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Hospitality Business Management

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WARNING: The following information reflects a minor option which expired as of Summer 2016. Please click the appropriate link under "Minors" on the right side of this page to view the currently effective requirements for this minor. If a link to this minor does not appear, the minor may no longer be available, or may be available under a different academic unit. You can find past requirements under the appropriate archived catalog.

Hospitality Business Management

To be eligible to certify in the hospitality business management minor, students must be certified in a major and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. The minor in hospitality business management requires a minimum of 19 hours, 9 of which must be 300-400 level with an overall GPA of at least a 2.5 in the required courses.  The required courses are ACCTG 230, HBM 182 or 320, and 5 College of Business or Hospitality Business Management courses of which at least nine hours must be Hospitality Business Management courses at the 300-400 level.  Nine hours must be 300-400 level courses taken in residence at WSU or though WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses and they may not include any 498 or 499 courses.  Up to 6 hours may be transferred from another institution. Students must ensure that they meet all course prerequisites before seeking admission to any College of Business course.


In addition, students must complete 400 hours of internship/industry experience to earn the minor.  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; and
  4. The employer evaluation for the hours must reflect an average of 70% across the ratings criteria on the form.



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