Department of Consumer and Family Sciences
College of Health and Human Services
Neff Hall 330 ~ 260-481-6562 ~ www.ipfw.edu/cfs
The BS - Hospitality Management studies are designed to offer students the opportunity to learn and develop the skills and competencies they will need to become successful leaders and entrepreneurs in one of the world’s fastest growing industries.
To apply for the BS Hospitality Management, students must meet IPFW degree seeking requirements and complete the prerequisite courses outlined in the Pre-Hospitality Management (Pre-HM) requirements, earning 30 credits and attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
General Program Requirements:
Successfully complete 124 credits in the prescribed Pre-HM and HM Program.
- Attain a cumulative IPFW GPA of 2.0 or above.
- Complete the HM degree requirements with a cumulative GPA of 2.20 or higher in HTM, FNN, THTR and Language required course work, including any courses taken in COM and OLS as part of the eighteen credit hours in Hospitality Mangement elective courses.
- Complete all the HM degree requirements within 8 years of first registration into the HM program.
- Abide by the rules and regulations specified in the Bulletin, requirements for degrees (see part 8) and the College of Health and Human Services (see part 4) in effect at the time of admission. In addition students enrolled in the BS hospitality Management are required to follow the CFS student handbook regulations in effect which are available on line at: http://www.ipfw.edu/cfs/assets/pdf/Student%20Handbook.pdf
Pre-Hospitality Management (Pre-HM) Requirements:
Students applying for the BS hospitality Management must submit as part of their application, proof of work experience with an HTM Work Experience Portfolio. The purpose of the work experience is for students to be in a position to demonstrate a suitable work ethic and customer care that indicates a potential to work in the hospitality industry. This work experience is non-credit bearing.
Pre-HM courses are mostly prescribed with the exception of some General Education area II and area IV courses. Prescribed Pre-HM courses include all Gen Ed I, III and V areas as well as the HTM 100, Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management. Pre-HM required courses are chosen to establish a sound foundation in English language, mathematical skills adapted to business as well as particularly important scientific areas on which HM Major courses build.
Hospitality Management Major, Requirements
To progress from Pre-Hospitality Management (Pre-HM) and gain admission in the Hospitality Management Major, students must: successfully complete 30 credits in the prescribed Pre-HM courses attain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher in these prescribed Pre-HM courses and present the Work Experience Portfolio as described above along with their application. Admission to the HM Major is not limited, applications are reviewed by the department faculty.
Once admitted, students follow a prescribed progression in their second and third year. The fourth year of the program offers students opportunities to choose amongst HM electives and/or special areas of interest and an HR specialization.
To graduate, a student admitted to the HM major must complete the required courses as listed below in the chronological order thus completing all HM level 2 before starting HM level 3 and hence forth completing all HM level 3 before starting HM level 4 courses while also respecting the co- and prerequisites.