• Hospitality Management Ranked 12th in U.S.

    According to the 2014 Academic Analytics Report, Academic Analytics provides high-quality, custom intelligence data and solutions for research universities.


    “Newmarket is excited to be the Hospitality Management Program’s technology partner. Industry specific software skills are critical for careers in hospitality, and for graduates to be competitive in today’s marketplace.” -- Gillian Tierney, Vice President of Human Resources


    Kristina Borchert and Kaley Quest - 3rd place in the Hospitality Track at the Bud Albin Challenge Competition.


    Junka Yamazaki ’17, Katelyn Smith ’18 and Donna Stickney attending the New Hampshire Experience in Washington D.C. meet Senator Shaheen.


    Through the EcoGastronomy Dual Major, research on disabilities, and social entrepreneurship, students are challenged to develop sustainable and sensible solutions to social and economic challenges.


    Ken Wilson awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.


    1st Annual Nassikas Lecture Series on service standards attended by industry, students, and faculty.

    Keynote Speaker WILLIAM NASSIKAS and senior alumni.

Hospitality Management


Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management


The Hospitality Management Program at UNH is more than an area of study; it’s a way of life. You will study and work using state-of-the art technology and facilities in one of the 25 Best Hospitality Programs in the U.S. that is the second-oldest four-year degree program in the country. Our graduates develop into senior executives 15-20 years from graduation.


In the Hospitality Management Program at UNH YOU WILL EXPERIENCE a world class education, personal attention and support, career development, and placement; alumni engagement; real-world and international education experience, cutting-edge technology; all setting YOU apart from the competition and well prepared for a successful and meaningful career.


UNH has an unmatched location, close to the sea, the mountains and Boston. We are small enough to develop long lasting friendships, yet big enough to discover something new every day.

Enhance YOUR Experience and Marketability

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.

The Food and Beverage Management specialization will provide students with the necessary competencies to pursue careers in restaurants, hotel and resorts, etc.

The lodging and resort management specialization will provide students with the necessary competencies to pursue careers in lodging, casinos, resorts, clubs, cruise lines, etc.

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 (faculty coordinator Professor Daniel Innis dan.innis@unh.edu)

The marketing and sales specialization will provide students with the necessary competencies to pursue careers in hospitality market research, sales management, services marketing, etc. 

The real estate specialization will provide the foundation skills and necessary competencies to pursue careers in hospitality asset management 

YOUR Foundation Courses

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. Further information contact Donna Stickney at donna.stickney@unh.edu

  • Course Descriptions for all Hospitality Management Courses including Hospitality Management electives.

Foundation Courses

  • Foundation Courses for students entering program prior to Fall 2014 speak to the College advising office.
  • Foundation Courses for students entering Fall 2014 or later as shown below.

Freshman Year

HMGT 401, Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
HMGT 404, Professional Development I
HMGT 405, Introduction to Food and Service Management
ECON 401, Macroeconomics
ECON 402, Microeconomics
ADMN 403, Computing Essentials for Business
ADMN 405-6, Freshman Academic Experience I and II
Math 420, Finite Mathematics
ENGL 401, Freshman English
Two general education courses

Sophomore Year

HMGT 504 Professional Development II
HMGT 554, Lodging Operations Management
ADMN 420, Business Statistics
ADMN 502, Introductory Financial Accounting
HMGT 618, Uniform Systems for the Hospitality Industry
Four general education courses

Junior Year

HMGT 600, Hospitality Marketing Management
HMGT 604 Professional Development III
HMGT 635, Hospitality Human Resource Management
HMGT 625, Hospitality and Employment Law
HMGT 661, Event Design, Planning and Management
ADMN 575, Behavior in Organizations
One hospitality management elective, and two University general education courses

Senior Year

HMGT 655, Hospitality Finance and Development
HMGT 667, Advanced Food and Beverage Operations Management
HMGT 703, Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry
Two hospitality management electives and three University free elective courses

Three, 4-credit-hour elective courses in Hospitality Management are required for graduation.