The VSU Hospitality Management Program is one of only 5 Historically Black College and University (HBCU) programs accredited by ACPHA. The objective of the program is to provide students leadership and managerial training with real world hospitality educational experiences. To complement the program’s competitive advantage, is its efforts to augment the hospitality industry’s access to a diverse talent acquisition pipeline.
Mission of Department
To educate and prepare students to be informed citizens and leaders who can assume productive roles within the global hospitality industry and the community.
Objectives of Department
The Hospitality Management program will emerge as a Center of Excellence in Hospitality, which embraces global concepts, leadership, team building behavior and concepts, which are current and relevant to the dynamics of the hospitality industry. The curriculum is designed to develop students’ focus on operations management at the property level and prepare them for careers leading to general and executive management.
Department of Hospitality Management Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
PLO 1: Demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
PLO 2: Apply conceptual knowledge and operational skills in various types of hospitality organizations.
PLO 3: Demonstrate interpersonal skills emphasizing leadership and professional behaviors.
PLO 4: Practice basic principles of critical thinking and problem-solving skills when examining hospitality management issues.
PLO 5: Explain global and cultural implications in hospitality and tourism management.
Hospitality Management Department Flyer
To view an informational flyer on the Hospitality Management Department, download the PDF