Your Future In Hospitality Management

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.

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 provides:

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

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.

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.