourism and Travel. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to expand the student’s knowledge of Tourism and Travel by examining how the different sectors of Tourism and Travel work separately and in unison. Some of the aspects covered will include the economics, psychology and sustainability of travel and tourism.

HA 201. Food & Beverage Control Systems. 3 Hours.

Theory and practice of food preparation. Topics will include: importance of food preparation to restaurant success, food history, kitchen and restaurant cost controls, menu development, purchasing, receiving, equipment operation and maintenance, and basic food preparation and presentation.

HA 202. Facilities & Guest Services. 3 Hours.

In-depth study of operations of food and rooms divisions in the hospitality industry. Topics will include hiring, staff development, quality services, and ethics. Prerequisite(s): HA 101 and HA 201.

HA 203. Intermediate Hospitality Inter. 3 Hours.

This college-supervised internship builds on the previous one to insure that the student gains exposure to front line industry positions that are different from the previous internship experience. A journal and written assignments are required components of the internship experience (May-August). Prerequisite(s): HA 102.

HA 211. Economics of Tourism. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this specialized course is to expand the student’s knowledge in the fundamentals of the economic impact of tourism. In this 200 level course, the student will learn how to create value in tourism, who are the consumers of tourism and the impact of tourism on GDP. The student will visit a convention and visitors bureau and will prepare an impact project on an aspect on tourism on the local eceonomy. Prerequisite(s): HA 101 and HA 200.

HA 299. Topic/. 3 Hours.

This course in intended to provide an intermediate course which is timely and based on the interests and needs of the students, faculty and the workplace environment. These courses would not normally be part of the Husson curriculum, but can be used to develop future courses.

HA 301. Supervision in Hospitality Management. 3 Hours.

This course will provide a framework for supervision combined with the responsibilities, skills, and tools necessary to improve the student's effectiveness as a supervisor.

HA 302. Hospitality Facilities Design & Management. 3 Hours.

The creation and management of hospitality properties; building, design and operations of room and food operations. In this course students will write a business plan for a hospitality property.

HA 303. Event Planning and Management. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this specialized course is to expand the student’s knowledge in the fundamentals of event management. In this junior level course, the student will learn that gatherings, meetings and events have been occurring for centuries. The student will visit an event center and will plan an event either actual or simulated from start to finish. Prerequisite(s): HA 101 and HA 200.

HA 311. Destination Management and Marketing. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to expand the student’s knowledge of the marketing of Tourism and Travel. The student will learn how this industry uses destination marketing and management to guide the consumer to make more efficient use of their leisure time. Prerequisite(s): HA 101 and HA 200.

HA 401. Hospitality Internship. 3 Hours.

A College-supervised work experience course with participating hospitality properties; course includes placement for a full summer and fall semester.

HA 402. Leadership in Hospitality Management. 3 Hours.

In depth analysis of selected case studies affecting today’s hospitality industry. Course emphasizes teamwork, hospitality sensitivity, critical reasoning and integration of skills. Prerequisite(s): HA 401.

HA 403. Advanced Hospitality Internship. 6 Hours.

Advanced Hospitality Internship-This college supervised work experience will provide the student with entry level management experience in the hospitality industry through placement in a hospitality property for a full summer or a fall and spring semester. Prerequisite(s): HA 401 and College Level=Senior.

HA 412. Sustainable Tourism. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to expand the student’s understanding of the concepts and principles of the marketing and management of ecotourism activities and the development of sustainable growth in tourism sectors. Prerequisite(s): HA 101 and HA 200.

HA 499. Topic/. 1 Hour.

This course is designed to allow students and faculty the opportunity to research and design special projects within the Hospitality and Tourism Industries. The course enhances the student’s knowledge of Hospitality and Tourism Management by building on prior course work and experiential learning.