About our program
The Hospitality Administration degree program is designed to prepare students for management positions within the hospitality industry such as lodging, resorts, conference, convention and visitor centers, restaurants, contract services, theme parks and travel and tourism related operations.
The course work concentrates on general business, management, finance, marketing, accounting, law, computer science, and specific courses related to hospitality management. The entire curriculum features numerous opportunities for the practical application of problem-solving skills and creativity. The Hospitality Administration Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration.
The program will develop leaders in the Hospitality profession.
- Community Service
- Commitment to personal and professional development
- Embrace diversity
- Lifelong learning
- Work hard/Play hard
The mission of the Hospitality Administration Program is to provide quality education in hospitality administration, build a foundation for professional growth and development and encourage lifelong learning.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
What Is The Hospitality Administration Degree?
The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration is housed within the College
of Engineering & Applied Sciences. This program offers emphases in Food & Beverage
Management, Lodging & Club Management, and Tourism & Event Management, all of which
require an internship where students will be able to turn their classroom training
into practical application.
What Will I Learn In This Program?
- Necessary management skills for a variety of hospitality, tourism, and entertainment industries.
- General business knowledge, including accounting, marketing, and hospitality law.
- Implementation of computer-based systems for hospitality management.
- Practical application of problem solving skills, leadership, and creativity.
- Customer service approaches while maintaining professional ethics.
What Courses Will I Take?
The Academic Advising Center has created maps that are term-by-term sample course schedules based on the current Undergraduate Catalog. On each Degree Map, the milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep students on track to graduate in four years.
What Resources Are Available To Me?
- Society for Hospitality and Food Service Management
- World Travel & Tourism Council
- National Restaurant Association
- Club Managers Association of America
- American Hotel & Lodging Association
- Event Service Professionals Association
- Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International
- International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions
- International Association of Conference Centers
- International Association of Fairs & Expositions
- Wedding and Special Events Association
- International Special Events Society
- Arkansas Hospitality Association
- Arkansas Festivals and Events Association
Additional resources specifically for Tech students:
Where Might I Find A Job After Graduating From This Program?
Positions within the Hospitality Administration fields vary from tourism, travel, and lodging to food service, conferences, and event planning. Students can think out of the box with this major as well through careers in tourism-based industries such as cruise lines, travel agencies, and recreational facilities or clubs.
Examples include, but are not limited to:
- Entertainment Parks and Venues
- Exclusive Country Clubs
- Independent and Chain Restaurants
- Conference Centers
- Various Food Service Providers
- Chambers of Commerce
- Hotels and Lodges
- Visitor Attraction Sites
Where Can I Get More Information About The Hospitality Administration Degree?
For more information about the Hospitality Administration degree and requirements, see the program within the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences catalog or contact Dr. Cathi McMahan.