Hospitality Management


Your Future In Hospitality Management

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

After graduation, you can enjoy a career in:

  • Country club, hotel, resort, restaurant or special events management
  • Hospitality accounting, revenue management and real estate
  • Hospitality human resources
  • Hospitality information technology and social media
  • Hospitality marketing and sales

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

Our alumni are employed with such industry leaders as Benchmark Hospitality, ClubCorp, Darden Restaurants, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Freeman Company, Omni Hotels and Resorts, Panda Restaurant Group and TriMark Strategic, among others.

What we offer

We give you a solid academic education combined with extensive training in hospitality business skills, using the most up-to-date technology. Our curriculum offers:

  • A strong emphasis on managerial leadership
  • A combination of theory-based and practical outlooks on core management competencies
  • Unique, hands-on hospitality and management teaching laboratories
  • Leadership and management skills, honed through research, case studies and group projects
  • Excellent internships and job placement prospects in the region and beyond
  • Opportunities to develop an understanding of economic, political, socio-cultural, technological and sustainability dimensions of global hospitality industry through study abroad and exchange programs

You can “learn by doing” while working at The Club at Gateway Center, a state-of-the-art student- operated restaurant, and develop your culinary skills in The Marriott Culinary Lab. Other insights into the industry are available by participating in field seminars, attending special lectures and meeting executives in our executive-in-residence program.

The annual Career Expo will help you meet representatives from well-known hospitality companies who are recruiting for management positions and internships.

Outstanding faculty and student support

Our faculty members are recognized experts with academic and industry experience. They conduct research on relevant issues ranging from sustainable tourism to restaurant management and technology.

A Residents Engaged in Academic Living (REAL) Community brings together students in the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences. More information about the Merchandising and Hospitality Management Community is at the REAL Communities site .

We sponsor several student organizations that allow you to practice professional engagement and leadership skills. Those organizations include student chapters of the Eta Sigma Delta International Honor Society, the Club Managers Association of America, the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association and several other international, national and regional organizations.

Numerous scholarships are available to help you pursue your degree. Scholarship information is available at our website .

Our 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 accreditation means that we meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in education. The program is also one of the nation’s largest, attracting students from all over the world.

What to expect

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

You’ll also participate in hospitality operations classes and a paid internship, all focused on the industry’s inner workings.

The Hospitality Career Development Coordinator will help you find a paid internship and assist you with your entry into the profession upon graduation.

The Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center provides 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 help you plan your class schedule each semester.

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 Apply Texas 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, 3,800 students transfer to UNT.