Students standing in front of Cafe Diem

Hospitality Management

Bachelor of Arts

Service and innovation in the hospitality industry.

Be a part of the largest and fastest-growing industry in the world! The hospitality/tourism industry is considered the world's largest industry, and is expected to grow by double digits in the near future. With this growth comes great opportunities to enter this fast-paced, exciting field at a management level. The Statler Department of Hospitality Management provides a strong leadership foundation in hotel management, event management, and food and beverage management. With near 100 percent career placement, global internships, study abroad opportunities, and one of the largest, most active alumni networks in the hospitality industry, the Statler Department of Hospitality Management is your perfect choice!

Spring 2024 Dining Series

    Seating 5-5:30 p.m.

    Velvet Corn Soup
    Grilled Mahi-Mahi
    w/ cilantro lime sauce,
    Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Beets
    Ube Cheesecake

    Cost: $15 (cash only)

    Seating 5-5:30 p.m.

    Crab Cake (Gluten Free)
    with a Spicy aioli sauce
    Prime Rib of Beef
    Gratin Dauphinois Potatoes
    Sauteed fresh vegetables
    Creme Brulee w/mixed berries

    Cost: $21 (cash only)

    Seating 5-5:30 p.m.

    Fried Pork Egg Rolls
    Orange Chicken
    Fried Rice
    Steamed Fresh Broccoli
    Fried Ice Cream w/ Raspberry drizzle

    Cost: $15 (cash only)

    Seating 5-5:30 p.m.

    Pierogies
    Pittsburgh-style loaded Chicken Sandwich听
    French Fries
    Cookie Plate听

    Cost: $15 (cash only)

    Seating 5-5:30 p.m.

    French Onion Soup
    w/ Gougeres
    Apple Glazed Pork Tenderloin
    Mashed potatoes
    Green Beans
    Pot de creme

    Cost: $18 (cash only)

    Seating 5-5:30 p.m.

    New England Apple Salad听
    Connecticut -Style Lobster Roll
    Creamy Cole Slaw
    Grilled Corn Cob
    鈥淗oodsie鈥 cup style Ice Cream
    w/Apple Cider Donut

    Cost: $25 (cash only)

    Seating 5-5:30 p.m.

    Personal Salumi Board
    w/ Focaccia bread
    Creamy Tuscan-style Salmon
    Spinach and Sun-dried Tomatoes
    Long Grain Rice
    Berry Angel Food Cake

    Cost: $18 (cash only)

    Seating 5-5:30 p.m.

    Calamari听
    w/ Garlic Aioli
    Beef Sliders w/Caramelized Onions
    French Fries
    Mint Chocolate Chip Sundae

    Cost: $18 (cash only)

    Seating 5-5:30 p.m.

    Caesar Salad
    City Chicken
    Garlic Mashed Potatoes听
    Asparagus
    Brownie Sundae

    Cost: $15 (cash only)

    Seating 5-5:30 p.m.

    Spicy Feta and Tzatziki Spreads听
    w/ Pita Chips
    Lamb Kebabs
    Rice Pilaf
    Grilled Vegetables
    Semolina cake
    w/ Candied Orange and Caramel Glaze听

    Cost: $20 (cash only)

    Seating 5-5:30 p.m.

    (A night in Tuscany)

    Bruschetta
    Pasta Carbonara
    Cannoli Trio

    Cost: $15 (cash only)

Fast Facts

  • Hospitality Management majors have access to more than 300 possible internships across the U.S. and around the world
  • The program boasts accreditation by the prestigious Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration
  • 六合彩开奖记录t鈥檚 Statler Department of Hospitality Management is one of the oldest in the country
  • The extensive global network of Hospitality Management alumni is an excellent resource for Hospitality Management majors looking for internships and careers
  • Every year, more than 90 percent of Hospitality Management grads begin careers in the industry. In recent years, the career placement rate is close to 100 percent
Concentrations
    • HMC 205 Introduction to Event Management听
    • HMC 215 Convention and Trade Show Management听
    • HMC 305 Catering Management and Operations Lab听
    • HMC 315 Promotional Strategies For Meetings and Conventions听
    • HRIM 473, 475, 476 Hospitality Internships 鈥 credits vary *

    鈥*Choose 1 course from the Statler Department of Hospitality Management's recommended list of electives or courses from other HM concentrations.

