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The Collins College Of Hospitality Management

Degree Program

Bachelor's Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management provides students a combination of general education courses linked with business and hospitality management courses designed to facilitate an understanding of the economic, legal and social forces that shape the hospitality industry. The courses are designed to provide a practical base of hospitality knowledge and prepare students to enter management positions in the hospitality industry.

Major course work emphasizes human relations skills as well as qualitative and quantitative analysis. Leadership, ethics, technology, critical thinking, unique characteristics of service, and guest encounter skills are threaded throughout the curriculum. Students will choose an emphasis in Restaurant Management, Hotel/Resort Management, and/or Club Management to help them focus on individual career goals. Students are also required to complete 800 hours of work experience in hospitality-related employment prior to graduation.

Course Description

View the latest course descriptions for classes offered here at The Collins College of Hospitality Management: Course Listing (PDF)

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HRT Prerequisite Flow Chart

The prerequisite flow charts are helpful in determining what classes need to be taken before another. Download the Pre-Requisite Flow chart from Academic Advising.

Master's Degree

The Master of Science in Hospitality Management (MSHM) degree exposes students to advanced management concepts including accounting and finance, marketing, strategic management, human resources management, as well as qualitative and quantitative analytical skills as they pertain specifically to the hospitality industry.

The program is designed to prepare graduates with the depth of hospitality knowledge and skills that will equip them to make an immediate impact in the highly competitive hospitality industry or to provide the foundation for the pursuit of a terminal degree at an academic institution. The MSHM program is sufficiently flexible to recognize the full range of skills and knowledge needed for significant contributions in all segments of the hospitality industry. Read more ...

Minor in Hospitality Management

The Minor in Hospitality Management is designed to help students in other majors develop marketable skills for application in the hospitality industry and to allow students to explore the unique application of business skills and knowledge of management practices in customer-driven service industries.

This minor is designed primarily for students in foods and nutrition, management and human resources, marketing management, international business or other majors within the College of Business Administration. The minor helps students develop adjunct skills that complement their major course of study and prepares them to pursue careers in the hospitality industry. The Minor in Hotel and Restaurant Management will also prepare students to be successful, in any customer-oriented industry in which service is the intangible product.

The course catalog (PDF) provides descriptions of classes.

Contact Dr. Ben Dewald for more information at bdewald@csupomona.edu.

Minor in Culinology

Culinology is a discipline that blends culinary arts and the science of food. Students majoring in hospitality management or food science and technology may earn a minor in Culinology, which is trademarked by the Research Chefs Association (RCA). This track is one of only a few programs approved by the RCA. The minor will provide students the tools to successfully develop food products for retail and food service consumption. This track is particularly attractive to those interested in product development. Please refer to the College of Agriculture’s food science and technology section in the university catalog for course requirements.

MBA with a Hospitality Management Emphasis

The College of Business Administration, in partnership with The Collins College, offers a Master of Business Administration degree, with an emphasis in the hospitality industry. The program, which is designed for managers, offers courses in management, strategy, leadership, law, operations analysis, multi-unit management and information systems.

The MBA core classes are offered by the College of Business Administration and the hospitality emphasis is offered by The Collins College. For more information contact Dr. Ed Merritt at eamerritt@csupomona.edu.