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Hospitality Management Articulation Agreement and Transfer Guide for Lake Michigan College

Ferris Program: Hospitality Management
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Business
Transfer School: Lake Michigan College
Consortium Eligible: No
Articulation Agreement: Yes
Total Credits Required: 121-122
Catalog Year: 2023-2024
The proposed effective dates for this articulation agreement are September 1, 2023 - September 1, 2026.

General Education Requirements

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39-40 Credits Required

Students are encouraged to work with an advisor to select appropriate general education courses. Diversity Competency - 2 Courses Required. If not met by courses taken for Culture, Self and Society, or MTA, a student must meet the following: 1 course with the Global Diversity attribute and 1 course with the U.S. Diversity attribute.

Visit the Ferris State general education page for more information.

  •  Communication Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COMM 105 or COMM 121 Interpersonal Communication or Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 COMM 102 or COMM 101
    ENGL 150 English 1 3 ENGL 101
    ENGL 211 or
    ENGL 250
    Industrial and Career Writing or English 2 3 ENGL 103 or
    ENGL 102
    ENGL 325 Advanced Business Writing 3 No Equivalent
  •  Quantitative Literacy
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 114 or MATH 115 Quantitative Reasoning for Professionals 2 or Intermediate Algebra 4 or 3 MATH 123 or MATH 122
  •  Natural Sciences Competency

    Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Natural Sciences Electives 6 Varies
  •  Cultural Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines, have at least one 200 level or higher course, and have no more than 5 credits from Cultural Competency Activities. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Culture Electives 9 Varies
  •  Self and Society Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one 200 level or higher course. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3 BUSA 204
    ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 BUSA 203
    Varies Self and Society Elective 3 Varies

College Requirements

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81 Credits Required

 
  •  Business Core Requirements

    30 Credits Required. These courses are used to calculate the core 2.00 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 BUSA 201
    ACCT 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 BUSA 202
    STQM 260 Introduction to Statistics 3 BUSA 216
    MGMT 301 Applied Management 3 BUSA 211
    BLAW 321 Contracts and Sales 3 BUSA 205
    MKTG 321 Principles of Marketing 3 BUSA 209
    MGMT 370 Quality and Operations Management 3 No Equivalent
    FINC 322 Financial Management 1 3 No Equivalent
    ISYS 321 Business Information Systems 3 No Equivalent
    BUSN 499 Integrating Experience 3 No Equivalent
  •  Major Courses

    24 Credits Required. These courses are used to calculate the core 2.00 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    HSMG 113 Sanitation and Safety 3 No Equivalent
    HSMG 215 Hospitality Cost Controls 3 HOSP 254
    HSMG 292 Hospitality Management Internship 1 3 ENOL 290
    HSMG 300 Guest Service Management 3 No Equivalent
    HSMG 360 Hospitality Leadership and Supervision 3 No Equivalent
    HSMG 392 Hospitality Management Internship 2 3 VITI 291
    HSMG 403 Hospitality Law 3 No Equivalent
    HSMG 499 Hospitality Senior Seminar 3 No Equivalent
  •  Computer Literacy

    3 Credits Required. This requirement can be met with a competency exam or Microsoft Certification with elective courses to replace the 3 credits required. These courses are not used to calculate the major 2.00 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    (Choose 1 of 2)
    ISYS 103 and
    ISYS 104
    Word and Presentation Applications and
    Spreadsheet and Integration Applications
    1 and 2 No Equivalent
    (Choose 1 of 2)
    ISYS 105
    Introduction to Microcomputer Systems and Software 3 CIS 108
  •  Additional Requirements

    3 Credits Required. These courses are not used to calculate the major 2.00 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    RMLS 122 Responding to Emergencies 2 No Equivalent
    Varies Elective Course 1 Varies

Concentration

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31 Credits Required (Advisor Approval)

Students completing the Wine & Viticulture Technology A.A.S. at Lake Michigan College should complete all courses listed in the Specialized Management Concentration section. For questions on this concentration, please see your Ferris advisor.
  •  Specialized Management Concentration (SPCG)

