Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Resort Management


The primary goal of the Hospitality and Resort Management program is to produce graduates who have the knowledge and skills necessary for them to be successful in the increasingly competitive hospitality business environment. Hospitality and Resort Management is committed to expanding the general business knowledge, specific hospitality skills, and overall technical competence of both students and faculty who matriculate and educate within this program. Program objectives for the B.A. in Hospitality and Resort Management are found here.


  • Hotel and Resort managers and assistant managers: Managers will generally run entire business operations of smaller hotels and resorts or manage specific functional areas within larger properties (operations, accounting, activities coordination, entertainment).
  • Restaurant and Food Service Managers: Some graduates may manage smaller restaurants, clubs, pubs and food and beverage operations.  Others may work as functional area managers within larger restaurants, chains and corporate headquarters.
  • Career opportunities also exist at tourism attractions, in private clubs, in contract management and other businesses in the field.


Scholarships are available to qualified students.  Inquiries should be directed to the Kemmons Wilson School office.  Working in conjunction with local enterprises, internships will be established to provide students with hands on experience in the hotel and resort management industry.  Internship inquiries should be directed to the Kemmons Wilson School – 901-678-8021 or email

Hospitality and Resort Management Major (B.A.)

University General Education Program (41 hours)See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements.College and Degree (B.A.) Requirements (12-16 hours)The College and Bachelor of Arts requirement are in addition to the University General Education Program requirements.The Major (60 hours)ACCT 2010; HPRM 1050, 2004, 2011, 2050, 2330, 3130, 3315, 3320, 3911, 4320, 4322, 4331, 4340, 4350, 4620, 4700, 4911; MGMT 3110; MIS 2749; MKTG 3010Electives (12 hours)Electives may be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120.


                                                     Freshman Year

 ENGL 1010 3  ENGL 1020 3
 Foreign Language/B.A. 3  Foreign Language/B.A. 3
 MATH 3  HPRM2004- Distinguished Speakers 1
 Elective 3  HPRM 2050 - F & B Ops  4
 HPRM 1050- Business of Hosp. 3  MIS 2749 3
 Semester Totals 15 hrs.  Semester Totals 14 hrs.


                                                     Sophomore Year

 Social/ Behavior Science
3  Social/ Behavior Science
 ENGL 2201 or 2202*                                
3  MGMT 3110
 HPRM 2330 - Hotel Ops
3  ACCT 2010
 COMM 2381
3  Natural Science *
 Natural Science *                                  
4  MKTG 3010
 Semester Totals 16 hrs.  Semester Totals 16 hrs.


                                                      Junior Year

 History *
3  HRPM 4350 - Prop Devel
 HPRM-2011 - Hosp Acctng
3  HPRM 4320 - Marketing 3
 HPRM 3315  - Hosp HR                          
 3  Humanities/Fine Arts*
 HPRM 3320  - Hosp Rev Mgmt
3  HPRM 3130- Hosp Legal
3  Elective
 HPRM 3911- PreInternship
 Semester Totals 16 hrs.  Semester Totals 15 hrs.


                                                      Senior Year

 HPRM 4322  - F&B Mgmt.
3  HPRM 4311 -  Adv Resort Mgmt.
 HPRM  4620 - Adv Hosp Ops
3  HPRM 4700  -  Integrative Chall 3
 HPRM  4340 - Info Techn                       
3  Humanities/B.A.
 Fine Arts/B.A. 3  HPRM 4911  -  Internship
3  Elective
 Semester Totals 15 hrs.  Semester Totals 15 hrs.


Total Hours: 120-121
Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120
*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

Students must have earned a minimum of 45 credit hours and have met specific course prerequisites with a minimum grade of "C" to be eligible for all 3000 and 4000 level courses. In addition to these requirements, students seeking a degree in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics must have (1) completed all required lower division business courses with a minimum grade of "C" in each; (2) minimum of 2.25 GPA (2.5 for accounting majors) in all required lower division business courses and MATH 1830 or 1910, and (3) 45 hours of course work including MATH 1830 or 1910, COMM 2381 and 9 hours of English (See B.B.A. Degree Requirements-General Requirements).
A surcharge of $30 per credit hour for 3000 and 4000 level courses and $30 per credit hour for 6000-9000 level courses has been approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents. The purpose of the surcharge on these business courses is to guarantee the continuous improvement of the college and compliance with the standards of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International).

Degree Planning