Hospitality Management Major

With our Hospitality Management major, you will be prepared to succeed in a career in a fast-growing field both nationally and globally.

What You'll Study

With the program, you will learn best practices and management concepts in four main fields:

  •  Lodging
  •  Food and beverage
  •  Travel and tourism
  •  Marketing
  •  Sales management

Where will it lead you? A degree in hospitality prepares you for a wide range of careers. You're equipped with talents that are sought out by businesses across the country. You may choose to work toward positions in hotel management or event coordination. Other options include careers in human resources, travel or facility and customer management, to name just a few.


  • Hospitality Management Major

    In addition to 40 credit hours of General Education courses, the program requires 48 credits of core coursework in hospitality management, food and nutrition, and support courses in business. The degree can be completed in four years with an average of 16 credit hours per semester. A two-year program is also offered through the Hospitality Management associate program, in which you can choose between three areas of study.

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Internships and Jobs


  •  Cafaro Company
  •  Blue Wolf Events and Catering
  •  Cavaliers Holdings LLC
  •  Youngstown Country Club


  •  Waldorf Astoria New York
  •  Hotel Indigo New York City
  •  Candlewood Suites Hotels
  •  Hilton Columbus

One More Thing

What I like most about the Hospitality Management program at YSU is how much the faculty cares about their students. I'm proud to have been able to watch the program grow and transform over the years. Professors are always searching for new trends in hospitality to teach and prepare us for our future careers."

Karli Mudrinich, Class of 2016