Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
By 2014, the global travel and tourism industry is projected to create approximately 296 million jobs, providing considerable opportunities for those with the technological expertise, business savvy, and management skills to become tomorrow’s leaders.
Drexel’s Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (HOSP) offers a career-driven credential with a business, entrepreneurship, or marketing minor to help students step into the leadership of projects, programs, and staff in hospitality organizations across the country and around the world.
The HOSP program builds on the four major strengths that are critical for success in hospitality management -- innovative management, customer service, technology, and international operations. Students acquire a comprehensive body of knowledge through coursework that covers all functional areas of the industry. They are exposed to leading-edge, problem-solving techniques and encouraged to become independent thinkers who can motivate others to success.
Drexel’s renowned co-op experience is a key element of the program. Students combine six months of full-time employment with their studies and receive valuable, on-the-job training that enriches their academics. In addition, students specialize in one of four concentrations representing the most dynamic sectors of the industry:
- Food and Beverage Management
- Travel and Tourism
- Hotel Administration
- Gaming and Resort Management
Unique program benefits that distinguish Drexel as one of the nation’s most established providers of higher education include:
- The Academic Bistro, Drexel’s newly renovated, student-run restaurant/learning laboratory
- Leading scholars and industry-practitioners as guest speakers
- Advanced courses in world cuisine
- Study abroad in London
- Unique location in the heart of urban Philadelphia with access to numerous partnering hotels and dining establishments
- Integrated leadership and entrepreneurial development throughout the curriculum
For students who are seriously interested in a pursuing a career in the fast-paced field of hospitality management, Drexel’s HOSP program provides a competitive advantage, important connections to a roster of the industry’s most established names, and an invaluable training for long term success.
By 2014, travel and tourism is expected to reach $9.55 trillion in economic activity, creating a wealth of opportunities in hospitality management for those with expertise in specific areas of the industry. Drexel’s Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (HOSP) offers four distinct concentrations, enabling students to pursue a career track early in their studies.
Food and Beverage Management
Students concentrate on the management of restaurants, catering operations, and contract food service. Coursework covers catering management; purchasing; continental, ethnic, and regional cuisine; wine and spirits; fine dining; contract food service management; and cost controls in hospitality.
Travel and Tourism
Students focus on the business end of the international travel and tourism business, including the following areas: tourism economics, convention management, cultural and heritage tourism, current issues in travel and tourism, and guest lecture series.
Coursework covers the administration of hotels and resorts including the following areas: lodging administration, resort management, hotel sales and marketing, conventions and trade shows management, and hospitality industry administration.
Gaming and Resort Management
Students are provided with the managerial, technical and operational expertise that is integral to pursuing a career in the casino and resort segments of the hospitality industry. Courses include gaming and casino management, resort management, security and loss prevention, gaming law and policy, gaming information systems, and current issues in gaming. Class activites include site visits, guest lectures, and case studies. The focus is on the conceptual and analytical tools that are important for organizational decision-making, problem solving, marketing, and strategic thinking in this area.
Drexel’s Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (182 credits) prepares students for leadership positions through an interdisciplinary, experiential curriculum, with a choice of three integrated business minors. The program offers leading-edge training so that graduates possess the skills and expertise required by the world’s leading hospitality management organizations.
In addition to a B.S. in Hospitality Management the following options are offered:
- Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management with a Minor in Business
- Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management with a Minor in Entrepreneurship
- Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management with a Minor in Marketing
For course descriptions, please see the Drexel University Course Catalog.