The hospitality industry is an exciting and fast growing industry throughout the world. Because it is part of the larger service economy, it offers graduates a wide range of career opportunities in management and entrepreneurship. The School of Hospitality Business prepares its students to enter management positions in lodging, food and beverage service, consulting, event planning, human resources, sales, information systems, marketing, as well as real estate investment management. Graduates find opportunities in venues such as hotels, restaurants, resorts, casinos, cruise lines, clubs as well as in sports and entertainment.
The vision of The School of Hospitality Business is to be the recognized leader in hospitality business education, research and service. The School of Hospitality Business was established in 1927, and in 1944 became the first hospitality program to be housed in a collegiate school of business.
Because of its unique industry-specific status within the Broad College of Business, The School of Hospitality Business curriculum is business-focused and driven by the hospitality industry. Our classes are delivered by faculty leaders who not only teach the discipline, but bring real-life experiences into the students’ learning experience. They also conduct theoretical and practical research that benefits both the academy and industry. The curriculum emphasizes business leadership, and is designed to develop knowledge as well as techniques of leadership. Our graduates are equipped to face the challenges in this ever-changing industry, including operations, management, finance, accounting, marketing, human resources, information systems, law, production, facilities and emerging industry trends.