You are here

Program Fast Facts

Student job placement within three months of graduating in full time employment:

  • 2021-22    95% (full time employment) with 83% in hospitality industry
  • 2020-21    83% (full time employment) with 54% in hospitality industry
  • 2019-20    90% (full time employment) with 83% in hospitality industry

Our curriculum focuses on travel and tourism, with an emphasis on successful management and promotion of all hospitality features: entertainment, conventions, attractions, lodging, food service, tourism and transportation. We provide a strong technical foundation alongside hands-on experiences in all aspects of hospitality management. 

  • Applied Food Service Management Lab: Operation of the Hospitality Management on-campus casual dining restaurant and commercial kitchen, "Lunch Club". 
  • Food Preparation Lab: Features kitchen units where students learn food safety and preparation techniques. 
  • 800 hours of work experience plus 150 hours of internship
  • Local & statewide learning opportunities
  • State and national convention attendance options
  • Student organization involvement

Our Ragin’ Hospitality Association business student organization provides opportunities to network and get involved in the hospitality management industry.

Moody College of Business also offers an MBA with a concentration in hospitality management on campus and 100% online.

Students can earn valuable resume building national certifications while obtaining their degree:

  • Servsafe Food Manager Food Safety Certificate, National Restaurant Association Education Institute (valid for five years)
  • Servsafe Alcohol Certificate, National Restaurant Association Education Institute (valid for four years)
  • Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics, American Hotel & Lodging Association Education Institute (valid for five years)

Our three year retention rate percent of students (freshmen to sophomore) in the major:

2021-2022       50.0%
2020-2021       62.5%
2019-2020       88.9%

What can I do with a hospitality management degree?

Hospitality management graduates have opportunities worldwide to manage food service operations, travel and tourism, lodging, guest services, entertainment, events, and more. You can travel or stay local with a hospitality management degree, with job prospects in hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, catering companies, resorts, parks, casinos, and airlines. You will be prepared for with internships, job shadowing, and hands-on learning lab experiences.


Hospitality Management Program

Our Mission

The Hospitality Management program prepares undergraduate students to be leaders in the management of hospitality and related businesses in a global economy by providing core competencies and experiential learning opportunities.

Hospitality Management Program Learning Outcomes

Our graduates will:

1. Identify and apply the knowledge and skills necessary for hospitality and tourism operations.
2. Develop and integrate a core set of business skills necessary to successfully operate a hospitality and tourism organization.
3. Demonstrate competence in the communication skills necessary for hospitality and tourism management.
4. Formulate business decisions in hospitality and tourism management.
5. Evaluate leadership principles necessary in the diverse and global hospitality and tourism industry.

Hospitality Management Program Advisory Board

Members of the Hospitality Management program advisory board provide professional insight to assist us in acheiving our mission. View the Hospitality Management advisory board.