The Bachelors of Science Degree in Food and Beverage Management provides a wide variety of specialized education to students planning to pursue a management career in the food and beverage industry. The program offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers all the important aspects of beverage management, marketing and sales, and culinary arts. Courses cover beverage laws and regulations, beverage management, professional selling of alcoholic beverages, marketing and wine appreciation. Coursework covers catering management, ethnic, and regional cuisine, wine and spirits; fine dining; and cost controls in food and beverage operations.
The degree also includes a requirement to complete a beverage-management/marketing internship, which students can complete at a retail store, restaurant, hotel, distributor, vineyard, winery, or other sector of the beverage industry. Graduates of our program will find career opportunities to include food and beverage management positions in restaurants, hotels, resorts, casinos, cruise ships, bars, pubs, supermarkets, wineries, gourmet & wine boutiques and other business's providing food and beverage services.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will have the opportunity to:
• Obtain an entry-level skill position in the food service industry
• Demonstrate customer service skills and professional and ethical conduct meeting industry standards
• Demonstrate customer service principles to marketing, merchandising, sales and beverage management
• Analyze the food and beverage cost-control cycle and accounting practices, and implement controls to manage, maintain and ensure profitability.
• Utilize the principles of purchasing and inventory control
• Create a business plan for a food service outlet or hospitality company
• Apply standard Human Resource principles in regards to recruiting, retaining, and developing staff.
To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Food & Beverage Management, students must: receive a passing grade or credit for all required coursework; earn a minimum of 180 quarter credits; achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher; meet portfolio or other requirements as outlined by the program; and satisfy all financial obligations to The Art Institutes.