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 Patrick Crosson ('11) has been named a "Rising Star in the Meetings Industry" by Meetings & Conventions. Patrick's dream job was to work for the Profession Convention Management Association.  That dream led to another.  After two and a half years at PCMA, Crosson's professional ambitions lead him to the Chicago-based AgencyEA, where he's a producer of innovate event experiences and leads teams of as many as 16 people.  

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Katelyn Martin

HM alum Katelyn Martin ('15) is another Hart grad to be named a "Rising Story in the Meetings Industry."  A love of all things relating to the student experience has brought Katelyn into the planning world at UMass. An events internship at Amherst College brought her to the Northeast, and today her focus is on UMass' VIP events, foremost those listed on chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy's calendar throughout the academic year.


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