Business Management


Department Chair

Business Management Academic Advisor

Hospitality and Tourism Management Academic Advisor


  • Countryman, Cary., Hospitality and Tourism/Operation (2013) B.A. 1992, Washington State University; M.B.A. 1995, Washington State University; Ph.D. 2001 Purdue University.
  • Hannonen, Helena M. A., Leadership, (2006) B.A. 1972, Brigham Young University; M.A. 1976, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. 1983, Brigham Young University. 
  • Huff, Lenard C., Marketing (2000) B.S. 1976, Brigham Young University, Provo; M.B.A 1978, Harvard University; Ph.D. 1994, University of Michigan.

Associate Professors

  • Gibson, Gregory, International Business Management, (2005) B.A. 1974, Brigham Young University; J.D 1979, Pepperdine University School of Law.
  • Pooley, Gale Finance/Economics (2017) B.B.A 1981, Boise State University; M.S. Montana State University; Ph.D. 2000, University of Idaho.
  • Preece, David, Marketing/Hospitality and Tourism (2010) B.S. 1981, Brigham Young University; M.S. 1982, Northwestern University.

Assistant Professors

  • Baldwin, Cody, (2016) B.S. 2009, George Mason University; M.B.A 2013, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
  • Frederick, Erin, Finance (2008) B.S. 1983, Brigham Young University; M.B.A 1986, Brigham Young University.
  • Parker, Fred (2016) B.S. 1993, Cornell University; M.B.A. 2009, Utah State University.
  • Rogers, Paul James, (2013) B.S. 1994, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.B.A 1999, Yonsei University; Ph.D. 2013, Yonsei University.
  • Springer, Scott (2016) B.A. 1999, Utah State University; M.B.A 2005, Pepperdine University; Ph.D. 2016 (Expected Completion), Northeastern University.
  • Vicente, Ricardo (2017) B.A. 1992, Superior School of Business Administration; M.B.A Foundation Getulio Vargas; Ph.D. University of Sherbrooke.

Emeritus Faculty

  • Bradshaw, James R. (1969-2007)
  • Caneen, Jeffery M. (1997-2017)
  • Davis, Robert (1973-1981)
  • Haynes, Beth (1994-2017)
  • Keliiliki, Dale K. (1972-1996)
  • Kimzey, Bruce (1999-2007)
  • Taylor, John E. (1993-2013)

The Discipline

Business Management provides students with a broad understanding of the relationships between cultures, business firms, governments, customers, and societies. The program prepares students to be contributing and successful members of the business community.

Hospitality and Tourism Management prepares students for collectively the largest industry in the world economy and the primary industry in most of the Pacific basin. There is a continuing and growing demand in this industry for persons with a broad range of academic and professional skills.

Career Opportunities

Business Management graduates are prepared for administrative careers in both domestic and international organizations. Students typically find jobs in the private and not-for-profit sectors. Specific job descriptions are many and varied. Some examples are: banker, consultant, financial analyst, credit analyst, real estate broker, financial planner, business systems consultant/analyst, sales representative, account executive, research specialist, marketing director, digital marketing manager, marketing analyst, management trainee, buyer, merchandiser, production manager, technical customer support, inventory manager, logistics manager, materials supervisor and so on.

Hospitality and Tourism Management graduates are prepared for positions of responsibility in hotels, resorts, food service operations, cruise ships, clubs, cultural, recreational businesses, convention and visitor bureaus, and tourism development agencies.

Programs and Degrees

*note: you must have a 2.50 GPA in Business prerequisites and a CGPA of 2.30 to continue in all Business majors.

*note: no more than one D grade may be applied towards the major. All business prerequisites must be C- or better. One retake is allowed per class, for up to two major classes.


Program Outcomes

Upon completing a major in Business Management, students will:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of fundamental areas of business.
  2. Have a knowledge of international business basics.
  3. Have a knowledge of intercultural understanding fundamentals.
  4. Be able to prepare entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial business plan.
  5. Be able to solve problems.
  6. Work effectively in teams.
  7. Communicate effectively.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to lead.
  9. Demonstrate commitment to service-mindedness.
  10. Demonstrate commitment to ethical behavior.

Upon completing a major in Hospitality and Tourism Management, students will:

  1. Apply general business principles to the unique characteristics and demands of the hospitality industry.
  2. Lead others toward the successful accomplishment of a task or project.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the means of producing a high level of service quality in a hospitality setting.
  4. Solve business problems using qualitative and quantitative tools.
  5. Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism in work habits and communication skills.
  6. Compete successfully for jobs and promotion within the hospitality industry.
  7. Adjust creatively to changes in the business environment.
  8. Integrate a hospitality career into a well-rounded, moral, productive and satisfying life.
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