Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management Fundamentals

Hospitality management.The hospitality industry is the single largest industry in the world. It encompasses businesses ranging from food and beverage services, accommodations and transportation to leisure and entertainment, lodging, resorts, clubs, campgrounds, airlines and cruise lines.

  • 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

  • Our program offers options in:
    • hotel and lodging management
    • culinary arts

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning
  • field projects to learn from professionals in the industry
  • operate the 70-seat Crystal Room Bistro, providing you with hands-on experience

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:

  • Culinary Artists Club
  • Hospitality Club

Sample Curriculum


See our recent appearence on Fox 8 News in Cleveland.

Our student-run television station stopped by the Crystal Room.

Our student run television station stopped by Crystal Room Bistro

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