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Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management Online

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Read about our online BBA in Hospitality Management

Learn the operational basics of the service and tourism industries with the Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management online at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. This AACSB-accredited online program is designed to develop your leadership, communication, problem-solving and managerial skills. Taught by the same faculty who teach on campus, the program will give you foundational knowledge and relevant skills that can be applied to a variety of hospitality careers in event-planning, hotel and conference management, restaurants and food service, and business development.

$295 Per Credit Hour
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124 Credit Hours
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The John Massey School of Business at Southeastern Oklahoma State University is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Learning Outcomes:

  • Foundational knowledge and relevant skills applicable in a variety of hospitality careers, including event-planning, hotel and conference management, restaurants and food service and business development
  • Ability to identify and assess the risks associated with common hospitality business practices and events and identify appropriate management techniques
  • Graduates of this program will be well-rounded problem solvers who understand the day-to-day operations of a variety of hospitality segments, including Native American gaming

Potential Career Outcomes Include:

  • Hotel Management
  • Meeting, Convention & Event Planner
  • Gaming Manager or Supervisor
  • Travel Manager
  • Guest Relations Manager
  • Food & Beverage Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Sales & Marketing Manager
  • Facilities or Maintenance Manager

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Southeastern Oklahoma State University offers its students the opportunity to earn their online degree with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition that includes fees.

$295 Per Credit Hour
$885 Per 3-Credit-Hour Course

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Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. The first step in applying for financial aid is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). SOSU's Federal School Code is 003179. If you plan to use federal financial aid, it is recommended that you apply for and have your financial aid awards finalized before enrolling. To expedite this, it is important that you file your FAFSA as soon as possible after applying.

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425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Phone: 580-745-2186
Fax: 580-745-7469
Email: [email protected]


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Check out the qualifications for our BBA Hospitality Management degree

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To meet the admission requirements for the BBA in Hospitality Management, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Transfer Students: Students who have attempted seven or more semester hours of college credit. Remedial and activity courses are not counted.

  • Students are accepted as long as their cumulative GPA is a 2.0 or higher. If the student's cumulative GPA is less than a 2.0 but it does not indicate a suspension, they can enroll at SOSU for the upcoming semester; however, they would be placed on probation until that cumulative GPA reaches at least a 2.0. If their last semester does indicate a suspension, they would be required to sit out a semester before enrolling at SOSU. If a student has two suspensions, they must attend another school and raise their cumulative GPA to a 2.0 or higher before being accepted to SOSU.
  • College placement testing: Students will be required to take a test in each of the three areas (English, Math and Reading) unless they have successfully completed a college course in that area or have provided ACT scores of at least a 19. Students who have not scored high enough in the Science area automatically have a deficiency until they clear the Math & Reading deficiencies. If they do not pass the placement test, they will be required to either complete a remedial course or will have an additional lab component. These deficiencies should be completed within the first 12 credit hours (typically one semester). Our Learning Center can provide more information if you have further questions.

Adult Freshmen: 21 or older and has earned no more than six hours of college credit after high school graduation. Concurrent work is excluded.

  • Provide a completed high school transcript or GED
  • College placement testing is required if the student does not provide ACT or SAT scores. See testing information above.

New Freshmen: A student who has earned no more than six hours of college credit after high school graduation. Concurrent work is excluded.

  • Minimum ACT of 20 (or SAT equivalent) or 2.7 overall high school GPA and top 50% of graduating class OR 2.7 GPA in the 15-unit core curriculum (four English, three Math, three History, three Science and two Electives)
  • College placement testing: There are three tests (English, Math and Reading) that are given to students who do not score at least a 19 on the ACT or equivalent SAT scores in that area. Students who have not scored high enough in the Science area automatically have a deficiency until they clear the Math & Reading deficiency.

If the student does not pass the placement test, they will be required to either complete a remedial course or will have an additional lab component. These deficiencies are required to be completed within the first 24 credit hours (typically two semesters). Our Learning Center can provide more information if you have further questions.