    Recommended electives:

    • HMC 425 Wedding Planning听
    • HMG 322 Club Management听
    • HRIM 240 Casino and Gaming Operations Management听
    • HRIM 416 Mixology听
    • HRIM 452 Industry Consulting听
    • MGMT 405 Quality Leadership

    *Courses required for the sophomore review process in the Statler Department of Hospitality Management, regardless of credit standing and transfer status. For your liberal studies core requirements, please review the Statler Department of Hospitality Management's requirements and/or suggestions for core selections. Students must complete 6 credit hours of Internships.

    • BIO 180 Microorganisms (fulfills Common Core science requirement)
    • BIO 181 Microorganisms Lab (fulfills Common Core science requirement)
    • FNUT 131 Introduction to Nutrition
    • HRIM 405 International Cuisines鈥
    • HRIM 473, 475, 476 Hospitality Internships 鈥 credits vary

    Choose two courses from the Statler Department of Hospitality Management's recommended list of electives or courses from other HM concentrations
    Recommended electives:

    • HMC 425 Wedding Planning听
    • HMG 322 Club Management听
    • HRIM 240 Casino and Gaming Operations Management听
    • HRIM 416 Mixology听
    • HRIM 452 Industry Consulting听
    • MGMT 405 Quality Leadership

    Courses required for the sophomore review process in the Statler Department of Hospitality Management, regardless of credit standing and transfer status. For your liberal studies core requirements, please review the Statler Department of Hospitality Management's requirements and/or suggestions for core selections. Students must complete 6 credit hours of internships (taken in any combination)

    • FPM 209 Housekeeping Operations & Management
    • HRIM 260 Hospitality Marketing and Sales
    • HRIM 417 Advanced Hotel Operations
    • HRIM 473, 475, 476 Hospitality Internships 鈥 credits vary *

    Choose 2 courses from the Statler Department of Hospitality Management's recommended list of electives below.

    Recommended electives:

    • HMC 425 Wedding Planning听
    • HMG 322 Club Management听
    • HRIM 240 Casino and Gaming Operations Management听
    • HRIM 416 Mixology听
    • HRIM 452 Industry Consulting听
    • MGMT 405 Quality Leadership

    *Courses required for the sophomore review process in the Statler Department of Hospitality Management, regardless of credit standing and transfer status. For your liberal studies core requirements, please review the Statler Department of Hospitality Management's requirements and/or suggestions for core selections. Students must complete 6 credit hours of internships (taken in any combination).

Minors
    • HRIM 100: Intro to Hospitality Management (3 credits)
    • HRIM 101: Applied Service Methodology (1 credit)
    • HRIM 110: Sanitation and Safety (2 credits)
    • HRIM 201: Hotel Room Operations (3 credits)
    • HRIM 212: Purchasing for the Hospitality Industry (3 credits)
    • HRIM 234/235: Introduction to Food Service Management (3 credits)
    • HRIM 260: Hospitality Marketing and Sales (3 credits)
    • HRIM 380: Hospitality Law (3 credits)

    One Department Elective from the HM department recommended list of electives or other HM concentrations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and apply the knowledge and skills necessary for hospitality and tourism operations.听
  • Develop and integrate a core set of business skills necessary to successfully operate a hospitality and tourism organization.听
  • Demonstrate competence in the communication skills necessary for hospitality and tourism management.听
  • Formulate business decisions in hospitality and tourism management.听
  • Evaluate leadership principles necessary in the diverse and global hospitality and tourism industry.听

Mission Statement

The Statler Department of Hospitality Management fosters and promotes the spirit of hospitality consistent with the 六合彩开奖记录t mission of service to others and the community. In keeping with the founding vision of 六合彩开奖记录t, hospitality students are prepared for industry leadership through a balance of liberal studies, business, and hospitality industry-specific coursework. This balanced approach to higher education nurtures scholarship, creativity, and responsible stewardship for the global hospitality community. Hospitality industry coursework and world-class internships, supported by the Walker College of Business core, business curriculum, provide the student with a strong foundation in accounting, finance, and management skills while building leadership, critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills required for success at the national and international levels.

Accreditation

The Statler Department of Hospitality Management at 六合彩开奖记录t University is fully accredited by the (ACPHA). ACPHA standards set a national benchmark for the effective instruction of programs throughout the United States and are necessary to ensure that these programs are professionally administered.

