Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management Fundamentals

The hospitality industry is single largest industry in the world -comprising businesses ranging from food and beverage services, accommodations and transportation to leisure and entertainment — lodging, resorts, clubs, campgrounds, time share, airlines, cruise lines and car rentals.

  • Core curriculum covers:
    • food preparation fundamentals and quality presentations
    • customer service
    • revenue management
    • employee selection, training, supervision, performance appraisal, motivation and retention
    • pricing, purchasing and inventory control
    • techology and operations
    • market segments and product segments
    • recognizing emerging trends
    • hotel and lodge operations

  • Program offers options in:
    • restaurant management
    • hotel and lodging management
    • culinary arts

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning

Akron Advantage

Real-world Experience

Under the supervision of Hospitality Management program faculty, students prepare and serve meals in the fully functional campus restaurant, The Crystal Room Bistro.

In addition, you will be required to complete a 300-hour internship in the hospitality industry during a semester. You also may test for preselected nationally and internationally recognized course modules of the American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute.

Hospitality Management Student Organization 

Interact with other hospitality management students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:

  • Hospitality Club

Sample Curriculum

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