Hospitality Management


Your Future In Hospitality Management

Are you interested in a career in a high-growth global industry? Want to work in a luxurious hotel, resort, restaurant or other upscale venue? Then you should pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management at the University of North Texas.

After graduation, you can pursue a career in:

  • Country club, hotel, resort, restaurant or special events management
  • Hospitality accounting
  • Hospitality human resources
  • Hospitality web development and social media
  • Hospitality marketing and sales

You may also obtain positions in casinos, travel and tourism companies or on cruise lines.

Our alumni work for Applebee’s, Kimpton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Marriott International, Outback Steakhouse, Walt Disney World, Pappas Restaurants, MGM Grand, Starbucks, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.

What we offer

We give you a solid academic education combined with extensive training in hospitality business skills, using the best modern technology. Our curriculum provides:

  • A strong emphasis on managing the everyday functions of a hospitality business
  • Unique, hands-on hospitality and management teaching laboratories
  • Experience in learning how to run a profitable business that appeals to demanding customers
  • Excellent internship and job placement opportunities in the region and beyond

You can "learn by doing" working at The Club at Gateway Center, a state-of-the-art student-operated restaurant. The Marriott Culinary Lab features 16 work stations where students hone their culinary skills in an industrial kitchen setting and complete necessary course work. Students gain other insights into the industry by attending field trips, attending special lectures and meeting executives in our executive-in-residence program.

We host an annual career fair that will help you meet representatives from well-known hospitality companies.

Our faculty members are well-qualified professionals with academic and industry experience. In addition, they’re recognized experts who conduct research on issues ranging from sustainable tourism to restaurant management and technology.

A Residents Engaged in Academic Living Community (REAL Community) brings together students in the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism who live on campus. The community enhances academic and social experiences.

You can also qualify for the student chapter of the Eta Sigma Delta international honor society, which offers free tutoring services. UNT’s chapter was recently recognized as a Chapter of Distinction by the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education.

Scholarships are available to help you pursue your education.

Our hospitality management program was the nation’s first accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (P.O. Box 400; Oxford, Md. 21654; telephone 410-226-5527). This means we meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in education. The program is the nation’s sixth largest, attracting students from all over the world.

What to expect

As a Hospitality Management major, you’ll complete hospitality business courses in accounting, finance, human resources, information technology, law, management, marketing and strategic management.

You’ll also participate in an internship and hospitality operations classes that focus on the industry’s inner workings.

The Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.

The college’s Career Development Coordinator will also assist you with internships and job placement upon graduation.

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the distinguished level of achievement under the Texas Foundation, Recommended or Distinguished Achievement high school program or the equivalent.

In your junior year, take the SAT or ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.

In your senior year, apply for admission at ApplyTexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.

Transfer students

If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our online transfer guides, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor or advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will allow you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.

Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, 3,900 students transfer to UNT. More information about the center is at transition.unt.edu.