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Your tomorrow begins here.

At the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management, we are invested in our students and their success. In fact, we’re the first named school at JMU.

With our award-winning programs, we deliver an educational experience designed from the ground up with your success in mind. Classes engage students with hands-on learning taught by faculty who have previous industry experience. low student to faculty ratio and an on-site Center for Academic and Professional Success also mean you’ll have the support you need to take charge of your classes and your career.

Reach out to our Hart School Ambassadors with questions. They'll be happy to share their unique experiences and thoughts with you.

Come build your future with the JMU Hart School.  We're invested in you.
Hands-on-learning at the Hart School

Class experiences for sport and recreation management students includes rebranding players in the women’s national basketball association and redesigning a local park. Hospitality management students learn about revenue management and group sales through simulations and case studies, acquire valuable industry certifications and gain experience planning and executing events like themed event dinnersRead about recent student experiences. 

Career Outcomes

This report highlights the post-graduation pursuits for 90% of the Hart School Class of Dec ‘22, May '23 and August ‘23 bachelor's degree recipients.

59% - Sport and Recreation Management graduates
41% - Hospitality Management graduates

Hospitality Management

63% - received employment offer or are continuing education plans
27% - were seeking employment
10% - other

$52,042 - average base salary

Sport and Recreation Management

45% - received employment offer or were continuing education plans
34% - were seeking employment
21% - other

$42,826 - average base salary

Internships and Career Fairs

Since internships are such a transformative experience for students, the internship opportunities at the Hart School go beyond just giving participants résumé entries on which to build and launch a professional career. From Madison Square Garden to the Baltimore Orioles, and from Marriott International to Disney, required internships prepare you for career success.

Employers come to you at our Hart School industry-specific Career Fairs, giving you a chance to network and ask questions in a relaxed meet and greet opportunity for you to learn more about your career options, whether you are looking for an internship, externship or are ready to start your career.

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