Careers in Hospitality

Average Career Salary 

$58,150

Anticipated demand over next 10 years

Demand for graduates with a BSBA degree in Hospitality Management is expected to grow 17% over the next ten years.  Salaries are based on experience, location and job environment.

Recent employers of our Hospitality Management graduates include:

Better Homes & Gardens
• Catawba Country Club
• Family First Fitness Center
• Hyatt Corporation
• Resort Recreation and Tourism Management
• Travel Lodge
• Walt Disney World

Career Opportunities

Airline Reservation Agent
• Caterer
• Convention Service Director
• Food and Beverage Manager
• Food Services Supplier
• Golf/Country Club Manager
• Human Resource Administrator
• Merchandising Accountant
• Personnel Interviewer
• Wedding Planner

Contact Information

Hospitality Management Department

Dr. Dan Fox, Chair
Dauch College of Business & Economics
401 College Ave.
Ashland, OH 44805

dfox1@ashland.edu
419.207.6331

Faculty Spotlight

Faculty
Professor René Rawraway CEC, CCE, assistant professor of hospitality management, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1986. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute... Read more
Faculty
Daniel E. Fox currently serves as the chair of the Department of Marketing/Hospitality Management/Fashion Merchandising. Dr. Fox is an assistant professor of law, teaching both... Read more
Faculty
Dr. Richard (Robby) Roberson is an associate professor teaching classes primarily for the hospitality management program. He holds a Ph.D. in hospitality and tourism management... Read more
Faculty
Daniel E. Fox currently serves as the chair of the Department of Marketing/Hospitality Management/Fashion Merchandising. Dr. Fox is an assistant professor of law, teaching both... Read more
Faculty
Daniel E. Fox currently serves as the chair of the Department of Marketing/Hospitality Management/Fashion Merchandising. Dr. Fox is an assistant professor of law, teaching both... Read more
Faculty
Daniel E. Fox currently serves as the chair of the Department of Marketing/Hospitality Management/Fashion Merchandising. Dr. Fox is an assistant professor of law, teaching both... Read more

Hands-on preparation for management jobs at companies such as Disney and Marriot

Our Hospitality Management major encompasses everything from the travel and hotel industry to conferences and private events for charities, companies and families.

Ashland grads go on to work for companies with tremendous travel and career growth opportunities like Disney, Marriot, Hyatt, Four Seasons and other resorts/hotels around the world.

What You’ll Love About the Hospitality Management Major:

  • This solidly hands-on program includes plenty of fun and exciting fieldwork.
  • You’ll experience as close to on-the-job management training as you can get while also earning your all-important undergraduate degree.
  • You’ll study everything from customer service and contract negotiations to project, staff and event management.
  • And, since college students are always hungry, we’ll add that sometimes you can eat your class project. What’s hospitality without food anyway?    Read More....

Student Opinions

See what people are saying about our programs.

  • Kayla Baisden '17
    I am a Hospitality Management major and I love my teachers and classes already. I am excited to continue here at Ashland for the next four years!
  • Kyle Suerth ’12
    I would consider the Ashland University Hospitality Management Program professors to be the most passionate educators on campus. Their thorough knowledge of the material has allowed me to gain insight into the hotel and restaurant industry, while furthering my knowledge of how to become an industry... more