Hospitality Management

Set TableThe Hospitality Management bachelor’s degree is broad-based in design and includes studies in Event Planning and Management, Hotel Administration, and Culinary Management. This four-year program prepares students for positions in hotels, restaurants, convention bureaus, resorts and other hospitality and recreational facilities. All three concentrations provide ample opportunity for the hospitality professionals of tomorrow to build upon their leadership and management abilities, critical thinking skills, problem solving techniques, strong financial analysis skills and customer awareness.

The Hotel Administration concentration focuses on contemporary issues related to strategic management in the lodging industry. This concentration develops a solid management philosophy in its graduates and prepares them for bright and rewarding careers in the lodging industry. Graduates can attain entry-level employment in management trainee and supervisory positions at hotels, public institutions and private clubs, with opportunity for advancement to upper-level management positions.

The Culinary Management concentration prepares graduates for management challenges in the diverse, fast-paced and rapidly changing food service industry. This concentration develops a solid management philosophy in its graduates and prepares them for bright and rewarding careers in the food service industry. Graduates can attain positions in a variety of areas including, but not limited to: Assistant Food Service Manager, Restaurant Manager, Banquet Manager, Catering Directors, or Dining Room Manager. This concentration will allow students with a passion for culinary arts to obtain a baccalaureate degree and advance professionally in the future.

The Event Planning and Management concentration prepares graduates for employment in the meeting, convention and event planning field. Students are prepared for careers as Entertainment Venue Manager, Wedding Sales Manager, Executive Conference Manage, Convention and Meeting Manager, etc. in a wide range of industries, such as:
• Business, professional, labor and political organizations
• Hotels and motels
• Other support services, including trade show organizers
• Self-employed
• Colleges, universities and professional schools
Average wage for meeting and convention planners in the US is $24.21/hour (ISEEK, 2013). This concentration prepares students with skills needed to plan conferences, trade shows and conventions for companies and businesses as well as social functions, such as galas, weddings, reunions and more.

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