Welcome to Hospitality!
About the Department
The Department of Hospitality Management is comprised of 4 full-time faculty, 12 part-time lecturers, and one administrative staff. Together they bring cutting edge theoretical and practical skills, knowledge, and experiences to deliver extraordinary classroom and field experiences to prepare students as they transition from school to their careers.
Why Choose HSPM and San José State University?
First and foremost, the faculty, staff, and administration are committed to your success. Every unit is focused on providing programs and activities that result in a truly transformational experience. The campus environment is diverse, welcoming, dynamic, and energized. The region provides some of the most innovative and engaging internship opportunities in the world. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the incredibly talented, caring, diverse, and experienced faculty in the Hospitality Management Department.
Department of Hospitality Management Mission
To facilitate the personal and professional learning of students through outstanding academic and career-focused experiences. Graduates will possess the knowledge and skills to provide sound, ethical, and visionary leadership in their discipline and in the diverse communities they serve.
Department of Hospitality Management Vision
The Department of Hospitality Management will be recognized by the campus community, professionals in the region, and alumni for the high quality of its academic degree programs, its dynamic and engaged faculty, and graduates who are well prepared to anticipate and address challenges in the workplace and community.
The faculty, in collaboration with professional colleagues, continually enhance curriculum so that it is responsive to changes in their discipline, designed to meet student needs, and provides insights to emerging societal issues.
By creating a dynamic, professional and welcoming environment the department will be known for its focus on inclusive excellence and ability to bridge the needs of students and the community through clear pathways to successful careers.
B.S. in Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management Program Learning Outcomes
The Department of Hospitality Management offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management. Upon completion of the degree requirements, students will be able
- To understand the fundamental principles of essential hospitality and tourism business functions,
- To demonstrate professional behavior and competencies in customer service,
- To develop a range of leadership skills and abilities such as motivating others, leading changes, and resolving conflict,
- To communicate effectively in oral and written communication,
- To analyze and solve problems, using appropriate tools and technology,
- To comprehend the challenges and opportunities of working effectively with people
in a diverse environment.
Map of Department of Hospitality Management program learning outcomes (PLOs) to University Learning Goals (ULGs)
|PLO #1: Fundamental hospitality and tourism business principles||PLO #2: Discipline Specific Knowledge--Customer service||
PLO #3: Leadership
PLO #4: Communication
|PLO #5: Problem solving, critical thinking||
PLO #6: Awareness of global diversity
|San Jose State University graduates will have developed:||To understand the fundamental principles of essential hospitality and tourism business functions||To demonstrate professional behavior and competencies in customer service||To develop a range of leadership skills and abilities such as motivating others, leading changes, and resolving conflict.||To communicate effectively in oral and written communication||
To analyze and solve problems, using appropriate tools and technology
|To comprehend the challenges and opportunities of working effectively with people in a diverse environment|
|Depth of knowledge required for a degree, as identified by its program learning outcomes.||xxx||xxx|
|Broad Integrative Knowledge:|
|Mastery in each step of an investigative, creative or practical project (e.g. brainstorming, planning, formulating hypotheses or complex questions, designing, creating, completing, and communicating).||xxx|
|An understanding of the implications of results or findings from a particular work in a societal context (e.g. social or economic implications of a scientific finding).||xxx||xxx|
|Students graduating with a baccalaureate degree will have demonstrated an understanding of critical components of broad academic areas, the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences and their integration.||xxx||xxx|
|Fluency in the use of specific theories, tools, technology and graphical representation.||xxx||xxx|
|Skills and abilities necessary for life‐long learning: critical and creative thinking, effective communication, conscientious information gathering and processing, mastery of quantitative methodologies, and the ability to engage effectively in collaborative activities.||xxx||xxx||xxx|
|The ability to integrate theory, practice, and problem‐ solving to address practical issues.||xxx||xxx||xxx|
|The ability to apply their knowledge and skills to new settings or in addressing complex problems.||xxx||xxx||xxx|
|The ability to work productively as individuals and in groups||xxx||xxx|
|Social and Global Responsibilities:|
|The ability to act intentionally and ethically to address a global or local problem in an informed manner with a multicultural and historical perspective and a clear understanding of societal and civic responsibilities.||xxx||xxx|
|Diverse and global perspectives through engagement with the multidimensional SJSU community.||xxx||xxx|
Your Support Matters!
Consider donating to the Department of Hospitality Management by clicking on the "Give Now" button below. This will take you to the university's donation page. Please designate under "purpose" that you would like your donation to go to our department.
If you would like to explore specific giving opportunities in the form of student scholarships/awards, please feel free to contact the chair of the department you would like to support:
Department of Hospitality Management
Dr. Tsu-Hong Yen
Thank you very much for your support!