The Degree of Bachelor of Hotel Management & Tourism


Hospitality, travel and tourism are rapidly growing industries. The NDU program of Bachelor of Hotel Management and Tourism is designed to prepare students for successful professional and executive careers in the hospitality and tourism industries by allowing them to specialize in one of the following three concentrations: Hospitality Services Management, Food & Beverage Operations Management, as well as Travel and Tourism Management.

The various concentrations provide a sound foundation in hotel and restaurant management as well as tourism administration through focused academic coursework, hands-on work experience, and intense interaction with the industry. They also provide relevant educational opportunities for persons currently employed in these industries and wishing to upgrade their skills.

Hospitality and Tourism Management students at NDU benefit from a rare opportunity to learn the international management techniques for success in the hospitality and tourism field, while also seeking knowledge more adapted to their professional career orientations and specializations.

In 2006 NDU’s Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management signed a unique educational venture partnership with SHMS1, a leading Swiss Hotel Management School. This collaboration intends to combine the Swiss art of hôtellerie and the more American science of management in practice at NDU. It comprises exchange of know how, faculty and students, industry consultancy, and leads to a potential dual diploma-degree in Hospitality Management.

Graduation Requirements
Students seeking the degree of Bachelor of Hotel Management and Tourism must complete a total of 103 credits with an overall average of at least 2.0/4.0 and a minimum average of 2.3/4.0 in the major and concentration requirements. The passing grade for all courses is "D" except for ENL 105, ENL 110, whereby it is “C”.

General Education Requirements (30 cr.)

Communication Skills in English and Arabic (9 cr.)
Communication Skills in English: ENL 213 & ENL 223 or ENL 230 (6 cr.)
Communication Skills in Arabic, One course from: ARB 211, ARB 212, ARB 224, ARB 231, ARB 317 (3 cr.)
Philosophy and Religion (6 cr.)
Religion, One course from: REG 212, REG 213, REG 313, REG 314 (3 cr.)
Philosophy & Ethics, One course from: ENS 205, PHL 211, PHL 311, POS 345 (3 cr.)
Cultural Studies & Social Sciences (6 cr.)
Cultural Studies, One course from: ARP 215, COA 315, COA 359, FAP 215, HUT 305, HUT 306, MUS 210, NTR 215, LIR 214 (3 cr.)
Social Sciences, One Course from: PSL 201, SOL 201, SOL 301, BAD 201, ECN 200, ECN 211, ECN 212 (3 cr.)
Citizenship (6 cr.)
Two courses from: HIT 211, IAF 301,POS 201, POS 210, POS 240, POS 319, POS 337 (6 cr.)
Science & Technology (6 cr.)
Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science, One course from:CSC 201, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 204, MAT 211, STA 202, STA 210 (3 cr.)
Natural Sciences, One course from: PHS 211, PHS 207, AST 201, CHM 211, ENS 201, ENS 202, ENS 206, BIO 202, BIO 203, HEA 201, NTR 201 (3 cr.)

Major Requirements (51 cr.)
TTM 201, TTM 204, HSM 205, HSM 211, HSM 224, HSM 226, TTM 237, HSM 281, HSM 311, FBM 313, HSM 314, FBM 315, HSM 319, FBM 324, TTM 326, FBM 351, HSM 411, HSM 451, HSM 459

Concentration Requirements (19 cr.)

Food and Beverage Management Emphasis
Hospitality Management Emphasis
Travel and Tourism Management Emphasis

Free Electives (3 cr.)

Halfway through their university education, students majoring in hotel management and tourism are provided with the opportunity to choose one of three concentration schemes. These options allow graduates to enhance their expert knowledge in one of the three most englobing fields of hospitality and tourism, thus differentiate themselves from their peers and improve their potentials for professional success.

Food and Beverage Management Emphasis (19 cr.)

Major Requirements (10 cr.)

