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HRGM offers a Minor In Hospitality Management option

IAV classes added to Spring 2011 class schedule.

The Hospitality program at SWOSU-Sayre has created an option for fulltime Weatherford students pursuing a Bachelor degree who wish to obtain a Minor in HRGM.  The Minor requires taking only 18 hours in one of the three specialties offered: Restaurants, Hotels or Gaming. The classes will be available to the Weatherford based students through the Center for Distance and eLearning IAV classes. Students will be able to take the courses without leaving the main campus.

The HRGM program offers an exciting career option to both students pursuing a B.S. in Business or Parks & Recreation Management.  Hospitality is big business, generating over 1 trillion dollars in sales annually in the united States.  There are numerous managerial positions with hospitality companies that do not include front line operations.  People are needed in regional and corporate offices with expertise in Finance, Accounting, Real Estate, Business law, Sales and Marketing, Information Technology and much more.  Hospitality is a major component in all Parks and Recreation operations, often featuring foodservice, lodging and concession facilities.  There is a myriad of major corporations that are actively recruiting for positions in these areas.  A graduate with a Bachelors in Business or Parks & Recreation who also has a Minor in HRGM makes an most attractive candidate.  It also increases the interview potential for the graduate with some very heavy international players such as Marriott, Hilton, Brinker International, Sodexo, Eurest, and many more.

The first offering of HRGM classes available to SWOSU students will be in Spring 2011 with three course offerings on Tuesday/Thursday schedules.  In the future semester, all HRGM classes will be so available via IAV. Check it out, register for the Spring and take a step towards what can be an exciting, rewarding career in hospitality.

Minor Program of Study in

Hospitality, Restaurant & Gaming Management

Core Courses:
6 hours
HOSP 2003 Principles of Hospitality Accounting*
HOSP 1003 Introduction to Hospitality
Required Courses: (select 1 of the 3 options below)
12 hours
Hotel Option
HOSP 2103 Guest Relations & Customer Service
HOSP 2113 Legal Issues in Hospitality
HOSP 2123 Lodging Operations
HOSP 2133 Hotel Internship
Restaurant Option
HOSP 2203 Food Service Sanitation & Nutrition
HOSP 2213 Restaurant Food & Beverage Cost & Controls
HOSP 2223 Dining Room Operations & Service
HOSP 2233 Restaurant Internship
Gaming Option
HOSP 2303 Basic Room & Gaming Operations
HOSP 2313 Gaming Operations & Procedures
HOSP 2323 Legal Issues in Gaming
HOSP 2333 Gaming Internship

(*) Business Majors may substitute ACCTG 2213 or ACCTG 2313 for the Core course HOSP 2003 and then select a HOSP elective from one of the options below:

Elective(s):
3 hours

Any (3) courses from one of the options above or
HOSP 2403 Hospitality Facilities Management
HOSP 2413 Human Resources in Hospitality
HOSP 2423 Computer Technology in Hospitality
HOSP 2433 Leadership & Management in Hospitality
Total Hours: 18

SWOSU-Sayre Launches New Hospitality, Restaurant & Gaming Management Program

Program to offer Associate of Science Degree in this dynamic field!

October 1, 2010 - Sayre

Southwestern Oklahoma State University at Sayre (SWOSU) announces the implementation of a new Associate of Science Degree in Hospitality, Restaurant & Gaming Management (HRGM). The program will have its official launch with the Spring 2011 semester. Four classes in this exciting field will be offered. They are:

  • HOSP 1003 - Introduction to Hospitality Today
  • HOSP 2113 - Legal Issues in Hospitality
  • HOSP 2213 - Restaurant Management - Food & Beverage Operations
  • HOSP 2313 - Gaming Operations & Procedures

The Hospitality Industry is a major player in the economic life of the world and Oklahoma. It is estimated that 1 in every 10 jobs in Oklahoma are in the hospitality field (ORA-source). The growth of gaming in the state along with the hotel and restaurant components that accompany it, are expected to create over 25,000 new jobs in Oklahoma over the next 5 years. The exploding need for managers and leaders in this tremendous industry has generated the overwhelming interest in college-level hospitality programs. SWOSU is rising to meet that need and answer the challenge of "where will the future leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators in hospitality come from"?

For more information on this great new program, contact:

Bill D'Alessandro
Director, HRGM-SWOSU
(580) 928-5533, ext 156
bill.dalessandro@swosu.edu

Industry Links

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