Email hospitality@sar.usf.edu
Location SMC-A319
Website usfsm.edu/academics/college-of-hospitality-and-tourism-leadership/
Advising Student Services, SMC-C107, (941) 359-4330

Mission

The College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership (CHTL) at USFSM provides an intellectual, collaborative, ethical, inclusive learning environment for students pursuing leadership positions in hospitality management and graduate leaders to serve citizens of Florida, the U.S., and the world.

The Bachelors of Science degree in Hospitality Management has a general business foundation with specialized hotel and restaurant management courses that equip students to approach problem solving in a disciplined and systematic manner.  Skill and employability standards have been merged with challenging thinking and problem-solving skills.  USFSM graduates are highly marketable and competitive at all levels – regional, national, and global.  CHTL offers one hospitality undergraduate major and one graduate program.

The Hospitality Management program utilizes an Advisory Board which is composed of leaders from major hospitality related corporations and organizations.  Periodic reviews of course curriculum and enhancements prepare students for future career challenges.

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Admission Requirements

Admission to CHTL is open to all students who have been accepted to USFSM and declare the (HMA) hospitality major.  Students who have credits from other institutions may need to provide copies of course descriptions from the catalog for purposes of determining credit towards the major requirements at USFSM.


Graduation Requirements

Unless otherwise stipulated below, students in CHTL majors must meet all graduation requirements of USFSM.  In addition, CHTL majors must meet the following requirements of the college.

  1. All transfer work will be reviewed by the advising office and the Dean of CHTL.
  2. Students must earn at least a 2.00 overall GPA, USFSM GPA, and in the major to be certified for graduation.
  3. At least 50% of the major coursework must be completed at USFSM.

 



 


Hospitality Management

Degree Type: B.S.
CIP Code 52.0901
Major Code HMA
Department Code DEA
Degree Website usfsm.edu/academics/programs-and-majors/undergraduate/hospitality-management/

Mission Statement

The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, in CHTL at the USFSM, prepares graduates for global leadership positions in the hospitality industry through foundational knowledge of hospitality operations and experiences that develop critical thinkers who promote diversity, ethical responsibility, lifelong learning, and community engagement.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management Student Learning Outcomes: Upon graduation, students in the Hospitality Management Program will be able to do the following:

  1. Identify and apply business concepts and skills relevant to the operational areas of hospitality management.
  2. Describe and apply the fundamental principles of leadership and model the behavior of effective leaders.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  4. Analyze information and make decisions using critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  5. Evaluate diversity and ethical considerations relevant to the hospitality industry.

Industry Experience

Students must complete a total of 1000 hours of industry experience.

  • 700 hours prior, concurrent or subsequent to taking HFT 4945
  • 300 hours while enrolled in HFT 4945

State-Mandated Common Prerequisites

State Prerequisite Course USFSM Course Offering
 Course Number Credit Hours
ACG X021 or ACG X022 or (ACF X001 and ACF X011) ACG 2021  3
ACG X071 ACG 2071  3
ECO X013 ECO 2013  3
ECO X023 ECO 2023  3

 

Program of Study

Upper-Level Pillar Requirements (3 courses*)

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
Community Engagement & Diversity:
HFT 3894 International Food & Culture 3 None SMCD
or
ENC 3310 Expository Writing 3 PR: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 OR ENC 1121 and ENC 1122 SMCD
Communication & Critical Thinking:
HFT 4295* Hospitality Leadership & Strategic Management 3 PR: HFT 3503, HFT 4221 SMCC
Leadership & Ethics:
HFT 3603 Hospitality Industry Law & Leadership Ethics 3 None SMLE
or
MAN 3025* Principles of Management 3 None SMLE

*MAN 3025 and HFT 4295 are core courses in the major.

Required Communications Courses (6 credit hours)

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
COM 3110 Communication for Business and the Professions 3 None
or
SPC 2608 Public Speaking 3 None SMEL
ENC 3310 Expository Writing 3 PR: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 OR ENC 1121 and ENC 1122 SMCD
or
ENC 3250 Professional Writing 3 PR: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 OR ENC 1121 and ENC 1122

 Required Core Courses (49 credit hours) no grade lower than “C-“ and 2.00 GPA

**Students accepted in the Accelerated BS+MS Hospitality Management  program will take the graduate versions of the courses notated and must earn an “A”.

