Hospitality Management Major B.S.

Hospitality Management Students
Hospitality Management Major B.S.

The B.S. in Hospitality Management degree program prepares you to manage operations and people in the hospitality industry. It provides the overall breadth and depth of business, economics, management and finance courses with a deep dive into concepts and practices distinct to the industry.

Program Overview

What is hospitality management?

The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management degree program prepares students to manage operations and people in the hospitality industry. It provides the overall breadth and depth of business, economics, and management courses with a deep dive into concepts and practices distinct to the hospitality industry. You can specialize in one of four areas: food and beverage management, lodging and resort management, event management, marketing and sales management, or real estate finance and management.

Why study hospitality management at UNH?

UNH ranks #2 in New England and #26 in the U.S. out of the nearly 350 four-year hospitality programs by thebestschools.org. You’ll study and work using state-of-the-art technology and facilities, receiving relevant industry certifications that give you a competitive advantage. As the second-oldest four-year degree program in the country, we have a large network of alumni working in the industry who will help you build your professional and career network. You’ll complete a minimum of 800 hours of on-the job, paid work experience in the hospitality industry, with 400 hours completed through a paid internship. An inter-college minor in tourism management also is available. Career placement is excellent at nearly 100 percent six-months post-graduation with competitive salaries to the market. 

Potential careers

  • Convention services management
  • Event planning and design
  • Food and beverage management
  • Hospitality corporate finance
  • Hospitality real estate development
  • Hotel and resort operations management
  • Sales and marketing management
  • Small business owner
  • Social media management
  • Revenue and pricing management

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Curriculum & Requirements

Hospitality Management is more than an area of study; it’s a way of life. At the second-oldest four-year degree program in the country you will study and work using state-of-the art technology and facilities, receiving relevant industry certifications.

The hospitality management program curriculum comprises foundation courses in hospitality management, business administration courses, and a number of University Discovery Program courses. A wide range of elective courses complement the foundation courses. To graduate, students must obtain a 2.3 grade-point average in all major
required courses and a minimum grade of C- in each Paul College major course. A student must have a minimum of 800-hours of on-the-job, paid work experience in the hospitality industry; 400 hours must be earned through a structured paid internship. Students may earn up to 6 total credits in internships, independent studies, field experience, and supervised student teaching experiences.
 

CAREER SPECIALIZATIONS

Students can use their electives to enhance their marketability through carefully designed specializations. Students interested in a specialization should notify the faculty coordinator, or Donna Stickney at donna.stickney@unh.edu, by completing a Specialization Registration and Evaluation Form.

Specializations do not appear on diplomas or transcripts, but students who complete a specialization will receive a certificate from the Hospitality Management Program and can enhance their resume. Specialization requirements are below.

  • Food and Beverage Management
    The Food and Beverage Management specialization will provide students with the necessary competencies to pursue careers in restaurants, hotel and resorts, etc.
  • Lodging and Resort Management
    The lodging and resort management specialization will provide students with the necessary competencies to pursue careers in lodging, casinos, resorts, clubs, cruise lines, etc.
  • Event Management
    The event management specialization will provide students with the necessary competencies to pursue careers in Meeting Planning Management, Convention Sale and Service Management, Meetings and Conventions, etc.
  • Marketing and Sales Management
  • The marketing and sales specialization will provide students with the necessary competencies to pursue careers in hospitality market research, sales management, services marketing, etc.
  • Real Estate Finance and Management
    The real estate specialization will provide the foundation skills and necessary competencies to pursue careers in hospitality asset management.

A typical plan of study is as follows, showing the requirements of the program. Students complete 16-18 credits per semester, which includes major requirements, electives for the major, Discovery Program requirements, and free electives offered across the college and university.

Required courses (outside of HMGT):
ADMN 403Computing Essentials for Business1
PAUL 405Freshman Academic Experience I1
PAUL 406Freshman Academic Experience II1
ADMN 420Business Statistics4
MATH 422Mathematics for Business Applications4
PHIL 431Business Ethics4
ADMN 502Financial Accounting4
ECON 401Principles of Economics (Macro)4
ECON 402Principles of Economics (Micro)4
HMGT required courses:
HMGT 401Introduction to the Hospitality Industry4
HMGT 404Professional Development I1
HMGT 405Introduction to Food and Service Management4
HMGT 504Professional Development II2
HMGT 554Lodging Operations Management4
HMGT 600Hospitality Marketing Management4
HMGT 604Professional Development III2
HMGT 618Uniform Systems for the Hospitality Industry4
HMGT 625Hospitality and Employment Law4
HMGT 635Hospitality Human Resource Management4
HMGT 655Hospitality Finance and Development4
HMGT 661Event Design, Planning, and Management4
HMGT 667Adv Food/Bev Operations Mgt4
HMGT 703Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry4
HMGT 758Revenue Management and Pricing4
Three Hospitality Management Electives12

Note: In addition to the foundation courses above, three elective courses in hospitality management are required for completion of the hospitality management curriculum. Using HMGT and free electives, students may opt to pursue one of the following HMGT specializations:

Explore Program Details

The faculty of Recreation Management and Policy [RMP], Hospitality Management [HMGT], and Natural Resources and the Environment [NRE] Tourism [Tour] have bundled a number of courses for non-majors which, when combined with certain elective courses, can constitute a Minor in Tourism Management. Each of the courses offered for this minor are already offered in each of the three departments. These programs represent the three Colleges of College of Health and Human Services, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, and the College of Life Science and Agriculture.

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