Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Industry Management
As a hospitality industry management (HSIM) student, you will develop the analytical skills to prepare you for careers in hospitality consulting and in the corporate office.
The HSIM program is a business degree with a hospitality emphasis. You can customize this major to fit your interests. Along with your advisor, you’ll choose a focus area such as revenue management, resort real estate development, hospitality e-commerce or tourism sustainability, so that you can specialize in a particular area of hospitality, one of the world’s largest industries.
Nothing complements classroom-based learning like practical, on-the-job learning. Two integral parts of the HSIM curriculum are the 400 hours of hospitality-related work experience. Hospitality student organizations take students to national industry conferences and provide networking opportunities with leaders and managers in the hospitality field.
All classes are taught by faculty with real industry experience and academic credentials. And through the Blue Hen Alumni Network and events like the Hospitality Career Fair and the Paul Wise Executive in Residence Speaker Series, industry alumni, leaders and managers frequently visit campus to meet, mentor and hire our students. The student clubs take our students to national industry conferences, providing networking opportunities with leaders and managers in the hospitality field.
Honors in Hospitality Industry Management
The honors program at UD offers a scholarly and enriching community that extends well beyond graduation. You’ll enjoy smaller, more challenging classes and the opportunity to engage in research and assume leadership roles.
The honors degree requires:
- All requirements for the B.S. in hospitality industry management
- All of the UD requirements for the honors baccalaureate degree
Suggested Course Sequence
HOSP 180 – Introduction to Hospitality Business Management
ECON 101 – Introduction to Microeconomics
MATH 221 – Calculus I or MATH 241 – Analytic Geometry and Calculus A
History & cultural change breadth course
BUAD 110 – Basics of Business
HOSP 187 – Hospitality Business Computing or MISY 160 – Business Computing
ENGL 110 – Seminar in Composition
ECON 103 – Introduction to Macroeconomics
STAT 200 – Basic Statistical Practice
HOSP 314 – Hospitality Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation
ACCT 207 – Accounting I
Creative arts & humanities breadth course
ACCT 208 – Accounting II
MISY 262 – Fundamentals of Business Analytics
FINC 311 – Principles of Finance
HOSP 230 – Executive Presentations & Problem Solving or COMM 212 – Public Speaking & Professional Presentation
BUAD 309 – Organizational Behavior
HOSP 380 – Management of Lodging Operations
HOSP 382 – Managerial Accounting & Finance in the Hospitality Industry
HOSP 481 – Marketing Hospitality Experiences
BUAD 306 – Service and Operations Management
HOSP 381 – Management of Food & Beverage Operations
ACCT 352 – Law and Social Issues in Business or HOSP 482 – Hospitality Business Law
HOSP 448 – Data Analytics in the Hospitality Industry
HOSP 495 – Hospitality Feasibility Studies
HOSP 487 – Hospitality and Sport Revenue Management
HOSP 450 – Strategic Hospitality Management
ENGL 312 – Written Communications in Business
Within 6 months of graduating, on average, 96% of Lerner’s hospitality industry management graduates are employed (earning a mean starting salary of $50,500) or pursuing further education. For more information on career resources please visit the Lerner Career Services Center.
Some of the top employers of Lerner’s hospitality industry management graduates include:
- Compass Group
- Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts
- Hyatt Hotels Corporation
- Marriott International
Job titles of recent graduates with a hospitality industry management degree include:
- Account Luxury Manager
- Event Sales Coordinator
- Operations Administrator
- Account Executive
- Sales and Management Associate
Visit the Career Outcomes of Lerner hospitality industry management students to see top employers, job titles, salaries and locations.
- Top Tips for Dining Etiquette - Delta Sigma Pi, one of Lerner's business fraternities, learned the top tips for dining etiquette from Vita Nova's Nick Waller and applied their skills at a three-course professional dining event.
- UD Students Give Championship Effort At National Golf Tournament - Lerner students catered to eager golf fans who flocked to Wilmington to see the top 70 golfers play. Championship golf brought more than 100,000 spectators.
- Welcome Back To Vita Nova! - Vita Nova had to pivot because of COVID-19 and set a goal to maintain great food and great service. Two new executive chefs will see to it.
- UDREAM Program Helps Lerner Students Succeed - UDREAM peer mentors help new students pick classes, manage schedules and get involved in extracurricular activities to acclimate them to life at UD.
- This Spring at Vita Nova - UD’s student-operated and managed restaurant Vita Nova is accepting spring reservations.
Learn more about undergraduate admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.