Hospitality Management

Why should I major in Hospitality Management?

At the University of Arkansas, our students are provided with a strong business-focused curriculum to prepare for careers in all areas of hospitality management including event planning, lodging, food studies and beverage management. People skills are essential to success in this major. You will be working with people constantly and must be gracious and courteous when meeting requests and responding to complaints. A degree in Hospitality Management prepares students to manage others and act as general managers and directors of hospitality operations on a system-wide basis.

What can I do with a degree in Hospitality Management?

A degree in hospitality management provides the basis for a leadership position in the top hotels, resorts, airlines, theme parks, restaurants, private clubs, event management and safety, and tourist attractions around the world. Some of the career opportunities for hospitality management graduates include:

  • Hotel or Restaurant Executive
  • Food and Beverage Executive
  • Corporate Event Planner
  • Wedding Planner
  • Destination Marketing Manager
  • Hospitality Administration
  • Beverage Sales and Management
  • More Career Options

What does a Hospitality Management major study?

A Hospitality Management degree from the University of Arkansas will give you a taste of what it is like to pursue a career in the global hospitality industry. An Executive in Residence partnership and a variety of service learning courses are just two of the program’s unique strengths.

Degree Checksheets:

Semester-by-Semester Degree Plan:

To view degree plans prior to 2018-2019, see Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation Degree Archives.

How can a  Hospitality Management student be involved?

Students in the Hospitality Management program don’t just sit in a classroom – they actively plan, execute and attend a variety of exciting events, including food and wine festivals, catered dinners and events ranging from charitable to lavish.

Students working in Maple Bistro plating food.

Quick Facts

Department:
School of Human Environmental Sciences

Average Starting Salary:
$33,600*
*based on CDC Grad Outcomes Survey

Graduate School & Employment Placement Rate:
78%

Internship Required:
Yes

Commonly Paired Minors:
General Foods and Nutrition, Food Science


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