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Hospitality Business Management


School of Hospitality Business Management

We are excited that you’re interested in taking the next step in your educational journey with Washington State University Everett! There are many reasons to complete your bachelor’s degree; financial and personal. Higher education is the surest path to both opportunity and earning power. A bachelor’s degree provides not only the hard skills necessary in the job market, but also critical thinking skills, a path to individual and personal growth and the chance to give back to your community.

Learning from faculty members with vast industry experience, you’ll master the fundamentals of operating hotels, restaurants, managed services venues, and tourist destinations—whether they’re located in the U.S. or around the world. Top industry leaders speak in your classes. Hands-on instruction and real-world experiences build the skills you need to launch a successful career. The program will prepare you to succeed in the management of operations, revenues, sales, service, event planning and consulting.


By the time you graduate, you will have achieved the following:

  • Worked 1,000 hours in the hospitality industry, earning employer evaluation scores of 80% or higher.
  • Applied hospitality business leadership skills to solve problems.
  • Identified service issues and proposed solutions, considering the interests of stakeholders.
  • Worked with a team to evaluate a hospitality operation, present findings and propose solutions to perceived problems, considering implications for stakeholders.
  • Deepened your understanding of different cultures and their associated business operations, preferably through studying abroad.

Hospitality business management at Everett is a degree completion program. Students should complete the majority of the WSU general education (UCORE) requirements before enrolling. We recommend pursuing one of Washington’s transferable associate’s degrees; these degrees will fulfill most of WSU’s UCORE requirements and usually will confer junior standing upon enrollment at WSU Everett.


The Carson College of Business requires all business majors to take certain prerequisite courses before certifying into the degree program. This can be done after enrolling at WSU Everett, but it will save a lot of time if you take the pre-business courses before you transfer.

Complete these WSU courses (or transferable equivalents) with a GPA of 2.5 or better:

  • ACCTG 230, 231- Accounting Principles and Managerial Accounting
  • B LAW 210 – Law and the Legal Environment
  • MGTOP 215 – Business Statistics
  • ECONS 101, 102 – Micro and Macro
  • ENGLISH 101 – English Composition
  • MATH 201, 202 – Finite Math and Business Calculus
  • MIS 250 – Managing Information Technology

Certification into the program also requires a 2.5 cumulative GPA and 60 credit hours. Transferable equivalents at your college (pdf).


Apply for admission to WSU Everett as a transfer student.

1. APPLY using the Transfer Student Application.
– Select “WSU Everett” as your campus and “Hospitality Business Management” as your academic interest.

2. After submitting your application, please send official transcripts to WSU in Everett at:

Washington State University Everett
Enrollment Services
915 N. Broadway
Everett, WA  98201

3. The academic coordinator will contact you and help you apply for certification into the Hospitality Business Management program.

4. Pay the WSU tuition deposit, which confirms acceptance of your admission offer. NOTE: This deposit is nonrefundable; pay the deposit only after you are certified into the Hospitality Business Management program.


Apply for the School of Hospitality Business Management Scholarship before January 31.



The School of Hospitality Business Management awards over $125,000 in scholarships each year. You will need a current resume and cover letter to apply. Be sure to also explore availability of scholarships at the college and university levels.


All students must meet requirements as outlined in the WSU Catalog in order to graduate. See the WSU Catalog for degree requirements and talk with your academic advisor about planning and scheduling your courses.

WSU Carson College of Business at WSU Everett


The School of Hospitality Business Management consistently ranks among the top 5 percent of the 170 similar programs in the nation. Alumni live and work in nations around the world.