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What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

The degree requires the completion of 60 credit hours. A student can expect to complete the degree in two years by taking 15 credit hours per semester (fall and spring).

*The program does not require you to travel to a classroom for instruction; however, you may be required to attend an orientation session or take an exam on campus.

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Students may enter the program in the fall, spring, or summer.

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Hospitality Administration, Online B.B.A. Degree Completion Program

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LaToya and Moisés
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404-413-4393
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Dr. Ritu Lohtia
rlohtia@gsu.edu
404-483-4428

For help with the admissions process, contact your admissions counselor.

The B.B.A. in Hospitality Administration provides a well-integrated curriculum with a focus on general business and hospitality while incorporating courses in the arts and sciences that prepare students for management positions in the hospitality industry.

Finish your hospitality degree online at your own pace.

Apply the credits from your associate’s degree or an undergraduate program at another college toward a Robinson B.B.A. degree. Through one-on-one support with an academic advisor, you’ll design a convenient program of study that will strengthen your career.

Earn A Quality Education

All your courses were developed and are taught by Robinson faculty, and you will have 1:1 access to those instructors. You will receive the same high-quality education as a traditional student and be able to walk in the university’s graduation ceremony.

Because your courses are asynchronous*, you can hold down an internship or a part- or full-time job while pursuing your degree. You can tailor your degree to meet your personal and professional goals and can take electives covering topics such as business analytics, entrepreneurship or international business.BBA

Gain the Robinson Advantage

Access a Robust Network

  • Robinson’s network comprises approximately 80,000 alumni and more than a dozen advisory boards and industry roundtables. Students engage with these groups at networking and mentoring events that can lead to internship and employment opportunities.
  • Browse more than 10,000 job and internship opportunities through Robinson’s career platform.
  • Meet with career coaches who specialize in your field.
  • Tackle hands-on projects with partner companies such as FIS Global and Grady Memorial Hospital.
  • Participate in virtual exchange projects with colleagues from international partner institutions.

Join Student Organizations

  • American Hotel & Lodging Association Student Chapter
  • Club Management Association of America Student Chapter
  • Georgia Restaurant Organization
  • ASCEND (Pan-Asian student business organization)
  • Association of Latino Professionals for America
  • Eta Sigma Delta
  • International Association of Exhibitions and Events
  • National Society of Minorities in Hospitality

Transform Your Life

Robinson's Online B.B.A. Degree Completion Program makes it easy to finish your undergraduate degree. Learn more from the faculty director, Dr. Ritu Lohtia.

“I would recommend this program because its not only a tremendous opportunity to finish your degree but also to associate and align yourself with a world-class global research institution. You'll get to achieve your goals but then have lasting relationships that will continue to benefit you for a lifetime.”

Robert Jordan, online BBA student

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Program Details

The program is open to Re-entry/Re-admit, Transfer and Transition students.

Eligibility Requirements

* A GPA of 2.8 or higher GPA in area F with no grade lower than a C-

* Completion of MATH 1401 and MATH 1111

The Application Process Is Easy

Re-entry/Re-admit Students (Apply Now)
If you’re a former Georgia State student who hasn’t registered for courses for the last three semesters, apply as a re-entry student. During the application process, you will first select your major, and then you will be able to indicate that you are interested in taking classes online. For your campus option, please select Atlanta Online. You do not have the option of indicating that you are interested in the Online B.B.A. Degree Completion Program. The university will be in touch with you.

Transfer Students (Apply Now)
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation. During the application process, you will first select your major, and then you will be able to indicate that you are interested in taking classes online. For your campus option, please select Atlanta Online. You do not have the option of indicating that you are interested in the Online B.B.A. Degree Completion Program. The university will be in touch with you.

Transition Students (Apply Now)
If you’re enrolled in an associate degree pathway at Georgia State’s Perimeter College, we make it easy for you to move on to your bachelor’s degree. Seamlessly transition to the Atlanta Campus by submitting a Transition Application. During the application process, you will first select your major, and then you will be able to indicate that you are interested in taking classes online. For your campus option, please select Atlanta Online. You do not have the option of indicating that you are interested in the Online B.B.A. Degree Completion Program. The university will be in touch with you.

The B.B.A. in Hospitality Administration program provides a well-integrated curriculum with a focus on general business and hospitality while incorporating courses in the arts and sciences that prepare students for management positions in the hospitality industry.

Hands-On Course Highlights

Business Analytics for Restaurant Management (HADM 3403)
This course focuses on the analysis of each phase of restaurant operations and management decisions that impact profitability, short-term and long-term success factors, and corresponding metrics. Activities include menu planning; food sourcing; purchasing; receiving; storing; preparation; and service systems for multi-unit restaurants, corporate enterprises, or entrepreneurial start-ups.

Event Management (HADM 3600)
In this popular elective course, students design on- and off-campus events such as pre-basketball game student fairs with contests and food; freshmen move-in welcomes; open houses that familiarize students with the School of Hospitality Administration’s courses and student organizations as well as possible careers; and Georgia State University-sponsored events that can be used for work study credit.

Hospitality Strategic Leadership (HADM 4800)
Upon successful completion of an exam, students earn a Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics, a designation sponsored by industry organizations including the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

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Financial Aid

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We are here to help you understand the cost of your program, the payment schedule and financing opportunities.

Visit the Student Financial Management Center Virtual Events to schedule a virtual appointment, or call 404-413-2600 for more information.

Scholarships

Robinson Scholarships

Robinson offers several scholarships through the Office of the Dean as well as the individual academic departments.

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Loans

The mission of the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration is to develop hospitality leaders in a global society.

The primary goal is to provide a well-integrated curriculum incorporating courses in the arts, sciences, general business theory, and hospitality applications that will prepare our students for management and leadership positions in the hospitality industry.

Careers

Career paths are numerous in the hospitality industry. Although reflective of industry sectors, transferable skills and competencies make moving from one industry segment to another quite feasible. For example, an individual with a strong background in food and beverage management would typically find career opportunities in multi-chain operations, independent restaurants, hotels, cruise lines, resorts among others.

The hotel industry for example, offers numerous different career paths with transferrable skills that allow workers to move across positions throughout the global hotel industry. With 80 percent of entry-level workers eligible for a promotion in less than one year and 50 percent of hotel general managers starting in an entry-level position, the hotel industry creates plentiful opportunities for upward mobility

VIEW SAMPLE JOB TITLES

Event coordinator
Conference coordinator
Guest services manager
Sales and marketing coordinator
Social media manager
Restaurant manager
Restaurant owner/operator
Manager-in-training (typically corporate programs with major hotel brands and chain restaurants)
Analyst
Project manager
Assistant club manager
Catering manager
Trade show manager

Contacts

For help with the admissions process, contact your admissions counselor.

Faculty Director, Dr. Ritu Lohtia
rlohtia@gsu.edu
404-483-4428

35 Broad St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303