Hospitality and Tourism Management, BSHTM

Offered in: Chicago

The Manfred Steinfeld School of Hospitality and Tourism Management:
World Class Education in a World-Class City

No better place exists to learn this industry than the Chicago metropolitan area with its wealth of world-class hotels and restaurants and its rich blend of ethnic cultures and cuisines, arts and entertainment, sports and recreation. With offices overlooking several of Chicago’s major tourism destinations, the School offers an undergraduate program and the first graduate program in Illinois preparing students for management and leadership careers in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Roosevelt’s Hospitality program prepares students in the following concentration areas: lodging management; food and beverage management; meeting, events and exhibition management; sports management; and tourism administration. Other subject areas include casino and club management.

The hospitality industry is a major employer in the Chicago area and throughout the world. Excellent careers are available for those with academic training, work experience, and technology skills, all of which are developed in Roosevelt University’s programs. A Roosevelt degree in hospitality and tourism management provides students with a valuable employment and career advantage.

Faculty members are committed to students and their professional growth as they integrate classroom study with the lively metropolitan workplace. Program participants may gain experience through professional partnerships with leading hotels, restaurants, meeting and convention facilities, associations, destination marketing and tourism offices and others.

Manfred Steinfeld is the generous benefactor of Roosevelt University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. The program values Mr. Steinfeld’s knowledge, experience, and generosity.

The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management (BSHTM)

The BSHTM is a 120-credit hour undergraduate degree program designed for students of any age who want to pursue a career in hospitality. The program requires successful completion of 54 credit hours of study in hospitality management courses; the University’s general education course requirements in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences; and 30 credit hours of elective courses.

All Hospitality majors are advised by the department and can develop close, mentoring relationships with our faculty from their first semester at Roosevelt.

Freshmen

Traditional-aged freshmen enroll in Hospitality major courses from the first semester so there is no delay in developing a connection to the major field, area of focus, and chosen career path.

Transfer Students

The BSHTM degree allows for transfer credits from community college Hospitality programs as well as transfer from other programs and majors. Except for HOSM 290 METHODS & RESEARCH IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT, which must be completed at Roosevelt University, 200-level background hospitality courses may be completed either at Roosevelt or through acceptable transfer work from an approved community college.

Credit for Prior Learning or Experiential Learning

Students in the BSHTM may apply for assessment of life experience and for the concomitant academic credit within the hospitality and tourism management program. Before credit for prior or experiential learning is officially awarded, students must complete 12 credit hours at Roosevelt University. The total number of credits awarded through portfolio assessment is limited.

Request Further Information

To receive further information about the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality & Tourism Management, please contact Donna DeMille, ddemille@roosevelt.edu, assistant director, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Requirements

Required Courses
HOSM 200FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY3
or ACCT 210 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I
HOSM 201INTRODUCTION TO THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY3
HOSM 210FRONT OFFICE MANAGEMENT3
or HOSM 231 INTRODUCTION TO MEETING AND EVENT MANAGEMENT
HOSM 230FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT3
HOSM 275HOSPITALITY LAW3
or BLAW 201 BUSINESS LAW I
HOSM 290METHODS & RESEARCH IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT3
HOSM 300MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY3
HOSM 311ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR HOSPITALITY3
HOSM 350ADVANCED MARKETING FOR THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY3
HOSM 399HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT SENIOR PROJECT3
Electives
Select eight 300-level HOSM electives: recommend one concentration from list below24
General Education Requirements for the BSHTM
Mathematics proficiency equivalent to MATH 095 by course completion or Roosevelt placement
Select three courses in Humanities9
Select three courses in Natural Sciences9
Select three courses in Social Sciences9
CST 100ESSENTIAL COMPUTER SKILLS (or proficiency credit)3
ENG 101COMPOSITION I: CRITICAL READING & WRITING 13
ENG 102COMPOSITION II: INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC RESEARCH 13
General Education, University Writing Requirement, and Electives
Courses to total 12030
Total Credit Hours120
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Minimum acceptable grade is C-

