Food and Beverage Management Degree
MC will help you prepare for a successful career in hospitality management. After completing the food and beverage management area of concentration, you will be ready to enter the lodging and food service industry in a supervisory and management capacity. In our state-of-the-art facilities, you'll gain hands-on experience with event management, catering, and food science. Our Marriott Hospitality Center on Campus provides access to a professional instructional kitchen. You will train on industry standard equipment to prepare for your future career.
Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the broad scope and complexity of the hospitality industry.
- Identify key components of exemplary customer service and explain how hospitality employees perform responsibilities in an ethical manner.
- Explain the importance of respecting and promoting diversity, and demonstrate cultural competency in the hospitality industry.
- Demonstrate ability to work individually or in a team to effectively identify, assess, and generate solutions for managerial challenges in the hospitality industry.
Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the degree requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process.
- Food and Beverage Management Area of Concentration Program Advising Guide (PDF, )
- Find a Program Advisor
MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See all transfer agreements.
For some positions listed, a bachelor's degree or higher may be required. Use the Career and Program Explorer to see a full report for this career field. See links below chart for further guidance and/or connect with a Program Advisor to discuss career goals.
Related careers include food service managers, first-line supervisors of food preparation, and serving workers.
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A suggested course sequence for students follows.
- All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor.
- Find out about related programs and course in the Fields of Study section.
- Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.
- All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.
Suggested Course Sequence
- ENGL 101 - Introduction to College Writing 3 semester hours
- Mathematics Foundation 3 semester hours (MATF)
- BSAD 101 - Introduction to Business 3 semester hours
- HMGT 100 - Customer Service in the Hospitality Industry 1 semester hour
- HMGT 101 - Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3 semester hours
- HMGT 105 - Food Service Sanitation 1 semester hour
- Any HLTH General Education Course 3 semester hours (GEEL)
- English Foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF)
- COMM 108 - Foundations of Human Communication 3 semester hours (GEEL)
- COMM 112 - Business and Professional Speech Communication 3 semester hours (GEEL)
- HMGT 107 - Food and Beverage Management 3 semester hours
- HMGT 110 - Principles of Food Production- Lecture 2 semester hours
- HMGT 111 - Principles of Food Production- Laboratory 2 semester hours
- Arts or Humanities Distribution 3 semester hours (ARTD or HUMD)
- HMGT 208 - Food and Beverage Cost Controls 3 semester hours
- HMGT 211 - Supervision and Leadership in the Hospitality Industry 3 semester hours
- HMGT 240 - Lodging and Food Service Sales and Advertising 3 semester hours
- NUTR 101 - Introduction to Nutrition 3 semester hours
- Behavioral and Social Sciences Distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD) **
- HMGT 204 - Catering and Banquets 3 semester hours
- HMGT 290 - Hospitality Practicum 3 semester hours
- Elective 2 semester hours
- Natural Sciences Distribution with Lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)
** ECON 201 is recommended for the BSSD selection.
*** Offered Fall only.
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