Leadership in Hospitality and Event Management (Major)

Business and Economics Department

Contact Office of the Dean of the School of Arts, Sciences and Business

Degrees offered

Major
Minor

Campuses

Main Campus

The Leadership in Hospitality and Event Management program of study is designed to prepare graduates for a career in the exciting and fast field of hospitality, one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Courses are organized to provide theory and real-world application for entry-level, management level and entrepreneurial opportunities within the main sectors of the hospitality and event industry, providing opportunities and professional consideration in the following areas: tourism, hotel and lodging, meeting and convention, event planning, food and beverage services, and more! Variations in special topics courses, internships and availability of electives accommodate those with little to no experience, as well as those currently working in the industry. This program will prepare graduates for sustainable, lifelong employment in the hospitality field.

Curriculum

Major in Leadership in Hospitality

Foundation Courses

BUS-302 Principles of management
BUS-303 Principles of Marketing
BUS-416 Managing Financial Resources
ECO-211 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECO-212 Introduction to Microeconomics

Core Courses in Major

HOS-190 Introduction to Hospitality and Event Planning
HOS-210 Professional Communication: Hospitality and Event Planning
HOS-230 Travel and Tourism
HOS-250 Food and Beverage Safety
HOS-360 Catering and Special Events
HOS-370 Lodging Management
HOS-380 Meeting and Convention Management
HOS-400 Hospitality Management Information Systems
HOS-450 Legal Environment: Hospitality and Event Management
HOS-470 Human Resources and Labor Relations
HOS-480 Supply Chain Logistics: Hospitality and Events

Minor in Leadership in Hospitality

HOS-190 Introduction to Hospitality and Event Planning
HOS-230 Travel and Tourism
HOS-360 Catering and Special Events or COM-375 Event Planning
HOS-370 Lodging Management or HOS-380 Meeting and Convention Management
BUS-302 Principles of Management
BUS-303 Principles of Marketing
Plus, an open-choice elective in business, communication or hospitality.

Sample Program of Study

Sample program of study for Leadership in Hospitality & Event Management to provide guidance. Students should select courses with the assistance of a faculty advisor.

Fall  Spring
First Year

NDMU-100 First Year Seminar

4

BUS-303 Principles of Marketing

3

ENG-101 College Writing

3

HOS-250 Food and Beverage Safety Certification

3

ECO-212 Microeconomics (meets Social Science Requirement)

3

Foreign Language Requirement

3

HOS-190 Intro to Hospitality and Event Planning

3

Literature Requirement

3

Foreign Language Requirement*

3

Mathematics Requirement

3

[16 credits]

[15 credits]

Second Year

BUS-302 Principles of Management

3

HOS-210 Professional Communication - Hospitality and Event Planning

3

HOS-230 Travel and Tourism

3

PHL-201 Introduction to Philosophy

3

RST-105 Religion and the Big Questions

3

History Requirement

3

COM-106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

Fine Arts Requirement

3

Foreign Language Requirement

3

Natural Science Requirement

4

Physical Education Requirement

1

[16 credits]

[16 credits]      
Third Year

HOS-370 Lodging Management

3

BUS-416 Managing Financial Resources

3

HOS-380 Meeting and Convention Management

3

HOS-360 Catering & Special Events

3

Gender Studies Requirement

3

ECO-211 Introduction to Macroeconomics

3

Upper-Level Religious Studies Requirement

3

Upper-Level Religious Studies Requirement

3

Values Requirement

3

Cross-Cultural Studies Requirement

3

[15 credits]

[15 credits]
Fourth Year

HOS-400 Hospitality Management Information Systems

3

HOS-450 Legal Environment & Hospitality and Event Management

3

HOS-470 Human Resources and Labor Relations

3

Internship in the Hospitality Field

4

HOS-480 Supply Chain Logistics

3

General Electives & Business Course Electives

8

General Electives & Business Course Electives

6 [15 credits]

[15 credits]

*Number of credits required is 3 to 9, depending on the results of a language placement exam.

Additional Notes

  • Students will complete two courses online in collaboration with University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
  • Students who are interested in a BA/MS pathway to graduate studies at Morgan State University should inform the NDMU program director by the third year of study to plan to enroll in bridge courses in the senior year as part of the University partnership with Morgan.