Other Requirements for the BSHTM Degree

  • 200-level courses: At least 60 credit hours must be completed in courses at the 200 level or above.
  • 300-level courses: A minimum of 15 credit hours of 300-level hospitality management course work must be completed at Roosevelt University.
  • Minimum grades in the major sequence: The core courses, HOSM 300 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY, HOSM 311 ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR HOSPITALITY, HOSM 350 ADVANCED MARKETING FOR THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY, and HOSM 399 HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT SENIOR PROJECT, must be passed with grades of C or higher. Two D grades are allowed in the remainder of the major sequence.
  • Minimum acceptable grade point average of classes taken at Roosevelt University is 2.0.
  • Completion of the University Writing Requirement is based on the Roosevelt University Assessment placement test.

Hotel/Lodging Management Concentration

Requirements

Nine (9) credit hours, see list below; plus prerequisite HOSM 210 FRONT OFFICE MANAGEMENT.*

HOSM 302HOTEL OPERATIONS3
HOSM 303HOTEL DEVELOPMENT AND OPENING3
HOSM 304FACILITIES MANAGEMENT & ENGINEERING3
Total Credit Hours9

Meeting and Event Management Concentration

Requirements

Nine (9) credit hours; see list below; plus, prerequisite HOSM 231 INTRODUCTION TO MEETING AND EVENT MANAGEMENT.*

HOSM 315APPLICATIONS & TECHNIQUES OF MEETING & EVENT MANAGEMENT3
HOSM 317ISSUES & TRENDS IN MEETING & EVENT MANAGEMENT3
Select one of the following:3
HOSPITALITY FACILITIES MARKETING, SALES, AND SERVICE
EXHIBITION MANAGEMENT
SPECIAL EVENTS
DESTINATION CHICAGO: MANAGING GROUP TOURS
Total Credit Hours9

Restaurant/Food Service Management Concentration

Requirements

Nine (9) credit hours required; see list below; plus, prerequisite HOSM 230 FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT.*

Select three of the following:9
FOOD & BEVERAGE CONTROLS
RESTAURANT/FOOD SERVICE MANAGEMENT
WINE, LIQUORS, AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT (Must be 21 yo to enroll)
Total Credit Hours9

Sports Hospitality Concentration

The courses comprising the Sports Hospitality Concentration have been developed in response to the needs of sports organizations for trained personnel to assist in fan services and marketing. Hospitality students have the customer service orientation that equips them to work with the myriad fan-oriented activities undertaken by organized sports.

Requirements

Nine (9) credit hours required; see list below.*

Select three of the following:9
INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS AS A BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
SPORTS MARKETING
SPORTS COMMUNICATIONS, MEDIA ISSUES, & PUBLIC RELATIONS
SPORTS COMMUNICATIONS RELATIONS & FAN DEVELOPMENT
Total Credit Hours9

Tourism Administration Concentration

Requirements

Nine (9) credit hours required; see list below; plus, prerequisite HOSM 201 INTRODUCTION TO THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY.*

Select three of the following:9
MANAGING TOURISM, FESTS, EVENTS, & MORE
INTERNATIONAL TOURISM
URBAN TOURISM ADMINISTRATION
DESTINATION MARKETING
Total Credit Hours9

BSHTM to MSHTM Transitions Program

A Roosevelt University Hospitality and Tourism Management student who has completed  his/her RU residency of 30 credit hours, has completed 90 credit hours of degree applicable credit, and has a 3.0 overall GPA, may apply for the HOSM Graduate Transitions Program.  If accepted, the student will be allowed to enroll in up to two graduate HOSM courses in consultation with the Graduate Advisor; and, satisfactory completion of the courses with a minimum of 3.0 average will be allowed to count as credits applicable to his/her undergraduate 120 credit credit hour degree requirement.  In addition, the student will be allowed to also apply the RU graduate credits to the 30 credit hours of HOSM 400-level credit required for the Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management.  Additionally, the student will not be required to enroll in undergraduate pre-requisite HOSM courses, though s/he may elect to add certain undergraduate pre-requisites to his/her program of study.

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No transfer credit allowed. Minimum grade of C in all classes to qualify. No waivers or substitutions.