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BS in Hospitality Management Online Degree

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Earn Your Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Online


2–4 Years

63–68 Credit Hours (Major)

$305 per Credit

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Discover Global Opportunities in Hospitality Management

Ready to thrive as a leader in a fast-paced global industry? While pursuing your bachelor’s in hospitality management degree online with Southwest Minnesota State University, you’ll prepare for opportunities that invite you to travel and work in the world’s most beautiful locations.

This accredited online hospitality degree offers a concentration in Hotel and Event Management, delivering skills for leadership roles across the field

Discover where a bachelor’s degree can take you with SMSU.

This BS in Hospitality Management program is also offered on campus.

Program Details

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Career-Focused Hospitality Management Concentration

Our BS in Hospitality Management program includes a concentration that instills career-ready skills for hotel and event management roles.

Hotel and Event Management

2–4 Years | 63–68 Credits

Build strategic management skills and knowledge of contemporary hotel and event management issues.

Courses Highlights

  • HOSP 310: Expositions and Events Management
  • HOSP 400: Sales and Convention Management
  • HOSP 405: Catering/Banquet Management

Courses Designed to Advance Your Management Potential

22–23 Courses

16-Week Terms

While seeking your bachelor’s in hospitality management degree online, you’ll benefit from a curriculum that combines hospitality management strategy with business essentials. The program’s Hotel and Event Management concentration delivers in-demand skills for the hotel management opportunities you want.

Course Highlights

  • HOSP 420: Hospitality Revenue Management
  • HOSP 460: Hospitality Operations and Policy
  • MGMT 460: Leadership and Team Management
Curriculum Details

SMSU Admission Requirements

Start Date August 26, 2024 Fall Term 2024

Take the next step toward unlocking your professional potential by completing your application for the online hospitality management degree today. Support is available from the SMSU enrollment team.

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Application Fee$20 waivable fee*
Official TranscriptsSend official high school transcripts. Transfer students must send transcripts from each institution attended
Minimum GPA2.5 minimum, 3.0 recommended

International Students

Additional information and requirements may be necessary for international students. Please contact our enrollment team to learn more.

It’s always the right time to invest in your education with SMSU. Contact an enrollment counselor by calling 1-800-201-2944 to get started today.

Admissions Details

Tuition and Aid: Accredited Online Hospitality Management Degree

Calculate your cost for attending SMSU Use our tuition calculator to help you estimate your total tuition costs.  

Whether you’re applying for a college degree for the first time or picking back up where you left off in your education, SMSU’s tuition and aid packages can assist you. With scholarships available and competitive tuition, we can help make your degree program affordable. Are you ready to invest in your future?

Cost per Credit Hour$305
Credit Hours (Major)120
Total Estimated Cost**$36,600
Other CostsThe estimated tuition cost does not include factors such as textbooks, supplies, or additional fees and expenses

Military Benefits

SMSU proudly welcomes active military and veteran students. We accept the GI Bill™ and VA education benefits. Learn more by contacting an enrollment counselor or by visiting our military benefits page.

Financial Aid Options & Support

Southwest Minnesota State University offers a variety of solutions to help you invest in your education. SMSU offers in-state tuition rates to all students, along with a variety of financial services, including military benefits, financial aid opportunities, and scholarships for qualifying applicants.

Take your next step in financing your education by completing your FAFSA today. Use SMSU’s school code: 002375

Tuition Details
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Ready for the Next Step in Your Hospitality Management Career?

Skilled leaders are in high demand in the hospitality management and event-planning industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employers will create nearly 10,000 new event planner positions from 2022 to 2032.1 Prepare for opportunities across the globe in this field with SMSU’s online hospitality management bachelor’s degree program.

Opportunities for Hospitality Management Graduates

Event Planner $52,560 per year1

Facilities Manager $99,030 per year2

Program Outcomes

Earning your hospitality degree online with SMSU allows you to join a supportive community of diverse students and expert industry leaders. By graduation, you’ll be fully prepared to thrive as a leader in the fast-paced hospitality management field and experience the beauty of the world’s most renowned locations.

What You’ll Learn

Meet Our Faculty

SMSU employs a faculty of experts who are top-skilled in their fields. Our educators are fully committed to providing each student with personalized and thoughtful instruction to help you succeed academically and professionally.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Joyce Hyunjoo Hwang

Prior to joining the faculty at Southwest Minnesota State University, Dr. Joyce Hyunjoo Hwang taught at various institutions, including the University of Hawaii and North Dakota State University. She has taught courses in Food Service Management, Menu Design, Cost Control, and more.

Her research interest is related to food service operations, such as operational efficiency, cultural influence in food service, and food safety. She has been published in several journals, including the Journal of Hospitality Research, the International Journal of Hospitality Management, and the Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism. She is also a certified ServSafe instructor and proctor.

Dr. Hwang is a member of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE). Additionally, she serves as a reviewer for the ICHRIE annual conference-refereed track, the Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) Conference, and the journal of the Korean Academic Society of Hospitality Administration (KASHA).

Learn Online with Southwest Minnesota State University

Whether you’re enrolling in a degree program for the first time or completing a degree you previously started, learning online with SMSU provides the flexibility you need to be successful. Our online programs offer the same rigorous curriculum delivered on campus, plus the convenience of studying on your schedule from the location of your choice.

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Sources and Disclaimers

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners.” Retrieved Sept. 20, 2023, from
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Administrative Services and Facilities Managers.” Retrieved Oct. 12, 2023, from

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