Academic Programs Catalog

The Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management

The School of Hospitality Business

Undergraduate Programs
Hospitality Business

The undergraduate major in hospitality business blends hospitality business operations and fundamental areas such as accounting, finance, and marketing applied to hospitality business. Substantial work experience in the hospitality industry is required for hospitality business majors. Each student must complete 800 hours of work experience (400 hours in a Level I Internship and 400 hours in a Level II Internship). The internships must have the prior approval of the Student and Industry Resource Center Director. The Level I Internship must be completed prior to enrollment in Hospitality Business 307 and both internships (Level I and Level II) must be completed prior to enrollment in Hospitality Business 401.

Students who are enrolled in the bachelor’s degree program in The School of Hospitality Business may elect the Minor in Hospitality Business Real Estate and Development.  For additional information, please refer to the Minor in Hospitality Business Real Estate Investment Management statement below or visit www.msu.edu/shb.  

Students who are enrolled in the bachelor’s degree program in The School of Hospitality Business may elect the Minor in Food Processing and Technology.  For additional information, refer to the Minor in Food Processing and Technology statement in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition statement in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources section of this catalog.

Admission

Enrollment in The School of Hospitality Business is limited, and admission is competitive. Those seeking admission must meet the minimum criteria below.

  1. Completion of at least 56 credits acceptable to The School of Hospitality Business and an academic record that meets the requirements of Academic Standing of Undergraduate Students.
  2. Completion of at least four of the following Business core courses: Mathematics 103, Economics 201 and 202, Accounting 201, Computer Science and Engineering 101 or Statistics and Probability 201.
  3. Completion of at least two of the following hospitality business core courses: Hospitality Business 237, 265, or 267.
  4. Admission decisions are based primarily on the student’s cumulative university grade-point average, business core grade-point average from the completed business core courses listed above, and hospitality business grade-point average from the completed hospitality business core courses listed above. The completed application requires a statement of intent and goals, as well as documented work experience and membership and involvement in service activities where applicable.

To be considered for fall semester admission, a student must declare Hospitality Business as a major by the preceding April 15.

To be considered for spring semester, a student must declare Hospitality Business as a major by the preceding November 15. Students seeking admission to The School of Hospitality Business should contact The School's undergraduate academic advising staff.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hospitality Business

  1. The graduation requirements of the University as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Hospitality Business.

    The completion of Mathematics 103 referenced in item 2. a. (1) below partially satisfies the University mathematics requirement.

    The completion of Statistics and Probability 201 referenced in item 2.a.(1) satisfies the University mathematics requirement.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Hospitality Business major is met by completing Hospitality Business 489.  Those courses are referenced in item 2. b. below.
  2. The following requirements for the major:
    a. Core Program (21 or 22 credits):
    (1) All of the following courses  (15 credits):
    ACC 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
    CSE 101 Computing Concepts and Competencies 3
    EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
    EC 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
    MTH 103 College Algebra 3
    (2) One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    STT 200 Statistical Methods 3
    STT 201 Statistical Methods 4
    (3) One of the following courses  (3 credits):
    COM
    100 Human Communication 3
    COM
    225 An Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 3
    Higher levels and associate courses of Mathematics 103 and Statistics and Probability 200 or 201 are acceptable for core program requirements.
    Students who place into Statistics 201 with a designated score on the Michigan State University mathematics services placement exam and successfully complete Statistics 201 will not be required to complete Mathematics 103.
    Students who pass a waiver examination will not be required to complete Computer Science and Engineering 101.
    b. Major Field of Concentration: All of the following courses with a minimum grade-point average of 2.00 (40 credits):
    HB 105 Service Management Principles 2
    HB 201 Hospitality Business Professional Development I 1
    HB 237 Management of Lodging Systems 3
    HB 265 Food Management: Safety and Nutrition 3
    HB 267 Management of Food and Beverage Systems 3
    HB 302 Hospitality Managerial Accounting 3
    HB 307 Hospitality Human Resources 3
    HB 311 Hospitality Finance 3
    HB 337 Hospitality Information Systems 3
    HB 345 Quantity Food Production Systems 3
    HB 349 Facilities Maintenance and Systems 3
    HB 375 Hospitality Marketing 3
    HB 401 Hospitality Business Professional Development II 1
    HB 447 Hospitality Business Law 3
    HB 489 Hospitality Business Strategy (W) 3
    Students must complete first-level 400-hour internship/professional work experience prior to enrollment in Hospitality Business 307. Students must complete first-and second-level 400-hour internship/professional work experience prior to enrollment in Hospitality Business 401.
    c. Two of the following advanced electives (6 credits):
    HB 482 Advanced Hospitality Finance 3
    HB 485 Hospitality Foodservice Operations 3
    HB 486 Advanced Hospitality Marketing 3
    d. One international elective course, language, or study abroad course approved by the student's academic advisor (3 credits)
    e. A minimum of 12 credits in specialized electives selected from the following:
    HB 100 Introduction to Hospitality Business 2
    HB 210 Introduction to the Casino Industry 3
    HB 320 Casino Operations and Management 3
    HB 321 Club Operations and Management 3
    HB 345L Quantity Food Production Systems Laboratory 1
    HB 347 The Foodservice Distribution Channel 3
    HB 358 Hospitality Business Ownership 3
    HB 376 Hospitality Sales Process 3
    HB 380 Meeting and Event Planning and Management 3
    HB 382 Hospitality Business Real Estate Investment Management 3
    HB 405 Advanced Management of Food and Beverage Systems 3
    HB 409 Introduction to Wine 3
    HB 411 Hospitality Beverages 3
    HB 415 Managing Quality in Hospitality Businesses 3
    HB 437 Hospitality Revenue Management 3
    HB 451 Emerging Leadership 3
    HB 473 Hospitality Business Analytics 3
    HB 490 Independent Study 1 to 6
    HB 491 Current Topics in Hospitality Business 1 to 6
    HB 492 Hospitality Business Real Estate Professional Skills Workshop 1 to 6
    Courses that are used to satisfy requirements referenced in item c. may not be used to satisfy this requirement.