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 1. Internship and 400 hours in a Level 2. Internship). The internships must have the prior approval of the Student and Industry Resource Center Director. The Level 1. Internship must be completed prior to enrollment in Hospitality Business 307 and both internships Level 1. and Level 2.) must be completed prior to enrollment in Hospitality Business 489.Students who are enrolled in the bachelor’s degree program in The School of Hospitality Business may elect the Minor in Hospitality Real Estate. For additional information, please refer to the Minor in Real Estate statement below or visit The School of Hospitality Business - MSU Broad College of Business.
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.
Enrollment in The School of Hospitality Business is limited, and admission to the school is competitive. Students must apply for school admission by April 1 for a fall semester admission or by November 1 for a spring semester admission. Admission is based primarily on the cumulative grade-point average and grades in the core courses listed below. Academic and non-academic factors and experiences will also be considered. Minimum criteria for admission to the school are: