A Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality management prepares leaders for careers in major hospitality industry segments, through academic and research programs valuing quality of life, business success, collaborative partnerships, creative approaches, and ethical principles.
A Master of Science in hospitality and tourism management is a combined master's degree that builds off of the Hospitality Management and Recreation, Park and Tourism Management undergraduate programs. The program develops students' critical analysis skills, research ability, and understanding of advanced hospitality and tourism issues.
The hospitality management industry is experiencing a period of large growth. The National Restaurant Association projects that the number of foodservice management positions to increase eight percent from 2010–2020. Nearly two million additional jobs are expected in restaurants and foodservice by 2016.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a three percent increase in hotel and lodging managers, and a 13 percent increase in casino hotel managers from 2008–2018.
Hospitality managers' salaries range from $40,000–$150,000 depending on experience, education, and the kind of hospitality property.