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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Hospitality Business Management

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Telephone: (302) 831-6077
Faculty Listing: http://www.lerner.udel.edu/faculty-staff/hrim


The Department of Hospitality Business Management’s (HSBM) mission is to graduate students who are prepared to distinguish themselves in the hospitality and sport industry. Their academic experience is management based with learning focused on hotel, food service, sport, and other hospitality operations with emphasis on experience-driven learning and analytics throughout the curriculum.  Of paramount importance is their development as community citizens through leadership and service learning experiences.

Students in the HSBM department also have the opportunity to participate in a 4+1 MBA program.  With careful planning, academically eligible students can complete both their undergraduate degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management or Hospitality Industry Management and the MBA degree in five years of academic study.

All programs are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management (HRIM)

The degree provides preparation for students interested in careers that include managing and/or owning restaurants, hotels and other hospitality businesses such as event planning, country clubs, casinos, food-service operations, and resorts. Students benefit from experience driven learning in our two learning labs on campus; the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel and our student operated Vita Nova gourmet Restaurant.

Hospitality Industry Management (HSIM)

The degree provides preparation for students interested in careers in hospitality consulting, real estate development, and corporate services. This customizable degree emphasizes developing analytical skills for decision making in a variety of hospitality business environments. Students identify a customized focus area that provides a set of core competencies in their area of interest. Examples of focus areas include revenue management, real estate development, e-commerce, service marketing, and sustainability management.

An integral part of the curriculum for both majors is the hospitality-related work experience. This includes 700 hours of documented paid work experience coupled with 100 hours of community service.

Sport Management

The Bachelor of Science degree prepares students for career opportunities in the sport industry. The majority of those opportunities are in the areas of sales and marketing, leadership and management, finance, and operations within the sport industry.  An integral part of the curriculum is the Sport Management Capstone Internship. Students will complete 450 hours at a pre-approved sport related internship site. 


The minor in Beverage Management explores the sophisticated and diverse beverage industry.  Students will be prepared to work in beverage distribution, hotel or resort beverage management, bar or nightclub management and in specialty areas such as wine and craft brewing/distilling.

The minor in Event Management provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan conferences, meetings, weddings, trade shows and sports tournaments, hosted all over the world.

The minor in Restaurant Management provides students with a foundation for understanding the global food and beverage industry.

The minor in Spa and Wellness Management prepares students for careers in the healthcare and wellness industry, with opportunites in management, sales and marketing, consulting and entrepreneurship.

The minor in Sport Management exposes students to concepts and career possibilities in the sport industry.




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