    These courses are not used to calculate the major 2.00 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    AIMC 300 or MGMT 310 Principles of Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communications
    or
    Small Business Management
    3 BUS 208 or
    BUS 207
    HSMG 1-- HSMG 100 Level General Credit 3 ENOL 101
    HSMG 1-- HSMG 100 Level General Credit 1 ENOL 105
    HSMG 1-- HSMG 100 Level General Credit 1 ENOL 106
    HSMG 1-- HSMG 100 Level General Credit 2 ENOL 111
    HSMG 1-- HSMG 100 Level General Credit 2 ENOL 190
    HSMG 1-- HSMG 100 Level General Credit 2 ENOL 191
    HSMG 3-- HSMG 300 Level General Credit 4 ENOL 210
    HSMG 2-- HSMG 200 Level General Credit 3 ENOL 220
    HSMG 2-- HSMG 200 Level General Credit 1 ENOL 290
    HSMG 1-- HSMG 100 Level General Credit 3 VITI 110
    HSMG 1-- HSMG 100 Level General Credit 3 VITI 120
    HSMG 3-- HSMG 300 Level General Credit 3 VITI 220

Program Contact Information

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College of Business
Hospitality Management Department
(231) 591-2382
[email protected] 

Ferris Statewide - Lake Michigan College
(269) 782-1214
[email protected]

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • SAT Scores Two of the Three Criteria:
    1. ERW SAT score of 450 or higher.
    2. Math SAT score of 500 or higher. Placement in MATH 109 or 110 will be considered (Math SAT score of 480 or higher).
    3. Composite SAT of 900 or higher. 
  • ACT Scores Two of the Three Criteria:
    1. English ACT score of 16 or higher.
    2. Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
    3. Reading ACT score of 19 or higher.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA based on completion of 12 credit hours or more. 
  • The degree completion program at a statewide and online location requires 48 transferable semester credits to be admitted.
  • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s ENGL 150 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; or ERW SAT score of 450 or higher; or English Accuplacer score of 6 or higher.
  • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s MATH 114 or 115 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher; Math SAT of 500 or higher; or Math Accuplacer scores: Elementary Algebra score 75 or higher and College Level Math 0 to 49.

More Information

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Select courses may be delivered online and/or in a mixed delivery format (i.e. a mix of online and face-to-face instruction at the Ferris Main Campus or at a statewide location).

To fulfill the residency requirement for a bachelor’s degree a student must earn a minimum of 30 credits from Ferris State University.

Steps to Apply

  • Complete your free application.
  • Submit official transcripts
    • Submit official transcripts from every school attended to [email protected]
    • Or mail to:
      Ferris State University Admissions Office
      1201 S. State St., CSS 201
      Big Rapids, MI 49307
  • Submit test scores (if required)
    • ACT Scores; go to the ACT website - Ferris State University School Code: 1994
    • SAT, CLEP and AP Sores; go to the College Board website - Ferris State University School Code: 1222

Advising Notes

It is recommended that potential applicants meet with an advisor to review the degree, course schedule, transfer policies and have any questions answered prior to completing an application. Ferris accepts transfer courses in which the student earned a letter grade of "C" or better. Additional policies such as the Ferris Sunset and Residency Requirement should be discussed with a Ferris advisor. Students who are completing the MTA may have different general education course requirements for the particular degree selected.

Meeting with a Ferris advisor prior to the selection of general education or elective coursework may reduce the chance of completing a course that will not apply toward the selected degree. Students must work with their Ferris advisor to declare a Minor or Concentration and for the selection of Directed Electives.

Once admitted, students are required to complete an orientation and should continue to meet with an advisor as they work toward graduation.

To schedule an appointment or for additional transfer resources and policies see our Transfer Resource page.

*Indicates an approved Ferris course substitution

Reverse Transfer Agreement

Ferris has reverse transfer agreements with several Michigan Community Colleges. Under such agreement, Ferris will provide your official University transcript to a partner school you have attended, so that they may grant you an associate or bachelor's degree upon completion of sufficient and appropriate credit hours from both institutions. In turn, the degree-granting institution will provide Ferris with an updated transcript reflecting the newly earned credential.

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Ferris participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). This agreement will facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one Michigan institution to another. Students may complete the MTA as part of a degree program or as a stand-alone package. The MTA consists of a minimum of 30 general education credit hours as identified by the college or university.

Students transferring to Ferris with the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and entering a degree program will have met a 30-hour block of lower-level general education courses. However, this does not exempt students from completing program-specific prerequisites or higher-level general education course requirements. Students should contact their advisor regarding classes that meet the MTA.

Transfer Equivalencies Tools

The transfer equivalencies link is located in the Transfer Resources section at transfer.ferris.edu.

Disclaimer

Transfer guides are not intended to be a contract with Ferris. The information in this guide is subject to change and is aligned with the catalog year listed above. Students should contact their community college and/or Ferris to keep informed of changes. Students' final responsibility for verifying all transfer information lies with the student. Please refer to the Ferris catalog for the most current curriculum.

Partners may contact the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships with questions or updates at [email protected].