What’s this major about?
The global hospitality industry generates revenue of over $500 billion a year and continues to grow every year. This is great news for any student seeking the communication skills, management theories, and operational competencies necessary to enter the hospitality industry. The Hospitality Management major offers substantive management and communication coursework combined with experiential learning that prepares students to deliver extraordinary hospitality experiences.
What’s unique about the Hospitality Management Major?
Since soft skills are essential to success in any position obtained in the hospitality management industry, this major provides a solid foundation of knowledge as it relates to communication and interpersonal dynamics. This foundational knowledge, paired with courses focused on business, legal, and technology theories and concepts, make up the core of the curriculum. Students also choose from 12 hours of elective courses. This flexibility gives students the chance to separate themselves from the competition by matching their curriculum with their unique career aspirations. The combination of core and elective courses, paired with the unique experiential learning requirement, offers students the chance to enhance their knowledge, skills, and abilities as they aspire to higher-level leadership and management positions within the hospitality industry. Another unique, and truly exciting, aspect of the HPU Hospitality Management program is that students are able to work on campus with the new Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena, Conference Center, and Jana and Ken Kahn Hotel. These facilities provide students the opportunity to apply what they are learning in classes as they assist in the hosting of executive groups, alumni, students, families, and school counselors. The Conference Center, Kahn Hotel, 1924 Prime, and many other dining locations across campus, allow students to help with the coordination and implementation of superior experiences for all guests.