Returning Students: Students who have not attended any other school since leaving SOSU are accepted under the following circumstances:

  • The student has a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0; or
  • If the student's cumulative GPA is under a 2.0 and their final semester with SOSU was on academic probation, they can return on probation. This status will stay in effect until the student raises their cumulative GPA to at least a 2.0.
  • For students who have been suspended, university policy states that for the first suspension, a student must sit out at least one semester before returning. If a student has two suspensions, they must attend another school and raise their cumulative GPA to a 2.0 or higher before being accepted to SOSU.

International Application and Admissions Requirements: Please note, unfortunately, students with an F-1 visa are ineligible for online programs.

  1. Complete the application. There is a non-refundable $55 application fee.
  2. Academic Records:
    • Original final post-secondary transcript(s) and diploma(s) from each college or university attended. If your transcript is not issued in English, we require the original document as well as an English translation done by your school(s) or a professional translating company. Original = issued by a school or examination board with an official signature and school stamp or seal.
    • Post-secondary records from outside the U.S. must be analyzed by a NACES ( educational credential evaluation service such as IERF or WES or ECE. For IERF, students need to choose the "detailed report" option and select Southeastern Oklahoma State University from the menu. IERF will send the evaluation of your records to our International Student Services office.
  3. English Proficiency: Internet-based TOEFL score of 61 or an IELTS Academic score of 5.5; taken within 2 years of enrollment.
    • For TOEFL, let us know your registration number and have your score report sent to Southeastern (institution code: 6657).
    • For IELTS, let us know your TRF number.
    • You do not need TOEFL or IELTS scores if you meet one of the following:
      • English is your first language
      • You graduated from a U.S. high school with 4 years of English
      • You have a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university
      • You have 24 hours of college or university credit in the U.S. with a grade point average of 3.0 or better (including English Composition I and II)

Official sealed transcripts from all previous institutions should be sent to Southeastern Oklahoma State University:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University/Registrar
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Email: [email protected]


Take a look at our online hospitality management courses

To complete the BBA in Hospitality Management online, students must complete a minimum of 124 credit hours: 43 Business core credit hours, 24 Hospitality Management credit hours, 44 General Education credit hours, and elective credit hours selected with an advisor as needed to meet university graduation requirements.

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All the Business Core courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

ACCT 2103: Fundamentals Financial Accounting

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to financial accounting including developing, analyzing and interpreting financial statements.

ACCT 2203: Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to management accounting and organizational performance measurements such as basic costing and capital budgeting.

BIM 3183: Business Information Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines business information systems theory and business applications. Topics include components of the life cycle as well as business information analysis, design and implementation.

BLAW 3123: Legal Environment of Business

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will consist of three main units of instruction. The first unit will cover an introduction to legal theory, legal and deductive reasoning, constitutional law, administrative law, the court system, civil and criminal procedures, alternative dispute resolution, criminal law, and the concepts of tort and strict liability. The second unit will consist of the study of common law contract theory and an introduction to the Uniform Commercial Code. The basic elements of contracts will be examined, along with remedies, statute of frauds and third party rights. The final unit will consist of the application of property, bailments, agency, employment law, business structures, intellectual property, E-commerce, international law and other topics. The concept of ethics and proper business conduct will be emphasized throughout the course.

ECON 2213: Principles of Microeconomics

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the role of the market price system in managing the use of society's resources and in rationing available supplies. The efficiency of resource management is examined in the light of a variety of more- or less-competitive market environments. Conclusions are inferred from the rational behavior of optimizing decision-makers.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the functions of prices in allocating resources and rationing commodities in a market economy
  • Predict the resource-demanding and product-supplying behavior of businesses under various market structures
  • Formulate reasoned opinions on public policy actions which affect allocative efficiency and the distribution of income
  • Understand market structure and functioning, differentiate between cost and supply relationships, and identify and understand consumer behavior and demand theory
  • Calculate and understand product and resource pricing as well as revenue and profit relationships
  • Formulate reasoned opinions on international specialization and trade, and form opinions on matters of public economic policy that are independent, informed and well-reasoned
  • Predict price levels resulting from supply-side and demand-side economic forces
  • Analyze the allocative and rationing functions of market prices

ENG 3903: Business and Professional Writing

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course research and practice in academic writing and writing of reports, proposals, memoranda and other kinds of prose used in the fields of academia, business and industry.

