The Sustainable Hospitality Management major provides students with a broad foundation in hospitality, sustainablity, leadership and management, operations, marketing, and information technology. The major provides students with local, regional, and global perspectives on current and pressing sustainability issues and problems within the hospitality industry.

The central core of the program focuses on the concept of "sustainability plus," going beyond sustainability to address issues in terms of the five-dimensioned lens of People, Ethics, Equity, Planet, and Profit. Students can focus in sustainable hotel, resort, and event management or sustainable ecotourism management. Students gain hands-on knowledge and skills needed to pursue careers in hospitality, including hotels, restaurants, resorts, festivals and events, ecotourism, attractions, and eco-recreation with a focus on "green" jobs in business and industry.

In order to graduate, you will also need to complete your general education and university requirements.

Complete ALL of the following courses:

  • BUS 201S: Macro Economics & Community (5 units)
  • BUS 203: Financial Accounting (3 units)
  • BUS 204: Business Statistics (3 units)
  • BUS 205: Managerial Accounting (3 units)
  • BUS 206: Business Law (2 units)
  • BUS 299: Business Analytics Fundamentals (2 units)
  • BUS 304: Business Communication, Ethics, and Critical Thinking (4 units)
  • BUS 305: Principles of Management (4 units)
  • BUS 306: Fundamentals of Marketing (4 units)
  • BUS 307: Finance (4 units)
  • BUS 308: Information Systems for Decision Making (4 units)
  • BUS 312: Principles of Sustainable Hospitality Management (4 units)
  • BUS 358: Principles of Microeconomics (4 units)
  • HOSP 300: Issues & Ethics in Sustainable Hospitality Mgmt (2 units)
  • HOSP 498: Hospitality Internship (3 units)
  • HOSP 499: Strategic Management for Sustainable Hospitality (Sr Capstone) (6 units)
  • MATH 115: Finite Mathematics (3 units)
  • ENVS 201: Intro to Environmental Science (4 units)
  • ENSTU 384: Social & Ecological Justice (3 units)
  • ENSTU 384S: Social and Ecol Justice (2 units)

Complete ONE of the following courses:

  • ENSTU 349S: Environmental Interpretation and Outreach (5 units)
  • ENSTU 375: Sustainability Systems (4 units)
  • ENSTU 376: Infrastructure Systems: Past, Present and Future (4 units)
  • BUS 322: Integrated Marketing Communications (4 units)
  • BUS 323: Service Marketing (4 units)
  • BUS 421: Marketing Research (4 units)
  • BUS 425: Global Marketing (4 units)
  • BUS 433: Management of Nonprofit Organization (4 units)
  • other upper-division, advisor- approved course

To complete the requirements of the Sustainable Hospitality Management Degree, select a concentration from the list below:

Sustainable Ecotourism Management Concentration

Complete ALL of the following courses:

  • HOSP 471: Ecotourism Management (4 units)
  • HOSP 472: Coastal & Ocean Hospitality Operations (4 units)
  • HOSP 473: Ecotourism & Stewardship (4 units)

Sustainable Hotel, Resort and Event Management Concentration

Complete ALL of the following courses:

  • HOSP 481: Sustainable Event Management (4 units)
  • HOSP 482: Sustainable Hotel Economics & Resort Operations (4 units)
  • HOSP 483: Introduction to Sanitation, Safety & Nutrition (2 units)
  • HOSP 484: Strategic Hospitality Cost Management (2 units)

Major Learning Outcome 1

Students will understand and apply the terminology, concepts, theories, and tools of sustainable hospitality management.

Major Learning Outcome 2

Students will produce business writing that meets professional standards.

Major Learning Outcome 3

Students will prepare and deliver professional presentations.

Major Learning Outcome 4

Students will produce a critical analysis of a business scenario including the development of alternatives and recommendations to solve the problem.

Major Learning Outcome 5

Students will analyze data using quantitative tools to support business analysis.

This pathway is one example of how you might complete all the requirements for your degree in an order that makes sense given prerequisites. It is meant to give you a general sense of what your education will look like.

Your own unique situation, and a number of other factors, may mean your actual pathway is different. Perhaps you'll need an extra math or language class, or one of the courses we've listed isn't offered in a particular semester. Don't worry, there is flexibility built into the curriculum. You'll want to work closely with an advisor and use the academic advisement report to take all that into account and develop a pathway that's customized for you.

In the meantime, use this example as a starting point for choosing classes or discussing your plans with an advisor. Your advisor is your best resource when it comes to figuring out how to fit all the courses you need, in the right sequence, into your personal academic plan.

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