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Hospitality Business Management

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ABOUT HOSPITALITY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

The hospitality business management degree focuses on management operations in the field of hospitality. This includes food and beverage business, tourism, lodging, and more. 

This is a degree program ideal for those interested in managing or starting their own business catered toward customer service, as well as those interested in the tourism, lodging, food and beverage industries. 

GREAT THINGS HAPPENING IN HOSPITALITY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Real-world experience
In the WSU Tri-Cities hospitality business management program, students gain front and back-of-the-house experience through applicable real-world experiences on campus and at local businesses.

Faculty expertise
Professor Robert Harrington uses his background as an executive chef to research food and drink pairing relationships, innovation management in the hospitality field and wine tourism strategies.

Applying skillsets
Hospitality business management student Pauline Garza uses the experience and skills she learned in the classroom to plan menus, research meal ideas, and prepare courses for customers as a full-time chef.

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COURSES:

You will take courses that cover a wide range of subjects in hospitality business management, which could include:

  • Beverage management
  • Event planning
  • Hospitality systems
  • Wines and spirits
  • Leadership and management
  • Brand marketing
  • Sales

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

(Talk with an advisor about hospitality and business management minor requirements.)

UNIQUE BENEFITS OF STUDYING AT WSU TRI-CITIES:

The WSU School of Hospitality and Business Management was ranked second in the nation and seventh in the world by global ranking organizations. Know you’re learning from the best in a fast-growing metropolitan region known for wine and food. 

RELATED FIELDS:

  • Business administration
  • Finance
  • Tourism
  • Lodging
  • Food science

CAREERS:

Career outcomes in hospitality business management
WSU Tri-Cities students who earn a degree in hospitality business management graduate with more than 1,000 hours of career experience or internship credit. Those hours are a requirement for graduation and help ensure that students are ready to step directly into industry post commencement. 

WSU Tri-Cities and Pullman alumni from the past 10 years who work in Washington State have the following occupations and salary:

$49,344

Estimated salary of hospitality business management alumni

Jobs held by WSU hospitality business management graduates:
General Manager | Event Planner | Sales Manager | Food Service Manager | Marketing Manager | Public Relations Specialist

*Data provided by EMSI 2022.