Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree with a Specialization in
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If working in the hotel, foodservice or event planning industry is exciting to you, pursuing our Le Cordon Bleu® hospitality management degree online may be a good program for you. This bachelors in business administration (BBA) program specialization combines the best of both worlds - a business degree that is designed to provide an education in core business foundations and development of competencies applicable in a hospitality management setting.

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Hospitality Management Degree Online Program Details

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Online Hospitality Management Degree Program Outline

Our Online Hospitality Management Degree program focuses on core business foundations while the specialization allows students to engage in an in-depth study in their area of interest. The Le Cordon Bleu Hospitality Management specialization introduces students to concepts and practices related to event management, food and beverage management, and food service operations. Students will study the evolution of gastronomy and oenology as an industry. Curriculum for the specialization areas have been derived from Le Cordon Bleu’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs.

Online Hospitality Management courses can help you learn how to:

  • Manage and lead people as well as budget within a hospitality setting
  • Implement strategic planning, operations and project management, and how to market and sell products and services in the hospitality industry
  • Apply restaurant management principles such as planning, scheduling, and forecasting in addition to basic restaurant layout and design
  • Implement dining room management including: service theory, concept styles, and levels of service
  • Apply event management theory and principles including, site selection, budgeting, legal matters and practices

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Hospitality Management Courses

Degree Requirements

General Education
ECON220 Microeconomics 4.5
ECON224 Macroeconomics 4.5
ENGL106 English Composition I 4.5
ENGL107 English Composition II 4.5
MATH125 General College Mathematics 4.5
UNIV103 Academic and Professional Success 4.5
UNIV106 Technology and Information Literacy 4.5
UNIV109 Interpersonal Communication 4.5
General Education Elective (1 Course) 4.5
Humanities (2 Courses) 9
Natural Sciences (2 Courses) 9
Total Credit Hours: 58.5

ACCT205 Principles of Accounting I 4.5
ACCT310 Managerial Accounting 4.5
BUSN105 Introduction to Business 4.5
BUSN311 Quantitative Methods and Analysis 4.5
BUSN150 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4.5
FINA310 Financial Management 4.5
MGMT305 Management Information Systems 4.5
MGMT310 Management and Leadership of Organizations 4.5
MGMT315 Survey of Human Resource Management 4.5
MGMT499 Program Capstone 4.5
MKTG205 Principles of Marketing 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 49.5
General Electives

A combination of 11 electives dependent on Program

Total Credit Hours: 49.5

Students enrolled in the Fashion Marketing Specialization Option are required to take: FASH 212, Historical and Contextual Studies, in place of HUMA 215 Topics in Cultural Studies; and FASH 209, Fashion Cycle, in place of one General Elective.
General Business Administration Track
In lieu of a Specialization, select 5 Business Electives from any of the Specializations below
Total Credit Hours: 22.5
Le Cordon Bleu® Hospitality Management
The Le Cordon Bleu Hospitality Management Specialization is only available to residents of the United States and Canada.

Le Cordon Bleu® and the Le Cordon Bleu logo are registered trademarks of Career Education Corporation in North America for education services.
LCBH300 Food Service Operations 4.5
LCBH310 Food and Beverage Management 4.5
LCBH320 Gastronomy 4.5
LCBH400 Developing a Hospitality Business 4.5
LCBH410 Event Planning and Management 4.5

Total Credit Hours : 180

AIU's Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with all its specializations, is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Hospitality Management Classes Overview

For an Online Hospitality Management Degree, your classes may include:

Food Service Operations

Food Service Operations provides an introductory overview of the size and scope of the foodservice industry as well as core operational elements inherent in all foodservice operations. Restaurant management principles such as planning, scheduling, and forecasting are explained, as well as basic restaurant layout and design. Students will receive instruction in all aspects of dining room management including: service theory, concept styles, and levels of service.

Food and Beverage Management

This course focuses on the management aspects of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling a foodservice establishment and a foodservice-based wine and beverage program. Topics explored include purchasing, inventory control, foodservice accounting, wines, beers, and spirits. Students will also have the opportunity to examine and evaluate the processes involved in the management and maintenance of foodservice facilities and properties.


This course will explore the study of food, both historic and contemporary, to understand the relevance within our society and cultures. Topics will include: concepts of cooking methods, cultural meanings of food, influences around what we eat and why, the physical and chemical properties of food, current health and nutritional aspects of the food industry, and the ongoing evolution of cuisine.

Developing a Hospitality Business

This course will concentrate on techniques and practices of successful small business managers in the hospitality industry. Topics will include: development and effective management of a hospitality small business, essential start-up lessons, identifying customer behavior trends, writing a business plan, obtaining finance, and understanding legal business issues.

Event Planning and Management

This course provides event management theory and principles including established standards, site selection, clients, budgeting, legal matters, and practices of event management. The focus is on social and business functions, and the management of large scale, independent events, such as catering events. Topics include: research, design, planning, coordination, and evaluation of special events management.

AIU does not guarantee employment or salary. Programs may only be available to residents of certain states. For important information about the educational debt, earnings and completion rates of students who attended this program, go to Le Cordon Bleu® and the Le Cordon Bleu logos are registered trademarks in the United States and Canada of Career Education Corporation.

Course content subject to change.

Ways to Save on Your Online Hospitality Management Degree

From grants to military service to transfer credits, see the variety of ways you can save time and money on your Online Hospitality Management Degree at AIU:

  • Scholarships & Grants - AIU offers a number of institutional scholarships and grants that can help eligible students offset the program cost and help reduce out of pocket costs
  • Reduced Military Tuition Rate – AIU Online offers a 45% tuition reduction to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition reduction to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard
  • Transfer Credit – AIU’s transfer-friendly credit policy lets you transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credits needed toward your degree
  • Prior Learning Credit – You can receive credits for past college courses, qualifying military service, or eligible work experience

For more information, review the AIU guides below:

  • Financial Aid Guide: Our guide to financial aid can answer your initial questions and help you prepare to apply for financial aid
  • Scholarships and Grants Guide: Learn about the scholarships and grants offered by AIU along with details about eligibility
  • Transfer Credit Guide: This guide explores how to transfer your credits from other schools—and earn college credit for your eligible past work and qualifying military experience


This business program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).


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