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B.S. Hospitality Management

“The DNA of Indiana Wesleyan University is to look out at the community and see where the needs are, and then to figure out innovative ways to meet those needs.”

- Dr. David Wright, President



In hospitality management, each day holds something new. The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management program at IWU prepares you for an exciting, fast-paced career that gives you the opportunity to work in a variety of settings, from general management to event planning to environmental services. You’ll gain the tools you need to provide high quality service in any branch of the industry—locally or internationally.

  • 100% online bachelor completion program
  • Complete your degree in approximately two years
  • Affordable, high quality education at $449 per credit


You'll Learn How To

  • Be an effective manager who can balance all the demands of the industry
  • Use relevant technology to stay up-to-date and competitive
  • Develop marketing strategies specifically for hospitality
  • Create a business plan for a small hospitality business


Career Possibilities

  •  Hotel General Manager
  • Executive Chef / Catering Director
  • Tourism Manager
  • Event Manager
  • Security Director


Average U.S. Salary $53,477


Featured Courses

  • Current Trends and Issues in Hospitality Management
  • Hotels, Restaurants, Tourism, and Travel in the Hospitality Industry
  • Strategic Human Asset Management
  • International Issues in Business



Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Online Tuition
42 Total $449 / credit hour

*Effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.

The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, eBooks, and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. Course textbooks will be shipped to you before each course begins. The cost of books increases for shipments outside of the 48 contiguous United States.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email IWUfinaid@indwes.edu.



Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information, feel free to contact us.

Preview Your Classes



Below are the lists of requirements for the BS in Hospitality Management. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

  • Proof of high school graduation or GED certification. 
  • Original transcripts from all previous college or university study at a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (USDoE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours is required before the student is eligible to start a bachelor core program. A maximum of 40 hours of credit may be earned through the assessed learning process toward the required 60. 

NOTE: If you only have 36 to 59 credit hours of previous college coursework, our unique Bridge Program can allow you to immediately start working towards your bachelor degree. Call a Program Representative at 866-498-4968 for more information.

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of 120 credit hours. 
  • Completion of the required core courses with a GPA of 2.25 and a minimum of 30 hours of the core taken at Indiana Wesleyan University. 
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. 
  • Completion of 30 hours of General Education Requirements as specified in the IWU Catalog.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the Associate of Science with a major in Business program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.