FBM 332, FBM 381, FBM 413, FBM 424
A choice of 3 courses from the following (9 cr.)
HSM 334, FBM 335, FBM 343, FBM 349, HSM 412, HSM 432, HSM 437, HSM 439, TTM 440, FBM 444, FBM 446, HSM 447, HSM 449, FBM 464, HSM 450, HSM 485, MAT 204, STA 206, STA 207, ECN 211, COA 252, BAF 312, NTR 212, GEM 202 or ITL 202 or SPN 202

Hospitality Management Emphasis (19 cr.):

Major Requirements (7 cr.)

FBM 381 or TTM 382, HSM 432, HSM 437
A choice of 4 courses from the following (12 cr.)
FBM 332, HSM 334, TTM 342, FBM 343, TTM 344, TTM 346, FBM 349, HSM 412, FBM 424, HSM 439, TTM 440, FBM 444, TTM 445 FBM 446, HSM 447, HSM 449, HSM 450, HSM 460, HSM 485, MAT 204, STA 206, STA 207, ECN 211, COA 252, BAF 312, NTR 212, GEM 202 or ITL 202 or SPN 202

Travel and Tourism Management Emphasis (19 cr.):

Major Requirements (10 cr.)

TTM 342, TTM 345, TTM 382, TTM 445

A choice of 3 courses from the following (9 cr.)
HSM 334, TTM 341, FBM 343, TTM 344, TTM 346, FBM 349, HSM 412, HSM 432, HSM 437, HSM 439, TTM 440, FBM 444, FBM 446, HSM 447, HSM 449, HSM 450, TTM 454, TTM 462,
HSM 485, MAT 204, STA 206, STA 207, ECN 211, COA 252, BAF 312, NTR 212, GEM 202 or ITL 202 or SPN 202, ARP 567

NB: Clarification of acronyms and symbols used:
FBM Food and Beverage Mangement
HSM Hospitality Services Management
TTM Travel and Tourism Management

Suggested Programs

Food and Beverage Management Emphasis


Fall Semester I (15 Credits)
TTM 201 Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality Management 3 cr.
ENL 213 Sophomore Rhetoric (GER) 3 cr.
CSC 201 Computers and Their Use (GER) 3 cr.
HSM 205 Principles of Hospitality Financial Accounting 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester I (16 Credits)
HSM 211 Hospitality and Tourism Law 3 cr.
HSM 224 Front Office Operations and Management 3 cr.
HSM 226 Housekeeping Operations and Management1 1 cr.
ENL 230 English in the Workplace (GER) 3 cr.
TTM 372 Hospitality and Tourism Marketing 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Summer Session I (4 Credits)
HSM 281 Internship I: Rooms Division Operations 1 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Fall Semester II (16Credits)
HSM 311 Hospitality Managerial Accounting 3 cr.
FBM 313 Food Production 3 cr.
FBM 315 Food Production Lab2 1 cr.
FBM 324 Restaurant Operations and Floor Management2 3 cr.
HSM 314 Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Industry 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
 
Final deadline to declare concentration choice.
       
Spring Semester II (15 Credits)
TTM 204 Economics of Tourism 3 cr.
FBM 332 Catering, Functions and Banqueting Management 3 cr.
HSM 319 Information Technology in the Hospitality Industry 3 cr.
FBM 351 Food, Beverage and Labor Cost Control 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Summer Session II (7 Credits)
FBM 381 Internship II: Food and Beverage Operations 1 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Fall Semester III (15 Credits)
FBM 424 Restaurant Development and Management 3 cr.
FBM 413 Advanced Food Production 3 cr.
HSM 411 Hospitality Managerial Finance 3 cr.
HSM 451 Hospitality Management 3 cr.
___ ___ Major Elective 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester III (15 Credits)
TTM 326 Domestic Travel and Tourism Development 3 cr.
TTM 459 Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Management 3 cr.
___ ___ Major Elective 6 cr.
___ ___ Free Elective 3 cr.



