Hospitality Administration

Overview

Both domestically and abroad, the hospitality industry is growing at a breakneck pace—accounting for one in every eleven jobs worldwide. Technological advances, new approaches to environmental responsibility, and global expansion are driving demand for graduates who can lead complex customer-centric organizations.

A degree in Hospitality Administration will provide cross-functional capabilities that span the hospitality industry, including restaurants, institutional services, tourism, and hotels. You will study the importance of design within all aspects of the hospitality industry, including: construction, guest service, marketing, products and the environment. You will examine the fundamentals of hospitality administration—from finance and corporate strategy to ethics and project management. Combining theory exploration and case study analyses with real-world applications, the degree offers a high-impact learning experience providing you with the foundation to excel in this dynamic and rewarding industry.

 

Department Website

College of Professional Studies

Job Titles

Banquet Manager Gaming Manager
Bed and Breakfast Innkeeper Gaming Supervisor
Convention Services Manager Hotel Manager
Director of Front Office Marketing Coordinator
Food and Beverage Manager Meeting Planner
Food and Beverage Director Night Manager
Food Service Director Resort Manager
Food Service Manager Restaurant Manager
Food Service Supervisor Revenue Manager
Front Office Manager Rooms Director

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including co-op and internships.

Employers

Bed and Breakfasts Hospital Food Services
Boutique Hotels Hostels
Casino Hotels National Parks
Golf Courses Resort Hotels
Conference Hotels Restaurants
Convention Centers RV Parks and Campgrounds

Internships

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

  • Event Planning Intern
  • Public Relations Intern
  • Social Media Marketing Intern
  • Manager-in-training programs

To search for internship opportunities, log in to HuskyCareerLink, Career Services’ online job and internship bank for opportunities with employers seeking to hire NU students.

Co-ops

For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Careers

The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

Career & Job Websites

 Campus Organizations & Activities

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Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.

 Social Media

Sample LinkedIn.com Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field: