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Hospitality Business Management

What I love about my major: hospitality: youtube.com/watch?v=M8u2lqLBIf8

Create, deliver and manage superior hospitality experiences

As a hospitality business management (HOSP) major, you’ll learn to deliver superior experiences and services to your clients. Whether you manage a hotel, food and beverage operation or country club; own a restaurant; or plan weddings and conferences, your degree will equip you with the skills you need for a rewarding career in hospitality.

Our program is consistently ranked as one of the best hospitality management majors and is in the top 10 hospitality programs. We are large enough to lead, but small enough to care personally for each student.

The curriculum is based in business management, with specialized hospitality industry courses. You’ll learn by experience in our two on-campus learning labs: Vita Nova fine-dining restaurant and the award-winning Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Hospitality
  • Business
  • Food & beverage
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Accounting

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Hotel general manager
  • Sales & marketing manager
  • Event & meeting planner
  • Food & beverage manager
  • Restaurateur
  • Country club manager
  • Wedding planner

 

What’s special about this program?

Over half of our students study abroad during the program. There are a variety of Winter and Summer session programs around the globe. You could also study for a semester at the Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality in Switzerland.

Nothing complements classroom-based learning like practical, on-the-job learning. The HOSP program requires 300 hours of paid hospitality-related work experience.

All classes are taught by faculty with real industry experience and academic credentials. And through the Blue Hen Alumni Network and events like the Hospitality Career Fair and the Paul Wise Executive in Residence Speaker Series, industry alumni, leaders and managers frequently visit campus to meet, mentor and hire our students. A variety of student clubs take our students to national industry conferences, providing networking opportunities with leaders and managers in the hospitality field.

Get Involved

All you Knead is Love

Alpha Kappa Psi

American Hotel and Lodging Association

Blue Hen Investment Club

Club Management Association of America (CMAA)

Delta Sigma Pi

Eta Sigma Delta

Hospitality Club

Lerner College Trading Center

Lerner Student Advisory Board

Marriott Courtyard at UD

Vita Nova

Women in Business

Sample curriculum

BUAD110

 

Basics of Business
ECON101

Introduction to Microeconomics

 

ECON103

Introduction to Macroeconomics

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

HOSP180

Introduction to Hospitality

 

HOSP187

 

Hospitality Business Computing

HOSP201

 

Food Safety & Sanitation

HOSP211

 

Food Principles Lab

 

 

 

Mathematics Course
 

Foreign Language Course

 

  University Breadth Course
 
ACCT207

Accounting I

 

BUAD301

Introduction to Marketing

 

HOSP230/COMM212

Executive Presentations & Problem Solving or
Oral Communication in Business

 

HOSP321

Quantity Food Service Management

 

HOSP325

Restaurant Management & Quantity Foods Practicum

 

NTDT200

Nutrition Concepts

 

STAT200/MATH201

Basic Statistical Practice or
Introduction to Statistical Methods I

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

  Elective Courses
BUAD309

Organizational Behavior

 

FINC311

Principles of Finance

 

HOSP327

Property Engineering

 

HOSP380

Management of Lodging Operations

 

HOSP382

Managerial Accounting & Finance

 

HOSP480

Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Industry

 

HOSP481

Marketing Hospitality Experiences

 

HOSP488

Management of Lodging Practicum

 

  Elective Courses
ENGL312

Written Communications in Business

 

HOSP381

Management of Food & Beverage Operations

 

HOSP418

Beverage Management

 

HOSP450

Strategic Hospitality Management

 

HOSP482

Hospitality Business Law

 

HOSP489

Management of Restaurant Operations Practicum

 

  Elective Courses

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