Why Choose Hotel Management w/ AAS in RFIM?
FSU’s Hospitality Management Program offers a unique opportunity that combines two college degrees. The first two years focus on earning an Associate in Applied Science in Restaurant and Food Industry Management which when combined with an additional sixty-one credits of hotel management courses earns the students a Bachelors of Science Degree in Hotel Management. This unique combination allows graduates to have a stronger understanding of the food and beverage operations of restaurants and hotels as well as the operations of the hotel lodging industry. The degree is designed with a business-management focus that provides a solid foundation in all core business and management functions in addition to concentrating on hotel and or food and beverage operations. The College of Business is accredited by the Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
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 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.
Students who want to focus on restaurants or food industry will have the opportunity to select courses from the hotel degree that will best prepare them for operating a restaurant or other food industry operation like hospitals, schools senior living and country clubs.
Graduates of the FSU Hotel and Restaurant and Food Industry Management degree with its solid business foundation are prepared to pursue careers in a variety of hospitality related fields. Lodging, restaurants, club operations, theme parks, health clubs, retirement homes, conference centers, school food service and more. There are many career paths available for these well prepared graduates in today’s competitive environment.
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.
Additional guidance can be found on the College of Business Webpage under the Admissions tab.
The Hotel 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.
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The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP.) Next Accreditation Review is February 2018.