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Hospitality Business Management

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Hospitality Business Management (120 Credits)

HBM Requirements
In addition to the admission and graduation requirements listed in the Carson College of Business (CCB) section of this catalog, all students majoring in Hospitality Business Management must complete 1,000 hours of work experience in the hospitality industry. In order for hours to count for the requirement, they must meet the following criteria:

  1. Hours must be worked after high-school graduation.
  2. All hours must be documented as paid.
  3. Hours must be worked at a company whose primary source of revenue is derived from hospitality services.
  4. The employer evaluation for the hours must reflect an average of 80% across the ratings criteria on the form.
First Year
First TermCredits
B A 1003
COM 102 [COMM], H D 205 [COMM], or MKTG 279 [COMM]13 or 4
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]13
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] or 105 [WRTG]13
MATH 20123
Second TermCredits
B A 1021
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] (with lab)34
ECONS 101 or 10213
HBM 10111
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 202 [QUAN]43
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 1
Apply for Admission into the Major
Second Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 2303
B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 2113
Diversity [DIVR]3
HBM 2803
MIS 2503
Consider studying abroad this summer5
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 2313
Arts [ARTS]3
B A 204, 205, and 206, or B A 2123
Humanities [HUM]3
MGTOP 21564
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
B LAW 2103
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] 33
FIN 3253
HBM 3583
MKTG 3603
Second TermCredits
HBM 381 [M]3
HBM 494 [M]3
I BUS 3803
Social Science or Humanities Elective73
300-400-level Business Elective 83
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
ENGLISH 402 or 403 3
HBM 4011
HBM 490 or 49193
International Experience Requirement or Electives53
MGMT 4503
Second TermCredits
ECONS 305 or 3233
HBM 493 [CAPS] or 495 [CAPS]93
International Experience Requirement or Electives 53
Social Science or Humanities Elective73
300-400-level Business Elective 83
Electives1
Complete 1000-hour work experience
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 4

Footnotes
1For Students in the Honors Program: ECONS 198 is an approved substitute for ECONS 101 and 102; COM 102/H D 205/MKTG 279 requirement is waived; HONORS 198 is an approved substitute for HBM 101; ENGLISH 198 is an approved substitute for ENGLISH 101; ACCTG 298 is an approved substitute for ACCTG 230 and 231. Honors students may need to enroll in elective coursework to meet University requirement of 120 credits.
2MATH 201 will be waived with an ALEKS score of 80% or higher, or the completion of MATH 202 or equivalent. MATH 106 will be accepted as an alternative to MATH 201 for transfer students.
3For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Sciences [BSCI] and one Physical Sciences [PSCI] course, including one lab course.
4Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 140 or 171.
5All students must complete the International Experience Requirement. Options for completing the requirement can be found in the Carson College of Business Academic Unit section of the catalog under Business (Pullman, Tri-Cities) or Business Administration (Vancouver). Students should consult with their advisor to determine the best option.
6MATH/STAT 212 will be accepted as alternative to MGTOP 215 for transfer students.
7Social Science or Humanities Electives (6 credits) Any courses in ANTH, CRM J, DTC, ECONS, ENGLISH (excluding ENGLISH 402 or 403), FINE ART, FOR LANG, HISTORY, HONORS 270, 280, 370, 380, H D, POL S, PSYCH, SOC, and WOMEN ST not used to fulfill other (including UCORE) requirements.
8300-400-level Business Electives (6 credits): Any 300-400-level course taught by CCB. May not include courses from the CCB core, the set of required HBM courses, or any 498 Internships or 499 Special Topics courses.
9Two-course sequence - Food and beverage, or hotel and lodging. Food and beverage must take HBM 490 and HBM 493 [CAPS]. Hotel and lodging must take HBM 491 and HBM 495 [CAPS].

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