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Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

The bachelor's degree in hospitality management prepares you for professional management careers in the hospitality-tourism industry. You'll gain real-world experience at Ohio State and gain valuable skills that will position you for success. With opportunities for multiple internships and substantial support from the Hospitality Management Industry Advisory Board, our program develops students into future hospitality management leaders.

"The Hospitality Management program at The Ohio State University is built to give its students the best education. We are provided continuous hands-on experience through the university and positively pushed by our professors to put ourselves out there. Not only that, but we are given countless opportunities to learn from today's industry professionals. This type of learning environment will continue to develop well-rounded students and future industry leaders."Alexandra Carsonie ('15 BS, Hospitality Management)

Overview

The Ohio State University is cultivating the next generation of leaders in hospitality management who are passionate to serve others - to put smiles on their faces and offer them an experience to remember.

Students who graduate from Ohio State with a degree in Hospitality Management have a competitive edge over those with degrees not specifically focused on the industry The undergraduate program in Hospitality Management teaches a comprehensive curriculum balanced in business, management, people, service and operations. And no matter where your interests lie - be it food, event planning, accounting or guest services - you'll learn management skills that can be applied in a variety of career paths.

A bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management prepares you for professional management careers in the hospitality-tourism industry. You'll gain real-world experience at Ohio State and along with valuable skills that will position you for success. With opportunities for multiple internships and substantial support from the Hospitality Management Advisory Board, our program develops students into future hospitality management leaders.

Hospitality Management Curriculum

The hospitality program provides a balanced business, management, people, service and operations-based curriculum. Your studies will include:

  • Intro to Hospitality Management
  • Hotel Systems Management
  • Food Production and Management
  • Hospitality Marketing
  • Service Management
  • Casino Operations Management
  • Special Events Planning and Management
  • Business and Financial Controls
  • Principles of Tourism
  • Strategic Management

View the Bachelor's Curriculum

 

Career Paths

The demand for professionally trained hospitality managers continues to grow and is expected to grow well into the 21st century.

Our graduates seek careers in hotels, restaurants, event planning agencies, travel, recreation and other people- and service-oriented organizations. These management professions include:

  • Accounting
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Food and Beverage
  • Catering
  • Guest Services

 

Signature Events

Hospitality management students can get involved in a variety of events such as the Big DishHospitality Listens, a speaker series featuring industry experts, internships or a mentor program that connects students with hospitality partners.

 

Program Requirements

Prerequisites: Minimum 2.0 GPA, 15 OSU credit hours, MATH 1130 or higher
Minimum semester hours to degree completion: 120
Coursework: Hospitality management, food and beverage management, food service and hotel operations, consumer sciences
Course requirements: University courses (46-50 hours), department courses (13 hours), major courses (25 hours), advanced major courses (11 hours) supporting courses (12 hours), electives (8-12)
Academic opportunities: Hospitality Management Association - This student organization provides professional development opportunities through trips, meetings, co-curricular workshops and industry presentations. Anne Turpin, advisor.

Faculty

Milos Bujisic, PhD, Assistant Professor
Jay Kandampully, PhD, Professor
Stephanie Liu, PhD, Assistant Professor
Soobin Seo, PhD, Assistant Professor

Lecturers

Kim Bartley, Vice President-Marketing and Product Development, White Castle
Vanja Bogicevic, Graduate Teaching Associate
Heather Buck, Director of Training and Guest Services, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
Charles Davis, Vice President-Human Resources, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
Melissa Johnson, Managing Director, Cameron Mitchell Premier Events
Mark Kelnhofer, President/CEO, Return on Ingredients
Craig Lomonico, School Administrator and Improvement Coordinator, Groveport Madison Schools
Anne Turpin, Senior Lecturer
David Wolf, Culinary Instructor

Contact

Human Sciences
PAES Building, First Floor
305 W. 17th Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43210
614.688.1444

Undergraduate Student Services
614.292.9261
ehe-ugss@osu.edu