Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management
Concentration: Food and Beverage (BS)
Food and Beverage Concentration Overview
Purdue University Northwest’s Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) with a concentration in Food and Beverage is designed to prepare you for a thriving career. This program combines a strong liberal arts education with a focus on management skills for restaurants, hotels, theme parks and other places we enjoy food and beverages.
After studying this curriculum, you’ll be uniquely prepared for a career in the fastest-growing business sector in the world.
- As a student in the HTM program, you’ll enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, outfitted with a fully functioning and professionally stocked restaurant, technology-rich computer labs and classrooms and a cutting-edge beverage lab and kitchen space.
Food and Beverage Curriculum
In the food and beverage program, you’ll take a balance of general education courses, Hospitality and Tourism Management core courses and food and beverage courses. This interdisciplinary degree blends a solid business foundation with in-depth study of food and beverage management for the hospitality and tourism industry.
You’ll explore principles that apply to recreation, private club administration, travel and tourism, event and conference planning, convention and visitors bureaus and more.
Kick off your journey with foundational courses in HTM, foods and sanitation.
- HTM 10000 – Introduction To The Hospitality And Tourism Industry
- HTM 19100 – Sanitation And Health In Foodservice, Lodging, And Tourism
- FN 20300 – Foods Selection And Preparation
Progress in your studies with classes in accounting and management, as well as culinary-focused courses.
- HTM 14100 – Financial Accounting For The Service Industries
- HTM 18100 – Lodging Management
- HTM 34100 – Cost Controls In Foodservice And Lodging
Explore marketing, human resources, foodservice and tourism.
- HTM 31200 – Human Resources Management For The Service Industries
- HTM 32200 – Hospitality Facilities Management
- HTM 37100 – Introduction To Tourism
Finish strong with courses in food and beverage development, an experiential learning course, an internship and/or the electives of your choice.
- HTM 30100 – Hospitality And Tourism Industry Practice
- HTM 30200 – Hospitality And Tourism Industry Internship
- HTM 39100 – Specialty Food Service And Catering
Food and Beverage Highlights
PNW’s food and beverage concentration prepares you for a variety of roles in the hospitality and tourism management industry. You’ll have the opportunity to work every job at The Restaurant at PNW, a functional learning restaurant. Our facilities also include a cutting-edge beverage lab where you will learn the fine art of making cocktails, brewing and wine tasting.
Food and Beverage Outcomes
Your knowledge of business principles and industry practices is coupled with practical, experiential learning about how to organize, supervise and manage employees, which will serve you very well in a dynamic, competitive industry.
Food and Beverage Career Paths
This degree prepares you for a number of careers in the field, including:
- Restaurant manager
- Kitchen manager
- Beverage purchaser
Food and Beverage Hands-on Experience
We encourage you to get involved in organizations and activities that supplement your educational experience, including:
Graduates of this program are employed in organizations and companies like:
- White Lodging
In addition to the scholarships available to all PNW applicants, students seeking a concentration in degree in food and beverage may also be considered for program-specific scholarship awards, such as:
- Professor Emerita Joanne Pluckebaum Endowed Scholarship
- Susan Finke Memorial
PNW’s Hospitality and Tourism Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).
Meet the Faculty
Assistant Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Matthew J. Bauman is an assistant professor at the White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, College of Business at Purdue University Northwest.
Assistant Professor of Food and Nutrition
Ezra K. Mutai is an Assistant Professor of Food and Nutrition at the White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, College of Business at Purdue University Northwest.
Clinical Professor of HTM
Earn a Concentration in Food and Beverage at PNW
Purdue University Northwest’s hospitality and tourism management degree enables you to reach a genuine understanding of all aspects of the industry while building a solid foundation in business management through hands-on experiences.
To see how a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management with a concentration in Food and Beverage from PNW opens doors, from hotels to cruise ships, take the next step today!