The Hotel and Restaurant Management degree program prepares students for management careers in the global hospitality industry. The curriculum is based on a dynamic global business core developed with a specialized emphasis on the unique technological, managerial, and analytical requirements of managers and executives in the worldwide hotel and restaurant industries.
Hotel and restaurant industry recruiters stress the need for graduates to possess both theoretical and practical skills and real-world experiences. Accordingly, the hotel and restaurant management curriculum specifically addresses the delicate balance between these two critical areas of learning. Many courses offer a practical component. Case studies are utilized throughout the curriculum, as global and technology-based projects. The hotel/restaurant core are courses challenge students to master today’s hospitality management competencies, including strategic management, finance and accounting, marketing, human resources, technology, and leadership. The program encourages further special-ization and customization through selection of a concentration and focus.
Integrated throughout the curriculum is an emphasis on globalization, leadership, and technological advances in hotels and restaurants. Majors are also free to choose from a variety of elective courses, or can select a second concentration.
Upon completion of the B.S. degree in hotel and restaurant management, the student is prepared with competencies to be successful in a number of hospitality careers: general managers, marketing and sales, front desk, human resources, club management, spa management, restaurant management, dining room management, casino and resort manage-ment, catering management, convention services management, inflight catering, and business ownership, just to name a few. Upon graduation, students may also pursue graduate studies.
- Hotel and Restaurant Management, B.S.
- Hotel and Restaurant Management, B.S. - Food and Beverage Management Concentration
- Hotel and Restaurant Management, B.S. - Hotel Restaurant Planning Development and Operations Concentration
- Hotel and Restaurant Management, B.S. - Luxury Hospitality Operations Concentration