Faculty Spotlight

Welcome to Hospitality Management

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?

Reach Your Career Goals

Hospitality is a diverse field, not only because of the great people it attracts but also for the countless job opportunities it affords:

  • Restaurant owner, manager or investor
  • Hotel/resort executive or event manager
  • Convention organizer
  • Private event planner
  • Charity or industry event consultant

Gain Real World Experience

With more than 200 hours of fieldwork required in a variety of venues, you’ll see close-up what really goes on behind the scenes. Our students often complete summer internships at locations across the country.

Our graduates go on to work for companies with tremendous travel and career growth opportunities like these:

  • Disney resorts
  • Marriot
  • Hyatt
  • Four Seasons
  • Other resorts/hotels around the world

Interesting Classes You May Take

  • Environmental Management — Examine operations of housekeeping and engineering departments within food service facilities, with emphasis on record keeping, baseline technical knowledge about electric, heating and plumbing systems.
  • Institutional Law — Learn all about the legal responsibilities for institutional management and ownership.
  • Hospitality Marketing — Complete hands-on work for an actual marketing and communication plan that takes into account the factors you can and cannot control for a food and lodging business.