Hospitality Management Major

Description: A program that prepares individuals to serve as general managers and directors of hospitality operations on a system-wide basis, including both travel arrangements and promotion and the provision of traveler facilities. Includes instruction in principles of operations in the travel and tourism, hotel and lodging facilities, food services, and recreation facilities industries; hospitality marketing strategies; hospitality planning; management and coordination of franchise and unit operations; business management; accounting and financial management; hospitality transportation and logistics; and hospitality industry policies and regulations.

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Hospitality Management Major

What Kinds of Students Major in Hospitality Management?

Students interested in Hospitality Management or hospitality administration must be interested in management, generally, but have a special interest in the growing service industry. Good person-to-person communication and general people skills are a must for effective leadership and managerial positions. Students in this major will also take many courses that apply for a business major as well.

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What Courses Do Hospitality Management Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Hospitality Management majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Finance
  • Culinary Theory and Practice
  • Financial Accounting
  • Hospitality Financial Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Introduction to Lodging
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Management