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Club Management

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Business

Why Choose a Club Management Minor?

The Club Management minor provides students with a background knowledge in the world of private and semi-private clubs such as yacht, city, athletic, tennis, and country clubs.  Students learn about the unique nature of private clubs including things such as membership categories, board structure, dues, assessments, minimums, rules, and by-laws.  Other topics such as event planning, facilities management, leisure activities, food & beverage operations, and financial management are covered as well. Throughout their studies in this minor, students will have the opportunity to earn nationally recognized certifications such as AHLEI Contemporary Club Management and TIPS, as part of their required courses. Additionally, students are required to complete at least one 400 hour internship for which they are paid. See the Club Managers Association of America for examples of internships.

Admission Requirements

Any person who is admitted to a Ferris State University Bachelor's degree program is welcome to seek the attainment of this minor in addition to their major.

Graduation Requirements

A Ferris student will receive this minor after completion of the requirements for the minor with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the minor courses.

No more than 50% of the credits required for this minor may be transferred from another institution.  A maximum of one third of the credits, but not more than 7 credits in a minor, may overlap with the student's major.

More Information

Hospitality Management Program
West Commons 106
1319 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2382

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Club Management Minor - 18 Credits

Foodservice Ops in Clubs
Bar & Beverage Management
Private Club Management
HSMG Internship II
1 TO 3
Electives (choose 2 from the following):
Hospitality Cost Controls
Dining Room Management
Guest Service Management
Convention Sales and Service