2020-2021 College Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business/Hospitality Management Concentration, A.A.S.

Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Accreditation. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, 11520 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS 66213, (913) 339-9356, www.acbsp.org.

Program description. The Business program encompasses related disciplines in these general concentrations: Hospitality Management  and Management . Students have the opportunity to earn a degree in a cross-disciplinary environment that reflects the trend in industry. The program employs instructors with years of practical experience and is guided by working professionals.

Hospitality Management concentration. The Hospitality Management concentration is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for graduates to succeed in the hospitality management field. Practical applications of basic management theories and principles are stressed. Courses incorporate work-related experiences to simulate realistic management problems and opportunities. The curriculum also includes on-the-job experience as an intern. Organizations in the industry frequently promote from within, so the internship can be a significant asset.

Typical job opportunities: Associate manager, small-business operator, assistant manager, functional assistant manager

Program goals. Upon completion of a Business program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, think critically and develop problem solving skills utilizing quantitative data in business situations through physical or virtual presence in writing, speaking, listening and electronic media.
  2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the American free enterprise system.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic interaction of supply and demand.
  4. Apply business and management knowledge through employability of skills.
  5. Interpret accounting information, marketing practices and economic data and be creative with business solutions

Contact(s): Business and Computer Technology, (865) 694-6656

Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60-61

See the General Education   section of this Catalog for electives.
2HMGT 2910
To enroll in this Internship course, students must be in pursuit of an A.A.S. degree in Business with a Hospitality Management concentration; have completed 15 hours of CULA and HMGT courses with a minimum 2.5 GPA in CULA and HMGT courses and an overall minimum 2.0 GPA; be enrolled in the semester in which the student will graduate; have completed and submitted the Internship application to the BCT internship coordinator prior to enrollment in the course and beginning of the term. Application and instructions are available on the Business and Computer Technology Internships webpage.