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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.  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
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