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Careers for Hospitality Management Majors

What is a hospitality management major?

The University of Denver's program in hospitality management gives you a solid foundation in business and then builds upon it with specialized courses in hospitality management.

Unique, hands-on learning experiences allow you to hone your skills and boost your confidence. Undergraduates pursuing a hospitality management major choose a concentration for specialized training, such as lodging/resort operations; hospitality sales and marketing; and restaurant/F and B management.

Common careers for hospitality management majors

With a deep understanding of business disciplines and specialized courses in hospitality management, many hospitality management majors go on to work in the hotel, restaurant, or corporate industries.

Common job titles held by these hospitality management majors include:

  • club management
  • convention management
  • food and/or beverage management
  • restaurant management (independent and corporate)
  • contract food service management
  • recreational facilities food service management
  • management
  • controller
  • institutional food service management (hospitals, schools, nursing homes, retirement communities)
  • professional house manager
  • tourism manager (planning, sales, operations)
  • professional house manager
  • tourism manager (planning, sales, operations)
  • lodging management
  • rooms management
  • food and beverage management
  • catering management
  • human resource management
  • controller

Professional skills of hospitality management majors:

In addition to the careers listed above, hospitality management majors are well-suited to fields that require the following skills:

  • ability to solve problems and make decisions
  • ability to coordinate and supervise activities
  • ability to simultaneously handle short-term crises while planning long term strategies
  • proficiency in written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • ability to analyze information and relate it to situations hospitality business

Is a hospitality management major right for you?

Still unsure if you should major in hospitality management? Schedule a session with a career counselor, attend our "Choosing a Major" workshop, and attend career events where you can network with employers that hire hospitality management majors and alumni who majored in hospitality management.