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
FIN 3403 Principles of Finance 3 PR: ACG 2071, ECO 2013, ECO 2023
MAN 3025 Principles of Management 3 None SMLE
FSS 3231 Introduction to Food Production Management 3 None
HFT 3003 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism 3 None
HFT 3263** Restaurant Management 3 PR: HFT 3003, FSS 3231   
HFT 3423** Hospitality Information Systems 3 PR: HFT 3003
HFT 3424 Cost Control in Hospitality Operations 3 PR: HFT 3003
HFT 3503** Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3 PR: HFT 3003
HFT 3603 Hospitality Industry Law & Leadership Ethics 3 None SMLE
HFT 3803C Restaurant Operations: Advanced Food & Beverage Management 3 FSS 3231 and HFT 3003 with a grade of “C” or better
HFT 4221 Human Resources Management 3 PR: HFT 3003, MAN 3025
HFT 4253** Lodging Management 3 PR: HFT 3003
HFT 4295 Hospitality Leadership & Strategic Management 3 PR: HFT 3503, HFT 4221 SMCC, 6ACM
HFT 4323 Facilities Management in Hospitality Operations 3 PR: HFT 3003
HFT 4471 Management Accounting & Finance in the Hospitality Industry 3 PR: HFT 3003, ACG 2071, ACG 2021
HFT 4937 Hospitality Speaker Series 1 None Course may be repeated twice as an elective, to total 3 credits.
HFT 4945 Hospitality Advanced Internship 3 Senior Standing; S/U 300 required internship hours must be completed during HFT 4945 within the Hospitality Industry.  Departmental approval needed and must be in senior standing.

Approved Electives (5 credit hours)

Student may choose any upper level HFT courses from the following.

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
HFT 3700 Tourism Management 3 None
HFT 3770 Cruise Line Operations and Management 3 None
HFT 3861 Beverage Management 3 None
HFT 3864 Introduction to Beer Science 3 None
HFT 3894 International Food & Culture 3 None SMCD
HFT 4277 Club Management 3 None
HFT 4243 Issues in Hospitality Management 3 None
HFT 4468 Hospitality Revenue Management 3 None
HFT 4757 Event Management 3 None
HFT 4930 Special Topics in Hospitality 1-3 None
HFT 4937 Hospitality Speaker Series 1 None Course repeatable twice, to total 3 credits.

Lower-Level Electives

HFT 2930, Special Topics in Hospitality, may be used to satisfy any outstanding lower-level electives. Must see academic advisor regarding this course.


 


Hospitality Management, BS+MS Accelerated Program

Qualified undergraduate hospitality majors who want to pursue a master’s degree in Hospitality Management may apply to participate in an accelerated program. The BS+MS program allows undergraduates to take 12 graduate level credits that will count toward both their BS and MS in Hospitality Management.

Qualifications for Admission to the BS+MS

  • Hospitality Management Major
  • Experience in Hospitality Industry (At least 1000 working hours)
  • Senior year status (completed at least 90 credits)
  • Overall GPA of 3.33; GPA of 3.50 in Hospitality Major
  • Unofficial transcript (degree audit is acceptable)
  • 2 letters of recommendations from faculty members
  • Successful interview with Hospitality faculty

Qualifications for Progressing from the BS to the MS

  • Students must obtain a minimum grade of “A” (4.00) in each graduate course that will also count toward the undergraduate degree.
    • HMG 6596, Marketing Leadership for Hospitality and Tourism
    • HMG 6507, Hospitality and Tourism Information Systems and Technology
    • HMG 6259, Lodging Management
    • HMG 6267, Restaurant and Foodservice Management
  • Upon satisfactory completion of all requirements for the undergraduate degree, students will be automatically admitted into the graduate program with 12 graduate credits already accomplished.
  • Students will require a permit from the Graduate Advisor to enroll for graduate credit.
  • Undergraduate students in the BS+MS program will pay the graduate per-credit rate for any graduate courses they take.

Application Process

  1. Students must apply to the accelerated BS+MS program when they have completed at least 90 credits in the Hospitality BS program.
  2. Students need to complete the Accelerated Program Application Form to be accepted into the program.  This form requires that students meet with undergraduate and graduate advisors to establish a plan of study, which includes the graduate courses that they will take.
  3. The completed form is then submitted to the College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership along with the supporting documents.
  4. An interview is scheduled to meet with the Hospitality faculty.
  5. The College will make the decision on whether or not to admit the student into the accelerated program.

 



 


Hospitality Management

This international certificate is only available to universities that have executed an agreement with USFSM.

Five of the following courses (15 credits):

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
HFT 3003 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism 3 None
HFT 3263 Restaurant Management 3 PR: HFT 3003, FSS 3231 See advisor to request permit for waiver of prerequisite.
HFT 3423 Hospitality Information Systems 3 PR: HFT 3003
HFT 3424 Cost Control in Hospitality Operations 3 PR: HFT 3003
HFT 3503 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3 PR: HFT 3003
HFT 3603 Hospitality Industry Law & Leadership Ethics 3 None  SMLE
HFT 4221 Human Resources Management 3 PR: HFT 3003, MAN 3025
HFT 4253 Lodging Management 3 PR: HFT 3003
HFT 4323 Facilities Management in Hospitality Operations 3 PR: HFT 3003
HFT 4471 Management Accounting and Finance in the Hospitality Industry 3 PR: HFT 3003, ACG 2071, ACG 2021
HFT XXXX Any upper-level hospitality course 3

 

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