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Restaurant, Hotel, & Institutional Management BAAS Degree

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) with a major in Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management

RESTAURANT, HOTEL AND INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT BAAS PROGRAM DETAILS »

Earn your Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree (BAAS) in a hospitality management program from one of the nation's top schools.

You will benefit from turning your associate of applied sciences degree in culinary or hospitality management into a bachelor's degree by acquiring essential management and leadership skills.

Our hospitality management BAAS program, with focus in lodging, food and beverage, and hospitality business, will put you on the fast track to earning a bachelor's degree upon completion of your associate of applied sciences degree from an approved institution. You can earn your bachelor's degree in as little as 2 years and be prepared for a career in hotel, restaurant, or hospitality management. Turning your associate of applied sciences degree into a bachelor's degree gives you the opportunity to earn higher salaries in leadership and management positions in the hospitality management field.

Offering the only BAAS degree in hotel and restaurant management in Texas, Texas Tech emphasizes practical management and leadership skills desired in culinary and hospitality careers. Program benefits include:

  • Relevant experience. This degree includes 1,200 hours of hands-on workplace experience, including training in state-of-the-art classroom kitchens and labs and a 400 hour internship.
  • A business oriented focus. Texas Tech's BAAS in hospitality management equips you with a superior business education. You will get extensive training in communication, accounting, hospitality management practices, marketing, and law.
  • Professional networking. Thousands of Texas Tech Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management (RHIM) graduates work in the hospitality industry, so you will have a built-in network of contacts.

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences with a major in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).

Advance Your Career With a Bachelor's Degree

Leading hospitality industry employers recruit graduates from our hospitality management program aggressively.

Many employers require a bachelor's degree to gain employment or advance their current career. A BAAS degree from Texas Tech can further your career by advancing you into a leadership or supervisory position in the restaurant or lodging fields.

You will have opportunities to earn more while working across the United States and the world, pursuing careers such as:

  • Executive chef
  • Food and beverage director
  • Hotel manager
  • Event planner
  • Catering director

Our Hospitality Degree Focuses on Business

Our program's strong business focus attracts the attention of top hospitality employers. You will get relevant, hands-on training in exceptional facilities, such as the four diamond Overton Hotel and Skyviews, a fine-dining restaurant. Texas Tech's bachelor of applied arts and sciences degree emphasizes the business and management aspect of hotel and restaurant careers with courses in:

Texas Tech's bachelor of applied arts and sciences degree emphasizes the business and management aspect of hotel and restaurant careers with courses in:

  • Marketing and sales
  • Leadership
  • Hospitality law
  • Facilities management
  • Personnel management
  • Purchasing
  • Accounting

You can expand your knowledge in culinary and hospitality management by choosing from elective courses such as:

  • Lodging Operations Management
  • Wine Tourism
  • Dinner Series

The strong camaraderie among our hotel and restaurant students is developed through networking activities and group interaction. These connections increase the marketability and value of our graduates to future employers.

For more information about the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree (BAAS) Hotel and Restaurant Management Degree


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