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 for Hospitality Management can be found in the UA Course Catalog. View the printable 2023-2024 checksheet and 2023-2024 nine-semester degree plan. An archive of past checksheets and semester-by-semester degree plans is available in Box.

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

*Based on most recent Career Development Center Outcomes Report

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