Hospitality and Tourism-Meetings or Destinations

Hospitality and Tourism - Meetings or Destinations

Plan of Study

Associate of Arts in Business Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality and Tourism-Meetings or Destinations)

The Hospitality and Tourism Management program provides students with knowledge necessary for success in enterprises related to the meetings, travel, tourism, gaming and hospitality industries.
The program in HTM at NSU was one of the first to be approved by the Professional Convention Management Association.  The program consists of three distinct but interrelated components: meeting and convention management, tourist destination development, and gaming operations and procedures.  The meeting and convention management program emphasizes managing and serving meetings, conventions, trade shows, and special events. The student who specializes in tourist destination development studies the development, management and marketing of tourist attractions and destination. The student who specializes in gaming learns gaming operations and procedures. All HTM classes are offered online on a two year cycle.

Transferring to NSU is a seamless process.  Although you can transfer to NSU at any time in your academic career, the smoothest transition occurs if you have earned or will earn an AA in Business Administration from CASC.  Although CASC has an AA in Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management, it is not the best entry point into the NSU BBA.  This milestone will also meet your general education requirements at NSU (unless it is a specific NSU requirement for you to graduate).  Within your AA, make sure you complete the following classes because they are admission requirements to the BBA program:

  • ACCT 2103, ACCT 2203, ECON 2213 and ECON 2313 with a 2.25 GPA
  • ENG 1113 and 1213; MATH 1513 with a grade of “C” or better, and satisfaction of the university’s computer proficiency.

What it takes to complete a BBA from NSU.  If you don’t complete your AA or AS at CASC, you will need to meet NSU’s specific general education requirements.  You must have at least 124 hours completed to earn a BBA.  Of those hours, 60 must be from a university (4 year school), 40 must be junior and senior (3000/4000) level, and half of the hours in your major must be from NSU.  You must also be both English and computer proficient.  This means that you must pass English Comp I & II (ENGL 1113 & ENGL 1213) with a “C” or better and successfully CS 1103 Microcomputer Applications.  Therefore, when you transfer to NSU, you will likely need to complete around 60 more hours in order to earn your BBA. 

How do my CASC classes transfer to NSU?  Every class that you have taken at CASC will transfer to NSU.  Each class will count in one of the following categories that make up a bachelor’s degree: general education, major, minor, or free elective.   You probably already know about general education and major classes but minors and free electives are unique to bachelor’s degrees.  A minor is 18 hours from an academic area of your choice and it is designed to compliment your major.  A minor is NOT necessary for the BBA degree, however, if you choose to pursue a minor your advisor will help you determine your minor and the classes you will take to complete it.  Free electives are extremely flexible and can be selected from any academic area.  They allow you to explore your academic interests outside of your major while counting toward the 124 hours you need to graduate.  Most degree programs at NSU allow for some free electives.  If you completed a class at CASC that does not meet one of the other specific requirements, it will count in this category, up to the first 64 hours.  If you have completed more than 64 hours at the associate degree level, all courses will transfer to NSU, but only 64 hours will apply to your degree.  This is because you must have 60 hours from a four-year institution to meet state requirements for graduation with a baccalaureate degree.

When can you start taking NSU classes?  You can begin taking classes at NSU while you are completing your AA or AS at CASC.  This is called dual enrollment, many students do this each semester.  Consult an NSU academic advisor and a financial aid counselor to see how dual enrollment can work for you.
Admission Requirements to the BBA Program:

  • 45 hours completed with a minimum GPA of 2.25
  • ACCT 2103, ACCT 2203, ECON 2213 and ECON 2313 with a 2.25 GPA
  • ENG 1113 and 1213; MATH 1513 with a grade of “C” or better, and satisfaction of the university’s computer proficiency.
  • Sign the “Pledge to Uphold the CBT Student Code of Conduct”.

For more information view the course sequence.

Contact Transfer Student Services to make your transition to NSU as smooth and seamless as possible.

Carl Albert and NSU Smart Choice