Tourism Hospitality Management at BHSU

SPECIALIZE IN TOURISM & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

Do you love the outdoors, travel and enriching peoples' lives? If yes, then earning a degree in Business Administration with a specialization in tourism and hospitality management at BHSU is exactly what you are looking for.

Graduates from the tourism and hospitality management program enter careers that include: travel guide, concierge, travel coordinator, hotel manager, tour guide. With a degree in tourism and hospitality management, you will enter into one of the most exciting and engaging fields.

Study at one of the top programs in the world

The Business programs at Black Hills State University are accredited by AACSB, putting them in the top 5% of business schools in the world. Through innovative instruction, mentoring, research, internships, and service, BHSU develops business graduates who become local and regional leaders and compete in a dynamic global environment.

  • SMALL CLASS SIZES allows faculty to cater to students’ different learning styles, ensuring that each student understands the material and concepts.
  • LOCAL AND REGIONAL COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT connect the business school to community employers.
  • STUDENTS RECEIVE A WELL-ROUNDED BUSINESS DEGREE by completing a wide range of business classes.
  • COURSES UTILIZE MULTIPLE TEACHING METHODS including traditional lectures, online and hybrid courses, study aboard opportunities, and internship and service learning projects.

Program Highlights

BEESWEET HONEY PROJECT

» The BHSU Enactus team partnered with the non-profit Kafakumba Training Center in Zambia to create a source of income for local rural farmers. Originally an investment venture in honey production, the project expanded into the practical application of classroom education. The team created a financial literacy curriculum that encourages farmers to use their income for improving their livelihoods."

WORLD TOURISM DAYS

» Each year, the United Nations coordinates a World Tourism Day celebration highlighting important aspects of the tourism industry. BHSU brings together students and industry leaders to celebrate the impact of tourism on our community.

ACCOUNTING FAIRS

» The annual Accounting Fair, for accounting and professional accounting majors, is held every fall, welcoming local and regional employers to both the Spearfish and Rapid City campuses. Students network and interview with employers to secure internships and full-time positions.

CAREER FAIRS

» Each spring semester, BHSU holds its annual career fair, open to all majors and welcoming over 60 employers to campus to meet with students seeking part-time, full-time, and internship positions.

VITA PROGRAM

» Advanced Income Tax Accounting students participate in Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), gaining hands-on experience preparing tax returns for low-income individuals.

Tourism & Hospitality Management Course Requirements

Pre-Business Core - 24 semester hours

  • ACCT 210 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACCT 211 - Principles of Accounting II
  • BADM 320 - Quantitative Decision Analysis
  • BADM 344 - Managerial Communications
  • ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • BADM 220 - Business Statistics
  • MIS 205 - Advanced Computer Applications

Business Core - 33 semester hours

  • 300/400 level ECON elective
  • BADM 310 - Business Finance
  • BADM 321 - Business Statistics II
  • BADM 350 - Legal Environment of Business
  • BADM 360 - Organization and Management
  • BADM 370 - Marketing
  • BADM 407 - International Business
  • BADM 425 - Production/Operations Management
  • BADM 457 - Business Ethics
  • BADM 482 - Business Policy and Strategy
  • MIS 325 - Management Information Systems

Specialization in Tourism and Hospitality Management - 18 semester hours

  • THM 100 - Introduction to Tourism & Hospitality Management
  • THM 200 - Convention, Meetings, & Event Planning
  • THM 310 - Restaurant Management
  • THM 320 - Lodging Management
  • THM 410 - Tourism Management
  • THM 480 - Tourism Planning & Development

Gen Ed Requirements - 30 semester hours

  • MATH - Gen Ed - Mathematics - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Social Science - 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Art & Humanities - 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Natural Science & Lab - 6-8 semester hours
  • ENGL 101 - Composition I
  • ENGL 201 - Composition II
  • SPCM 101 - Fundamentals of Speech
    or
  • SPCM 215 - Public Speaking
    or
  • SPCM 222 - Argumentation and Debate

Note

A minor is NOT required with this major but electives are required to total 120 hours, of which 36 hours must be 300-400 level courses.
 

Tourism & Hospitality - Associate's Degree: 2-YEAR PLAN
The Required Core is highly recommended to be taken as listed. This will allow you to fulfill your General Education Requirements for the University and progress through the Assoicate Program efficiently.


FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester
ACCT 210 Principles of Accounting I (pre-req for ACCT-211)
MIS 105 Introduction to Computers (pre-req for MIS 205 & BADM 320)
THM 100 Introduction to Tourism & Hospitality Management*

Spring Semester
BADM 360 Organization & Management
BADM 370 Marketing
MIS 205 Advanced Computer Applications
THM 200 Convention, Meetings and Events**


SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester
Choose 2: ACCT 211, BADM 372*, ECON 201, ECON 202 and/or THM 480
BADM 334 Small Business Management *
THM 320 Lodging Management*

Spring Semester
THM 296 Field Experience
THM 310 Restaurant Management**


Key:
* Fall Only Classes
** Spring Only Classes
^ Even Years
^^ Odd Years

Business Administration with a Tourism & Hospitality Management Specialization: 4-YEAR PLAN A minor is NOT required with a Business major. The Required Core and Specialization Credits are highly recommended to be taken as listed. This will allow you to fulfill your General Education Requirements for the University and progress through the Business Program efficiently.


