The hospitality and tourism industry is responsible for $1.1 trillion in sales in the United States alone, according to the American Hotel and Lodging Association. In many countries, in fact, hospitality is virtually the only industry and essential to the local economy.
That's why Southern New Hampshire University offers the Bachelor of Applied Science in Hospitality Management, a program devoted to preparing students for successful careers in this burgeoning field. As a hospitality management major, you'll acquire the skills to pursue a management career in this field as well as the expertise to become an entrepreneur or small business owner. Our state-of-the-art campus facilities, widely experienced faculty and practical curriculum offer you the opportunity for a unique and richly rewarding learning experience.
The undergraduate hospitality management BAS allows you to follow a general track or focus your studies with a concentration in Event and Convention Management, Hotel and Resort Management or Restaurant and Beverage Management.
The BASHM program is for U.S. students with associate degrees from accredited hospitality (or related) programs. The 21-month program includes industry experience as well as academic requirements. With your completed associate degree in a relevant program, SNHU will award 60 credits toward your bachelor's degree, and you will hold junior status with no need for duplicate or additional coursework. Transfer students are eligible for scholarships and financial aid.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor's degree in hospitality management at SNHU include:
The hospitality management major prepares you for a host of careers in lodging, food service, club management and the airline and cruise industries. You'll also graduate with meaningful credentials - academic and professional portfolios and 1,000 hours of solid, hands-on field experience. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, meeting, convention, and event planning opportunities are expected to grow 10% through 2024, faster than the average over that time period.
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Hospitality Management, designed for students with an associate degree in a related field, combines academic and industry experience. Hospitality management majors broaden and deepen their hospitality knowledge and graduate well-poised for management-level positions in the industry or to launch their own businesses.
Free elective Credits: 6
HOS-202 replaces ACC-202 and HOS-416 replaces BUS-206 in the Business Core for the BS in Hospitality Business
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Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.
This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Student achievement data can be found on College Navigator.
*All concentrations associated with the program are also accredited through ACBSP.