2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Restaurant and Food Industry Management

Degree Type: Associate in Applied Science
College(s): College of Business

Program Requirements

Restaurant and Food Industry Management, AAS Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • Major Courses and General Education Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose Restaurant & Food Industry Management?

With over $862 billion in sales in 2019, the restaurant industry is a fast-paced environment where innovation and customer experience rule. Over 1 million locations within the United States alone provide our graduates with limitless opportunity to pursue a career in an industry focused on food waste reduction and environmental sustainability. As simplicity and locally sourced products continue to gain momentum in the foodservice experience, our program opens doors for a career with the potential to impact your community and our world. 

The curriculum at Ferris encompasses all aspects of food production and guest service with particular emphasis on fiscal responsibility, leadership functions, and regulatory compliance. A balance between theory and practice is achieved by hands-on experience and real-life application illustrated through our dynamic industry partnerships. Whether on a site visitation or through a professional development opportunity, students meet and interact with industry professionals to learn cutting-edge concepts and skills necessary for success in the industry. During their academic career, students will earn relevant nationally recognized certifications, including ServSafe, ServSafe Allergens, CPR with AED and First Aid, and TIPS.

Students wishing to continue their education may easily ladder into the Bachelor of Science in Business degree in Hospitality Management with a Food & Beverage Management Concentration.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Restaurant and Food Industry Management degree, with its business emphasis, are prepared to pursue careers within the food & beverage industry at the managerial level in a variety of different types of operations.  Examples of such positions include:

  • Dining Room Manager
  • Bar Manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Food & Beverage Director

More Information

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

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Restaurant & Food Industry Management - 61 Credits

Required Business Courses - 9 Credits
Princ. of Financial Accounting
3
Applied Management
3
Human Resource Management
3
Major Courses - 18 Credits
Sanitation and Safety
3
Bar & Beverage Management
3
Purchasing for F&B Operations
3
Hospitality Cost Controls
3
HSMG Internship I
1 TO 3
Food and Beverage Ops Mgt
3
Major Elective Courses - 9 Credits
Choose Three:
Principles of Food Science
3
Menu Planning and Nutrition
3
Principles of Cooking & Baking
3
Intl Cuisine & Culture
3
Industry Exploration
3
Dining Room Management
3
Guest Service Management
3

University General Education

Communication Competence
English 1
3
Choose One:
Interpersonal Communication
3
or
Fundamentals-Public Speaking
3
Choose One:
Industrial and Career Writing
3
or
English 2
3
Scientific Understanding
Lab Science Elective
4
Quantitative Skills
Choose One:
Quantitative Reason for Pro 2
4
or
Intermediate Algebra
3
(If MATH ACT is 24 or higher, substitute a general education elective OR CLEP)
Cultural Enrichmen
Elective
3
Social Awareness
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
General Education Electives
3
Minimum credit hours required for A.A.S. degree:
61