Additionally, our program is also recognized through our ACPHA accreditation by the (CHEA). 听This means that our accrediting body, along with our program, has met the rigorous expectations of our processes, procedures, and quality control related to our Learning Outcomes and program.

State Authorization

This program may fulfill a portion of the requirements leading to licensure within this field. Please visit the State Authorization webpage to review the requirements for licensure by state or program.

    The Statler Department of Hospitality Management has developed one of the strongest internship programs of any HM program in the country. Opportunities are available in industry-leading hotels, health care, restaurants, institutions, and convention management. Students receive valuable hands-on industry experience while earning academic credit.

    Prestigious industry internship programs include:

    • Omni Hotels: Leadership In Development Management Program/Internship Program
    • Marriott Hotels: Voyage Management Training Program/Internship Program
    • Disney Theme Parks: Management Program/Internship Program
    • Gaylord Opryland Hotels/Internships

    Students studying Hospitality Management learn in state-of-the-art facilities provided by the Marriott Foundation. These include a smart classroom equipped with industry-specific technology, as well as fully equipped commercial kitchens, modern classrooms, and an on-campus fine dining room.

    In 2017, 六合彩开奖记录t dedicated the Christopher S. Johnson Wine Room, which is outfitted with beautiful cherry wine racks, the latest humidity-control system, and a custom tasting table. The wine room is an excellent teaching tool for wine education, an in-demand area in the restaurant and hotel industries.听

    The hospitality industry is projected to grow by as much as 33 percent by 2022. Our department鈥檚 placement rate of grads in industry careers is nearly 100 percent in a myriad of management positions with outstanding national and international hotel, restaurant, institutional, and specialty companies. 六合彩开奖记录t is committed to excellence in placing our graduates in the industry鈥檚 finest companies. Some of these companies include:

    • Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
    • Marriott Lodging & International Group
    • Omni Hotels & Resorts
    • Starwood Hotel Properties
    • Sodexho US
    • Hilton Hotel Corporation
    • Aramark Corporation
    • The Hospitality Management Association (HMA) is a service organization that assists the department in its various endeavors. Students participate in educational enrichment opportunities (sales blitz activities with nationally recognized chains, speakers, and field trips) which aid in the enhancement of their knowledge of the hospitality industry. Working closely with the faculty and staff, fundraising events are scheduled throughout the year to benefit a variety of club and department activities. This student organization sponsors the annual senior dinner where graduate certificates and faculty awards are given.
    • The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) student chapter was formed to increase management awareness of meetings and conventions, to broaden their scope of activity, to refine their educational pursuits, and to expand the training base for students interested in the meeting and convention field.听
    • Find HMA and PCMA on !

    Annually, the Hospitality Management department makes several cash awards available through a variety of department endowed scholarships. Specific cash awards are governed by criteria as detailed in the under 鈥渞estricted scholarships.鈥 Senior and faculty service awards are also granted on the basis of merit as determined by the faculty of the department.

    Hospitality Management faculty and students are actively involved with Study Abroad programs at 六合彩开奖记录t. In recent years, Hospitality Management faculty have organized trips to Italy, Greece, and France, where students are able to immerse themselves in the culture and heritage of these countries, while also gaining real-world experience in international opportunities. Learn more about these opportunities via our Study Abroad webpage.

    The student-run Caf茅 Diem is located in the Center for Academic Engagement. The caf茅 attempts to provide first-hand experience to Hospitality Management students by providing them with a management opportunity. Since the facility is completely student-run, they continually come up with ideas to interest students in the Caf茅, including an expanded range of food items offered. Caf茅 Diem is currently open Monday through Friday.

    Please review the table below for program statistics.

    Program Student Profile 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
    Retention Rate (All Programs, First to Second Year)听听听听 79% 79% 76%
    Program Retention Rate 100% 79% 81%
    % of students employed in the Hospitality Industry or related field within 90 days of graduation


    75% 93%
    % of students with job offers in the Hospitality Industry upon graduation

    83% 93%
    % of students continuing their education within 90 days of graduation

    17% 13%
    Student Faculty Ratio 14:1 14:1 14:1
    % of Sophomores and Juniors who received internship offers

    100% 100%