Hospitality and Restaurant Management

Hospitality Students

This dynamic curriculum prepares you to enter managerial positions in the hospitality and restaurant industries. In Arkansas's growing economy, the leisure and travel-related industries provide a wide array of opportunities for career satisfaction and advancement. The curriculum in hospitality and restaurant management will provide you with business skills in marketing, economics, accounting and business management as well as in foods, hospitality, restaurant and hotel management.

The Inn at Carnall Hall

The historic Inn at Carnall Hall is an extension of the Hospitality and Restaurant Management (HRMN) academic program of study. The Inn serves as a teaching/learning laboratory for both students and faculty.

Career Opportunities

  • Hotel and Resort Management
  • Restaurant Management
  • Club Management
  • Catering
  • Event Management
  • Foodservice Operations
  • Destination Marketing
  • Contracted Services Management
  • Kitchen Management


Required internships provide practical, hands-on experience in hotels, restaurants and the tourism industry. There are also opportunities to work in the hospitality industry while you attend the University through the cooperative education program. Required internships allow students to acquire practical experience and specialized knowledge from supervised work in a hotel, restaurant, or other hospitality-related business. Sample of sites include:

  • The Inn at Carnall Hall
  • The Crescent Hotel
  • Pioneer Hotel in Maui
  • Club Corporation of America
  • Bordino's Restaurant
  • Embassy Suites
  • Big Cedar Lodge
  • Marriott Four Seasons
  • Broadmoor Hotel
  • Disney

Study Abroad Opportunities

Global Studies Program

 HES students are strongly encouraged to add an international component to their studies. During the last three years, more than 50 students from the School of Human Environmental Sciences have participated in study abroad programs, international internships and study tours.  Fashion design and marketing students have studied in Florence, London and Paris. Students majoring in nutrition, dietetics and child development have completed research internships in Scotland, and hospitality majors have studied abroad in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and throughout Europe.  You select the country and we’ll find the program to strengthen your resume.

(In the photo: Hospitality major Lindsey Hill completed a summer study program at the University of the Arts in Florence, Italy. ) 



Student Organizations

Eta Sigma Delta

Student Dietetic Association

Phi Upsilon Omicron