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
    • employee selection training, supervision, motivation and retention
    • pricing, purchasing and inventory control
    • computer and electronic systems
    • how to identify market segments
    • recognizing market trends
  • Program offers options in:
    • restaurant management
    • hotel and lodging operations
    • hotel marketing and sales
    • 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 faculty, students prepare and serve meals in the fully functional campus restaurant, The Crystal Room.

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 nodules 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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