Hospitality Management offers specialized and practical course experience with options in restaurant management, hotel and lodging operations, and culinary arts.
Training is focused on helping students to develop their own operational systems and management structure to broaden their career base in the highly interrelated fields within the hospitality industry.
Hospitality Management students also manage their own full service restaurant, The Crystal Room Bistro, located in Gallucci Hall. Beginning in fall 2015, the Hospitality Management Program will be located in a larger and better equipped facility. We look forward to welcoming you there.
Program Mission Statement:
The mission of the Hospitality Management Program is to prepare professionally responsible and competent individuals to lead others who will make meaningful contributions to the hospitality industry, their communities and develop a global perspective.
Goals of the Hospitality Management Program include:
- Critical Thinking – Provide students with an educational environment that encourages critical thinking and problem solving so that active and integrated learning may occur.
- Communication Skills – Enhance and accelerate the development of students’ reading, writing, and speaking skills.
- Technology – Provide programs that promote the understanding, application, and the use of current technology.
- Workforce Preparation – Provide educational programs through which students can obtain knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to begin or continue their career and professionally compete in a global marketplace.
- Ethics / Citizenship – Encourage ethical decision making through responsible action toward peers, the university, the community, environmental issues and multicultural understanding.
- Diversity – Promote diversity by enabling all individuals regardless of age, economic status, disability or ethnic background to meet their intended educational objectives.
- Teaching – Use methods that accommodate student differences in learning abilities, style, aptitude, and background.
- Assessment – Review, evaluate, and update program goals, outcomes, and program curriculum continuously.
- Student Retention – Create an atmosphere that fosters student retention and progress toward completion of their academic programs.
- Walt Disney World
- Westfield Country Club
- Portage Country Club
- Sheraton Suites
- Marriott Hotels
- Hilton Hotels
- Palotta Pastries
Hospitality Club & Garde Manger Club
Ice & Vegetable Carving Festival - January 2012 (photos)
Hospitality Management News
Fancy fare fills Graduate Chef Dinner menu
Nov. 7 event benefits UA Culinary Arts Club students.
Golfers to drive scholarships for UA Hospitality Management students
Tournament tees off Friday, May 8 at 10 a.m. at J.E. Good Park Golf Course in Akron.
Crystal Room Bistro to host etiquette luncheon
Members of Akron's Good Hope Baptist Church mentoring program will be the guests at an etiquette luncheon on April 18.
From carrot-coconut-ginger soup to nuts
Graduate chefs bring five-star cuisine to campus April 11 for their annual dinner.
Spring Brunch presents chicken picatta to chocolate chip cookies
UA hospitality management students will present their culinary talents as they prepare a wide variety of dishes.