“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


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

    Keynote Speaker WILLIAM NASSIKAS and senior alumni.

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


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


    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.


    Preparing individuals to lead organizations in an ever-changing global economy.

BS in Hospitality Management


The Hospitality Management Program at UNH is more than an area of study; it’s a way of life. Our Program is ranked among the Top 25 Hospitality Programs in the U.S. You will study and work in a state-of-the art facility.

We are the second-oldest four-year degree program in the country, building our reputation on student focused, renowned, highly-engaged faculty, staff and alumni mentors.

VALUE PROPOSITION: The Hospitality Management Program at UNH will provide a world class education that sets students apart from the competition and well prepared for a successful career.


How? Creativity, entrepreneurship and cutting edge technology.

  • Through personal attention and support, we take a one-size-fits-one approach to each student.
  • Through a well-rounded foundation where YOU design one-third of your curriculum.
  • Through training on industry-specific software and technology that prepares our graduates to excel in a competitive marketplace.
  • Through career development, mentoring, and placement. We match YOU with an internship in the professional area you choose.
  • Through the network connection of seasoned alumni in top industry positions.
  • Through High quality and internationally engaged faculty.


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. UNH offers global opportunities for hands-on research and internships, with a faculty and staff that has a relentless passion for teaching.

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.


YOUR Hospitality

The Hospitality Management program provides students with the overall breadth and depth of business and hospitality management foundation courses.

In addition to the foundation courses mentioned above, students that want to specialize their hospitality management education further can do so by using their electives focused in specific areas:

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. 

To specialize in one of these areas, students are required to take at least 4 courses from a list of specific elective courses. For further details contact the faculty coordinator or Donna Stickney at donna.stickney@unh.edu .