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Hospitality Business Management

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Hospitality Business Management (120 Hours)

HBM Requirements
In addition to the certification 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

Note: Requirements displayed in this section apply to students certifying into Business in Fall 2020 or later.

First Year
First TermHours
B A 1003
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]13 or 4
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]23
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] or 105 [WRTG]23
MATH 20133
Second TermHours
B A 1021
COM 102 [COMM], H D 205 [COMM], or MKTG 279 [COMM]23 or 4
ECONS 101 or 10223
HBM 10121
MATH 202 [QUAN]43
Complete Carson College Career Amplifier Program Year 1
Apply for certification into the College
Second Year
First TermHours
ACCTG 2303
B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 2113
HBM 2803
MIS 2503
Social Science or Humanities Elective53
Consider studying abroad this summer6
Second TermHours
ACCTG 2313
B A 204, 205, and 206, or B A 2123
B LAW 2103
MGTOP 21574
Physical Sciences [PSCI] or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]14 or 3
Complete Carson College Career Amplifier Program Year 2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
Diversity [DIVR]3
ENGLISH 402 or 403 3
HBM 3583
Humanities [HUM]3
MKTG 3603
Second TermHours
Arts [ARTS]3
FIN 3253
HBM 381 [M]3
HBM 490 or 49183
I BUS 3803
Complete Carson College Career Amplifier Program Year 3
Fourth Year
First TermHours
ECONS 305 or 3233
HBM 4011
HBM 494 [M]3
International Experience Requirement 60-3
Social Science or Humanities Elective53
300-400-level Business Elective 93
Second TermHours
HBM 493 [CAPS] or 495 [CAPS]83
MGMT 4503
International Experience Requirement60-3
300-400-level Business Elective 93
Complete 1000-hour work experience
Complete Carson College Career Amplifier Program Year 4

1For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Science [BSCI] and one Physical Science [PSCI] course, including one lab course, or 8 credits of [SCI] designated courses. (SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI], which is offered Spring semester.)
2For 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.
3MATH 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.
4Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 140 or 171.
5Social 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.
6All 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.
7MATH/STAT 212 will be accepted as alternative to MGTOP 215 for transfer students.
8Two-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].
9300-400-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

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