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Wine and Beverage Business Management

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Wine and Beverage Business Management (120 Hours)

To be eligible for certification as a major in wine and beverage business management, students must have earned at least 60 semester hour of credit and completed the following certification courses with a GPA of 2.50 or higher: ACCTG 230, 231; B LAW 210; ECONS 101, 102; ENGLISH 101; MATH 201, MATH 202; MGTOP 215, MIS 250, and have a WSU cumulative GPA of 2.5. All students must apply for certification on-line. Students will also be ranked based on space availability and academic performance. Students are eligible to petition for consideration of alternative criteria.

All students majoring in hospitality business management must complete at least 60 credit hours of their course work outside of the College of Business. MGTOP 215 may be counted as four credits towards this requirement. 1,000 hours of work experience is also required by the School of Hospitality Business Management.

Graduation Requirements
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all Carson College of Business (CCB) courses required for the major is required for graduation. The calculation will only count WSU business courses that are taught by the CCB including HBM courses. Economic Sciences courses or any other courses outside the college are not included.

In order for the 1,000 hours of work experience 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

Residence Requirements: 1) At least 50% of business core and major specialization course requirements must be taken at WSU; 2) At least nine 300-400-level business, economics, or hospitality courses must be taken in residence at WSU; and 3) The last 30 hours of course work must be taken at WSU.

Transfer, correspondence, and independent study credit (within university limits on these credits) may count toward the 120 hours required for the degree and/or satisfy requirements other than major courses.

Only general elective courses that are not UCOREs, not core/major requirements, and not a course offered by the CCB may be taken pass, fail.

An honors senior project is required for Honors students.

First Year
First TermHours
CHEM 101 [PSCI]4
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]3
HBM 1011
Second TermHours
COM 102 [COMM] or H D 205 [COMM]3 or 4
MATH 20113
SOC 101 or 102 3
Second Year
First TermHours
ACCTG 2303
Arts [ARTS]3
HBM 2311
MATH 202 [QUAN]23
MIS 2503
Second TermHours
ACCTG 2313
B LAW 2103
ECONS 101 or 1023
MGTOP 21534
POL S Elective3
Complete Writing Portfolio
Domestic/International Hospitality & Wine Internship4,5
Third Year
First TermHours
FIN 3253
HBM 3583
Humanities [HUM]3
MGMT 3013
MKTG 3603
Second TermHours
COMSTRAT 312, COMSTRAT 380, or MKTG 4773
Diversity [DIVR]3
HBM 381 [M]3
I BUS 3803
MGTOP 340 or MGMT 4503
Domestic/International Hospitality & Wine Internship4,5
Fourth Year
First TermHours
FRENCH 420 3
HBM 4903
HBM 494 [M]3
MKTG 368, 407, 477, or ENTRP 490 [M] 3
Non-Business Electives63
Second TermHours
ENGLISH 402 or 403 3
HBM 3503
HBM 4011
HBM 493 [CAPS]3
Domestic/International Hospitality & Wine Internship4,5

1MATH 201 will be waived with the completion of MATH 202 or equivalent.
2Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 171, 140 or 206.
3MATH/STAT 212 will be accepted as alternative to MGTOP 215 for transfer students.
4The non-credit internships correspond to the 1,000 hours of work experience required by the School of Hospitality Business Management.
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.
6Non-Business courses to equal 60 credit hours.

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