Keiser University

Hospitality, AA

Keiser University

This program is available in the following campuses:

Fort Myers

Keiser University’s Associate of Arts degree in Hospitality with a concentration in Hotel Operations will prepare students with competencies in the areas of sales, financial management, food and beverage sales and safety, facilities maintenance and housekeeping, as well as general accounting tailored to the hotel and resort industry. Coursework will focus on the business aspects of hospitality operations and incorporates externships to solidify skills.

Program Objectives

The following program objectives are designed to meet Keiser University mission and goals. Graduates will be able to:

  • Understand the basic functions, objectives, and operational skills that are common to the hospitality industry
  • Demonstrate content knowledge in the field of hotel, resort, and hospitality management
  • Research and analyze information in the field
  • Translate theory into practical applications in the resort, hospitality, recreation and tourism industry
  • Demonstrate satisfactory oral and written presentation skills
  • Demonstrate industry competency and skills during field experiences/ internships
  • Evaluate information in order to understand the dynamics of changing work environments, problem solve, make decisions, and provide leadership skills necessary to succeed in the hotel, resort, hospitality, and tourism profession
  • Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate real-world work experiences and apply textbook theory
  • Use accounting and financial skills necessary to demonstrate competence in dealing with changing economic conditions in the hotel, resort and hospitality industry

Prerequisites for Major Courses

None.

Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Arts degree in Hospitality, a student must earn 66 credit hours.  Program requirements are as follows:

Hospitality Major Courses (18.0 credit hours)
Introduction to Hospitality Industry 3.0 credit hours
Food and Beverage Management 3.0 credit hours
Hospitality Law 3.0 credit hours
Selected Topics in Hospitality Industry 3.0 credit hours
Hospitality Marketing, Sales & Promotion 3.0 credit hours
Supervision in Hospitality Industry 3.0 credit hours
Front Desk Administration 3.0 credit hours
Hotel Financial Accounting- Night Auditing 3.0 credit hours
Hospitality: Hotel Operations Externship I 3.0 credit hours
Hospitality: Hotel Operations Externship II

General Education Courses (36.0 credit hours) (PDF file)
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