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Center for Hospitality & Sports Management Program Level Outcomes

Upon degree completion, graduates of our programs will be able to...

Culinary Science

  • Demonstrate an operational understanding of a range of basic to advanced food service and culinary principles to operate successfully and profitably in the food industry
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills for active and integrated learning
  • Apply principles from the various facets of culinary science and related disciplines to solve practical, real world problems
  • Develop skills for integration of formal, non-formal and informal education so as to create ability for continuous lifelong development of quality of life
  • Apply knowledge, skills, attitudes and ethics necessary to begin or to grow professionally in a global marketplace

Culinary Arts

  • Develop culinary and professional skills to be effective in commercial and academic environments
  • Develop a capacity for aesthetic expression and appreciation of global cuisines
  • Develop skills to think critically, independently and creatively to successfully solve complex problems in culinary arts
  • Become a self-directed lifelong learner
  • Foster strong work ethics and teamwork skills appropriate for a diverse business environment in Culinary Arts

Hospitality Management

  • Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of hospitality management theory and applied topics
  • Develop high order skills in analysis, critical evaluation and/or professional application in hospitality through the planning and execution of project work, scholarship or research
  • Apply creativity and flexibility in the application of knowledge and skills gained in hospitality to new situations
  • Develop the ability to solve complex problems in hospitality and think rigorously and independently

Sport Management

  • Demonstrate an understanding that sport is a microcosm of society influences by cultural traditions, social values and psycho-social experiences and that sport managers are immersed in the socio-cultural milieu with sport as the focus
  • Apply concepts of management and leadership by describing the various skills, roles, and functions of sport managers and concepts of leadership theory/practices related to sport managerial responsibilities
  • Articulate moral issues related to sport in its intrinsic and extrinsic dimensions and develop a personal philosophy regarding social responsibility in the sport management setting
  • Apply fundamental marketing concepts to the sport industry and understand the unique sport product and consumer markets
  • Demonstrate an understanding the principles of interpersonal and mass communications and understand interaction with internal and external sport publics
  • Understand budget/finance as a critical component of all sport industries and analyze financial control methods and principles
  • Articulate legal concepts in areas that they are most likely to encounter within the sport management environment
  • Apply sport economic principles as they fit into the national economy and understand that sport economics are shaped by external influences
  • Identify the various agencies that govern sport and identify their authority, organizational structure and functions
  • Understand how to access, critique and evaluate academic research in the sport management field and be able to integrate it into their profession