FRESHMAN YEAR

Fall Semester
ACCT 210 Principles of Accounting I (pre-req for ACCT-211)
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics (gen ed)
MIS 105 Introduction to Computers (pre-req for MIS 205 & BADM 320)

Spring Semester
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting II (pre-req for ACCT 310, 430 & BADM 310)
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (gen ed)
MATH 281 Introduction to Statistics (gen ed; pre-req for BADM 320, 321, & 425 )
MIS 205 Advanced Computer Applications (pre-req for ACCT 361)


SOPHOMORE YEAR

Fall Semester
BADM 321 Business Statistics II
THM 100 Intro to Tourism & Hospitality*

Spring Semester
BADM 320 Quantitative Decision Analysis
BADM 344 Managerial Communications
THM 200 Convention, Meetings & Event Planning**


JUNIOR YEAR

Fall Semester
BADM 310 Business Finance (pre-reqe for BADM 482)
BADM 350 Legal Environment of Business (pre-req for BADM 482)
MIS 325 Management Information Systems
THM 320 Lodging Managment

Spring Semester
BADM 360 Organization & Management (pre-req for BADM 482)
BADM 407 International Business
ECON 300/400 Elective
THM 310 Restaurant Management


SENIOR YEAR

Fall Semester
BADM 370 Marketing (pre-req for BADM 482) THM 480 Tourism Planning & Development*
Electives - 3 credits

Spring Semester
BADM 425 Production & Operations Management
BADM 457 Business Ethics
BADM 482 Business Policy & Strategy
THM 410 Tourism Management
Electives - 3 credits

Key:
*Fall Only Classes
** Spring Only Classes


Learn more about the program requirements to get an associates degree in Tourism and Hospitality from BHSU.

Required Core - 33 hours

  • 3 ACCT 210 - Principles of Accounting I
  • 3 BADM 334 - Small Business Management
  • 3 BADM 360 - Organization and Management
  • 3 BADM 370 - Marketing
  • 3 MIS 205 - Advanced Computer Applications
  • 3 THM 100 - Introduction to Tourism & Hospitality Management
  • 3 THM 200 - Convention, Meetings, & Event Planning
  • 3 THM 296 - Field Experience
  • 3 THM 310 - Restaurant Management
  • 3 THM 320 - Lodging Management
  • 3 credits of Field Experience

Required Electives - Take three of the following:

  • 3 ACCT 211 - Principles of Accounting II
  • 3 BADM 372 - Advertising
  • 3 ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • 3 ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • 3 THM 410 - Tourism Management
  • 3 THM 480 - Tourism Planning and Development

Associates Degree General Education Requirements - 18 semester hours

  • 3 ENGL 101 Composition I
  • 3 SPCM 101 Fundamentals of Speech
  • 3 MATH - Gen Ed - Math - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Natural Science - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Social Science  - 3 semester hours

Electives are required to total 60 credits





FIND YOUR CAREER

Employment opportunities include:
» Account Executive
» Advertising Specialist
» Management Trainer
» Entrepreneur
» Financial Advisor
» Hotel General Manager
» Casino Group Sales Manager
» Human Resources Manager
» Small Business Owner
» Travel Agent
» Retail Manager

AMBER LIND
CLASS OF 09'

» B.S. in Business Administration, Specializations in Marketing and Management
» Began her career with Aflac after graduation in June 2009
Promoted to Aflac Regional Sales Coordinator
» Involved in Student Council and Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) while attending BHSU

Student Organizations

Enactus

Enactus is an international community of student leaders whouse entrepreneurial action to solve problems and improve the world. Past projects by the BHSU team have included helping youth, the elderly, and the disabled.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society for AACSB accredited schools of business, whose mission is to encourage and honor academic excellence, to foster personal and professional excellence, and to advance the values of the Society. The top 10% of junior and senior business majors are invited to join this prestigious organization.

Travel and Tourism Club

The mission of the Travel and Tourism Club is to focus on exploring the tourism industry through trips around the Black Hills region and beyond. Other opportunities include job shadowing, guest speakers, and networking with professionals in tourism fields.

Jackets Investment Club

The Jackets Investment Club seeks to provide all students an opportunity to learn more about investing. The purpose of the club is to give members the opportunity to learn and practice new investment tools. Using real-world applications, students will strengthen their knowledge of economics, markets, and finance.

TAKE THE NEXT STEP

Develop valuable personal relationships in a small community with amazing faculty and staff while thriving in the outdoors of the Black Hills.