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Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Overview

The Hospitality Management Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree curriculum focuses on the management of today’s exciting hospitality and entertainment industries. Courses examine careers and organizations in lodging, tourism, leisure, recreation, entertainment, food and beverage operations. Students will receive a solid foundation of business practices related to the growing hospitality service industry.

According to Hospitality Minnesota, hospitality is the state’s second-largest industry, suggesting high profitability for a student pursuing an associate’s in hospitality management in MN.   Nationally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates have noted that the hospitality industry would generate 6.4% new jobs by 2024. Locally, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development predicts job growth for Leisure and Hospitality positions to grow from 5%-12.1% (varies by job) by the year 2024.

Program Delivery Methods
Hybrid, online and traditional in-class courses on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​

Program Highlights

  • ​​​Hospitality and food service concepts 
  • Travel and tourism industry 
  • Management principles in the lodging industry 
  • Customer service skills and practices 
  • Hospitality and entertainment marketing and sales​

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Program Details

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements Guides
    View the Program Requirement Guide to learn about Minimum Program Entry Requirements, Recommended Course Sequence and Program Outcomes:

    General Education/MnTC Requirements
    The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

    Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) list.pdf

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  • Career Settings

    • ​​​Hotel/lodging operation and management 
    • Travel and tourism management 
    • Food service management 
    • Convention, meeting and event management 
    • Municipal youth sports and recreation management 
    • Entertainment management​

  • Transfer Pathways

    ​Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institutions for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. 

    For more information please go to ​www.saintpaul.edu/Transfer.​​

    Hospitality Management AAS Degree

    • ​​​​BA Individualized Studies, Metropolitan State University 
    • BA Travel and Tourism, St. Cloud State University 
    • BS Marketing, Saint Mary’s University-Twin Cities Campus​ 
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  • Additional Benefits

    • ​Gain understanding of broad hospitality and food service concepts and key principles in the lodging industry 
    • Develop strong customer service skills and practices, including strong communications, problem-solving and human relations skills 
    • Learn management and marketing principles that apply to most organizations and industries.

  • Program Advisor

    ​​​Craig Maus

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​ACBSP Accredited
Associate’s degree accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs​ for meeting the rigorous educational standards established by the ACBSP.​​

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Business Department Mission
The mission of the Business Department at Saint Paul College is to sustain the College mission by providing quality, lifelong business education supported by technology for a diverse, metropolita​n student population.​​

Career Information

Information provided by http://www.careerwise.minnstate.edu.

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