HOLD – Hospitality Leadership Concentration

The hospitality leadership concentration offers a wide array of courses in organizational behavior, human resource management, business communication, and law. Required courses emphasize critical reasoning, analytical thinking, and human resource management skills. Elective courses provide opportunities to explore cutting-edge topics in management.


Advisors: S. Fleming, A. Klausner, M. Olsen, G. Pezzotti, N. Tarallo

Required Courses (8 credits)

Optional Selections (minimum of 4 credits)

Human Resources

Advisors: B. Tracey, M. Sturman

Optional Selections (minimum of 12 credits)


Advisor: D. Sherwyn

Required Courses

Take four required courses. All four may come from set A, or three may come from Set A and one from Set B:

Set A (minimum of 9 credits)

Set B (up to 3 credits)

Managerial Leadership

Advisor: T. Hinkin

Required Courses

Take a minimum of 12 credits, with a minimum of 2 credits and a maximum of 6 credits from Set A, and a minimum of 6 credits and a maximum of 10 credits from Set B.

Set A

Minimum of 2 credits, but at most 6 credits to count toward concentration

Although students may take more credits associated with HEC, only up to 4 may count toward the managerial leadership concentration.

Set B

Minimum of 6 credits, but no more than 10 credits to count toward concentration

  • HADM 3640 – Corporate Communication
  • HADM 4110/6110 – Negotiations in the Hospitality Industry
  • HADM 4130/6130 – Entrepreneurial Management
  • HADM 4143 – Innovation and Dynamic Management (spring only)
  • HADM 4144/6144 – Introductory Hospitality Entrepreneurship
  • HADM 4160/6160 – International Management
  • HADM 4170 – Hospitality Leadership
  • HADM 4620 – Intercultural Communication in Global Business
  • HADM 4850 – Employment Discrimination Law and Union-Management Relations
  • HADM 6155 – Women in Leadership