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Resort Management Requirements
Students can receive a Bachelor of Science (science and math intensive) or a Bachelor of Arts (foreign language intensive) in any of the three business school majors mentioned previously. For a detailed example of the classes required for graduation, feel free to download any of the curriculum checksheets (requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader) for your academic catalogue year.
Requirements for the major in Business Administration: 16 s.h. of Reeves School of Business foundation courses (ACC 251 and 253; BUS 200 and ECO 216, 261 and 262); 24 s.h. of Business Major requirements (BUS 325, 332, 343, 352, 450, and 470; ECO 311; and MKT 351), and one 3 s.h. elective in business, financial economics, accounting, or marketing. All Business Administration majors must take at least college algebra (MAT 105) or pre-calculus (MAT 113).
Requirements for the major in Marketing: 16 s.h. of Reeves School of Business foundation courses (ACC 251 and 253; BUS 200 and ECO 216, 261, and 262); 24 s.h. of Marketing major requirements (BUS 325, 332, 343, 352, 470; and MKT 35, 390, and 470) and 12 s.h. from the following approved electives (ACC 345; BUS 345; COM 331; ECO 311; MKT 380, 384, 400, 410, 420, 430, 485, 499; and PGM 304, 404). All Marketing majors must take at least college algebra (MAT 105) or pre-calculus (MAT 113). (See Marketing course description under Marketing.)
Requirements for the major in Financial Economics: 16 s.h. of Reeves School of Business foundation courses (ACC 251 and 253; BUS 200 and ECO 216, 261 and 262); 33 s.h. of Financial Economics major requirements (BUS 325, 332, 343, 352, 412, 437, and 470; MKT 351; ECO 311, 313, and 452); and a 3 s.h. (Any 300/400 level) accounting, business, marketing or economics course. All Financial Economics majors must take at least college algebra (MAT 105) or pre-calculus (MAT 113).
The Resort and Club Management concentration:
Select Pathway I: 24 s.h.óRMT 101; RMT 145, RMT 350, RMT 340 or RMT 360; LSS 300 or BUS 301; BUS 360; PGM 430; Professional Seminar RMT 320; RMT 170 and RMT 270 or RMT 370.
Or select Pathway II: 24 s.h.óRMT 101; RMT 145, RMT 350, RMT 340 or RMT 360; LSS 300 or BUS 301; BUS 360; PGM 430; RMT 450 Capstone Course; RMT 170 and RMT 270 or RMT 370.
Note that RMT 170 and 270 are internships which should be taken during the summer at the end of the freshman, sophomore, and/or junior years (or substitute RMT 370 during the junior or senior year). BUS 375 should be taken by Business Administration and Financial Economics majors as the business elective and must be taken as an additional required course by those seeking a Marketing major with a concentration in Resort Management.
The NRAEF (The National Restaurant Association Education Foundation) ManageFirst program expands options for students wishing to pursue a more focused study of food/beverage options. The program covers essential content focused on Hospitality and Restaurant Management, plus learning activities, case studies, professional profiles, and research topics specifically developed to prepare students to pass national certification exams. These competencies are defined by the restaurant, hospitality, and foodservice industry as those needed for success. The NRAEF course material will be covered in Pathway I with the RMT Professional Seminar class of RMT 320. Should students opt not to pursue national certification through the professional seminar courses, students may select Pathway II which will substitute the professional seminar series with the Resort/Club Management Capstone Course, RMT 450.
The AH&LA (American Hotel & Lodging Association) Certificate will be offered to students upon successful completion of select courses in the Resort and Club Management program: RMT 101, RMT 340, RMT 350, and RMT 360. This certificate recognizes the student's hospitality knowledge and is awarded for a grade of 69% or better. Students with a grade of 90% or better earn a certificate "with honors." A permanent record is also kept on file at the national office of the Educational Institute. For details about these certificates, contact the Resort and Club Management Director.
Upon successful completion of the SERVLEAD internship program (RMT 145, RMT 170, RMT 270 or RMT 145, RMT 370), the student will be eligible to apply for and achieve SERVLEAD (Service Leadership in a Multicultural Workplace) status. SERVLEAD is a hospitality internship program designed to inspire cultural awareness and cultivate the leadership and teamwork skills necessary to succeed in todayís global economy. The SERVLEAD program is offered by the American Hospitality Academy through the American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute.
For students pursuing a degree in hospitality related education, points for the Business Management Institute (BMI) certification is possible for those students who join the student chapter of the Club Manager's Association of America (CMAA). These points accrue and upon graduation, can be used to help the student more quickly earn credits to sit for the Certified Club Manager (CCM) exam. Contact the Director of the Resort and Club Management program for details.