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Hotel/Restaurant and Food Industry Management

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

Why Choose the Hotel/Restaurant and Food Industry Management Minor?

The Hotel/Restaurant and Food Industry Management minor is designed to complement any major by preparing students with a fundamental knowledge of hotel and restaurant operations.  Required courses provide an essential understanding of the food handling practices and cost control measures necessary to run a safe and profitable hospitality business. Additional electives allow students the opportunity to select courses that fit their particular career objectives and interests.  Throughout their studies, students will have the opportunity to earn nationally recognized certifications, such as ServSafeCPR/AED, and TIPS as part of their courses.

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.  Students wishing to add this minor must declare it with the Program Coordinator of the Hospitality Management Program.

Graduation Requirements

  • At least one-half of the credits must be Ferris State University credits. 
  • A maximum of 1/3 of the credits, but no more than 7 credits, may overlap with the student’s major.
  • A minimum of fifty percent (50%) of the courses in the minor must be at the 200 or above level.
  • A 2.00 GPA is required for completion of the Minor.
  • A term prior to completion of the Minor, the student will log into MyFSU, and complete the “Apply for Graduation”.  You will receive an email back with the next steps to take.  Once this is done the Graduation Secretary will notify the Registrar who will note the completion of the Minor.

NOTICE: Students who return to the university after an interrupted enrollment (not including summer semester) must normally meet the requirements of the curriculum, which are in effect at the time of their return, not the requirements which were in effect when they were originally admitted.

More Information

Hospitality Management Program
1319 Cramer Circle/WCO 106
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231) 591-2382

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Hotel/Restaurant and Food Industry Management Minor - 18 Credits

Required Courses - 6 Credits
Sanitation and Safety
Hospitality Cost Controls
Hotel Management
Select two courses from the following (6 credits required):
Hospitality Facilities Mgt
Principles of Facility Mgmt
Convention Sales and Service
Hospitality Law
Front Office Operations
International Travel & Resorts
Restaurant & Food Industry
Select two courses from the following (6 credits required)
Principles of Food Science
Menu Planning and Nutrition
Principles of Cooking & Baking
Bar & Beverage Management
Purchasing for F&B Operations
Intl Cuisine & Culture
Dining Room Management