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, and food and beverage management. People skills are essential to success in this major. A degree in Hospitality Management prepares students to lead others and act as managers and directors of hospitality operations throughout the world.

What can I do with a degree in Hospitality Management?

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

  • Hotel or Restaurant Manager
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Corporate Event Planner
  • Wedding Planner
  • Convention Sales Manager
  • Travel Manager
  • Club Manager
  • 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. One of the program's strengths is the variety of service learning courses available to students.

Course requirements and a semester-by-semester degree plan for Hospitality Management can be found in the UA Course Catalog. There is also a printable 2022-2023 checksheet and an archive of  past PDFs of the checksheets and semester-by-semester degree plans

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 assist with a variety of exciting events.

Professional Convention Management Association -  For students interested in the profession of event planning and management. Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Dede Hamm. Find the organization on Hogsync and Instagram.

Students working in Maple Bistro plating food.

Quick Facts

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Internship Required:

Commonly Paired Minors:
General Foods and Nutrition, Food Science, Event Management

*Based on most recent Career Development Center Outcomes Report

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