As the restaurant industry continues to grow around the globe, managers are looking for educated and experienced employees to fill leadership positions. According to the National Restaurant Association, food and beverage industry sales “are expected to reach $799 billion” this year alone, making the industry “the second-largest private sector employer” in the U.S. One in 10 working Americans have careers in this industry, NRA says. With such a strong career outlook, those looking to join the workforce are required to have a certain skillset. Our Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management bachelor’s degree program provides a unique combination of hospitality and food service skills, paired with a core business foundation. The course is taught 100-percent online by experienced industry experts.
Students are required to fulfill culinary requirements, either at JWU or elsewhere, before enrolling in this program.
What do Restaurant Management Students Study?
The focus of this program is on current restaurant and food service management industry topics. Students will also develop proficiency in the area of beverage management. Other areas of study include critical thinking, financial analysis, industry technology, social media, leadership and customer awareness to prepare students for a management career in the food service industry.
While pursuing your online degree in Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management, you'll take major courses like:
- Introduction to the Food Service Field
- Beverage Appreciation
- Social Media Marketing
- Hotel Food and Beverage Operations Control
- Front of the House Operations Management
What Career Opportunities are Available to Restaurant Management Grads?
Graduates who study Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management are well-poised to begin work in many different areas, according to the National Restaurant Association. These positions include full-service restaurants, bars and taverns, managed services, like hospitals and nursing homes, lodging, recreation and sports, military establishments, and more. Students in this online program will be exposed to major concepts, skills, and values of the restaurant and will learn how to manage within the food and beverage profession. They will also learn to address industry problems both locally and globally.
Want to learn more about earning your Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management degree with JWU College of Online Education? For more information, complete the “Request Info” form on this page or call 855-JWU-1881.