Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration: Hospitality Management Option

Division of Business – Curriculum Code: 200H

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
Why major in Business Administration: Hospitality Management Option?

The Business Administration: Hospitality Management Option degree program prepares students to pursue careers in resorts, hotels, motels, and other lodging and hospitality properties. Students will acquire knowledge that will enable them to work as unit managers, assistant managers, or food and beverage managers. They will also be able to advance to positions such as front office manager or sales and marketing manager.

If I major in Business Administration: Hospitality Management Option, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Although the A.A.S. in Business Administration: Hospitality Management Option degree program is job-oriented and not designed for transfer to a bachelor’s program, many colleges and universities will apply most or all the courses you have taken toward a bachelor’s degree.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. You can shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Business Division at (973) 877-3222.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental business concepts and principles;
  • Demonstrate knowlege of the skills required for various positions in the hospitality management industry;
  • Apply the basic principles of front office, housekeeping, merchandising, and food and beverage management; and
  • Communicate effectively with accurate ‘business’ and ‘hospitality industry’ terminology in written and/or oral form with a demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (22 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 (3 credits)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills and Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (4 credits)
Choose one mathematics course or one lab science course from the following: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 113, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 221, or MTH 222; BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 103, BIO 104, BIO 121, BIO 122; CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 103, CHM 104; PHY 101, PHY 102, PHY 103, PHY 104, PHY 113, or PHY 114 (one 4-credit course)

Society & Human Behavior (9 credits)
ECO 101 (3 credits)
AND
Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; ECO 102; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101 or SOC 108 (two 3-credit courses)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161 or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)

BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
BUS 141 Business Mathematics (3 credits)
HMM 103 Introduction to Hospitality Management (3 credits)
HMM 226 Supervisory Development in Hospitality Management (3 credits)
HMM 261 Hospitality Housing Management (3 credits)
HMM 263 Hospitality Management Front Office Procedures (3 credits)
HMM 264 Food & Beverage Management (3 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (17 credits)

ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II – Managerial (4 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business, CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets, CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases or CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (one 3-credit course)
HMM 256 Hospitality Management Law (strongly recommended) or a 200-level BUS or CIS course (one 3-credit course)
Free elective (CEE 298 Cooperative Education Experience I is strongly recommended) (one 3-credit course)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60

First Semester
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Second Semester
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II – Managerial (4 credits)
BUS 141 Business Mathematics (3 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
HMM 103 Introduction To Hospitality Management (3 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Third Semester
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business, CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets, CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases OR CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (3 credits)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)
HMM 226 Supervisory Development in Hospitality Management (3 credits)
HMM 261 Hospitality Housing Management (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
HMM 256 Hospitality Management Law OR a 200-level BUS or CIS course (3 credits)
HMM 263 Hospitality Management Front Office Procedures (3 credits)
HMM 264 Food and Beverage Management (3 credits)
Free elective (one 3-credit course)


 

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

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