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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 can 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 ID Course Name Credits
ACC160 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC161 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS121 Introduction to Business 3
BUS222 Ethics in Business 3
BUS298 Externship-BUS III 3
BUS314 Marketing Management 3
BUS321 Business Organizational Management 3
BUS331 Management Information Systems 3
BUS350 Financial Management 3
BUS480 Strategic Planning & Implementation 3
BUS480L Strategic Planning & Implementation LAB 1
ECO201 Macroeconomics 3
ECO202 Microeconomics 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 ID Course Name Credits
CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone 3
COM115 Principles of Communication 3
ENG110 College Composition 3
ENG120 Advanced Composition 3
HUM205 Culture and Diversity 3
MTH131 College Algebra 3
MTH140 Statistics 3
PHY120 Physics 3
PHY120L Physics LAB 1
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY220 Positive Psychology 3


9 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
COR090 Career Orientation Seminar 0
FOR110 Essentials for Success 3
CIS115 Computer Applications 3

Concentration Requirements

Hospitality Management

28 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CAA115 Kitchen Essentials 3
FSM101 Introduction to Food Service 3
FSM250 Purchasing & Storeroom Management 3
FSM260 Culinary Nutrition 3
FSM270 Supervision for Food Service 3
FSM333 Food Service Cost Control 3
FSM335 Menu Engineering for Food Service 3
FSM409 Advanced Hospitality Customer Service 3
FSM424 Facility Management 3
FSM465 Portfolio Development 1
  Various Electives 18

Hospitality Management Electives

Course ID Course Name Credits
ACC205 Personal Income Tax I 3
BUS102 Fundamentals of Customer Service 3
BUS224 Change Management 3
BUS242 Technology Optimization 3
BUS303 Organizational Leadership and Management 3
BUS316 Foundations of Decision Making 3
BUS328 Business Process Improvement 3
BUS345 e-Commerce & Technology 3
BUS499 Externship-BUS Sr. III 3
CAA105 Culinary Skills 2
CAA110 Culinary Techniques 2
CAA120 Culinary Fundamentals 2
CAA130 Pantry Kitchen 2
FSM102 Fundamentals of Cooking 1
FSM210 Front of House Management 3
FSM380 Food Service Cost Controls 3
FSM402 Case Studies in Food Service Management 3
Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to:

  • Conduct business research and analyses.
  • Analyze business, economic, and financial reports.
  • Apply effective critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making skills to business challenges.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create effective plans that maximize business results.
  • Demonstrate effective professional business communication.
  • Apply ethical behavior, professional standards, and social responsibility in the practice of business.

Students with a passion for food service but 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 you.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are able 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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