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Golf Course Management:
Club House Manager
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

See yourself managing a country club, casino or cruise ship cabins? Our program offers you a unique mixture of business theory and experiential learning through working at Café on the Green, the golf course clubhouse restaurant, and at Signatures, the student-operated on-campus restaurant. Graduates enjoy a very high placement rate.

Do you dream of becoming a golf professional?  We’ll provide you with fabulous facilities and teachers to assist in reaching your goal.  Our 18 hole golf course, driving range, practice green and indoor facility are just the elements you need to start your professional golf career.  You’ll also learn the business end of golf, how to conduct swing analysis, organize tournaments, and repair clubs and carts.  Courses in merchandising, business planning, and inventory management prepare you for the many careers within the golf industry - an industry bigger than Hollywood!

The Hospitality Management: Club Management option focuses on skills needed to manage the varied private and public clubs including: financial management, human resources, food and beverage management, supervision, and training. This inclusive program will allow the student to specialize in the food and beverage arena whether at a hotel, country club, cruise ship, or local entertainment establishment.

The hospitality professional often wears many hats, including that of business planner, personnel manager, and entrepreneur. The Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management curriculum emphasizes managerial leadership and is designed to develop technical with theoretical knowledge. It is tailored for those who aspire to become managerial leaders in all five segments of the industry.

The bachelor's degree program does not replace the associate's degree programs, but rather builds upon them. Students may enter as freshmen or transfer into the program after completing an associate's degree. It is not necessary to have previously been enrolled in a hospitality program; the curriculum will provide the technical training required to equip the student for a career in the hospitality industry. As in any field, increased levels of education and experience improve one's chances for advancement.

Disney Connection

SUNY Delhi students in all hospitality programs (Culinary Arts, Club Management, Hotel and Resort Management, Restaurant and Food Service Management, and Travel and Tourism Management) have successfully participated in the Walt Disney College Program for many years. Through this program, students work at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, for six months in a unique working/learning experience. Students can now earn SUNY Delhi course credit for the Disney courses offered as part of this program while they are working at Disney. Any student interested in this special program option should discuss it with his/her advisor early in their Delhi career. Disney courses include Communications, Leadership, Hospitality Management, Human Resources Management, Disney Marketing U, and Disney Experiential Learning.

Work Requirement

Each student must complete a professional work experience requirement in a position related to the hospitality industry during a summer. This professional work experience enhances and complements the classroom learning. Upon completion, students are evaluated by their employer and submit a comprehensive report on the experience. Faculty assist in finding job opportunities, but the student assumes responsibility for securing a position.

Professional Dress

For all hospitality students, professional dress is required for the Orientation class, field trips, interviews, and other special occasions. Professional dress consists of jackets and ties for men; suits, skirts and blouses, or dresses for women. Jeans, sneakers, or work boots are not acceptable.

The Field

The hospitality industry is one of the oldest in the world. Today’s combined hospitality industry ranks third in size among the nation’s industries; it is complex and diverse, requiring skilled professionals.

Unprecedented growth in the service economy has created demand for hospitality business leaders in hotels, resorts, clubs, contract foodservices, major national and international airlines, public institutions, restaurants, country clubs, professional and trade associations, major travel agencies, and other venues that focus on hospitality. Lucrative managerial opportunities exist in a broad spectrum of arenas including entertainment complexes, theme parks, cruise lines, expositions, restaurants, and hotels all over the world.

The number of college graduates with a specialized focus on the hospitality industry is small compared to the huge demand of this fast-growing industry. Hospitality Management graduates have a competitive edge over those with degrees in general business or other programs not centered on the industry.

There is increasing demand for qualified professionals who understand issues such as maximizing profitability, forecasting the market, protecting assets, and applying technology. But the industry also demands individuals with people skills and the know-how to increase customer satisfaction and retain and motivate employees. Delhi’s Bachelor of Business Administration program offers the opportunity to develop these skills.


Admission Requirements

HS Average: 80
Algebra Regents: 75
Biology Regents: 75
Transfer GPA: 2.3

SUNY Curriculum Code: 1823

Contact Information
P 607-746-4410
F 607-746-4409

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Last Updated: 2/19/16