BUS 2633: Business Statistics

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course applies descriptive and inferential statistics to business and economic problems. Statistical distributions are used to conduct interval estimates and hypothesis tests. Empirical evidence of cause and effect relationships is investigated through simple two-variable linear regression and correlation analysis.

BUS 3333: Business Ethics

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores accounting, business and legal decision-making from an ethical perspective. It focuses on the business person as an ethical decision-maker and on the business as a socially moral agent. Case studies from the core business disciplines as well as supplemental materials or assignments for the disciplines are used as learning materials.

BUS 4901: Career Development Seminar

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

This seminar is designed to help students transition from college to the professional work environment. The seminar will be led by faculty with guest speakers from across the university and from area businesses. Topics include developing a professional resume, interviewing skills and business etiquette.

FIN 3113: Business Finance

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course considers the basic financial decisions within a business. Topics include setting financial goals, measuring risk and return, time value of money, fundamentals of capital structure, fundamentals of dividend policy, sourcing funds, fundamentals of capital budgeting, fundamentals of stock, and bonds and their valuation.

MKT 3233: Principles of Marketing

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of the process of planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of ideas, goods and services that satisfy individual and organizational objectives.

MNGT 3113: Management and Organizational Behavior

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The study of planning, leading, organizing, and controlling to effectively manage organizations in a dynamic environment. Includes a heavy emphasis on human behavior in organizations.

MNGT 3243: Production and Operations Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is intended to be a survey of operating practices and models in both manufacturing and service firms. It provides managers with sufficient knowledge to make informed "total business decisions" and to introduce standard terms and concepts for communications with operating personnel. In such a course, it should be recognized that breadth of subject matter, not depth of topic, will be the goal. Emphasis is more on skills for operating/controlling systems than on design. Topics covered are forecasting quality control; inventory and supply chain management; aggregate/capacity planning and scheduling; and project management.

MNGT 4443: International Business

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course reflects the sensitivity of the global market to economic, political and cross-cultural differences in relation to planning, pricing, promotion, distribution and the need to remain competitive.

MNGT 4633: Business Policy

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a capstone course designed to integrate the functional areas of business for corporate- and business-level strategic decision making. This course is usually taken during the student's last semester of study.

MNGT 3443: Supervisory Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of the problems involved between the supervisor and the employee including union involvement. (Prerequisite: MNGT 3113)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the four essential supervisory competencies and how technology is changing the supervisor’s job
  • Describe how plans should link from the top to the bottom of the organization
  • Explain the concept of the learning organization and how it influences organizational designs and supervisors
  • Describe the human resource management process
  • Explain the four types of decision styles
  • Describe how supervisors can design individual jobs to maximize employee motivation
  • Define leadership and describe the difference between a leader and a supervisor
  • Explain how electronic communication affects the supervisor’s job
  • List actions a supervisor can take to improve team performance
  • Describe the three purposes of the performance appraisal
  • Discuss the supervisory effects of the Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • List the five basic techniques for resolving conflict
  • Identify ways that supervisors can reduce resistance to change
  • Describe the union-organizing process

MNGT 3153: Hospitality Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides students with an overview of the hospitality industry. Topics covered include the growth and development of the hospitality industry, travel and tourism, hotel operations, restaurants and food service, casinos, theme parks, and event management. The focus will be on management and operational functions and responsibilities in areas such as administration, organization, communication, accounting, marketing and human relations. (Prerequisite: MNGT 3113)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Prepare students to advance into a possible hospitality career
  • Assist students in learning the details of the hospitality industry
  • Offer students information on the array of careers available in the hospitality industry
  • Develop an understanding of key facets of the hospitality industry

