Jun 06, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hospitality Management, B.A. (Coming Soon)

The Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management offers engaging, real-world, applied learning from faculty who are working in their field. It is intended for students to build upon their A.A.S in Hospitality Management with upper level management courses in order to gain a deeper understanding of human behavior in the workplace and how to improve managerial and interpersonal effectiveness. Students with an A.A. degree should speak with the program personnel prior to enrollment. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their skills through a final internship project with a local hotel or vendor. The candidate for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Hospitality Management offered through the Advantage Institute for Professional Studies program must complete all the University general degree requirements. It is open to students who meet the requirements for admissions to the Advantage Institute for Professional Studies . (coming soon)

Core Requirements

All students must complete the Avila University Core Curriculum as a part of their degree programs. The Core consists of a minimum of 39 credit hours that meet the requirements listed below. Please go to Core Curriculum  for more information and to view all Core classes.

Core Foundations (9-11 credit hours)

Foundations requirements provide the basic skills essential for effective participation in other classes as well as the professional world.

Core Pillars & Levels (30 credit hours)

Pillars and Levels requirements address the breadth of knowledge expected of a liberal arts education and challenges students to integrate prior knowledge and create new ideas through higher levels of coursework.

Cross-Application Note: All courses that meet a Pillar also meet a Level and may meet a Designation requirement. Some courses taken for major and/or minor requirements may also meet Core requirements.

    Social Justice & Civic Life Pillar 
(6 credit hours required)

Creativity & Culture Pillar
(6 credit hours required)

Belief & Reason Pillar
(6 credit hours required)
Explorations of Nature Pillar 
(6 credit hours required)

24 credit hours required 












6 credit hours required CONTRIBUTE LEVEL




Core Designations

Core Component Designations requirements incorporate assignments and experiences focused on developing and deepening student understanding to prepare students for responsible lifelong contributions to the global community.

CORE Designations

Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)

(9 credit hours)

Global Studies (GS)    

(9 credit hours)     

Community Engagement (CE)    

(3 credit hours) 







Transfer Students

The Core Component Designations requirement for transfer students is determined by the number of credit hours transferred to Avila University. Please see the Transfer Students  page within this catalog.


As noted above, courses can have multiple designations and thus meet multiple requirements at once.

Example: BI 215 - Humans & the Environment (3)  meets all of the following requirements:

  • Belief & Reason Nature Pillar
  • Transform Level
  • Global Studies (GS) Designation
  • Major Requirement

Technology Requirements

Computer competency will be demonstrated by successful completion of the following course:


In addition to the university-wide outcomes, all graduates from the Advantage Institute for Professional Studies will demonstrate the following outcomes:

Outcome 1.

Develop and analyze innovative solutions for problems using critical and creative reasoning. (BU 321 , BU 322 , EC 202 /EC 203 , EC 240 )

Outcome 2.

Demonstrate the ability to clearly communicate in professional settings using effective interpersonal, teamwork, cultural, presentational, and writing skills. (CO 212 , CO 213 , CO 312 , CO 321 )

Outcome 3.

Demonstrate an understanding of ethical frameworks and theories and how to apply them in professional situations. (BU 305 CO 212 , CO 321 )

Outcome 4.

Demonstrate the ability to use technology in managing organizations. (CO 213 , EC 240 )

Hospitality Management Outcomes

Graduates for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Hospitality Management will be able to:

Outcome 1.

Demonstrate knowledge of local and global business organizations through the study of major disciplines within the fields of business. (AC 201 , BU 310 BU 323 BU 330 , BU 345  or BU 346 , EC 202  or EC 203 , and HM 380 )

Outcome 2.

Apply methods of quantitative data analysis to support organizational decision-making processes. (AC 201 , BU 330 , EC 202  or EC 203 , and HM 380 )


Summative outcomes for the Hospitality Management major in the Advantage Institute for Professional Studies program are assessed through a written marketing plan and a capstone/internship project. (BU 310 , HM 380 ) The four Professional Studies outcomes are assessed through these courses as well. The summative assessment occurs yearly. Formative outcomes are assessed in individual courses as students move through the program. Each year data is gathered for one of the two outcomes. After four years, faculty review both formative and summative data results for both Hospitality Management outcomes at once.