Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$370 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

Curriculum: B.A./B.S. Hospitality Management — Online

Curriculum

The coursework in Oregon State’s hospitality management online degree program will set you on a path toward becoming a leader, executive or owner in the hospitality industry.

Specific learning outcomes include understanding the importance of outstanding guest service quality, server-guest relationships and ethics; explaining the application of technology in various hospitality industry settings; and applying strategic management principles to business operations.

Degree requirements

A minimum of 180 quarter credits are required to graduate with your hospitality management degree, including:

Ecotourism and sustainability specialization

Once you’re admitted to OSU, you can elect to pursue the program’s specialization in ecotourism and sustainability, which is the fastest-growing segment of hospitality today. The specialization’s coursework delves into adventure tourism, sustainable communities and social dimensions of sustainability. Your academic advisor will be able to provide more information after you enroll.

Sample course topics

  • Lodging management
  • Hospitality law and labor relations
  • Hospitality technology laboratory
  • Revenue management and pricing
  • Service management
  • Online marketing and reputation management
  • Vacation property management
  • Advanced restaurant management and ownership

Additional program features

Internships

As a hospitality management major, you’ll take part in three required internships in your community. The program advisor and program lead will work with you to select internship experiences that are meaningful, align with the program’s mission and also meet your needs. These internships can take place in your local area or even internationally.

Transfer credits

Some degree requirements may be transferred from other institutions. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 credits in this degree program must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement.

Previously earned credits will need to be reviewed upon admittance to OSU for appropriate articulation. Additional information about transferring credits is available through OSU’s Transfer Credit Central.

Hybrid (remote + online) courses

As a College of Business student, you have the ability to supplement your online learning experience with regularly scheduled class meetings that are held remotely.

These hybrid courses have 50% of the class meetings at regularly scheduled times on Zoom and 50% of the class meetings conducted asynchronously online in Canvas. The courses feature regular weekly class meeting times on Zoom and will not meet on campus.

With this blended learning experience, you’ll benefit from completing innovative coursework online while satisfying your preference for real-time interaction with peers and faculty.

Browse all remote + online hybrid courses.

Add a minor

By earning your hospitality management bachelor’s degree, you will automatically earn a business minor. You also have the ability to add another minor to your undergraduate program. Combine your hospitality management studies with a minor in organizational leadership or economics to create an even more powerful résumé fit for today's job market.

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Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization and compliance.

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