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2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]


Sample Degree Plan

Hotel and Restaurant Management and Hospitality Management, BS/MS



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Program Description

For students who want to pursue a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Hotel and Restaurant Management and earn a Master of Science (MS) in Hospitality Management, the dual BS/MS program offers an accelerated degree program to earn both in five years. The dual BS/MS provides a clear and concise path toward accelerated academic goals and enables students to begin concentrated work on a professional focus in the hospitality industry during the final year of their BS degree plan. Students who are accepted into this program can complete 12 hours toward their MS degree as an undergraduate student, and the remaining credits for the MS can be completed in one additional calendar year as a graduate student.

Application Process

Applicants gain conditional admission to this dual program during their final undergraduate year. Unconditional admission to the MS program requires a successful completion of the BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, satisfactory GRE or GMAT scores, and successful completion of the graduate program application process. A Skype or other distance-conducted interview may be required for students who have met all other admission criteria and after approval by the MS applicant selection committee. The interview will be administered by the graduate programs office after a date and time is established that accommodates both the applicant and the interviewer.

Degree Requirements

Conditionally admitted students can earn up to 12 hours of graduate level credits in the final year of their BS program that will be applied to both the BS and MS degrees. Upon completion of the BS degree and unconditional acceptance into the MS program, students will complete an additional 24 graduate level credits that will culminate in an MS in Hospitality Management.  

Final BS Year MS Credit Options

Nine (9) credit hours from the following that support the focus area of the BS degree and the elective/support requirements of the MS degree:

 

 

Accelerated BS/MS in Hospitality Management Degree Plan

Master of Science Courses Bachelor of Science Courses

Credits

Semester, YR

Core Courses (ALL Required)

 

 

 

 

HRMA 6101 - Colloquium  

 

1

MS sem 1

 

HRMA 6330 - Statistical Analysis for the Hospitality Industry  

 

3

MS sem 1

 

HRMA 7353 - Services Management  

 

3

MS sem 1

 

HRMA 7369 - Hospitality Financial Assets & Planning Management  

 

3

MS sem 2

 

HRMA 6382 Methods of Research in Hospitality Mgmt.  

 

3

MS sem 1

 

HRMA 6360 Hospitality Graduate Practicum (PP Only)  

 

3

MS sem 2

 

HRMA 6190 - Hospitality Research Proposal (Professional Paper I)  

 

1

MS summer

 

HRMA 6290 Professional Paper I (PP Only)  

 

2

MS sem 2

 

HRMA 6599 Thesis I (Thesis Only)  

 

5

MS sem 2

 

 CORE TOTAL

 

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support Courses (9 Hours Required)

 

Credits

 

 

HRMA 6309 Legal Issues in the Hospitality Industry  

 

3

Any MS sem

 

HRMA 7337 Human Resources Mgmt. for Hosp. Ind.   

 

3

Any MS sem

 

HRMA 7361 - Hospitality Marketing Analysis  

HRMA 3361 Hospitality Marketing

3

BS final year

 

HRMA 6366 - Hospitality Management Strategies  

 

3

Any MS sem

 

HRMA 6397 Hospitality Real Estate Finance  

 

3

Any MS sem

 

HRMA 6341 - Food and Beverage Systems Management  

 

3

Any MS sem

 

OPEN**

See above list

3

BS final year

 

SUPPORT TOTAL

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Focus Courses (3 Hours Required)

 

Credits

Sem.

 

HRMA 6334 - Pricing & Revenue Management  

 

3

MS sem 2

 

HRMA 6343 - Beverage Management  

 

3

MS sem 2

 

HRMA 6351 - Lodging Operations Management  

 

3

MS sem 2

 

HRMA 6357 - Gaming and Casino Management  

 

3

MS sem 2

 

HRMA 6335 - Sensory Branding in the Hospitality Industry  

 

3

MS Sem 2

 

FOCUS TOTAL

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Courses (5 Hours Required)

 

Credits

Sem.

Any additional courses 6000 level or above as approved by the graduate grogram office

 

HRMA

See above list

 

BS final year

 

HRMA Elective

See above list

 

BS final year

 

ELECTIVE TOTAL

 

5~6

 

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR M.S.

 

36

 

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