Management and Supervision Degree
At Montgomery College, you'll gain hands-on, practical skills to prepare for a successful career in hospitality management. Join us in our state-of-the-art facilities and set your sights on a management role in the lodging and food service industry. Program alumni hold management positions at leading organizations in the industry. Top employers include Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Choice Hotels International, and Journeys Travel.
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.
MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See all transfer agreements.
Related careers include hotel manager, front desk supervisor, night auditor, and housekeeping supervisors.
- Career Outlook for Lodging Managersnew window: Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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A suggested Management/Supervision Area of Concentration course sequence for full-time students follows.
All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor. 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
- BSAD 101 - Introduction to Business 3 semester hours
- ENGL 101 - Introduction to College Writing 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)
- Mathematics foundation 3 semester hours (MATF)
- COMM 108 - Foundations of Human Communication 3 semester hours (GEEL) OR
- COMM 112 - Business and Professional Speech Communication 3 semester hours (GEEL)
- HMGT 143 - Management of Front Office Operations 3 semester hours
- HMGT 211 - Supervision and Leadership in the Hospitality Industry 3 semester hours
- NUTR 101 - Introduction to Nutrition 3 semester hours
- English foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF)
- HMGT 201 - Lodging and Food Service Law 3 semester hours
- HMGT 220 - Property Security and Facilities Management 3 semester hours
- HMGT 240 - Lodging and Food Service Sales and Advertising 3 semester hours
- Arts or humanities distribution 3 semester hours (ARTD or HUMD)
- Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD) **
- HMGT 207 - Legal Issues in Labor Management 3 semester hours
- HMGT 212 - Managing Hospitality Human Resources 3 semester hours
- HMGT 290 - Hospitality Practicum 3 semester hours
- Natural sciences distribution with lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)
**ECON 201 is recommended.
*** Offered spring only.
**** Offered fall only.
Related Programs and Courses
General Studies Degree
Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.
Workforce Development and Continuing Education
MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.
- Hospitality Management Program
- Food and Beverage Management Area of Concentration AAS Degree
- Management/Supervision Area of Concentration AAS Degree
- Food and Beverage Management Certificate
- Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Certificate
- Meeting, Conference, and Event Planning Certificate
- Hospitality Student Orientation