Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2013-14 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Associate in Science in Business Administration
The Hospitality Management Associate in Science in Business Administration program combines industry-focused coursework with general business and management coursework. Industry-focused courses, such as Food & Beverage Management and Conference & Convention Planning, provide specific skills needed in this field. The Cooperative Field Experience is a key component of the program, giving students real industry experience and a related course focused on career development and workplace issues.
Career and Transfer Outlook:
This program prepares students to begin or advance in careers in hotel and restaurant management, conference and convention planning, and hospitality sales. Graduates enter the growing hospitality industry as management trainees, and in assistant supervisory positions. Although the program is not primarily intended to prepare students to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program, some students do transfer to bachelor’s degree programs in hospitality management.
Students are encouraged to begin taking courses aimed at completing their English and math requirements immediately upon entering the college. Also, students who place into reading courses on the college placement test should complete that requirement without delay.
Graduates of the Hospitality Management Program are prepared to:
- Apply their knowledge regarding the hospitality industry to whatever career track within the industry they pursue, and demonstrate the unique professional requirements for a successful career in the hospitality industry;
- Communicate effectively using written, oral and nonverbal techniques, including the use of technology in the gathering and presenting of information;
- Interpret and analyze information in order to engage in critical thinking and problem solving with regard to the business performance of hospitality operations;
- Comprehend how various cultural differences impact the hospitality industry from a local, regional, national and international perspective;
- Work in teams and recognize the meaning of mutual responsibility, so they are prepared to join the diverse workforce of the hospitality industry;
- Comprehend the rapid change taking place in the business environment and demonstrate an ability to engage in ongoing professional development.