The Hospitality Management program is in the School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management at James Madison University.  The hospitality program at JMU has been in existence since 1974.  Up until June, 2010, the program was housed in the College of Business and our students earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.  In June 2012, the program was renamed as Hospitality Management (now earning a Bachelor of Science degree) and merged with Sport and Recreation Management to form the School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management.  Today, our students take 16 courses (48 credit hours) of Hospitality related courses.  We feel as if the new program better prepares our students for the fast and ever changing industry by providing courses in Human Resources, Event Management, Ethical Decision -Making, Cost Control, Culinary Arts, and Leadership, to name just a few.  In addition, our students earn a business minor from the nationally acclaimed College of Business. 

We look forward to working with you in the coming years as we build a program of distinction.


Alumni Feature

HM alum Justin Kittredge ('01) has made quite a name for himself with his line of customizable athletic footwear, ISlide, which were featured on an episode of Shark Tank.  The youngest brand to ever partner with the NBA as an official license, ISlides have seen on the feet of some of the top teams in the world including the Minnesota Vikings, Boston Celtics, and Buffalo Sabres, not to mention celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and Justin Bieber.

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Faculty Feature
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Tassie Pippert, a lecturer in the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management, received the Charles Harris Award of Distinction. Named in honor of Dr. Charles Harris, the award recognizes individuals who exhibit and model the values, qualities, skills and practices that underlie the work of LET's Innovation Services.

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