• Best Hospitality Programs in the United States

    We are one of the best 30 Hospitality Management Programs in the U.S.

    Ranked #26 Nationally
    and #2 in New England


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  • MBA Specialization in Hospitality Management




    “Amadeus 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

Hospitality Management



#2 in New England
#26 in the U.S

Learn more about:

MBA Specialization in Hospitality Management

The Inter-College Minor in Tourism Management

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management


Hospitality Management is more than an area of study; it’s a way of life. At is 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. We are ranked #26 as one of the best hospitality management programs in the U.S. and #2 in New England. Our graduates develop into senior executives 15-20 years from graduation.


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.

Our Value Proposition

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.

MBA Specialization in Hospitality Management

The Hospitality Management Program at UNH is offering, as part of the existing Paul College Flex MBA, a specialization in hospitality management for those individuals interested in an MBA.

Students enrolling in the MBA specialization in Hospitality Management would take the same core courses offered in the existing Paul College Flex Program MBA, with the ability to select specialized courses in Hospitality Management.

Courses will include, Human Resource Management, Asset and Financial Management, Advanced Operations Management, and Pricing and Revenue Management.

For more information, contact Cynthia Traver Recruiting & Admissions, Paul College Graduate Programs, Phone:603.862.5488; Email:Cynthia.Traver@unh.edu

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

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 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.


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