Our faculty bring their strong academic credentials and most important their industry experience to each class. Their teaching is current and lively encouraging you to engage and learn in preparation for a great career in a fast pace industry.
Our students are focused and demanding learners working as a team to achieve high standards that are recognized by our industry.
Our department is committed to working with the support of the industry in keeping the program firmly focused on delivering a valuable education that will ensure that our graduates succeed and develop in their future career.
Our department works in close collaboration with a number of specialized fields of studies to allow our students to gain a wealth of knowledge in a broad but relevant range of subjects. Working within IPFW’s Baccalaureate framework we focus on helping our students acquire lifelong skills helping them achieve rewarding personal goals.
Our industry is waiting to see you when you graduate to become a professional in the world’s fastest growing, rewarding and exciting industry.
Dr. John C. Niser, Chair
Hospitality and Tourism Management Department
To apply for the B.S. Hospitality Management (BS HM) 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 Education Courses:
Hospitality Management students are required to complete non-credit bearing, non-paid service learning to graduate. To satisfy this requirement students must complete 60 hours of service learning while enrolled in the B.S. Hospitality Management program. See advisor for details.
Three additional Hospitality Management Electives required. Must see advisor.
In addition to the prescribed courses the student must complete 18 credit hours in elective hours.
The 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.
As a direct consequence we have changed the registration requirement for (HTM 21400, HTM 18100, HTM 49200), internships/practicum (HTM 30100 and HTM 30200), HTM 310000 (Dinner Series), HTM 420000 (Event management), HTM 31500 (Club Management) and HTM 376000, 37700 and 37800 (Palm Island semester courses) to “with departmental permission” from Summer 2012 onwards.
For all these courses, the department is now required to consult Zachary’s list and may not admit anyone on this list that applies to his or her course.
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.