Leadership in Hospitality & Event Management

Major

The Bachelor of Arts in Leadership in Hospitality and Event Management includes a focus on leadership, a liberal arts foundation, and a core of industry-specific courses which will prepare you to enter an in-demand field at the leadership level.

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Program Locations

Courses

Hospitality & Event Management Core Courses

  • Introduction to Hospitality Management
  • Managing Services in Food & Beverage Operations
  • Casino Operations
  • Lodging Management
  • Legal Environment, Human Resources & Labor Relations
  • Management Information Systems for the Hospitality Industry
  • Catering & Special Events
  • Travel, Sustainable Practices & Eco-Tourism
  • Sports, Recreation & Convention Management
  • Event Planning/Communication in Hospitality Operations

Foundation Courses

  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Managing Financial Resources
Four-Year Plan

Sample program of study for Leadership in Hospitality & Event Management. Students should select courses with the assistance of a faculty advisor.

Fall Spring
First Year

NDMU-100 Perspectives in Education

4

BUS-303 Principles of Marketing

3

ENG-101 College Writing

3

HOS-250 Managing Service in Food and Beverage Operations

3

ECO-212 Microeconomics (meets Social Science Requirement)

3

Foreign Language Requirement

3

HOS-190 Intro to Hospitality and Event Planning

3

Literature Requirement

3

Foreign Language Requirement*

3

Mathematics Requirement

3

[16 credits]

 

[15 credits]

 

Second Year

BUS-302 Principles of Management

3

HOS-210 Professional Communication - Hospitality and Event Planning

3

HOS-230 Travel and Tourism

3

PHL-201 Introduction to Philosophy

3

RST-105 Religion and Big Questions

3

History Requirement

3

COM-106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

Fine Arts Requirement

3

Foreign Language Requirement

3

Natural Science Requirement

4

Physical Education Requirement

1

[16 credits]

 

[16 credits]      
Third Year

HOS-370 Lodging Management

3

BUS-416 Managing Financial Resources

3

HOS-380 Meeting and Convention Management

3

HOS-360 Catering & Special Events

3

Gender Studies Requirement

3

ECO-211 Introduction to Macroeconomics

3

Upper-Level Religious Studies Requirement

3

Upper-Level Religious Studies Requirement

3

Values Requirement

3

Cross-Cultural Studies Requirement

3

[15 credits]

 

[15 credits]

 

Fourth Year

HOS-400 Hospitality Management Information Systems

3

HOS-450 Legal Environment & Hospitality and Event Management

3

HOS-470 Human Resources and Lobor Relations

3

Internship in the Hospitality Field

4

HOS-480 Supply Chain Logistics

3

General Electives & Business Course Electives

8

General Electives & Business Course Electives

6

[15 credits]

 

[15 credits]

 

 

 

*Number of credits required is 3 to 9, depending on the results of a language placement exam.

Additional Notes

  • Students will complete two courses online in collaboration with University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
  • Students who are interested in a BA/MS pathway to graduate studies at Morgan State University should inform the NDMU program director by the third year of study to plan to enroll in bridge courses in the senior year as part of the University partnership with Morgan.

What to Expect Studying at Notre Dame of Maryland University

Small classes, lectures and seminars provide a climate for individualized learning while our Baltimore location offers extensive opportunities to gain internship and work experience in the field.

Hospitality & Event Management Careers

  • Wedding & Events Coordinator
  • Hotel, Spa or Resort Manager
  • Managing Travel Agent
  • Cruise Director
  • Park Manager
  • Activities Director
  • Meeting Planner
  • Tour Guide
  • Food and Beverage Director
  • Bed & Breakfast Owner