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Hospitality and Tourism Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1089 (BCR) San Francisco, CA, United States
The Hospitality and Tourism Management program of San Francisco State University department is a student-centered academic and professional environment dedicated to educating exceptional hospitality and tourism industry business leaders through experiential and personalized learning.
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The Hospitality and Tourism Management program of San Francisco State University is designed to provide students with a core of business education and professional hospitality and tourism management knowledge. Students can choose to focus on an elective emphasis, including: hotel operations management; food and beverage management; conventions, meetings and event management, or tourism management. The department is committed to maximizing student exposure to industry leaders, career opportunities and student experiences involving notable hospitality companies. The Hospitality and Tourism Management department features the on-campus Vista Room, a student-run restaurant which serves as an experiential learning laboratory.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking: Students locate, organize and interpret data to solve problems and make decisions. Students synthesize information/data/concepts to create solutions or plans to address challenges. Students present, defend and advocate positions with an understanding of implications.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration: Students create, utilize and participate in teams to achieve goals.
  • Leadership: Students apply theoretical concepts and seek experience and knowledge to maximize potential.
  • Communication: Students communicate effectively in both written and oral formats to different audiences.
  • Ethics: Students examine ethical implications and understand the potential ramifications of actions.
  • Hospitality: Students are aware of and empathetic to others in order to design and execute positive guest and employee experiences.
  • Professional Competencies: Students utilize core business and hospitality management concepts to make decisions and evaluate outcomes.

Career paths

The curriculum combines strengths in management with hands-on hospitality experience and internship opportunities in the hospitality industry. Completion of the core and elective courses provides students with theoretical business background and professional knowledge for attainment of top-level management positions in the hospitality/tourism industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Legal Aspects of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Food Science and Production
  • Tourism Management
  • Restaurant Operations
  • Hospitality Tourism Management Revenue and Cost Control

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete and submit the CSU Application
  • Students will be required to submit official, original or certified/attested copies of all original academic documents in the original language of issue
  • Applicants who are presently attending a college or university in the United States must, in addition to their international records, submit official transcripts of all work completed and in progress
  • Applicants must be qualified to enter a university in their home country and have a good scholastic record from an accredited/recognized school
  • All applicants for admission to the University must pay a $55.00 application fee
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7440 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7440 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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