B.S. Hospitality and Tourism Management

Hospitality and Tourism Management students are required to complete 121 credit hours of course work maintaining a 2.0 overall cumulative grade point average and a 2.0 overall grade point average in their major courses. In the program, students take a very strong core of hospitality and tourism courses and develop a strategically balanced business acumen within a varied general education background.

The program objectives of the B.S. Hospitality & Tourism Management require students to: 

  • Explain the major concepts in the functional areas of accounting, marketing, finance and management
  • Evaluate the legal, social and economic environments of business
  • Describe the global environment of business
  • Apply ethical decision making skills and integrity in an ever-changing, global environment
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills, appropriate to the profession
  • Apply critical problem solving and professional skills in an experiential learning environment
  • Demonstrate general and functional knowledge of Hospitality and Tourism Management principles including those related to the Food and Beverage Industry; the Lodging Industry; Travel and Tourism; and Sustainability
General Education Courses
BA 211Microeconomics3
BA 212Macroeconomics3
CM 100Speech3
EH 123Rhetoric and Composition I3
EH 124Rhetoric and Composition II3
EH 200Approaches to Literature3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
IT 111Introduction to Microsoft Office 3
or IT 214 Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications
MS 141Contemporary College Algebra4
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
or MS 232 Finite Mathematics
PY 111General Psychology3
Communication Elective3
Lab Science Elective3-4
Fine Arts Elective3
Foreign Culture & Conversation Elective3
Co-curricular activity and/or community service
General Business Courses
AC 121Principles of Accounting I3
AC 122Principles of Accounting II3
AC 211Managerial Accounting 3
BA 101Introduction to Business3
BA 201Business Law I3
BA 202Business Law II3
BA 245Marketing Fundamentals3
BA 302Business Ethics3
BA 310Organization and Management3
BA 362Financial Management 3
BA 422Sales and Sales Management3
BA 440Small Business Management I3
BA 490International Business3
Concentration in Hospitality Management Courses
HA 101Intro to Hospitality Mgmnt3
HA 200Tourism and Travel3
HA 201Food & Beverage Control Systems3
HA 202Facilities & Guest Services3
HA 301Supervision in Hospitality Management3
HA 302Hotel Operations3
HA 303Event Planning and Management3
HA 311Destination Management and Marketing3
HA 401Hospitality Internship (Has been reduced from 6 credit hours to 3 credit hours)3
HA 402Leadership in Hospitality Management3
HA 403Advanced Hospitality Internship6
HSTM Elective3
Total Hours122-123

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
BA 1013EH 1243
CM 1003HA 2003
HA 1013IT 111 or 2143
HE 111***1MS 132 or 2323
MS 1414Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
EH 1233 
 17 15
Second Year
AC 1213AC 1223
BA 2013BA 2023
BA 2113BA 2123
EH 2003HA 2023
HA 2013Communications Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
AC 2113BA 3023
HA 3013HA 3023
HA 3113HA 3033
PY 1113Fine Arts Elective3
BA 3103Lab Science Elective3-4
 15 15-16
Fourth Year
BA 2453BA 4223
BA 3623BA 4903
BA 4403HA 4023
HA 4013HA 4036
HSTM Elective3 
 15 15
Total Hours: 122-123