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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

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


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 hospitality industry. A required 400-hour hospitality industry internship that does counts toward the 1,200-hour work experience is also required. 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.

Concentrations. The restaurant, hotel, and institutional management program offers concentrations 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 concentration for industry focus and be able to fulfill their elective credits from any of the RHIM concentrations. All concentrations will take a hospitality core of courses. 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.  The hospitality management concentration will include additional selected course work from all areas of hospitality whereas the food and beverage management and lodging management concentrations will delve further into coursework with their specific industry foci. The wine business concentration will include selected courses from the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences.

Communication Literacy Plan. Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy requirement in their program(s) of study.

Texas Tech University’s transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study, then, students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program.

In Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management, it is vital that graduates are able to communicate to a vast array of stakeholders in various methods. The communication literacy plan includes communication in the following forms: verbal, written, financial, analytical and interpersonal interaction. Many other courses also provide many of the communication styles, however the following are a good representation of the methods.  Since each are distinctive, there is no specific sequencing, unless a prerequisite is in place. Courses in the Communication Literacy plan for all RHIM concentrations are RHIM 3200 , RHIM 3321 , RHIM 4316 , RHIM 4322 , and RHIM 4332 .

 

 

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 16

Second Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 14

Third Year


Fall


Total: 16

Spring


Total: 15

Internship


Total: 2

Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 12

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.