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Resort Management REMG

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

College(s): Business

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting 1 3
ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting 2 3
BLAW 321 Contracts and Sales 3
BUSN 499 Integrating Experience 3
FINC 322 Financial Management 1 3
ISYS 321 Business Information Systems 3
MKTG 321 Principles of Marketing 3
MGMT 301 Applied Management 3
MGMT 370 Quality-Operations Mgmt 3
STQM 260 Introduction to Statistics 3
HOMT 403 Hospitality Law 3
HOMT 301 Property-Facilities Management 3
HOMT 305 Convention and Meeting Sales 3
HOMT 392 HOMT Internship 3
HOMT 405 Resort-Recreation Mgmt-Tourism 3
MGMT 373 Human Resource Management 3
HOMT 499 Hospitality Policies - Issues 3
RFIM 211 Purchasing-Hospitality Ind 3
HOMT 404 Front Office Proc-Accounting 3
RFIM 101 Orientation to Hospitality Ind 3
*Elective: Directed (see advisor) 3
Club Management Concentration (15 credits)
HOMT 312 Club Operations Mgmt-Govern 3
HOMT 392 HOMT Internship 3
RFIM 204 Food-Bev Operation in Clubs 3
RFIM 207 Beverage Management 3
*RFIM 229 3
Special Event and Meeting Planning (15 credits)
MKTG 231 Professional Selling 3
RFIM 229 Dining Room Service Mgmt 3
RFIM 204 Food-Bev Operation in Clubs 3
HOMT 392 HOMT Internship 3
HOMT 401 Special Event Planning 3
Recreation & Leadership Management Concentration (15 credits)
RMLS 121 Intro to Leisure Services 3
RMLS 342 Program Plan for Leis Serv 3
RMLS 248 LS Plan-Design Facilities-Area 3
RMLS 294 Field Experince in Leisure Ser 3
RMLS 348 Risk Mgmt for Leisure Services 3
Sport/Spa or Entertainment Operations Concentration (15 credits)
HOMT 392 HOMT Internship 6
RMLS 348 Risk Mgmt for Leisure Services 3
RMLS 428 Spec Mkg Bus-Athl-Rec Sports 3
*Elective Directed (see advisor) 3
Communication Competence
*COMM (Choose one) COMM 105 or
COMM 121
ENGL 150 English 1 3
ENGL 250 English 2 3
ENGL 325 Advanced Business Writing 3
Scientific Understanding
* Lab Science Elective 4
* Science Elective 3-4
Quantitative Skills
MATH 115 Intermediate Algebra 3
* (If MATH ACT is 24 or higher, substitute a general education elective) 3
Cultural Enrichment
Electives (one must be at 200 level or above) 9
Social Awareness
ECON 221 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 222 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Social Awareness elective 3
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Additional General Education
General education electives 5
* *Global Consciousness and Race/Ethnicity or Gender requirements must be met either through Cultural Enrichment, Social Awareness or General Education courses.
Minimum credit hours required for B.S. degree: 120-121

Why Choose Resort Management?

The Resort Management bachelor’s degree was established to meet the demand for senior management positions in the ever expanding resort industry. The degree is housed in the Hospitality Management Programs in the College of Business. The College of Business is accredited by the Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

This degree provides students with a solid business core foundation and thirty credits of hotel and restaurant courses. Students then can choose a concentration in areas that includes: Club Management, Special Event and Meeting Planning, Sport Spa or Entertainment Operations, or Recreation and Leadership.

The curriculum is carefully balanced between theory and practice, giving students many opportunities for group projects, case studies, and individual presentations. The curriculum provides the necessary knowledge, leadership skills, and professionalism that will prepare students for cutting-edge opportunities in the resort hospitality industry. All students graduating from the program are required to complete two 400 hour internships in the hospitality industry. These internships ensure a balance between classroom learning and real-world experiences and often open doors to fulltime employment following graduation.

International study abroad opportunities are available.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the FSU Resort Management bachelor’s degree with its solid business foundation are prepared to pursue careers in a variety of hospitality related fields.   Global career opportunities are abundant. Resorts span the world and are seeking our graduates for positions in lodging operations, special events and meeting planning, club operations, spa operations, and managing the many recreational activities at resorts.

Admission Requirements

New Students: 2.5 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and two of the three criteria below: (1) English ACT score of 16 or higher, or SAT Writing score of 370 or higher; (2) Math ACT score of 19 or higher, or SAT Math score of 460 or higher; (3) Reading ACT score of 19 or higher, or SAT Reading score of 430 or higher.

Transfer Students: Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA is based on completion of 12 credit hours or more. Transfer equivalency for FSU ENGLISH 150 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT English score of 16 or higher; Compass score 70 – 100. Transfer equivalency for FSU MATH 115 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT Math score of 19 or higher; Compass Algebra score 46 - 74 and HS Algebra with 2.0.

Exceptions for New and Transfer Students: Applicants not meeting the above criteria but having a 2.35 High School GPA and at least a 16 ACT in Math or Reading (2.00 Overall GPA for Transfer Students) can be considered for conditional admission in a College of Business Pre-Program. Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office.

Pre-Program students must complete a minimum of 12 FSU credits (excluding developmental courses) with a 2.35 GPA; courses must include ENGL 150 and MATH 115 before being considered for admission into their program of choice. Students must meet admission criteria for their chosen degree program by the time they have earned 30 credits.

More Information:
Additional guidance can be found on the College of Business Webpage under the Admissions tab.

Graduation Requirements

The Resort Management program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the major and overall.

More Information

Hospitality Programs
1319 Cramer Circle/WCO 106
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231) 591-2382
Email: Doylej@ferris.edu

The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP.) Next review is February 2018.

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