Hospitality Management

Program Information

Degree Type: AAS
Program Code: HMGT
Hegis Code: 5011.10
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The Hospitality Management curriculum has been developed to provide all students with a solid foundation in the nation's number one industry - the service industry. This program emphasizes the intangibility of the hospitality business and the methods used to control and manage it. The opportunities in this field have never been more exciting! In addition to specialized courses such as Principles of Hospitality & Tourism, Principles of Hotel/Resort Management, and Convention, Meeting, and Exposition Management, students are expected to learn the fundamentals of such fields as accounting, business law, economics and marketing. Recommended high school preparation: Three years of mathematics, computer science, and foreign language.

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-2 Freshman Experience HRD100 HRD100A or HRD110
3 Writing I ENG101 or ENG100A &ENG100B
3 Elements of Technical Writing ENG110
3 SUNY GEN ED Mathematics MAT110 Mathematics of Finance recommended
3 Fundamentals of Nutrition NTR101
3 Cultural Anthropolgy ANT101
3 Introduction to Personal Economics ECO101
3 Principles of Microeconomics ECO202 (Prereq Recommended)
3 Foreign Language Spanish recommended
3 Office Productivity Software CIS125 (Prereq Required)
3 Principles of Management BUS102
3 Principles of Marketing BUS103
4 Applied Accounting BUS144
6 Business Internship or Disney World Internship BUS178 (Prereq Required) or BUS285 (Prereq Required)
3 Principles of Hospitality and Tourism BUS181 (Fall only)
3 Hotel/Resort Management  BUS193 (Spring only)
3 Convention, Meeting and Exposition Management BUS265 (Spring only)
3 Business Law II BUS202
8 Choose 8 credits from the following:  
  Advanced Program Leadership and Instruction AVS227 (Fall only - Prereq Required)
  Challenge Course Management AVS231 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
  Business Communications BUS141
  Study of Tourism Destinations BUS192 (Spring only)
  Social Media, Advertising and Promotion BUS203 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
  Consumer Behavior BUS204 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
  Food Preparation I CUL127 (Fall only)
  Casual Dining Room Service CUL131
  Fine Dining Room Service CUL133
  Introduction to Wine and Spirits CUL140 (Spring only)
  Math Applications/Food Service CUL141 (Spring only)
  Sauce Theory CUL142 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
  Bar Operations and Mixology CUL143 (Fall only)
64 minimum credits required for graduation  
Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-2 HRD100, HRD100A or HRD110
3 ENG101 or ENG100A & ENG100B
3 BUS102
3 BUS181
3 ANT101
3 SUNY GEN ED Mathematics (MAT110 recommended)
Second Semester
3 ENG110
3 BUS103
3 BUS193
3 CIS125
3 ECO101
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
4 BUS144 (See Note 1)
3 ECO202
3 BUS265
3-6 BUS178 or BUS285 (See Note 2 and 3)
2-6 Hospitality and Tourism Electives
Fourth Semester
3 Foreign Language (Spanish recommended)
3 BUS202
3-6 BUS178 or BUS285 (See Note 2 and 3)
4 NTR101
2-6 Hospitality and Tourism Electives


  1. BUS144 is required for this program however BUS146 can be used as a substitute for those intending to pursue a four year business related degree given BUS146's transferability into 4-year business programs.
  2. The 6 credits of BUS178 Business Internship shall be taken over two semesters. BUS285, Disney World Internship, is a 6 credit course taken in one semester.
  3. Students who wish to attend full-time while participating in the Disney World Internship (BUS285) have a choice of taking SUNY ADK online courses and/or traditional classroom courses at Disney (BUS102, BUS103 and BUS141) which requires registering for a special section of SUNY ADK courses in addition to the 6 credit internship. Planning is essential for this internship - please see the Disney Coordinator as soon as possible for advisement.
  4. While this program fulfills the SUNY Hospitality transfer path requirements for business and hospitality courses, it does not meet the 30 credits of General Education requirements which are normally completed in the first two years of study.  The Business Adminsitration AS program would meet all the the SUNY transfer path requirements for Hospitality Management including GEN ED requirements with the selection of BUS 193 and BUS 265 as general electives.  Those students interested in transferring to a 4-year institution should seek advisement for selection of program of study and courses.
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