Hospitality Management


What is Hospitality Management?

A concentration within our Food Science and Human Nutrition major, Hospitality Management combines complex business principles with biological and social sciences to lead to careers in the hospitality industry. Classes will teach you basic marketing and business skills, how to analyze employee performance, and how to plan, produce, and serve meals in a safe and efficient manner. You’ll also learn how to properly manage institutional, commercial, catering and fine dining facilities and other aspects related to managing a successful business, developing your skills through real-world management experience at our very own Bevier Café and Spice Box. You can apply directly into this concentration.

Career Options

  • Catering
  • Event planning
  • Food service
  • Restaurant management

Post-Graduation Success1

87% employed or continuing education

56% employed after graduation

31% attending graduate school

$44,113 average starting annual income

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

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rush University, Eastern Illinois University

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

25 - 30 ACT Score

1200 - 1420 SAT Score

3.26 - 3.83 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $14,622
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $33,976


  • Tuition: $31,764
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,458


  • Tuition: $32,638
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $52,332