Hospitality Management

College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences


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.

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

Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Strong science and math coursework and performance
  • Calculus and Chemistry preferred (if available at high school)
  • Experiences related to the major

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

4.0 years to degree

94% first-year retention rate

73% four-year graduation rate

85% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $15,298
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,222
  • Total: $38,448


  • Tuition: $34,418
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses:$18,562
  • Total: $57,908


  • Tuition: $35,366
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,562
  • Total: $58,856