Bachelor - Service Management: Restaurant Enterprise Management

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Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts, Service Management, Restaurant Enterprise Management specialization program lets you explore the fundamental operations of service-oriented organizations with an emphasis on the skills required to plan and run a restaurant. Discover more about the Bachelor of Arts, Service Management, Restaurant Enterprise Management specialization program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Coursework in the Bachelor of Arts, Service Management, Restaurant Enterprise Management specialization program offered online from the Forbes School of Business & Technology™ at Ashford University examines theories of management and services management, and their practical applications in today's culturally diverse and technology-driven global workplace. Study practices for human resources management, financial and managerial accounting, principles of finance, and fundamental business law. The program discusses the challenges faced by service organizations, operations management for service organizations, and services marketing theory and principles. Specialization coursework introduces you to the many critical and interrelated elements involved in restaurant management, including concept development, menu design and price structure, budgeting, purchasing food and equipment, marketing, daily operations, quality assurance, and food, beverage, and labor costs control. Public health and safety, proper food handling, and sanitation rules and practices are also addressed.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You must be at least 22 years old. All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements. Additional computer hardware and software requirements apply to online students.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Arts, Service Management, Restaurant Enterprise Management specialization is a 120-credit program, of which 52 are general education credits, 23-26 are elective credits, 33 are major credits, and 12 are specialization credits; requirements may vary for transfer students.

Service Management, Restaurant Enterprise Management specialization Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
Introductory Courses
EXP 105 Personal Dimensions of Education
PSY 202 Adult Development & Life Assessment
Major Course Requirements
MGT 330 Management for Organizations
BUS 303 Human Resource Management
BUS 311 Business Law I
ACC 205 Principles of Accounting I
ACC 206 Principles of Accounting II
ECO 204 Principles of Microeconomics
SRV 301 Introduction to Service Management
SRV 312 Service Operations Management
SRV 340 Marketing in a Services Environment
BUS 401 Principles of Finance
BUS 402 Strategic Management & Business Policy
Restaurant Enterprise Management Courses
SRV 346 Introduction to Restaurant Management
SRV 347 Sanitation & Safety
SRV 438 Menu Planning & Design
SRV 423 Food & Beverage Control

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts, Service Management, Restaurant Enterprise Management specialization program is designed to give you the tools needed for entry into the food service industry. After successfully completing the program, you could seek employment opportunities in privately owned restaurants, restaurant chains, restaurant suppliers, hotels, and catering companies. Some positions which you may be eligible to pursue include:

  • Restaurant manager
  • Guest services manager

Advanced Degrees

If you would like to prepare for more challenging roles in the restaurant industry after earning the Bachelor of Arts in Service Management - Restaurant Enterprise Management specialization degree, you should consider pursuing a related master's degree. Master's degree programs can offer you advanced training in areas such as financial management, personnel management, marketing, customer service, and consumer behavior.


Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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