After graduation, you can enjoy a career in:
You may also find positions in casinos, for travel and tourism companies or on cruise lines.
We give you a solid academic education combined with extensive training in hospitality business skills, using the most up-to-date technology. Our curriculum provides:
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.
Our faculty members are recognized experts with academic and industry experience and conduct research on relevant issues ranging from sustainable tourism to restaurant management and technology. We provide networking opportunities with professional 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 Manager Association of America, the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association, and several other international, national and regional organizations.
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.