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Hospitality Management

What is Hospitality Management? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Associations
Miscellaneous Links

OSU Cascades - Hospitality Management Option

OSU College of Business

What is Hospitality Management?

According to Google, Hospitality is "the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers."

The Hospitality Management Option within the business administration major is designed to provide students with both fundamental business skills (as described in the General Business Option) and to enable students to think strategically about the creation of value in a hospitality setting. Students will develop skills in asset management, environmental scanning and competitive methods, and be able to assess cause and effect relationships about the forces that drive change and influence the competitive environment within this industry.  A graduate from this option will have the skills and knowledge necessary to become a leader in a hospitality setting (e.g., settings with short-term overnight accommodations with foodservice operations such as resorts, hotels, cruise lines, casinos, amusement parks).

Hospitality Management - What Can I Do with This Degree? pdf - lists the industry areas, employers, and strategies for using your degree.

Related Careers

Account Representative Food & Beverage Manager Merchandising Supervisor
Administrator Food Equipment Specialist Night Auditor
Airline Foodservice Manager Food Production Manager Night Manager
Airline Reservations Agent Food Purchaser/Broker Personnel Director/Interviewer
Assistant Controller/Manager Food/Restaurant Critic Personnel Manager/Director
Banquet Manager Foodservice Manager - College/University/Coporate Porter
Bartender Foodservices Supervisor Project Manager
Bell Captain Front Office Manager Property Manager
Butler/Housekeeper General Manager Public Relations Specialist
Casino Manager Golf/Country Club Manager Purchasing Director
Caterer Healthcare Hospitality Foodservice Recipe Development
Catering Director Host/Hostess Regional Manager
Certified Master Chef Hotel Manager/Supplier Reservation Manager
Chef/Cook/Baker Hotel/Convention Salesperson Resident Manager
Club Manager Hotel/Motel Manager Restaurant Manager
College Housing & Food Service Human Resource Administrator Restaurant Owner
Compensation/Benifits Administrator Industrial Caterer Room Controller
Consultant Industrial/Institutional Buyer Sales director
Convention Manager Inside Commercial Sales Representative Sales Representative
Convention Service Director Internet Marketing Associate School Food Service Director
Cookbook Author Kitchen Supervisor Security Director
Cruise Ship Purveyor Lodgin Manager Ticket Agent
Customer Service Representative Logistics Coordinator Tour Director
Dining Room Manager Management Accountant/Trainee Travel Agent
District Manager Manager Travel Clerk
Event Planner Marketing & Promotions Manager Travel Guide Writer
Executive Housekeeper Marketing Director Travel Writer
Facilities Manager Marketing Manager Wedding Planner
Fast-Food Chain Manager Meeting Planner Wine Steward
Finance Manager Menu Design Consultant Writer/Author
Flight Attendent Menu Planner  

Related Skills

Assessment Skills Giving Speeches
Communication Skills (Oral & Written) Innovative
Conflict Management Leading/Coordinating Skills
Cultural Awareness Organization Skills
Training Skills Preparing Reports
Decision-making Skills Working with People

Job & Internship Search Links

Hospitality Net - a professional site that provides interesting articles, along side market reports, schools and featured job opportunities.

Event Planning Jobs - this site provides information for every step you take in a career as an event planner, including how to become one, what the career entitles, job opportunities and many more resources.


Hospitality Careers

Hospitality Jobs Online


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Casino Careers

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism Career Descriptions - this webpage provides a wide span of information careers, skills, schools, and job market infomation for Hospitality and Tourism careers.

Hospitality and Tourism Management Careers

Hospitality Management Schools and Career Information - focuses on explaining the relation between hospitality, the tourists and the service industry.


Professional Associations

American Hotel and Lodging Association - this site provides great resources for employers, job seekers and students. They provide resources for students to help put them ahead of their future competition.

National Restaurant Association - provides resources for job seekers and employers, employment outlook, career development support, education information and scholarships.

American Culinary Federation - the ACF provides education and accreditation opportunities, career trend information, a salary calculator and a variety of other information.

International Hotel & Restaurant Association

American Bed and Breakfast Association

Miscellaneous Links

Hospitality Industry


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