Business Resort & Club Management

Program Overview

The program is a concentration within The Reeves School of Business designed to qualify the student for a starting career position in the resort, club or hospitality fields. A minor in the program may be coupled with any other Methodist University discipline.

Mission

We are committed to the development of life-long learners through sound academic course work and experiential learning opportunities leading to starting career and leadership positions in the global hospitality field.

Goals

  1. Learning Environment: To provide a nurturing educational setting of small classes and meaningful personal contact with those we serve.
  2. Experiential Learning:  To reinforce educational concepts with hands-on experience and mentoring through internships and industry affiliations.
  3. Critical Thinking:  To promote an integrated learning environment anchored in critical thinking and analytical frameworks.
  4. Business Communication Skills: To continually reinforce the development of students’ reading, writing, and presentation skills.
  5. Technology and Sustainability: To expose the students to emerging technologies and resource-sustainability best practices.
  6. Ethics: To instill in our students the highest ethical standards of service, exemplary citizenry, and environmental stewardship.

ACBSP LogoAccreditation

The Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following degrees: the Professional Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a focus in Organizational Management and Leadership, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Financial Economics, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management.  Additionally, a minor in Accounting; Business Administration; Entrepreneurship; Financial Economics; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management is accredited.  Finally, a B.S. degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics or Marketing with a PGA Golf Management Concentration; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management Concentration is accredited.

Degrees Awarded

Upon the successful completion of the program’s requirements, students will earn a Bachelor’s of Science degree (BS) in their chosen major field with a concentration or a minor in Business Resort & Club Management. The majority of business students choose to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics, Management or Marketing as major with a concentration or a minor in the Business Resort & Club Management.

Course Requirements for the Concentration in Business Resort & Club Management

24 s.h.—RMT 1010, 1450, 1700, 2700, 3200, 3400, 3500, 3600, 4300, and 4500 (eight courses, two internships).

Course Requirements for the Minor in Business Resort & Club Management

18 s.h.—RMT 1010, 3200, 3400, 3500, 3600, and 4500 (six courses, no internships).

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM (WAC)

The Business Resort & Club Management concentration requires the completion of BUS 3520 Business Law.

INDUSTRY AFFILIATION

The Business Resort & Club Management program is affiliated with the Club Manager Association of America (CMAA) and other nationally recognized trade organizations. The Methodist University CMAA Student Chapter members may earn professional educational credits to apply towards the Certified Club Manager (CCM) exam requirements.

Certifications

The Business Resort & Club Management program offers many opportunities to earn industry-coveted certifications independently or conjunction with academic course work. Additional fees may apply for certain certifications.

Internships

The RMT 1700 and RMT 2700 are internship courses and should be completed during the summer at the end of the sophomore and junior years. Both RMT 1700 and RMT 2700 may be substituted with RMT 3700 to be completed during the junior or senior year. A freshman or transfer student may be permitted to complete RMT 1700 with approval of the program director.

Program Faculty & Staff

O. Z. Hamzah, Director of the Resort & Club Managemetn Program

O. Z. Hamzah, M.B.A., CCM

Director, Resort & Club Management
(910) 630-7557
Lauren Zimmer, Reeves School of Business Internship & Experiential Learning Director

Lauren Zimmer

RSB Internship & Experiential Learning Director
(910) 630-7243
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