Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
College of Health and Human Services
Neff Hall 330 ~ 260-481-6562 ~ ipfw.edu/cfs
The B.S. - Hospitality Management (B.S. HM) 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 be admitted to the B.S. 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 2.5 or higher.
General Program Requirements:
Successfully complete 120 credits in the prescribed Pre-HM and HM Program.
- Attain a cumulative IPFW GPA of 2.5 or above in the Pre-HTM Program
- Complete the HTM degree requirements with a cumulative GPA of 2.2 or higher in HTM program.
- Complete all the HTM degree requirements within 8 years of first registration into the HTM program.
- Abide by the rules and regulations specified in the Bulletin, requirements for degrees (Regulations) 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.
Hospitality Management Major Requirements:
To progress from Pre-Hospitality Management (Pre-HTM) and gain admission in the Hospitality Management Major, students must complete HTM 10000, HTM 21400, HTM , HTM 18100 and HTM 371 in the Pre-Hospitality Management (Pre-HTM) with a GPA of 2.5 or better.
Students enrolled in the HTM department are required to consult their advisor to choose appropriate general education courses and help choose amongst the three concentrations proposed to students in their sophomore year within the program.
The concentrations offered are:
- Hotel & Resort Management
- Restaurant Management
- Event, Convention and Destination Management
Once admitted, students follow a prescribed progression in their second, third, and fourth year completing the course requirement corresponding to the concentration they have chosen. In addition, the third and fourth years of the program offer students opportunities to choose amongst HTM electives.
To graduate, a student admitted to the HTM major must complete the required courses as listed below in the chronological order thus completing all HTM level 2 before starting HTM level 3 and hence forth completing all HTM level 3 before starting HTM level 4 courses while also respecting the co- and prerequisites.
The BS Hospitality Management program requires students to attend courses that have specific technical standards, these are:
- The ability to use one’s skills to prepare foods in a timed fashion similar to that of a restaurant, with set service times.
- Safe handling of knives, use of electrical and heavy-duty equipment typical of hotel and restaurant operations.
- The ability to communicate effectively with guests, staff, supervisors and peers in public environments.
- The ability to use computers for computational ability.
- The ability to work in environments that require manual dexterity, reading, writing, standing (sometimes for long periods of time), sitting and walking as well as bending and lifting loads up to and including 75 pounds or more.
- The ability to communicate with customers, receive orders and process information enough to work and study in a typical hotel and/or restaurant professional environment and, to be in a position not to pose safety hazards to others and perform a useful role in a service industry setting.
- The reasonable use of the olfactory sense in tasks that involve, but are not limited to, smelling foods and beverages when applicable to the program.
- In all cases reasonable accommodations will be made with appropriate documentation from the Services for Students with Disabilities Office.
The BS Hospitality Management degree program has developed extraordinary teaching and learning opportunities that require students to participate and work in the industry as part of courses.
We are required to consult the Zachary’s List and must deny access to individuals on this list to participate in internships, practicums and volunteer activities that place students in structured and semi-structured settings with children. (http://purdue.edu/hr/EmployeeRelations/zachary.html). We strongly recommend that students who register for the Hospitality Management degree program take the above into consideration as it may deny them the opportunity to complete the program and therefore to graduate.
If you are in any doubt or have any further questions, please set up a meeting with either the Dean of Students or the Department Chair.