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Bachelor of Hospitality Management (BTHM)

School of Business and Economics
Atlantic International University

The Bachelor of Hospitality Management (BTHM) program objective is to prepare students for management, sales and marketing opportunities in the hotel industry by providing intense course work that combines theory with practical learning experiences, thereby increasing students opportunities to find employment in the field. The Bachelor of Hospitality Management (BTHM) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of Hospitality Management (BTHM) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)

Core Courses and Topics in Hospitality Management:

    Food and Beverage Cost Control
    Hospitality Marketing Strategy
    Hospitality Industry Law
    Leadership in the Hospitality Industry
    Hospitality Enterprise Technologies
    Restaurant Development
    Research and Statistical Methods
    Destinations and Cultures
    Human Resources Management for the Hospitality Industry
    Hospitality Facilities Management
    Introductory Food Production Management
    Fundamentals of Management in the Hospitality Industry
    Accounting for the Hospitality Industry
    Hospitality Information Technology
    Operations Control
    Financial Analysis in the Hospitality Industry
    Tourism Service Operations Analysis
    Organizational Behavior in the Hospitality Industry
    Tour Production and Distribution

Orientation Courses:

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)   
  • Fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)   
  • Fundamental Principles I  (Philosophy of Education)
  • Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)    
  • Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree) 

Research Project in Hospitality Management:

Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Hospitality Management graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center: Hospitality Management Graduates

Job Description for Bachelors in Hospitality Management

Food service managers are responsible for the daily operations of restaurants and other establishments that prepare and serve meals and beverages to customers. Besides coordinating activities among various departments, such as kitchen, dining room, and banquet operations, food service managers ensure that customers are satisfied with their dining experience. In addition, they oversee the inventory and ordering of food, equipment, and supplies and arrange for the routine maintenance and upkeep of the restaurant's equipment and facilities. Managers generally are responsible for all of the administrative and human-resource functions of running the business, including recruiting new employees and monitoring employee performance and training.

Skills for Success

  • Enjoy working with people
  • Friendly, helpful and patient
  • Able to assist guests with a limited understanding of English
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Able to record information accurately
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to project a professional manner at all times
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to maintain control and composure in difficult situations.

Employment Opportunities for Hospitality Management Majors

  • Caravan Park Attendant
  • Caterer
  • Catering Officer
  • Club Manager
  • Convention Coordinator
  • Events Coordinator
  • Functions Coordinator
  • Hospital Food Service Manager
  • Hotel and Motel Front Office Attendant
  • Hotel or Motel Manager
  • Manager (Hotel or Motel)
  • Meetings Manager
  • Publican
  • Resort Manager
  • Restaurant Manager


Resources for those with Bachelors in Hospitality Management field

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