Hospitality Management Emphasis


Fall Semester I (15 Credits)
TTM 201 Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality Management 3 cr.
ENL 213 Sophomore Rhetoric (GER) 3 cr.
CSC 201 Computers and Their Use (GER) 3 cr.
HSM 205 Principles of Hospitality Financial Accounting 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester I (16 Credits)
HSM 211 Hospitality and Tourism Law 3 cr.
HSM 224 Front Office Operations and Management 3 cr.
HSM 226 Housekeeping Operations and Management1 1 cr.
ENL 230 English in the Workplace (GER) 3 cr.
TTM 237 Hospitality and Tourism Marketing 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Summer Session I (4 Credits)
HSM 281 Internship I: Rooms Division Operations 1 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Fall Semester II (16Credits)
HSM 311 Hospitality Managerial Accounting 3 cr.
FBM 313 Food Production 3 cr.
FBM 315 Food Production Lab2 1 cr.
FBM 324 Restaurant Operations and Floor Management2 3 cr.
HSM 314 Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Industry 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Final deadline to declare concentration choice.
       
Spring Semester II (15 Credits.)
TTM 204 Economics of Tourism 3 cr.
HSM 437 Hospitality Sales and Promotional Techniques 3 cr.
HSM 319 Information Technology in the Hospitality Industry 3 cr.
___ ___ Major Elective (TTM 342 if planning to take 382) 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Summer Session II (7 Credits)
FBM 381 Internship II: Food and Beverage Operations  
or     1 cr.
TTM 382 Internship III: Travel Agency and Tour Operations  
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Fall Semester III (15 Credits)
FBM 351 Food, Beverage and Labor Cost Control 3 cr.
HSM 432 Hospitality Property Management 3 cr.
HSM 451 Hospitality Management 3 cr.
___ ___ Major Elective 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester III (15 Credits)
HSM 411 Hospitality Managerial Finance 3 cr.
HSM 459 Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Management 3 cr.
___ ___ Major Elective 6 cr.
___ ___ Free Elective 3 cr.

Travel and Tourism Management Emphasis



Fall Semester I (15 Credits)
TTM 201 Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality Management 3 cr.
ENL 213 Sophomore Rhetoric (GER) 3 cr.
CSC 201 Computers and Their Use (GER) 3 cr.
HSM 205 Principles of Hospitality Financial Accounting 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester I (16 Credits)
HSM 211 Hospitality and Tourism Law 3 cr.
HSM 224 Front Office Operations and Management 3 cr.
HSM 226 Housekeeping Operations and Management1 1 cr.
ENL 230 English in the Workplace (GER) 3 cr.
TTM 237 Hospitality and Tourism Marketing 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Summer Session I (4 Credits)
HSM 281 Internship I: Rooms Division Operations 1 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Fall Semester II (16Credits)
HSM 311 Hospitality Managerial Accounting 3 cr.
FBM 313 Food Production 3 cr.
FBM 315 Food Production Lab2 1 cr.
FBM 324 Restaurant Operations and Floor Management2 3 cr.
HSM 314 Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Industry 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
 
Final deadline to declare concentration choice.
       
Spring Semester II (15 Credits.)
TTM 204 Economics of Tourism 3 cr.
TTM 345 Passenger Operation Services 3 cr.
HSM 319 Information Technology in the Hospitality Industry 3 cr.
TTM 342 Travel Agency and Tour Management 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Summer Session II (7 Credits)
TTM 382 Internship III: Travel Agency and Tour Operations 1 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Fall Semester III (15 Credits)
FBM 351 Food, Beverage and Labor Cost Control 3 cr.
HSM 451 Hospitality Management 3 cr.
TTM 326 Domestic Travel and Tourism Development 3 cr.
TTM 445 Sustainable Tourism 3 cr.
___ ___ Major Elective 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester III (15 Credits)
HSM 411 Hospitality Managerial Finance 3 cr.
HSM 459 Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Management 3 cr.
___ ___ Major Elective 6 cr.
___ ___ Free Elective 3 cr.



1 Swiss Hotel Management School, composed of three main city campuses located in: Caux, Montreux and Leysin