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Hospitality Management Degree 100% Online

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - 100% Online

Hospitality Management Bachelor Online Degree Program Overview

In the world of business, hospitality management is unique. It involves all the same talents required to run most any other business, along with culinary knowledge and a wide range of soft skills needed to make guests feel welcomed and well-cared for.

For those reasons, ECPI University Online is uniquely capable of helping you acquire the skills that are so essential to professional success. Our Colleges of Business and Culinary Arts collaborate with our online learning experts to provide you with a well-balanced curriculum that can prepare you to manage food service operations in America's restaurants, schools, businesses and health care facilities.

Our online learning platform is designed to create an interactive and engaging classroom environment where you can communicate freely with faculty and collaborate with fellow students. You can also finish your degree much faster. Through our year-round, accelerated program you could earn an online Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Hospitality Management in as little as 2.5 years.

Program Description

Management goes beyond monthly reports. A Hospitality Manager must be trained from the dish pit to the back office. Our Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Hospitality Management integrates the fundamentals of culinary arts and food service operations with principles of management to prepare students to be successful in today's hospitality industry.

Possible Career Track

Employment opportunities for our Hospitality Management graduates include areas such as:

  • Casual Service/Chain Restaurants
  • Quick Service Restaurants
  • Catering Services
  • Convention/Conference Centers
  • Sport/Athletic Facilities
  • School Hospitality
  • Business Dining Services
  • Campus Dining Services
  • Healthcare Facility Food Service

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

37 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
ACC160Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC161Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS121Introduction to Business 3
BUS222Ethics in Business 3
BUS298Externship-BUS III 3
BUS314Marketing Management 3
BUS321Business Organizational Management 3
BUS331Management Information Systems 3
BUS350Financial Management 3
BUS480Strategic Planning & Implementation 3
BUS480LStrategic Planning & Implementation LAB 1
ECO201Macroeconomics 3
ECO202Microeconomics 3

Hospitality Management concentration only: FSM 298 Food Service Management Externship I replaces BUS 298 in Core curriculum.

Arts and Sciences

31 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CAP480Arts and Sciences Capstone 3
COM115Principles of Communication 3
ENG110College Composition 3
ENG120Advanced Composition 3
HUM205Culture and Diversity: Exploring the Humanities 3
MTH131College Algebra 3
MTH140Statistics 3
PHY120Physics 3
PHY120LPhysics LAB 1
PSY105Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY220Positive Psychology 3


9 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS106Introduction to Operating Systems 3
COR191Career Orientation 1
FOR110Essentials for Success 3
CIS108Office Applications 2

Concentration Requirements

Hospitality Management

28 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CAA115Kitchen Essentials 3
FSM101Introduction to Food Service 3
FSM250Purchasing & Storeroom Management 3
FSM260Culinary Nutrition 3
FSM270Supervision for Food Service 3
FSM333Food Service Cost Control 3
FSM335Menu Engineering for Food Service 3
FSM409Advanced Hospitality Customer Service 3
FSM424Facility Management 3
FSM465Portfolio Development 1
 Various Electives 18

Hospitality Management Electives

Course IDCourse NameCredits
ACC205Personal Income Tax I 3
BUS102Fundamentals of Customer Service 3
BUS224Change Management 3
BUS242Technology Optimization 3
BUS303Organizational Leadership and Management 3
BUS316Foundations of Decision Making 3
BUS328Business Process Improvement 3
BUS345e-Commerce & Technology 3
BUS499Externship-BUS Sr. III 3
CAA105Culinary Skills 2
CAA110Culinary Techniques 2
CAA120Culinary Fundamentals 2
CAA130Pantry Kitchen 2
FSM102Fundamentals of Cooking 1
FSM210Front of House Management 3
FSM380Food Service Cost Controls 3
FSM402Case Studies in Food Service Management 3
Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Describe business principles and competencies as applied to local and global environments.
  • Evaluate qualitative and quantitative accounting and financial problems, using appropriate tools and technology.
  • Create effective plans that maximize business results.
  • Apply ethical behavior, professional standards, and social responsibility in the practice of business.
  • Demonstrate effective professional business communication.

Students with a passion for food service but who are more interested in the business than in the cooking may find the challenge of managing the food service operations in America's restaurants, schools, businesses and health care facilities to be the right program for them.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply effective management strategies to operational decision-making in the hospitality industry from a service people, product, and facilities perspective.

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