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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 7.31k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 18k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    The Hospitality Management program creates visionary leaders through excellence in student-centered education, skill development, research, service, and collaboration with global hospitality and tourism industries. The curriculum exposes students to many aspects of the hospitality industry and instills in them the critical skills required for the modern workplace. Students complete two professional practicum experiences while pursuing their degree, which provides introductory and supervisory level industry experience. Students will earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Hospitality Management. The curriculum is designed to expose students to many aspects of the hospitality industry and to instill in them the critical skills required in today’s workplace.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee
    • USD 7306 Year (National)
    • USD 18044 Year (International)
    Start date 2016 Credits 120
    Duration full-time 24 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Structure Fully structured Student interaction Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

    Course Content

    Major Requirements: 59
    • Principles of Microeconomics * ** (COM) Credits:
    • ntroduction to Hospitality Industry Credits:
    • Foodservice Sanitation Credits:
    • Practicum Credits: 1-3 (2 credits required)
    • Events and Facilities Administration Credits:
    • Hospitality Industry Law Credits:
    • Lodging Management Credits:
    • Leisure Activities and Club Management and Lab Credits:
    • Foodservice Operations and Purchasing Management Credits:
    • Quantity Food Production and Service and Lab Credits:
    • Hospitality Facilities Management and Design Credits:
    • Hospitality Marketing Credits:
    • Practicum Credits:
    • Foods Principles and Lab Credit

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 5.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 61

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    Bachelor of Science

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than South Dakota State University.


    South Dakota State University has been granted the full, ten-year reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. An accreditation team of representatives from peer institutions commended SDSU for:

    • Dedicated faculty and staff
    • Quality new facilities
    • Excellent student leadership
    • Shared governance
    • Partnerships with local community
    • Robust and Integrated assessment program
    • Successful transition to NCAA Division I Athletics

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