What Can You Do With a Hospitality Business Management Degree?


Hospitality is about creating the best experiences and delivering the best service for clients. At the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, students learn in the classroom and in real life – at the University’s Vita Nova Restaurant and Courtyard Newark hotel.

What is hospitality business management?

Hospitality business management, simply put, is management from a hospitality perspective. It applies management knowledge and skills to industries such as hotels, restaurants, food and beverage operations, conferences and more.

Is hospitality business management a good career?

Hospitality is an ever-expanding, global industry. Students who graduate with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality business management can enter the workforce or continue their education with a master’s degree in hospitality business management. Lerner also offers a Ph.D. in hospitality business analytics.

How much can you make with a hospitality business management degree?

After graduating in 2020, 81% of Lerner hospitality business management graduates were employed or continuing their education. The median salary was $45,000.

What companies are hiring hospitality business management graduates?

Some of the top employers of Lerner’s hospitality business management graduates include:

  • Bozzuto Group
  • Marriott International
  • Hyatt Hotels and Resorts
  • Hilton Hotels and Resorts
  • Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

Hospitality business management job titles

Job titles of recent graduates with a hospitality business management degree include:

  • Sales & service manager
  • Restaurant supervisor/manager
  • Event manager
  • Food & beverage service manager
  • Special events assistant
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