About the B.S. 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. 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.
Students in the RHIM program have access to a variety of experiential, hands-on, learning opportunities. The program has had a long relationship with the Overton Hotel and Conference Center and students in the hotel operations and lodging management courses participate in labs and other activities at the hotel. The program also owns and operates the Skyviews of Texas Tech Restaurant. Skyviews is open to the public and students have the opportunity to learn to prepare and serve food during the lunch and dinner series courses.
Classroom laboratory experiences keep pace with changes in the hospitality industry and the required 1,200 hours of hospitality work experience allows students to become even more familiar with the industry. A required 400-hour hospitality industry internship that 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.
Communication Literacy Requirement. 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. 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 (interpersonal interaction), RHIM 3321 (financial), RHIM 4316 (written), RHIM 4322 (analytical), and RHIM 4332 (oral).