Student Learning Outcomes

Core learning outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of leadership theory and the relationship between ethical leadership, corporate culture, and performance.
  • Students will interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Students will engage in community activities directly benefitting the broader community.
  • Students will acquire and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of hospitality industry knowledge.
  • Students will engage in learning activities that provide a foundation for the management of foodservice operations.
  • Students will acquire an understanding of the importance of tourism and the hospitality industry‚Äôs role in supporting this vital economic force.
  • Students will acquire, integrate, and evaluate a core set of business skills necessary to successfully operate a hospitality organization.
  • Students will demonstrate effective written and oral communication.
  • Students will demonstrate quantitative reasoning and critical thinking skills needed to make sound business decisions.

Club management track

  • Students will engage in learning activities that provide an understanding of profitable club operations.
  • Students will acquire an understanding of the management concerns in club operations.

Food and beverage track

  • Students will engage in learning activities that provide an understanding of profitable food and beverage operations.
  • Students will acquire an understanding of the management concerns in food and beverage operations.

General operations track

  • Students will engage in learning activities that provide an understanding of profitable hospitality operations.
  • Students will acquire an understanding of the management concerns in hospitality operations.

Lodging track

  • Students will engage in learning activities that provide an understanding of profitable lodging operations.
  • Students will acquire an understanding of the management concerns in lodging operations.

Senior living management track

  • Students will acquire the ability to develop and implement strategic and operational initiatives for profitable and efficient continuing care retirement communities.
  • Students will acquire an understanding of the physical, social, and economic concerns and challenges faced by an aging population and their extended families.

Tourism track

  • Students will gain an understanding of the social, economic, environmental, and political forces that influence the tourism industry.
  • Students will utilize research and analytical skills to understand the interdependence of hospitality businesses and destination development.