Hospitality and Event Management

Hospitality & Event Management

The bachelor of science in Hospitality and Event Management will prepare students to become employees in some of the region’s largest industries. The program is designed for students seeking a management position in the hospitality industry. The hospitality industry encompasses restaurants, hotels, event planning, theme parks, resorts, sports teams, and even cruise lines.

Program Outcomes

The mission of the Non-Traditional Education programs is to engage the Warner online community with a Christ-centered worldview and to prepare students/graduates for effective leadership and service, which supports the institutional mission of guiding individuals toward Christ-like character and intellectual maturity while equipping them to serve. 

Undergraduate students in the Hospitality & Event Management program should be able to demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Digest and find applicable situations where content theory can be utilized in the practical contexts.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply ethical principles to hospitality and event management issues, policies, and practices and evaluate their implications.
  • Understand and communicate the hospitality and event management process and evaluate best practices.
  • Evaluate the historical, political, and social contexts and empirical support for the hospitality and event management industries.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the research process by conducting original research and by analyzing existing data.

Admission Requirements


Freshman Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet at least two of the three criteria to be admitted.

  1. Graduation from high school with academic rank in the upper half of their graduating class
  2. A high school grade point average of 2.25 or higher
  3. A composite score on the ACT of 18 or combined SAT I score of 940


Transfer Student Admission Requirements 

(24 or more hours.  Those with fewer than 24 hours are subject to Freshman Admission Requirements)

Must be in good academic and have at least a GPA of 2.0 or higher



Admission Process

  • Complete an  application.
  • Submit official transcripts from each college or university you have attended, if applicable, or supply a high school or GED transcript if there are no transferable college or university credits.
  • Applicants not meeting admissions requirements may appeal to the Admitting and Registration Committee.


The required Hospitality and Event Management courses in addition to the General Education requirements are:


ACC 2051Principles of Accounting I or3
ACC 3025Accounting for Managers3
BUS 2000Introduction to Business3
BUS 2030Socially Responsible Business Management3
BUS 3010Marketing3
BUS 3020Operations Management3
BUS 3061Business Law3
COM 3110Nonverbal Communication or3
COM 3034Public Relations3
HOS 2010Introduction to Hospitality and Evenet Management3
HOS 3000Tourism3
HOS 3010Hotel Management3
HOS 3020Customer Services3
HOS 3030Introduction to Food Service Management3
HOS 4000Event Management3
HOS 4045Special Topics3
HOS 4085Experiential Semester*3-12
BUS xxxxElectives9

*If an online student is unable to fulfill all 12 credit hours they will be permitted to take additional courses to supplement field experience.

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About Warner University

Warner University is a distinctly Christian university that strives to make a Christian liberal arts education accesible to all. We are committed to guiding individuals toward Christ-like character and intellectual maturity while equipping them to serve. We are located in beautiful Lake Wales, Florida, which is nearly the exact center of the Florida peninsula. We are just a short drive away from rapidly growing cities such as Lakeland and Winter Haven. At Warner we offer a variety of in-person and online degree plans. Choose Warner and answer God’s call, receiving an education that helps you pursue your dreams and grow closer to Christ.