2020-2021 Catalog 
    May 15, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog

Hospitality Management Major

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Department Chair: Michelle Millar

The Department of Hospitality Management (HM), as part of the University of San Francisco’s McLaren School of Management (SOM), offers a program of study for those students seeking business management, and leadership career opportunities in the global hospitality industry. Students receive a comprehensive business education through the SOM business fundamentals and extend their understanding of the hospitality industry in a broad context.

Through classroom theoretical work, professional industry experiences, and innovative thinking, students become well prepared to work in the hotel, restaurant, meeting and event, and tourism industries - all some of the largest and fastest growing industries in the world.


Program Learning Outcomes

It is expected that Hospitality Management majors upon graduation will be able to:

  • Demonstrate leadership and team management skills necessary for success in a diverse and changing workplace
  • Apply relevant service management strategies to the global hospitality industry
  • Identify social, environmental and financial hospitality business practices critical to sustainability
  • Identify solutions and opportunities for practical business scenarios
  • Evaluate alternative strategies to challenges and opportunities faced by industry

Department Goals

  • Develop knowledgeable, skillful, and responsible leaders prepared for successful careers in the global hospitality industry.
  • Develop students who can apply theory into practice.

Major Requirements (76 units)

Business Core

The business core and foundation courses cover the basic business topics needed for a career in business. Consistent with the direction of business today, the business core at the McLaren School of Management highlights issues related to the global business environment, diversity and ethics. Oral and written communication, quantitative reasoning, information literacy, and critical thinking are also stressed throughout the curriculum.

All Business majors must complete a set of business foundation and core courses, as well as the required University Core Curriculum . Students admitted to the McLaren School of Management’s Honors Program take the Honors Program core. Please see School of Management Honors Program . The required foundation courses are also used to satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements (see faculty adviser). Students must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in their foundation and business core coursework.

Hospitality Management Requirements (24 units)

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