Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
3/23/2017Frederick Community College
Proposal
AASHospitality Management5/30/2017
Hospitality Management Program Description
The Hospitality Management Degree program prepares students as trained hospitality professionals in a variety of hospitality sectors including hotels, resorts, clubs, restaurants, convention centers, and tourism related businesses. With input from current hiring hospitality leaders, the program is designed to ensure that students will learn practical skills needed to excel in the hospitality industry that will include classifying entities, facets, and professions that comprise the industry; discussing and describing the significant core concepts in sales, hospitality services, planning, accounting, human resources, marketing, and operations; recognizing and describing the range of technologies used in the operation and marketing of a hospitality business; and analyzing financial statements and budgets. Upon completion of the program, students are immediately eligible to apply for certification as Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP), from the American Hotel and Lodging Institute (AHLEI).  Graduates should qualify for entry level positions, in the hospitality sector and, with experience advance to managerial positions or continue on to four year academic programs.