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Effective hospitality managers create memorable events and environments that exceed guest expectations.

Whether you work at a resort, restaurant or on a cruise ship, you’ll need a wide range of management, communication and leadership skills to capture the hearts of your patrons. As a JMU hospitality management major, you will develop leadership skills through sound theoretical course work, innovative learning activities and mentoring opportunities. All of your major requirements are met through small classes, team learning experiences, and meaningful personal contacts with faculty and industry professionals. With an emphasis on applied practical knowledge, your required internship will augment your classroom learning as you work alongside dynamic industry professionals in premier hospitality organizations. Along the way, your required classes will also earn you a useful general business minor.

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Along the way, your required classes will also earn you a useful general business minor.

The major is administered through the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management.

The Hospitality Management major is designed to develop hospitality management leaders through sound theoretical coursework, innovative learning activities, mentoring opportunities, exposure to premier hospitality organizations and interactions with dynamic industry professionals. Major requirements are met through small classes, team learning experiences, and meaningful personal contacts with faculty and industry professionals. In the major, students will complete a supervisory internship prior to graduation.

The major in Hospitality Management (HM) requires a minimum of 120 credit hours of undergraduate course work. All HM majors must complete the general business minor for hospitality management, HM core and HM required courses.

Hospitality Management
  • Degrees Offered: 
    • B.S. in Hospitality Management
  • Concentrations: None
  • Minors: None

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