Jan 24, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Hospitality and Sport Business Management


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

Hospitality Business Management 

The degree prepares students for 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-managed Vita Nova gourmet restaurant.

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

Hospitality Industry Management 

The degree prepares students for 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.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 credits (five courses) in a well-defined focus area (minimum grade C-). A specific course plan for the fulfillment of the focus area requirement must be established during the freshman or sophomore year and must be approved by the HSIM advisor.  Additionally, the program requires 400 hours of paid hospitality related work experience.

An integral part of the curriculum for both majors is the hospitality-related work experience. 

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

Sport Management

The Bachelor of Science degree prepares students for career opportunities in the sports industry. The majority of those opportunities are in the areas of sales and marketing, leadership and management, finance, and operations within the sports 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. 

Minors

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 Sport Management exposes students to concepts and career possibilities in the sports industry.

Programs

    MajorHonors DegreeMinor4+1