The mission of the Hospitality Management program is to meet the needs of the industry and community by preparing individuals to become successful professionals who are capable of assuming leadership roles in a dynamic, multi-cultural, domestic, and international job market.
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About The Program
Hospitality Management is offered as a Bachelor of Science degree in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at California State University, Long Beach. It is designed to prepare students with the necessary background and expertise to excel as managers and leaders in the restaurant, foodservice, hotel, and lodging industries. The program provides a broad-based foundation in both academic and professional courses and includes hands-on practical experience.
The Hospitality Management program at CSULB is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA), a specialized accrediting body.
Student and Professional Involvement
The Hospitality Management program offers students the option to participate in various professional and extracurricular activities and provides many opportunities for work experience and job placement in the surrounding area. Various internships, students clubs, and guest speakers provide students with assistance in obtaining knowledge about the many varied careers in foodservice and hotel management. Activities include networking, guest lectures, attending professional meetings, and touring various industry sites, such as hotels, restaurants, catering operations, etc.
Those who graduate in this option will find excellent employment opportunities in their profession. Graduates with this major can find work as a restaurant manager, hotel manager, catering director, food and beverage director, foodservice manager in a college, university, or corporate setting, manager in a motel or bed and breakfast facility, healthcare hospitality foodservice director, school foodservice director, club manager, meeting planner, manager in senior nutrition programs, stadiums or amusement parks, or as a food purchaser or broker. Obtaining experience in the industry helps create a competitive advantage and aids in more rapid advancement.
Course of Study
To receive a B.S. degree in Hospitality Management, students must complete a minimum of 120 units (including general education) and have the opportunity to take advanced courses to focus and enhance their studies in an area of interest.
Courses offered to complete the major include:
Intro to Hospitality Foodservice & Hotel Management
Applied Foodservice Sanitation
Fundamentals of Food Preparation
International Hospitality Develpment
Food Production and Service
Human Resources Management in Foodservices & Hotels
Legal Issues in Foodservice/Hotel Operations
Hotel and Lodging Management
Hotel/Restaurant Information Technology
Managing Customer Service
Cost Control in Foodservice/Hotel Operations
Foodservice/Hotel Financial Management
Field Studies in Foodservice and Hotels
Meeting Planning in Hotels and Restaurants
Hotel & Lodging Property Management
To allow students to develop individual interests and talents, 6 units of major electives are chosen from the following areas: Business Management, Travel and Tourism, Foods and Nutrition,plus others. Students can refer to the catalog and should meet with an advisor to determine specific graduation requirements.
All students complete 800 hours of approved work experience plus an internship.
Hospitality Management B.S. Degree Worksheet
The program offers a minor in Hospitality Management that requires 22 units for completion. A minor in Event Planning and Management is also available and consists of 24 units. Students should refer to the catalog and meet with an advisor to determine specific graduation requirements.