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Hospitality Management Major BAS

This BAS program is designed to build on specific related AAS programs offered primarily by technical colleges. Therefore this AAS is only available to students who have completed specific related AAS programs approved by an official articulation agreement between Metropolitan State and the college offering the AAS degree.

The hospitality industry is one of the fastest growing in Minnesota and in the nation, and includes not only leisure-time and vacation activities, but also the work-related travel requirements of business and government employees. The goal of this program is to educate and equip students to move from entry-level positions to strategic managerial positions, and to build their abilities to contribute to the profitability of an organization.

Acceptance to the Program

To be eligible for acceptance to the Hospitality Management major, students must submit a College of Management Undergraduate Program Declaration Form when the following is completed:

  • The approved AAS degree specified in the approved articulation agreement
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher in AAS
  • COM Foundation Courses with a grade of C-, S or better (see below)

The COM Foundation Courses are prerequisites for many upper division College of Management courses. Completing these courses early in your program will help you succeed and have the most valuable experience in other College of Management courses.


The degree requirements have five components:

  1. General Education and Liberal Studies

    Students in degree programs at Metropolitan State University must complete while at the university, or transfer to the university, a number of courses to meet general education and liberal studies requirements. View General Education and Liberal Studies (GELS) for Metropolitan State University.

  2. COM Foundation Courses (22 credits)

    To complete this BAS in 120 credits, you must successfully complete the first three courses (MIS 100, MATH 115, and STAT 201) or equivalent courses as part of your AAS degree. 

  3. Business Core Courses (24 credits)

  4. Required Courses

  5. Capstone (Choose one of the following)

* Free waiver examinations are available for "testing out" of these courses. Contact your advisor or the College of Management Advising Center for information.

College of Management Double Major Policy

Students may combine any two majors in the College of Management as a double major as long as there are at least 24 upper division semester credits of coursework in the second major that do not overlap the first major. Both majors must be completed at the time of graduation.