Changes due to the move to Lucas College of Business (LCoB)

Degree and Academic Plan

  • For continuing students, your degree will stay the same, Bachelor of Science (BS) in Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management.
  • The new degree will be Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BS BA) with a concentration in Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management.
  • Continuing students have the right to switch to the new degree.  If you plan to switch to the new BS BA degree, you will need to take all of the required business courses.  Please make an appointment with Dr. Yen if you plan to do so.
  • HTEM Department will stop to accept change major and minor requests starting May 18, 2021.



  • Starting Fall 2021, most advising will be taken care of by the advisors at the Jack Holland Student Success Center, LCoB.  Dr. Yen will also be available to advise continuing students.


  • Internship requirements have been suspended for continuing students. The Department will not offer HSPM 180 and HSPM 184 to substitute for internship requirements.  Students will take any two HSPM electives to substitute HSPM 191A and 191B.

  HSPM courses will no longer be offered.

The following table shows courses we will no longer be offered starting Fall 2021.

Phase out/ Discontinue courses Starting Fall 2021 you will take
HSPM 100W  Writing Workshop Comm 100W, Engl 100WB, or LLD 100WB
HSPM 104 Hospitality Marketing BUS2 130. Introduction to Marketing
HSPM 107 Legal Aspects of Hospitality Management BUS3 80 Legal Environment of Business
HSPM 121 Hospitality Leadership and Management BUS3 160. Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior
HSPM 134 Human Resource Management BUS3 150 Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
HSPM 186 Strategic Management BUS3 189. Strategic Management
HSPM 175 Entrepreneurship in Hospitality BUS5 181: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
HSPM 191A Internship Level I Substitute by a HSPM elective course
HSPM 191B Internship Level II Substitute by a HSPM elective course


The following table shows courses will be phased out in the future.

HSPM 65 Professional Seminar in Hospitality Mgmt Offer only in Fall 2021 and Fall 2022
HSPM 105 Finance in Hospitality Phase out after Spring 2023
HSPM 108 Hospitality Information System Phase out after Spring 2023


Tentative Fall 2021 HSPM Classes

Subject Catalog # Course Title
HSPM 1 Introduction to Hospitality Management
HSPM 1 Introduction to Hospitality Management
HSPM 11 Restaurant Management
HSPM 65 Professional Seminar in Hospitality Mgmt
HSPM 101 Multicultural & Intl Issues Hospitality
HSPM 102 Hotel & Lodging Operations
HSPM 105 Finance in Hospitality
HSPM 108 Hospitality Information Systems
HSPM 130 Hospitality Event Production
HSPM 130 Hospitality Event Production
HSPM 140 Meeting, Convention and Event Industry
HSPM 141 Resort and Club Management
HSPM 142 Tradeshow Event & Meeting Mgnt
HSPM 143 Tourism Destination Marketing and Management
HSPM 148 Wine Appreciation
HSPM 148 Wine Appreciation
HSPM 148 Wine Appreciation
HSPM 148 Wine Appreciation
HSPM 149  Beer Appreciation
HSPM 149  Beer Appreciation
HSPM 152 Hotel Catering and Banquet Management
HSPM 154 Revenue Management
HSPM 177 Hospitality Service Management


Degree Information 

The Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management offers a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management.  Please browse degree and courses information at

B.S. Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management


For GE-related questions, please contact the College of Applied Arts and Sciences (CASA) at

Our goal is to provide the support you need to make a smooth transition into our degree, discover your untapped talent, and graduate with the skills and knowledge you will need to pursue your dreams. Please refer to the following table to find out who your advisor is.

Please email your advisor to schedule an appointment.

First letter of last name


E-mail/Phone Number


Advising Hours

A – G

Dr. Jooyeon Ha

(408) 924 2100


Tuesday/ Thurday:

10:00am -11:00am


H - M

Dr. Jie Gao

(408) 924 2100


Monday/ Tuesday/Wednesday:

08:00am - 09:00am

or by appointment

N - S


Dr. Yinghua "Michelle" Huang 

(408) 924 3274


By appointment only

T - Z

Dr. Faranak Memarzadeh

(408) 924 7487


By appointment only

Minor and change major advising

Dr. Tsu-Hong Yen

(408) 924 3292




By appointment only

Current Undergraduate & Graduate Students:

When you have a question, check in with our Department Chair or email us at for assistance.

New Undergraduate Students:

To get started,  check in with our Department Chair or email us at for directions on who to contact to set up an appointment. At that meeting you'll get details about the program along with information to facilitate progress to graduation. Whether you are transferring from another SJSU major, another College, or you're just beginning your studies here at SJSU, we will guide and assist you in achieving your goals.


Student Preparation for Advising Meetings:

(Appointment will be re-scheduled if materials are not present)

  • PRINTED copy of unofficial transcript from your MySJSU page.
    Note: Bring copies of all course work completed outside of SJSU that you want considered for use in HSPM or declared minor.
  • Advising document for your declared major filled in with the HSPM courses with the semester and grade noted on the form. Using the academic calendar at the end of the document to project your future courses.
    Note: It is your responsibility, not your advisors to keep track of your progress toward your degree.

Advisors will verify your path to degree completion once you provide the materials above.

HSPM Advisors are available to meet with students during the Fall and Spring semesters prior to final exam week.

Students who fail to schedule an appointment during the academic year will need to re-schedule an appointment for the next regular term.


General Education Advising:

All tracking of general education units (freshman/sophomore) and SJSU Studies (Area R, S, & V) are the responsibility of the student.

It is the students' responsibility to make advising appointments with the staff of the Academic Advising & Retention Services for GE Advising. They are located in the Student Services Center on 9 th and San Fernando. Note: HSPM advisors are not responsible for GE advising or approving of GE coursework completion.

The advising hub is another useful link and is “the place” for useful information as you navigate your academic journey during your time at SJSU.

CASA Student Success Center:

The Student Success Center in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA) provides advising for undergraduate students majoring or wanting to major in programs offered in CASA Departments and Schools.

All CASA students and students who would like to be in CASA are invited to stop by the Center for general education advising, help with changing majors, academic policy related questions, meeting with peer advisors, and/or attending various regularly scheduled presentations and workshops. Looking for academic advice or maybe just some tips about how to navigate your way around SJSU? Check out the CASA Student Success Center! It’s also a great place to study, and you can check out laptops.

Location: MacQuarrie Hall (MH) 533
Phone: 408-924-2910