Curriculum Requirements

You can track your progress toward meeting your degree requirements online at:

Core Courses (number of credits in parentheses)


HADM 1105 (2): Introduction to Hotel Operations

HADM 1106 (2): Introduction to Food Service Operations

HADM 2201 (3): Hospitality Quantitative Analysis

HADM 3301 (3): Service Operations Management

HADM 3305 (4): Restaurant Management

Management and Organizational Behavior; Human-Resource Management

HADM 1115 (3): Organizational Behavior and Interpersonal Skills

HADM 2211 (3): Human Resource Management

Finance/Accounting; Real Estate Development

HADM 1121 (3): Financial Accounting

HADM 2221 (3): Managerial Accounting

HADM 2222 (3): Finance

HADM 3321 (3): Hospitality Financial Management

Food and Beverage Management

HADM 2236 (4): Culinary Theory and Practice

Marketing, Tourism, and Strategy

HADM 1141 (3): Microeconomics for the Service Industry

HADM 2243 (3): Marketing Management for Services

HADM 4441 (3): Strategic Management

Facilities Management, Planning and Design

HADM 2255 (3): Hospitality Development and Planning

HADM 3355 (3): Hospitality Facilities Management

Management Communication

HADM 1165 (3): Management Communication I

HADM 3365 (3): Management Communication II

Information Systems

HADM 1174 (3): Business Computing

HADM 2275 (3): Introduction to Information Systems Management


HADM 3387 (3): Business and Hospitality Law

Total Core                                    66

SHA Electives                               12*

Distributive Electives                    18**

  • First Year Writing Seminar (3 credit hours) is required and will count toward distributive electives.

Free Electives                                24***

Total Program                               120

Note: Physical education does not count toward your total credit hours earned for graduation.

Note: All core courses must be taken for a letter grade. SHA Electives also must be taken for a letter grade unless only offered as S-U basis (such as HADM 4430).

See: Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory Grades

* A minimum of 12 credits, 3300-level or higher, in the School of Hotel Administration.

** A minimum of 18 credits, to be taken outside the School of Hotel Administration. Online courses may not be taken during the fall or spring semester will not count toward Distributive Electives. Students must take a minimum of 3 credit hours in Humanities/Languages/Fine Arts/Performing Arts, Social Sciences, and Biological and Physical Sciences/Mathematics.

*** A minimum of 24 credits, to be taken either in or outside the School of Hotel Administration.