Hospitality Management


What is Hospitality Management?

Hospitality Management blends business principles, biological and social sciences. These studies will prepare you for a career in the hospitality industry. Classes will teach you basic marketing and business skills, and how to analyze employee performance. You'll study how to plan, produce, and serve meals in a safe and efficient manner. You’ll also learn how to manage institutional, commercial catering and fine-dining facilities. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills through real-world experience at our own Bevier Café and Spice Box. You can apply into this concentration.

Career Options

  • Catering
  • Event planning
  • Food service
  • Restaurant management

Post-Graduation Success1

88% employed or continuing education

54% employed after graduation

34% attending graduate school

$44,253 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: The Kraft Heinz Company, PepsiCo, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rush University, Loyola University Chicago View All

Graduation & Retention2

4.0 years to degree

94% freshman retention rate

73% four-year graduation rate

85% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $14,840
  • Fees: $4,475
  • Expenses3: $15,952
  • Total: $35,267


  • Tuition: $32,290
  • Fees: $4,475
  • Expenses3: $16,292
  • Total: $53,057


  • Tuition: $33,180
  • Fees: $4,475
  • Expenses3: $16,292
  • Total: $53,947