MNGT 4533: Hospitality Human Resource Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course approaches hospitality human resource management as a decision making process that affects the performance, quality, and legal compliance of the hospitality business as a whole. Beginning with a foundation of the hospitality industry, employment law, and HR policies, the coverage includes recruitment, training, compensation, performance appraisal, environmental and safety concerns, ethics and social responsibility, and special issues. Prerequisite: MNGT 3113

Learning Outcomes:

  • Enable students to identify and discuss key functions of Human Resource Management (HRM) including employment, development, compensation and labor-management relations
  • Practical applications to enhance key HRM management skills
  • Provide students with ethical perspectives
  • Provide students with information about diversity issues
  • Provide students with various political, social, legal, regulatory and environmental perspectives—many human resource issues such as selection, benefits, compensation and training are increasingly being asked to comply with numerous laws and regulations

MNGT 3733: Native American Gaming Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to prepare students for careers in Native American gaming. It explores all facets of casino operations, from food and beverages to cage operations, auditing, marketing and reporting. It examines the mathematics and utility analysis of gaming, including newly introduced technologies and related practices for gaming and casino operations. Students will also be introduced to the laws and politics of Indian gaming and tribal sovereignty issues. Prerequisite: MNGT 3113

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop foundational knowledge of the casino industry, especially Native American gaming
  • Compare types of casinos and determine how they are regulated
  • Demonstrate exceptional casino guest service
  • Utilize respective casino terminology
  • Prepare for a career in the gaming industry

MNGT 3933: Restaurant Operations

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will address content areas including industry basics, sanitation, safety, nutrition, marketing, menu planning, design, pricing, human resources, accounting and financial management, product purchasing, receiving, storing and issuing, and restaurant analysis and improvement. (Prerequisite: MNGT 3113)

MNGT 3943: Hotel Operations

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to provide a general understanding of the operations and management of today's modern hotels. Students are introduced to the history of the hotel industry, current industry trends, and the various departments and managers' responsibilities that are key elements of a hotel operation. (Prerequisite: MNGT 3113)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify basic functions of major operational departments in the lodging industry
  • Assess the aspects of lodging operations and management with an emphasis on the front office
  • Analyze and evaluate current lodging operations
  • Discuss potential solutions to problems facing the lodging industry

MKT 4433: Hospitality and Tourism Marketing

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course applies marketing principles, theories and concepts to develop marketing strategies for hospitality, recreation and tourism organizations. Learning outcomes include identifying marketing strategies for hospitality/tourism, differentiating services marketing, understanding the role of customer expectation, and demonstrating the ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Prerequisite: MKT 3233

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the importance of marketing to the hospitality and tourism industry and outline steps in the marketing process
  • Explain the essential aspects of tourism and destination marketing
  • Comprehend marketing strategies in the hospitality and tourism industries
  • Critique the use of various marketing strategies by service industries and be able to communicate the varying aspects with fellow classmates through discussions
  • Research data and evaluate and apply hospitality and tourism case studies

MNGT 4950: Management Internship

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is a supervised, professional-level management assignment with a business firm, government agency or non-profit organization. (Prerequisite: departmental approval)

Students must complete 44 credit hours of General Education courses from the following categories.

Communications (9 hours)

  1. English (ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
  2. Speech Communications (COMM 2213)

Social Behavioral Sciences (12 hours)

  1. Political Science (POSC 1513)
  2. American History (HIST 1513 or 1523)
  3. Social Science (ECON 2113, SOC 1113, or GEOG 2723)
  4. Mental and Physical Health (KIN 1113 or PSY 1113)

Science and Mathematics (14 hours)

  1. Biological Sciences (BIOL 1114)
  2. Physical Sciences (PSCI 1114 or 1414)
  3. Mathematics (MATH 1303 or 1513)
  4. Computer Proficiency Requirement (BIM 1553 or CIS 1003)

Humanities (9 hours)

  1. Humanities, Philosophy, and Lit (ENG 2313, 3893; HUM 2113; or PHIL 2113)
  2. Fine Arts (ART 1103, 3013, 3083; MUS 1113, 3133; or THTR 1183, 3183)
  3. Foreign Language (SPAN 1113 or NS 1213)

Electives selected with an advisor as needed to meet university graduation requirements.

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