Department of Human Sciences

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, 2015 expected graduation
BS student, Hospitality Management


Overview

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


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.

Ohio State 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.

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.

Your experience and education in Hospitality Management will be all the more engaging with the number of opportunities outside of the classroom. Hospitality management students can get involved in a variety of events such as the Big Dish - an annual fund raiser benefiting the Hospitality Management program - or Hospitality Listens, a speaker series featuring industry experts, internships and a mentor program that connects students with hospitality partners.

With resources like these and an engaged faculty, you'll have all you need to become a successful hospitality management professional.


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


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

Lecturers

Contact

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

Undergraduate Student Services
614.292.9261
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