Feb 29, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management: Lodging Management Track, B.S.


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About the Bachelor of Science in Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management


The mission of the restaurant, hotel, and institutional management (RHIM) program is to prepare individuals who will make a contribution to the hospitality industry and to society as a whole through quality education, research, and service.

The (RHIM) program prepares students for management career opportunities in the hospitality industry. The curriculum includes courses in nutritional sciences, arts and sciences, and both core and elective courses in RHIM. Classroom laboratory experiences keep pace with changes in the hospitality field and the required 1,200 hours of hospitality work experience allows students to become familiar with the industry. A required 400-hour hospitality industry internship counts toward the 1,200-hour work experience. Texas Tech’s RHIM program, recognized as one of the top programs in the nation, offers a multidisciplinary approach to hospitality education. The curriculum is designed to prepare the student to meet both current and future hospitality needs. The program emphasizes problem solving and creativity in addition to strong practical laboratory experiences. The RHIM program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration.

Tracks. The restaurant, hotel, and institutional management program offers tracks in (1) hospitality management , (2) food and beverage management , (3) lodging management , and (4) wine business  to better meet the needs of students and the hospitality industry by focusing on specific competencies necessary to be successful hospitality practitioners. Students will choose a specific track for industry focus but can select their elective credits from any of the RHIM tracks. All tracks include a uniform core of hospitality. The hospitality management track will include additional selected course work from all areas of hospitality whereas the food and beverage management and lodging management tracks will delve further into coursework with their specific industry foci. The wine business track will include selected courses from the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. An earned grade of “C” or better is required in all RHIM core and elective courses, as well as any course accepted as a substitution for RHIM core or elective courses.

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 16

Second Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 13

Third Year


Fall


Total: 16

Spring


Total: 15

Internship


Total: 2


Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 13

Total Hours: 120


* Choose from core curriculum requirements.

Students are expected to have competency in computer usage.
Two hours of RHIM 3000  (Internship) must be taken after RHIM 3200  and prior to the last semester.
Completing 800 hours of documented relevant hospitality industry experience is required prior to graduation in addition to the required 400-hour internship.

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