​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

If you’d like to work and lead in a hotel, restaurant, resort or club setting, CMU’S hospitality services program is for you. A career in hospitality comes with a flexible schedule and travel opportunities in diverse environments. Our program will prepare you for management positions with organizations such as Hyatt, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Hilton, Red Lobster and Buffalo Wild Wings, to name a few.

Points of Pride

  • You’ll have the opportunity to earn while you learn by working at the new on-campus Marriott Hotel, where hospitality majors enjoy preferential hiring.
  • You may earn the opportunity to complete your paid internship as a resident manager of the McLaren Hospitality House in Flint, a hotel designed and operated for the patients and their families.
  • CMU’s hospitality program also offers you opportunities to study in Italy, Switzerland, Las Vegas or Chicago.

Put Your Degree to Work

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
Lodging manager$46,810 per year1% (700 more jobs)
Sales manager$105,260 per year8% (29,800 more jobs)
Meeting/convention planner$45,810 per year33% (31,300 more jobs)

For More Information

Visit the hospitality services website or contact:

Department of Marketing and Hospitality Services Administration
Smith Hall 100
Email: berry2rl@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3701

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

(Click on the course name or number for a complete course description.)

Hospitality Services Administration Major: Hospitality Services Concentration

Total: 36 - 37 semester hours
Additional Common Body of Knowledge in Business Administration Courses
(9 hours)
BUS 100
Essential Business Skills
3
BUS 300QR
Applied Business Statistics
3
MGT 499
Integrated Capstone-Strategic Management
3
Core Courses
(18 hours)
HSA 210/MGT 210
Effective Supervision: Principles and Practices
3
HSA 240
Introduction to Hospitality Services Administration
3
HSA 350
Lodging Operations
3
HSA 447
Financial Management in the Hospitality Service Sector
3
HSA 490
Hospitality Internship
3
HSA 546
Management in the Hospitality Service Sector
3
Electives
(9-10 hours)
Select from the following with advisor approval:
FIN 335
Real Estate Principles
3
FNS 160
Introduction to Foods
3
FNS 363
Food Safety and Sanitation
1
FNS 365
Quantity Food Production
2
HSA 120
Introduction to the Gaming Industry
3
HSA 341/MKT 341
Services Marketing
3
HSA 348
Franchising
3
HSA 390
Field Studies in Hospitality Services Administration
3
HSA 397
Special Topics
1-6
HSA 445
Advanced Food and Beverage Systems Management
3
HSA 597
Special Topics
1-6
MKT 340
Personal Selling
3